Xbox Live's high score: 4 mil users


Xbox Live achieved the 4 million connected member mark, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

While not explicitly stated in the release, this mark almost certainly includes both paying Gold members and non-paying Silver members. Microsoft expects the Xbox Live community to exceed 6 million by summer.

 To date, 70 million pieces of gaming and entertainment content have been downloaded from Xbox Live Marketplace, and more than 70% of connected Xbox 360 consoles are downloading content from Xbox Live Marketplace.

 Also, Xbox Live Arcade has achieved 12 million downloads since going online, with a 24% trial-to-purchase conversion rate. More than two billion gaming hours have been spent on Xbox Live since its launch in 2002.