Rise of online gaming takes Irish industry by surprise

With a paid subscription model, Microsoft’s Xbox Live multiplayer games service should easily be able to disclose how many online gamers there are in Ireland.

16th August, 2008

With a paid subscription model, Microsoft’s Xbox Live multiplayer games service should easily be able to disclose how many online gamers there are in Ireland.

However, while the technology giant says it has doubled its subscription rate, it will not release country-specific numbers.

‘‘We don’t share console or subscriber numbers per country. What we can say is Ireland is very much on track as part of the global growth rate - we more...

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