Europe accounts for less than a quarter of XBL

In an interview with Edge magazine, European Xbox VP Chris Lewis, stated that European gamers make up less than a quarter of Xbox Live’s total memberships. He also said that the UK is the country with the most Xbox Live users in Europe and the US consists of the “lion’s share” of total users.

He said, “We don’t normally break out the European element of our Live membership. I mean, I know what it is, but I don’t want to get rapped on the knuckles by being too explicit with you. I will say to you as a percentage of that overall total, it’s just less than a quarter.”

He went on to say, “I’ll tell you also that a large part of that is in the UK, partly because of the language aspect, the fact is you need, on a community service like Live, enough people of a similar language orientation to get a community so that it starts to really blow out.

Do you think the lack of Xbox Live memberships in Europe are down to the language barrier or the crazy currency differences making Xbox Live memberships cost a bundle? Leave your opinions in a comment below.

Chris Taylor

Chris is a Northern lad with a passion for video games. With his opinions on video games and his need to force these onto other people, Chris began writing for Console Monster in 2006. Chris is a bona fide nerd who enjoys any decent game that can keep his interest. Being a keen music fan, in his spare time (what little he has) he likes to go to gigs and spends most time with some music on.

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