Sorry, Microsoft. I left my Xbox 360 on idle for at least 50 hours in 2012. Please revise your numbers to account for my food breaks and unexpected naps. Regardless of how each user spends their time on their Xbox 360 or Xbox, 18 billion hours of entertainment is an impressive number, growing over 10 percent since 2011. Microsoft’s data also shows that the average user spent over 87 hours on their Xbox 360 or Xbox, another 10 percent gain since 2011.
Here are some other fun facts that Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s senior vice president, released regarding Xbox 360 and Xbox usage in 2011:
- Since July, the Xbox Live community burned 200 million calories using Kinect workout programs and games
- Family content viewing on Xbox Video grew over 400 percent
- The Hunger Games broke the record for biggest opening day on Xbox Video
- According to Experian Simmons Spring 2012 Media survey, 38 percent of Xbox Live players are female
- Experian data also shows that 54 percent of the community has at least one child in the household
- Entertainment app usage grew 57 percent year over year
- 24 million Kinect sensors have been sold worldwide
- The Xbox Live community now boasts 46 million subscribers, a 15 percent YOY growth
- Xbox 360 has been the number one selling console for 24 consecutive months in the U.S.
- 76 million consoles have been sold worldwide