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May 18, 2006 at 10:46 AM

Xbox Live: 24 million downloads

Microsoft said that content on its Xbox Live online service has been downloaded 24 million times since the launch of the Xbox 360 gaming machine last November. Users are downloading things like trailers for movies and for the the upcoming “Halo 3” and “Gears of War” video games, music videos and additional features for already-released games.

I suspect that most of what’s being downloaded is available free, although Microsoft does charge for certain games and game-related features. It’s too early to say if these downloads are going to directly affect the bottom line for the Xbox group, but Microsoft is certainly laying the foundation for an active digital content store.

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