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Two Million Use Facebook On Xbox 360 Gaming Console

The integration of Facebook with Microsoft's Xbox 360 has come across as a huge success as the software giant has revealed that almost 2 million users logged on the social networking site via Xbox 360 Live in the very first week of its launch.

The new Xbox update also contained applications for Last.fm, which allows free streaming of music and videos and Twitter, the popular micro-blogging website. It has been reported that almost half million Last.fm accounts had been created in the first 24 hours after the launch of Xbox 360.

Interestingly Microsoft has remained silent on the number of Tweets, indicating that the application has not picked up yet, however, David Dennis, Microsoft spokesperson said that Microsoft had seen tweets from nearly every Xbox Live market. He also added that around 1.7 million users had watched videos from its Zune marketplace.

Microsoft Xbox 360 today reportedly has more than 20 million users worldwide. The reason for the immense popularity of the gaming console is its Xbox Live service which allows the user to play multiplayer online games, download music, videos, and watch movies in HD quality apart from its immense hoard of applications that make the Xbox experience worthwhile.

Our Comments

Both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 are turning up to be excellent media center devices that will be perfect complements to a large size TV screen. Both sides have been keen to provide with a viable alternative to the popular Nintendo Wii gaming console by slashing their prices and offering non-gaming features like Facebook or Twitter.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.