Xbox Live hits 4 million members

Xbox 360 Live 12 Month Gold CardXbox Live has now reached 4 million connected members. I assume this is counting original Xbox and both Xbox Live Silver & Gold users, because two months ago Microsoft said they had 2 million Xbox Live users.

Anyway, this gives Xbox Live a 4 year and a 4 million member head start in the next generation, right as they prepare to launch the 6th version of the Xbox Live network this fall. Currently available in over 24 countries, Xbox Live is a global community on a fast track to hit 6 million members by summer 2007!

Xbox Live facts and stats:

* Xbox Live has now reached more than 4 million members and is growing every day. We anticipate by June 2007 more than 6 million gamers will be connected to the Xbox Live network.
* Xbox Live is the world’s largest platform for high-definition, on-demand content with gamers downloading over 70 million pieces of gaming and entertainment content from Xbox Live Marketplace in just the first 11 months of launch.
* More than 70 percent of connected Xbox 360 consoles are downloading content from Xbox Live Marketplace, home to 2,000 pieces of gaming and entertainment content.
* Xbox Live Arcade has now surpassed 12 million downloads in less than a year. The popularity of Xbox Live has driven major publishers and independent game developers to submit more than a thousand Xbox Live Arcade game concepts to Microsoft for review.
* Xbox Live Arcade games average a phenomenal 24 percent trial-to-purchase conversion rate with #1 title UNO reaching a trial-to-purchase conversion rate of over 50 percent.
* Since the launch of Xbox Live in November 2002, gamers have spent more than two billion hours on the network playing games online with their friends around the world.
* Over 9 million text and voice messages are sent via Xbox Live every week.

Via Gamerscore