Gamers have logged over 2 billion hours playing multiplayer titles on Xbox Live since the service launched in November 2002, Microsoft has announced (via Videogamer). The figure does not include time spent playing single-player games or merely being logged in to Xbox Live. In all, that is equivalent to about 228,000 total years.
Microsoft further parsed Xbox Live statistics, saying about 603.5 million hours have been spent partaking in entertainment applications like Netflix and ESPN, with 122.3 million friendships being formed over the service since launch. Entertainment usage on Xbox Live recently overtook time playing games, at least in the United States.
Xbox Live marked its 10th anniversary last week, and to celebrate, Microsoft offered various digital content deals and even sent out special edition Xbox 360 consoles to some of Xbox Live's most dedicated supporters.
Xbox Live has grown significantly since its debut in 2002. The platform currently boasts 40 million members, with Xbox Live Gold users logging an average of 84 hours on the service per month.