Recently an estimate came out about how much money Microsoft has made from the very popular Xbox Live. Many users who have an Xbox want to experience every aspect of it, so they will purchase $50 a year to play online with friends. Bloomberg estimates 12.5 million users who pay for Xbox Live yearly so if we calculate 50X12.5000000 that is about $625 million dollars!
Dennis Durkin from Microsoft said sales of online down loadable content and extra’s have also increased the amount of money that they are making. In his statement he said that they make around $600 million dollars from “extra costs”. If we add it all up Microsoft has made over 1.2 billion dollars from just Xbox Live and download able content, the amount of consoles sold are not included in this.
After all the hype for Sony Playstation Plus Service and Move Gadget, a new firmware update has been released by Sony. The 3.40 Version of the Firmware comes with a number of new features including PlayStation Plus and is now available for download. This update was expected to arrive soon since currently there is no support for Playstation Plus in previous firmware versions.
PlayStation revealed at the E3 conference that they will be bringing “PlayStation Plus” for online gaming to make a better experience. This will be like Xbox Live which you have to pay for annually. PlayStation will still offer their free network though for users, so that makes everything a lot better. PlayStation Plus will just have exclusive deals and content for anyone that wants to pay $50 a year to use it.