Microsoft’s Xbox Player Hits 1M Gamerscore

Microsoft’s Xbox Player Hits 1M Gamerscore
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox has found its first gamer to cross the coveted 1 million score mark on the console. Known as Stallion 83 in the gaming world, and as Raymond Cox in the real world, he’s the first person to accumulate one million gamerscore on the Xbox 360.

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Cox did it on Xbox 360

It took almost eight years for Cox to reach close to the 1 million mark for which he has been trying since the launch of the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox 360, which was released 8 years ago, says a report from TechCrunch. Titanfall was the title that helped Cox to pass the limit. Also, Cox live-streamed the last few hours of his gaming to reach the milestone, on Twitch.TV, and more than 10000 people witnessed the gamer beat the limit.

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Until recently there were not enough games released to encourage the gamers to reach the million mark. Total number of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox sold in eight years are around 80 millions, but less than 200 gamers have scored over 500,000.

The Xbox game score system works like this: it is a total score of all the achievements in all the consoles, be it Xbox 360/ Xbox One games. Every game throws a different challenge in front of the player, and each one carries a defined amount of points. Each game has a total of 1000 points for the player to achieve. These scores can be increased to a certain extent through downloadable content released after the launch. Overall, the number of games a player finished increases his game score.

Microsoft Xbox falling behind PS4

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox is threatened by the increasing power of Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE)’s PlayStation, and any turnaround for Xbox won’t happen quickly. In the United States, the PlayStation 4 has outperformed Microsoft’s Xbox by more than 2-to-1. Both the consoles are selling at a loss, but are compensating for it with downloadable content and games over their proprietary networks.

The core reason of Xbox falling behind Sony Playstation could be the higher pricing of Xbox at $499, which is $100 more than Playstation’s $399. Also, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox is less powerful than PS4 even though it is costlier, and a user needs to pay $60 to see videos from Netflix with a Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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