This coming Saturday, 22 November marks the one year anniversary of the launch of the Xbox One. Not only has it been a whole year, but Major Nelson has put up a post over at news.xbox.com indicating that the team at Xbox would like to give back to the fans for their continued support over the past year. Not only that but also some neat statistics surrounding the past year in Xbox One gaming! If you were part of the original 13 markets the Xbox One launched to, then you’re likely to receive a personalised email indicating all that you have achieved since the launch of the Console in November last year. Below is the list of community achievements accomplished over the past year:
– Overall, the total community Gamerscore earned on Xbox One is more than 11 billion
– Fans spent more than 2 billion hours playing games on Xbox One
The top four most popular achievements unlocked include:
– Forza Motorsport 5: Welcome to Forza Motorsport
– Titanfall: Build Yourself
– Destiny: Ship Rite
– Call of Duty: Ghosts: Spatial Awareness
Not a bad effort by any means! 11 Billion in gamerscore?! That’s insane. I think I’ve helped contribute maybe 5,000? Still not as many as others, that’s for sure. If you picked yourself up an Xbox One anytime between launch and 11 November 2014, then you’re set to receive some fancy Xbox goodies (listed below):
– A Year One Gamer Picture
– New Xbox One backgrounds: A special Year One background as well as an exclusive Day One background for those who unlocked the Day One achievement
– A Year One background image for use on Twitter, your desktop, etc.
– A free rental of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” (for a limited time)
– A free rental of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods” movie and a sampler pack of “Dragon Ball Z” TV episodes (for a limited time, available in the U.S. and Canada only)
Major Nelson has also indicated a MASSIVE list of gifts that will be given to fans selected at random. The full list of possible gifts has been included in the above link. Now whilst some of these gifts are US Only (sads), those of us here in Australia can still reap the benefits of the non-physical gifts (which isn’t a bad thing by any means). This goes to show that Xbox are continuing to support their fanbase, including the addition and continued support in new markets. It’s this kind of gesture that makes me want to go home and give a nice big cuddle to my Xbox. Thanks Microsoft and the team over at Xbox, you guys have been nothing but amazing to your fans and something like this just goes to show how much our support really means.