Xbox Live social media integration an apparent smash hit

According to a report from CNET News, Microsoft’s integration of social media features into its console gaming program last week has apparently been a runaway success. Microsoft has announced that at least two million people have accessed Facebook during the first week of its integration within the Xbox Live digital media delivery service.

Along with Facebook, Xbox Live members can use the service to connect to a wide range of other social media sites including Twitter. One of the major successes has been Last.fm, as Microsoft spokesman David Dennis said that more than 500,000 people registered for new Last.fm accounts within the first 24 hours of its appearance within Xbox Live. In addition, Xbox Live users had streamed more than 120 million minutes of music on Last.fm within the first week of the site being available through Xbox Live. Users can also watch video through the Zune marketplace – formerly known as the Xbox Live marketplace.

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