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Xbox Live hits ten years old, 14.5 billion achievements earned


Xbox Live has turned ten years old this week and Microsoft has decided to dish out some stats relevant to the ten years of service it has provided. The American company have also been giving away some freebies to the early adopters of the service.


Among the impressive stats are that over 100 million friendships have been made, 14.5 billion achievements have been earned on the gaming service, unlocking an incredible 270 billion achievement points.

Strategy Informer reports that players who have been an Xbox Live member for some time will receive a special avatar helmet, although it's not known how long members will have to have been using the service.

That's all well and good but lucky Americans with ten years of service have been receiving special a 10th Anniversary edition Xbox 360 console, which isn't heading to our shores.

Edited On 16 Nov, 2012

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Dead 4 years ago
I heard they were giving away limited edition 360's to people who had been with it right from the start, shame I've only been on it for 9 years.
Colin (News Writer)'s avatar
I did mention that at the end of the article :P
Colin (News Writer) 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Oh yes, bloody unfair it's America only.
Dead 4 years ago
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
270 billion achievement points. WooptiFreakingDo I think I have only been on Xbox Live for 4 Years I think
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Barada 4 years ago
Played some Minecraft and MW2 1-vs-1 across live. Otherwise, I do seem to prefer the isolation of single-player. Although NFS: Hot Pursuit has benefited from using other friends' times updating in my own game through its Autolog feature - gives it infinite replayability.
Dead's avatar
I'm more of a single player person myself now, the popularity of online games now means that every douchebag and his dog are online screaming like demented idiots, has put me right off online games.
Dead 4 years ago
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Any games I intend to play online I buy on PS3.
WAYNE 4 years ago
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
I've had an Xbox from the start and i'm a bit gutted that Americans will be receiving a free Xbox and i won't be. Suppose i should be used to the special treatment they get. O well
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shiny miller 4 years ago
I'm on 24,900 or so achievement points at the moment - I'm only trying to get to 25,000 (to trigger the top-level 'points back' reward) and after that I won't care about earning achievements at all. Probably. Maybe.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
I'm on 63852
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
71438 for me :)
Dead 4 years ago
LFC Bywater's avatar
I'm on 105,459.. :P
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
119,000 :P but im a Gamerscore whore lol
0000000000 4 years ago
COP3Y DUNT's avatar
I thought you had to have over 50,000 gamerscore to get the maximum rebate of 2%. This is xbox live rewards your talking about right?
COP3Y DUNT 4 years ago
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ALIAS 4 years ago
I was not on xbox live on the original xbox. I join LIVE when the 360 came out and I have 104535 gamerscore right now. It would of been nice to of got something for us. Also, the people that have had it for 10 years in the UK get a avatar helmet, that's sad lol
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lou86 4 years ago
It makes me laugh how the americans always get everything an everyone else gets nothing glad to see it not just Sony that does it. I would like to know why we all get treated differently when it the same company.
Barada's avatar
Sometimes, they even get game releases which never see the light of day in UK/Europe. Is all the money we spend on gaming not worth recognising?
Barada 4 years ago
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Dead 4 years ago
Just been on the dashboard and guess what, we get a free game, some crappy kinect only one. Thanks a lot MS, not even an avatar helmet.
lou86's avatar
I bet the americans got much better.
lou86 4 years ago
LFC Bywater's avatar
But i don't even have a kinect :( lol
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
They got free consoles lou, and I don't either LFC, bum deal if you ask me.
Dead 4 years ago
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If its a Kinect only game it suggests to me the 'thank you' is more like an attempt to sell more kinect units, otherwise it would have been a standard 360 game everyone could play with just the base console
WAYNE 4 years ago
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Tyrone 4 years ago
I've been with them since the first Xbox & I got the 360 day launch the lot! Spent HUNDREDS of money on them and all I got was a crappy Kinect game?? Seriously Xbox?? Spent about £600+ on points & subscriptions and bought your games and all I get was a lowsy £3 game??? I don't want the Xbox but a couple free games would've of been fair to us all!!!
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hXcPete 4 years ago
That free Xbox looks purdy, I want one..
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GAZZAAAAAAAAA 4 years ago
I've only been on Xbox for 5 years I was Playstation before shocking I know lol so I wont qualify looks good though.
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mrmascal4 4 years ago
And I have 12,334 (282,875 gamerscore) of them :)
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COP3Y DUNT 4 years ago
Did anyone else receive a thank you e-mail from Xbox UK?

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