Microsoft says Xbox Live engagement reached an “all-time high” of three.9 billion hours in 2016

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Microsoft has launched some fascinating numbers concerning participant engagement throughout its Xbox model.


According to the company, throughout November and December 2016 Xbox Live engagement reached an “all-time high” with three.9 billion hours spent utilizing the service – a 23% improve year-over-year.

Microsoft attributed a part of this progress to Xbox One S being one of many top-selling merchandise over the vacation season, to not point out the over 400 new video games made obtainable in 2016 for Xbox One programs.

Xbox One house owners spent 265 million hours enjoying Xbox 360 video games in 2016 through Xbox One Backward Compatibility, and Windows 10 customers spent 2.5 billion hours enjoying video games in November 2016 alone. This is a 127% improve for Windows 10 in comparison with the identical interval in November 2015.

Forza Horizon three has properly over 14 million gamers on Xbox One and Windows 10, and 23 million Versus Multiplayer and Horde matches have been performed in Gears of War four on Xbox Live since launch.

Xbox One customers additionally created over 2.four million customized Xbox Wireless Controller designs via Xbox Design Lab within the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Microsoft concluded its Xbox One stats report by stating that new add-on content material or expansions for Gears of War four, Forza Horizon three, ReCore, Dead Rising four and Minecraft are on the way in which in 2017.

The agency additionally mentioned it’s “excited to show more” of what’s in retailer for customers this 12 months, and is trying ahead to unveiling Project Scorpio “in the coming months.”