Xbox Celebrates its 15th Birthday, Gamers Surpassed 100 Billion Hours Played


Celebrate Xbox with some free stuff. It's been fifteen years since the launch of the original Xbox console and Microsoft wants you to join in the fun.

Xbox Wire released an interesting amount of data which shows the billions of hours played and achievements unlocked:

  • Number of players:  222,468,423
  • Number of total gaming hours: 100,539,390,670
  • Number of total multiplayer hours: 29,000,304,183
  • Number of Achievements unlocked:  32,667,582,157
  • Gamerscore racked up:  572,605,554,587
  • Highest Gamerscore: 1,416,465
  • Number of Xbox Live friendships made:  4,233,891,482

There are going to be a number of livestreams for Halo and Forza  with appearances from Killer Instinct Team, Back Compatibility Team, Beam Team and Ambassadors Team.

On the giveaway front, the Forza team is giving out an in-game Ford F-150 Raptor with custom decals for Forza Horizon 3. Forza Motorsport 6 will receive 2 new Rival events.

Halo 5 fans will be able to get a special 15th Anniversary REQ Pack that contain the classic Mark IV Gen 1 armor set and make yourself look like the series protagonist, Master Chief.

The hashtag #15YearsOfXbox is making the rounds with folks sharing their favorite gaming moments with the consoles made by Microsoft.

What have been some your Xbox gaming highlights the last fifteen years? Let us know by writing a comment below. The team over 343 Industries made a neat Halo 15th Anniversary tribute, which shows how far the franchise has come since its debut fifteen years ago.

Everyone at Xbox knows that we would not be where we are today without the support of our fans and the passion of our community. We have many wonderful memories of the past 15 years of Xbox, and we know you do as well. We invite you to share those memories with us using the #15YearsOfXbox hashtag on your social media of choice, and we look forward to many more years to come!