Microsoft has released statistics touting high software attachment rates for the Xbox 360 and brisk downloads over Xbox Live.
According to Microsoft, the Xbox 360 now carries a software attachment rate of 4.6 games per console. This means that on average, four to five games have been purchased by each Xbox 360 owner. Microsoft hopes this number increases further as they beef up their release list to 160 games by the end of 2006. They also claim that 2.9 accessories have been sold for each system on average.
Microsoft went on to say that 80 per cent of Xbox Live users have downloaded content from the Xbox Live Marketplace. 70 per cent have downloaded music videos, movie and game trailers, and 65 have downloaded at least one game from Live Arcade. That makes over 8 million Live Arcade downloads in total, although no distinction is made between demos and charged content.
Microsoft expects between 13 to 15 million Xbox 360 system units will ship by the end of 2007.