Xbox Live usage tops 17bn hours

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Microsoft has claimed that the total time spent by gamers using its Xbox Live service has surpassed 17 billion hours.

Company employee Trixie360 added on her Twitter: That's more than two hours for every person on the planet.”

G4 observed that this equates to around 2 million years, or 850 hours for each of Xbox Live's 20 million-plus subscribed users.

Trixie360 also claimed the Xbox Live Marketplace has racked up 1.2 billion downloads – equivalent to 100 per second.