The number of people using entertainment apps on Xbox Live increased by nearly 50 percent globally from November to December, according to Microsoft mouthpiece Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb.
The increase coincided with last month's launch of the new Metro dashboard, which puts entertainment front, centre and back on the Xbox 360's main menu. It also coincided with Christmas, when lots of people sit around watching films and listening to music.
The Major also said the hours of video consumed globally on Xbox Live increased 140 percent from 2010 to 2011.
Suggesting that the recent usage stats "illustrate our community's excitement around Xbox 360 becoming more personal, engaging and social through Xbox Live", he added: "Moving forward, you can expect to see more of the world's leading entertainment providers
coming to Xbox and a continued rollout of additional entertainment apps."
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