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Over 600TB of Marketplace content served during E3

During the E3 Microsoft provided a huge load of new Marketplace contents as you might have noticed. This campaign turned out to be really popular, over 600 terabytes of data was transfered making it the most popular week ever for the Marketplace. The most popular item was, of course, the Halo 3 teaser. More stats after the jump.

Lost Planet demo
Lost Planet

“Only Xbox Live could bring E3 home in high definition for consumers around the world,” said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. “The sheer volume of downloads during E3 week was simply staggering. To put it in perspective, all the printed material in the U.S. Library of Congress is estimated to be about 20 terabytes, and Xbox Live delivered 30 times that amount in just 7 days. While others talk about online entertainment in the console space, we are delivering it in glorious high-definition to the millions of members we have across 24 countries. “

The top 10 of Marketplace downloads during the E3:

  • 1. Halo 3 Game Trailer
  • 2. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Free Playable Demo
  • 3. Test Drive Unlimited Free Playable Demo
  • 4. MotoGP ‘06 Free Playable Demo
  • 5. X-Men: The Last Stand Pack
  • 6. Gears of War GameTrailer
  • 7. Call of Duty 2: Skirmish Map Pack
  • 8. Spiderman 3 Game Trailer
  • 9. Fable 2 Trailer
  • 10. Uno Xbox Live Arcade Game

The Lost Planet demo ended up surprisingly high for a game that isn’t really talked about that much and Peter Moore was already talking about how much the pre-orders for Fight Night 3 ramped up after the demo was released so let’s hope publishers take note and release more demos.
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Comment by AugustusBot on 2006-05-18 15:54:19 | Reply

Viva Pinata was by far the best download possible!!!

Liked lost planet demo!

Comment by trj156 on 2006-05-18 19:44:45 | Reply

this is quite possibly the biggest sleeper hit ever.

Wow, that is a lot of terabytes.

Xboxic does nearly as much.

Comment by Crunchy on 2006-05-18 16:35:50 | Reply

Trailers, trailers, trailers.
When are we going to see some actual GAMES on there?

You mean, like Xbox Live Arcade which is filled to the brim with games?

Or like, retail games which is not going to happen the next few years?

Or like, demos which are on there?

How many games does he plan to sqeeze on his 13 gigs of free space on the HD? I hate ignorant comments…

Comment by Studley on 2006-05-18 16:43:31 | Reply

Haha, that Spiderman trailer was the most rubbish one I’d ever seen. Just one character model, probably pre-rendered, from several different angles.

More people need to download Uno NOW.

Comment by Crunchy on 2006-05-18 16:48:58 | Reply

“Filled to the brim” ?
You’re joking, right?
We’ve been looking at the same coin-op classics since launch.
The indie games are coming at the rate of one every blue moon.
Microsoft boasted about the Live Arcade at length pre-launch. Games galore were promised. Developers everywhere. All Live has become is one long advert for forthcoming games.It sucks.

I love the XBL arcade. I think UNO is a great recent app, and I’ve always been a fan of Hexic… Hey Crunchy, ever hear of Geometry Wars?? Yeah, it’s doing alright… I’m so f*cking tired of these unfounded negative comments. Just because you’re impossible to please, and refuse to acknowledge the great stuff that is actually out there, doesn’t mean there is no good content… It just means that you are a miserable beyotch! PWN3DZXORZ t00 th3 m4XXXXX !!!!!!

Comment by pmpboarder on 2006-05-18 19:20:55 | Reply

I own 20 of the 21 games available for XBLA. I’m waiting for something new, too. HoopWorld, Mad Tracks, Cloning Clyde, Street Fighter, Mutant Storm Empire, Paperboy, Contra — Jesus, we aren’t impossible to please, we’re just sick of waiting. And your comment just annoys the hell out of me. Especially the last couple lines. Talk about “unfounded negative comments.”

Crunchy, I totally agree with you.

Comment by trj156 on 2006-05-18 19:47:39 | Reply

the only live arcade game i’ve bought was geometry wars, and im very pleased with it, but i agree, it has been pretty dry for a while. and imo, uno is a pathetic attempt at a game.

Ah yes… an alliance.. ’tis adorable, though I fear Crunchy hasn’t checked back in a while.

Aside from the pointless banter… I understand the point you are trying to make, but I really think you are being unrealistic about things. First off, the lack of Arcade games isn’t Microsoft’s fault, so go raise hell on the forums of some of Indie game developers… The folks at Xbox are posting great sruff, and the 360 has amazing REAL games available. I’ll even go so far as to say I’ve never had this robust a lineup of games 5 months into a console’s life span. It’s very impressive. It just amazes me that as soon as the comsumer gets one thing, they want MORE, or they want it BETTER… I’m happy with what is available right now, and I’m looking forward to the future, you won’t catch me bitching and crying about a lack of entertainment on my xbox 360

Comment by pmpboarder on 2006-05-19 02:11:39 | Reply

so go raise hell on the forums of some of Indie game developers

What, like this?

Anyway, good point in your last post. But I do also play the “real” games. Just so you know.

Comment by Brandon on 2006-05-18 17:05:45 | Reply

There should be a game every week put on the xbla, so I agree with him on that, but the e3 week stuff was great, enjoyed all the trailers, and the spiderman one said in game not pre-rendered, so that settles that.

Let’s keep in mind that the new XBOX Live architecture has only been in place for 6 months. And now that MS has a strong foothold in the next gen forum, expect a lot more developer support for the platform. I expect to see much more frequent content in the future once word gets out about how wide spread XBLM content is distributed.

Lost Planet demo was amazing. Maybe we’ll see a Prey demo…I plan to buy that one when it comes out, but a demo’d be cool.

Comment by AugustusBot on 2006-05-18 17:35:19 | Reply

“Filled to the brim” and “just because you’re impossible to please” … two false comments posted here.

When each *type* of game within the Arcade has a scroll bar to view the games within (i.e. multiple pages of games), then maybe we could call it ‘filled to the brim’. as of now, the games and the premise itself are a joke compared to the potential.

since i got my xbox 3 months ago i’ve been told ‘oh so many great games are coming to live… street fighter.. mortal kombat… contra…’ ………… all i’ve seen are WIK and UNO, neither of which were arcade games, and neither of which are games worthy of my money.

Arcade has the potential to render computer emulators useless, yet it doesnt. Arcade has the potential to give thousands of playing hours via nostalgic games from our use, yet it doesnt.

Marketplace has the potential to let us view hundreds of HD trailers for forthcoming movies, yet it has 2 of 50 movies per any given cycle of new releases.

What it can do: amazing.
What it does: laughable.

The E3 week: a hint at the amazing possibilities.

But it’s what they do from now til November that really matters ;).

The E3 week: a hint at the amazing possibilities.

But it’s what they do from now til November that really matters ;) .

Don’t forget the machine has only been on the market for barely 6 months now: it takes some while for the releases to catch on. I think Arcade is more than acceptably filled given that timeframe. And indeed, if they double the releases before November, thus tripling the collection, they’ll have a formidable weapon against mainly Wii with its Nintendo back catalogue.

I’m sure copywrite issues are the major bottle-neck when it comes to the release of some of the classic arcade titles. But once MS has successfully implemented the upcoming dashboard update (background downloading/ simultaneous downloads) they will turn their focus back to content, and really start to deliver in late summer and Fall

Comment by pmpboarder on 2006-05-18 19:23:43 | Reply

What it can do: amazing.
What it does: laughable.

Very well-said.

Didn’t I read something about a chromehounds demo that was supposed to be released last Friday?

Comment by tim on 2006-05-18 18:45:21 | Reply

hey calm down, theres going to be a major update towards the 360 dashboard and maybe more arcade games will be presented
your compaining they only have 2/50 movies to download if you really want to see movie trailer you shouldnt have bought a 360
go watch them on your pc or better yet go to the theaters

Yeah, I bought a 360 for the games and Xbox-Live play. Marketplace is a sweet addon.

Exactly. All the stuff these people are crying about is BONUS content… We have amazing HD next gen games, and on top of that, they feed us some HD movie trailers, and some good fun time-killing games in the XBLA… Try to look at XBL as half full, and not half empty, it’s only going to get better… And I hate to break it to you, but SONY isn’t going to be anyone’s savior this November… Not with their new “ME TOO” attitude… I wouldn’t be surprised if their “online solution” is simply “SONY LIVE”… sweet gyroscopic dual(shock:-( controller…. unoriginal bastards

Comment by Crunchy on 2006-05-18 22:36:19 | Reply

The only difference between the 360 and the PS3 for me is the existence of Live Arcade. Unfortunately the Live Arcade just isn’t doing the business and is unlikely to in the future. All we get are promises of games rather than the actual games. I might as well get the PS3, the machine I prefer since it will have more games than the 360 in the long run.
The “next gen” games on the 360 are poor, comprising as they do of mostly xbox or pc ports with ramped up graphics. These games are not enough to keep me interested in what is turning out to be a very average console indeed. Trailers are all very nice but they’re not the reason I invested in the 360. I fail to see why people get so excited about marketing hype such as trailers instead of asking for genuine games to play on Live Arcade.
XBL, it’s not even half empty for me, unfortunately.

Wait… Your saying Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Oblivion IV and Fight Night round 3 are just polished Xbox games? Do you even own an Xbox 360?

Comment by Crunchy on 2006-05-19 15:34:33 | Reply

Trigger, did you actually bother to read my post?
Check out the word “mostly”.
I own a 360.
I own a Oblivion btw, it’s a good game.

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