Microsoft: Over 150 Million Avatar Clothes Changes

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Microsoft: Over 150 Million Avatar Clothes Changes

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Looks like you Xbox Live-ers are a bunch of fashionistas: According to Microsoft, Xbox Live Avatars have changed their outfits 150 million times since the NXE launched last November.

Speaking at the First Annual Microsoft Open House in NYC, Microsoft executive Robbie Bach - boss of the Entertainment and Devices division - talked about the popularity and strength of the Xbox Live network. There were some rather interesting statistics thrown around:

Numbers had been crunched from the results of 425 million games for matchmaking purposes, there were 200,000 games of 1 vs. 100 played every weekend, and there have been 150 million Avatar clothing changes since the feature was introduced last November as part of the New Xbox Experience.

With 20 million Xbox Live users, simple division gives us an average of 7.5 costume changes per Xbox Live account. Since I know I've never changed my outfit once (must be bad habits left over from college), that means at least one of y'all has changed your Avatar outfit at least 15 times. What do you think this is, a Broadway musical?

I mean, nothing wrong with wanting to have the prettiest Belle of the Ball (er, prettiest Avatar of the Arcade?) but there's a point at which it just gets a bit silly.

(Joystiq)

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Perhaps if they released some more free options, people would change their clothes even MORE.

Hint, hint, wink wink.

I do like the option to change the clothes and all, but at 160MP for a T-Shirt? It is quite extortionate. I'd rather buy a song for Rock Band. However, I have bought a couple of items, just because it's a novelty. And everyone knows that a novelty is really fun and stuff.

scotth266:
Perhaps if they released some more free options, people would change their clothes even MORE.

Hint, hint, wink wink.

BUT WHY GIVE OUT THINGS FOR FREE WHEN YOU CAN CHARGE FOR THEM?! And it's not like Microsoft has the resources to do something like that anyway!

I must have changed my outfit around 30 times.

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I CAN'T HELP MY ADDICTION!

*sobs*

The_Oracle:

scotth266:
Perhaps if they released some more free options, people would change their clothes even MORE.

Hint, hint, wink wink.

BUT WHY GIVE OUT THINGS FOR FREE WHEN YOU CAN CHARGE FOR THEM?! And it's not like Microsoft has the resources to do something like that anyway!

Yeah! Microsoft isn't some kind of, successful company or anything! It's a small time business, damn it!
(Oh, sarcasm, how I love you so.)

I haven't changed my avatar since November....better free options would be nice.

I've did my fair share in boosting that number xD I change my avatar every damn minute xD
I just wish the stuff didn't cost so much :P

I changed my gloves.

Once.

*ominous thunder in the background*

Ya know, if they gave away those Penny Arcade clothes for free, i'd be happy.

I mean, just seeing my Avatar in Gabe's "Paint The Line" outfit would be badass.

Changed my outfit twice. Changed it once to put my suit on, then found the monocle and had to have it so changed it again.

I refuse to pay for more clothes. That just seems silly. Let me unlock them via achievement points.

Oh, that doesn't make you money.

Never bloody mind then.

I've never touched the damn thing.

And the numbers make me think the avatars are a failure. On average, that means each users change their outfit less than once a month.

Yeah, I barely change my avatar at all. I usually dress him the way I usually dress; Jeans and grey t-shirt. I guess sometimes I like to mix it up with jeans and a green t-shirt...
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Man, I'm boring.

I am never giving up my lightsaber wielding ninja!

I haven't ever changed my Avatar's outfit since I donned him in a white suit with white shoes and white gloves and black sunglasses. Because he frowns he looks like a cross between Colonel Sanders and a bouncer.

I just keep mine in line with my real clothing, I.E shirt and jacket, boot-cut black jeans, steeltoe boots. What I DO change from time to time however, is whether I am wearing my hat, or, indeed, sans hat.

Why would I change my dude when he looks like this

Well obviously you have never played the game "Guess my Avatar."

Oh the joys of making avatars of people we know in real life and joking about it. I don't do it myself, but my friends have a jolly good time making avatars of each other, sometimes myself, and others in real life whether we know them personally or not.

The only time I've changed it was when I got tons of Mass Effect stuff.
And that was only because I am a gigantic fanboy.

They won't be doling out freebies unless they are extras that come with the game. There is profit to be had.
I'd rather change clothing on my in-game characters than pay for avatar gear. I'll pick from what is already provided until I get some games which allow me to unlock avatar gear and accessories as awards.

When I get tired of my avatar, I tend to change its face (or gender), anyway. If only I could make the avatar look like a toaster, the fun could really begin.

I think the avatars are terrible. I created one. Tried to make it look better once too. Then realised it's so utterly useless, and yet people will spend money to make this creature that does NOTHING look better.

It's a clever extortion from Microsoft. But then, they are experts in their field (Printing money).

The avatars were a neat addition but some of their actions are very dumb. There should be personalities you can chose so you don't have your avatar checking his nails and jumping up and down flamboyantly.

My feminine biker lawn gnome is fine JUST THE WAY HE WAS BORN!

I've never once bought clothing nor will I. My last change was to put the Beatles Rock Band shirt I got for free on.

Why would anyone spend real money on fake clothing for a rather useless avatar?

Cliff_m85:
I've never once bought clothing nor will I. My last change was to put the Beatles Rock Band shirt I got for free on.

Why would anyone spend real money on fake clothing for a rather useless avatar?

Damn right I'm not going to be paying for virtual clothing(though paying for that lightsaber is very very tempting)

I do change my avatar's clothes whenever I get tired of staring at the same outfit every time I log on, even made a hippy outfit for him from the last free update they did before the avatar store.

At any rate I would like some more...variety in the clothes I DON'T have to buy or better yet some rewards given from games.

I have over 10 different outfits my avatar and I change his outfit quite often I must say

I refuse to buy avatar clothing. Obviously though plenty of people have bought into it and Microsoft considers it a success.

Suit and monocle, my avatar is obviously a wizard.

CantFaketheFunk:
Since I know I've never changed my outfit once (must be bad habits left over from college)

so that's where the funk in your name comes from :)

i thought the Xbox mii's are kinda dumb, they don't really do much of anything

make that 22 times ive never nor will i change the clothes on my avatar

Argh. I've seen way too many people with bought avatar clothing and it angers me, really. I mean, why not use those points for something useful, like DLC? Hell, even getting a gamer picture pack would be better than useless avatar clothing. I've seen way too damn many people with COG/UNSC armor.

scotth266:
Perhaps if they released some more free options, people would change their clothes even MORE.

Hint, hint, wink wink.

Wait, you're telling me people paid for the clothes changes?

Now if only they could make it so I could use the old dashboard, or at least disable the annoying avatar.

1 set of clothes = about 5 pieces, add an accessorie and a "personal" piece for 7 pieces :P

My girl has locust armor on from the neck down. I hate myself for spending points on it.. but it look so cool.
I also had 400 points and thought, well you can't buy any games with 400mp. Hehe.

I didn't contribute to this. I made my avatar look like an ogre (literally) when the mi- avatars first came out and haven't changed it since.

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