XBL has 12.5 Gold members

Ben Parfitt
XBL has 12.5 Gold members

Microsoft has said that it currently has around 12.5m paying subscribers to Xbox Live. Subscriptions to the service currently cost £40 a year in the UK.

“Of our 25m members, about half of them are subscribers to the business and pay us about $60 a year for that,” Microsoft’s head of Interactive Entertainment Dennis Durkin said at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference, as reported by IGN.

“So it's a very large business for us and for our partners.”

Durkin added that Gold subscribers in the US spend an average of three hours a day logged into Xbox Live, and that 40 per cent of those users access non-gaming applications such as Netflix and Facebook.

“This is a great opportunity for our media partners to stay connected with their customers and to sell them goods that they care about in their home,” he added. “Whether that's game add-ons, movies, music, or clothing for their avatars, this is a very big business.”

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