Microsoft launches messenger on Xbox 360


NEW YORK - Microsoft Corp. has announced the launch of Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360, connecting people across Xbox 360 consoles, Microsoft Windows-based PCs and Windows Mobile-powered devices.

With this update to Xbox 360, people can connect and chat directly from their television using Windows Live Messenger, a network of more than 20 billion relationships and more than 260 million active accounts.

Beginning the week of May 7, the Xbox 360 spring update will provide Xbox 360 owners worldwide with access to Windows Live Messenger features, broadening the communication options on the Xbox LIVE social network.