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Xbox Live Has A Billion-Dollar Year

7 July 2010 3:30 PM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

Xbox Live will try to rake in some new cash in 2010 with its Gold Family Plan and access to new programming from Espn. They're already coming off of a record year, though, if Microsoft's numbers are to be believed. The company claims that 25 million paying users and movie and TV downloads over the last year put them over the billion dollar mark for annual earnings.

Info supplied to Bloomberg by Microsoft COO Dennis Durkin indicated that total revenue for Xbl topped $1.2 billion in the most recent fiscal year, making the service a bigger cash cow than some analysts predicted.

"The old playbook of 'launch and leave' is a relic of the past," Durkin wrote. "Today with Xbox [L]ive, it's now about 'launch, sustain, retain' by continually adding new content that enhances the original experience."

Given all of the upcoming interface features Microsoft announced at E3 in June, 2010-2011 should be »

- Brian Warmoth

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Xbox Live Gold Family Plan To Cost $99.99 In November

22 June 2010 12:30 PM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

The big Microsoft E3 press conference this year foretold two big pushes that are going to come to the Xbox 360 along with Kinect. The first of those is programming via Espn, and Hulu is rumored to be right behind. The second tone you couldn't help but pick up on was the family-friendly nature of Kinect's launch titles, which look a lot like games found in the avatar-powered, motion-based Wii marketplace. Now, Microsoft has announced plans to expand their Xbox Live Gold subscription options to include a $99.99 Family Plan, and if you live in an Xbox household with three or more members, you may want to check this out.

With individual plans standardly priced at $49.99, the option will start to pay off if you have three users on board. The new plans will become available in November, according to Microsoft's press release. Deal-seekers will also want to take note that exclusive »

- Brian Warmoth

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