Players Have Clocked Up 1 Billion Hours Playing Old Xbox Titles

Microsoft Talks Xbox Milestones Ahead of E3

Now, Microsoft presumed that the Xbox 360 and Xbox Original titles that can be played on Xbox One have collectively registered nearly 1 billion hours of playing.

In June 2017, Microsoft revealed that people had spent 508 million hours using backwards compatibility.

Microsoft announced today that players have spent over a billion hours playing original Xbox and Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. A Microsoft spokesperson tells Variety about the company's shift to focus on engagement instead.

If you still don't have an Xbox One X you can grab one on Amazon.

Xerox CEO is out ahead of planned Fujifilm deal
Xerox, whose shares closed down 9 percent on Wednesday, also canceled a scheduled post-earnings conference call with analysts. Xerox shares fell 3% on news of the shake-up which follows a court decision last week to temporarily halt the deal.

As we heard in the recent financial briefing, Xbox Live monthly active users have grown 13% year-on-year and they're now at 59 million.

Since its inception a couple of years ago, Microsoft has continuously added to the ever-expanding library of Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility, with 2008's Saints Row 2 the most recent of those additions coming this week. There is both Xbox Game Pass service and Xbox Play Anywhere on Windows 10 and PC, which offer gamers big value for their buck. That's not an exact figure by any means, but it gives you an idea of what these numbers mean on a user by user basis.

There are plenty of reasons to play backwards compatible games, and they all go beyond just how the games may look on the system.

As we inch towards the next console generation, it will be interesting to see how some of the industry's major players approach the subject of backward compatibility with their next hardware releases.

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