Marketplace hits 10 million transactions

Xbox Live's download center reaches major milestone; new content on horizon includes new PGR3 cars, Uno, Poker.

Microsoft today announced that Xbox Live Marketplace, the Xbox 360's digital download center, has broken the 10 million download mark. Marketplace, which offers content that ranges from picture packs for gamers' avatars to demos of retail games, has been accessed by 85 percent of broadband-connected Xbox 360s, according to the company.

The tech giant also revealed that more content for Xbox Live is on the way. The company confirmed that new achievements and automobiles will be available for Project Gotham Racing 3, new multiplayer maps are headed to Perfect Dark Zero, and an online cooperative mode for Kameo: Elements of Power will be ready soon. The company did not say whether said downloads would be free or, as is more likely, come at a price.

This spring, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will also get its first download for in-game use with the Horse Armor Pack. As its name implies, the pack will outfit gamers' mounts with armor, not only protecting them from attacks, but also making them look a bit more menacing. No price was mentioned for the pack.

Two more Xbox Live Arcade games have been confirmed for spring. In addition to the much-anticipated Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, gamers will be able to download Uno and Texas Hold 'Em Poker. Uno will be based on the classic card game by Mattel, and Poker, from developer Riverbelle, will be a free download.

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88 comments
yellosnolvr
yellosnolvr

lol...that guy said flame condom on the first page

lebanese_boy
lebanese_boy

Cool !! Looks like MS's xbox 360 live marketplace is doing pretty well, nice :D

WillT12345
WillT12345

Cool, heres hoping the oblivion content will be FREE, or at least a only a couple bucks. Being that I already feel like I got my money worth cause of how huge that game is.

bluewitnesss
bluewitnesss

Uno WILL be cool as well! I have friends who bring their kids over all the time and that could keep them entertained while we do adult stuff. Microsoft is doing a fine job catering to all types of gamers. Bravo!

bluewitnesss
bluewitnesss

SF2 will be awsome! Does anybody know if Halo 1 on arcade is true or not?

icemancell
icemancell

w00t!!! now i can play poker hold em even on console. hope we can face people online with it though. but knowin MS, it will be

Denmarkracing
Denmarkracing

Good,theare know how to make money!!!!!!!!!!!!

happierthanU
happierthanU

cant wait untill sf2, then I'll eat some chicken! Off topic.. sorry. Anyways, I think the arcade games cost a little too much. I need a flame condom now!

organic_oreo
organic_oreo

Hm... Well, the new co-op mode for Kameo sounds nice. Along with the maps for PD0. And the content for ES4 sounds like it sould be pretty sweet.

PSP360Gamr83
PSP360Gamr83

Marketplace is an amazing feature for the 360 as it was anticipated, even SOny copied off it for the PS3, the only thing i hope comes in the next auto-update is a better organization structure for it. I hate scrolling through the themes and having to go through like 65 themes for NBA 2k6 or madden. and if theres more coming itll take hours to sort through. But my 360 was the best purchase i ever made even sony fanboys i know like coming over just to play 360

checampbell
checampbell

nah.....this is gettin too scary. paying for enhncements in games means the guy with the deepest pockets wins....................a bit like billy goat gates

SunLord592
SunLord592

finally now theres gonna be new stuff coming in weekly in market place

eyerok
eyerok

Oblivion pawns!!

FOHAMMER
FOHAMMER

This is the kind if news investors like to hear. Now the content can increase. Sony fanboys please stop reading.

xDiesel9x
xDiesel9x

The 360 rocks!! I think the marketplace is awesome, well organized, and has great content (with more everyday)!! FANTASTIC!!! I already have downloaded 91 items!! I love the XBox 360!!!!!!!!

perfect_chao
perfect_chao

yay, finally.. i think Microsoft is digging sony's grave for them :D! woo bad!

knifeyspooneyDS
knifeyspooneyDS

awesome news, especially because i just decided to get an xbox 360 !!!

kingofmonkeys
kingofmonkeys

I just want the more multiplayer packs to Perfect Dark Zero and new cars for PGR 3

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Good news, but i think they should make alllll the online stuff free :P

chex81
chex81

excellent, this could only mean more content in the future

Stealth_Troop
Stealth_Troop

Darn well time for MS to finally compete (and possibly win) in the console wars.

AL13NK1LL3R
AL13NK1LL3R

360 going rule the world and ps3 is going to die hahaha just kidding

kroz
kroz

honestly who needs co-op kameo. give us call of duty patch.

derferler
derferler

that is cool but for the people how cant AFORD and/or CANT FIND a 360 it dont matter yet

halo2maniak
halo2maniak

Marketplace is great and they even fixed the download connection problems.

x-wing20
x-wing20

Finally some content thats not just a gamer picture or theme

DryvBy
DryvBy

Ok,I dunno if anyone else read this but the Oblivion pack is probably going to cost money... what the crap? whats the point of paying for that? its already a $60+ game.

mrconfused
mrconfused

wow finally more content *runs to xbox 360*

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

makes sense. who wouldn't d/l the demos with a broad band connection?

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

I agree the market place is a great feature. I hope they reveal dates for SF2 & MK3 soon

MarcoDeGammo
MarcoDeGammo

I cant wait for UNO me and my friends play cut throat

HugoFromBoss
HugoFromBoss

10 million and 1 - (I just bought somthing)

ll_jun10r_ll
ll_jun10r_ll

sweet, free poker, thats awesome, that would be cool if we could bet microsft points, i would totally play for microsft points, then run out in the same day and then i would start selling my stuff so i could get more points. Then eventually i would start sucking **** for points. Thats how cool it would be.

fradog23
fradog23

longhairbilly, you are right. I cant wait to see sony rip off the 360's online functions.

thefutureofball
thefutureofball

god bless now to the backwards compatibility....... i want my star wars battlefront 2 on my 360!!!!!!!!!!!!!

longhairbilly
longhairbilly

The marketplace is really one of the best ideas to come along in some time.. Lets see how the other two copy it..

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Do you earn points with the poker game? You know, since it's free.