46 million gamers potentially already use an always on Xbox

CramGaming - 48 Million Xbox Live subscribers are already connected to a potentially always online service. (

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-Mezzo-1298d ago

That changes nothing. Microsoft should not go Always online with 720.

Madusha1298d ago

Agreed. This causes so many problems for users that don't have good internet connections. This shouldn't be done for at least another 5-6 years.

DoomeDx1297d ago

But what if your internet is down?

Pretty sure that in 5-6 years your internet can still go down. If your in bad luck, it might even be a day that your internet is gone.

What do you do if you are bored? Exacly..Play a game.Atleast some of us

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Goldenarmz1297d ago

It should NEVER be done, for the simple fact, people lose their jobs everyday. Some people will disconnect their Internet for 6-7 months, until they get back on their feet. Just recently i moved and my connection sucks, and it constantly disconnects. They need to factor in everyday issues that normal people go through. Life changes. One day i have super fast internet, the next day i could have no internet at all. That shouldn't mean i shouldn't be able to play the games i paid for.

edinburghgamer1298d ago

That's a lot of gamers, woah!

a_squirrel1297d ago (Edited 1297d ago )

No, no it's not, it's like 1/8th of gamers, and 1/2 of Xbox 36o gamers. That, and most people use Xbox 360 for multiplayer, OFFLINE and ONLINE.
EDIT: According to various sources, there is more than 200 million gamers in the USA alone. So... this number means nothing.

So is it stupid? No, but it is questionable and poorly executed. (Microsoft dude person being an idiot)

The REAL reason for it: Everyone needs Live Gold accounts for everything. You have to be connected online to play, and all online features are disabled unless you purchase Gold Accounts.

So the ONLY way for Microsoft to make it work is to do away with their Gold Subscription. But, judging by their other recent decisions like their Office program being subscription based (I think) I doubt that they will do away with Gold.

firelogic1298d ago

Yeah and what about the 30 million users not on Live? Given approx sales of 76 million total units with their estimate of 46 million on Live and taking into account 1 live user could have more than one xbox 360, and not counting replacement units, etc...30 million is a huge chunk of the audience they'd be alienating.

Nitrox1297d ago

I don't see how this makes a good argument to go online only... Such a move would cap the potential user base at a MUCH lower number than could be attained without the requirement. I mean if the next Xbox were to tap that entire user base it would still only sell 46 million units overall, that would be an epic failure.

I am personally capable of supporting an always online system, but would never even consider buying one because I feel it should be MY choice to connect or not. Although I still doubt those rumors will prove true...

badkolo1297d ago (Edited 1297d ago )

if you have a original ps3 and if its connected to the internet its always on, look at the green blinking light by the controller port, it blinks all the time, why?? cause its always on.

KwietStorm1297d ago (Edited 1297d ago )

Always plugged in and a required always on connection are entirely two different things. I am completely lost as to why people keep using that same argument.

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