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OnLive Audience 'Millions' in UK

Explains the abundance of clouds in Blighty.

OnLive is doing well in the UK – very well – if CEO Steve Perlman is to be believed.

The cloud gaming service’s head honcho told MCV that OnLive has reached ‘millions’ of users in Britain since its launch on 22nd September:

“The growth in the UK has been faster than when we launched in the US. It went beyond what we ever imagined.

“Overwhelmed is not even the word. The numbers in the UK are ten times what we projected.”

It’s surprising how fast OnLive has taken off in the UK due to how inflexible a lot of ISPs are when it comes to the amounts of data you can download.

Membership has likely been boosted by free OnLive console giveaway promotions like the one at Eurogamer Expo, but it’s still a very enviable audience to have reached in such a short period of time for such a new platform.

Source: MCV

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22 Comments
  1. BrendanCalls
    Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
    Since: Forever

    I’m very impressed with OnLive, almost every single detraction I had heard pre-release has been de-bunked by my actual use of the Micro-Console.
    Thats not to say its a perfect service, its far from it but with consistent updating and a library that contains more big name games (they are trying though LA Noire released this week and Batman:AC in 2 weeks) will really improve it.

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 14:15.
  2. tonyyeb
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    I only tried DiRT3 and was disappointed by it, along with my 20GB a month limit I discounted it early on. I might try a few more demos of games before totally ruling it out.

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 14:19.
  3. uk_judgement
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    “Users” is an interesting term. Is that active users, or people like me who signed up in the first week or so but then have stopped using it since due to the size of downloads it generates? Would be good to know.

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 14:25.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Yes thatr’s my thoughs – I signed up, played for half an hour, never been back.

      Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 14:35.
      • skibadee
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        same here tried it never went back.

        Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 14:48.
      • Dimpoc
        Member
        Since: Sep 2010

        Same too. Although would be back for a decent rts.

        Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 14:50.
      • BrendanCalls
        Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
        Since: Forever

        Is that much different to how anyone reports there figures though? Until recently we often heard how many xBox’s or PS3 had been sold, we dont hear too often, if ever, how many of those consoles are used on a regularly basis.

        Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 15:13.
      • beeje13
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Same, and that was because it was free.

        Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 15:55.
      • skibadee
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        the amount of games that are sold clearly tell you Xbox PS3 are used a lot.

        Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 20:15.
      • BrendanCalls
        Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
        Since: Forever

        No point even rplying to that coz you clearly haventt understood my point

        Comment posted on 15/11/2011 at 15:59.
    • Joe Dart
      Member
      Since: Sep 2011

      It seems like he was deliberately vague about figures so I assume there’s probably a large amount of people who used it once just for the novelty, especially if they picked up a free Micro console.

      I’d be very surprised if it didn’t include those figures.

      Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 14:47.
      • Ben
        Friendly
        Since: Mar 2009

        It sure has been cloudy though.

        Comment posted on 11/11/2011 at 12:02.
  4. quinkill
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    I got a game and have played a couple of hours. it’s a fantastic service, but I think i’ll only use it when i’m traveling in hotels and the like. it’s more of a fall-back option at the moment.

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 15:13.
  5. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I’m impressed with what I have seen, but until I get a better connection speed I won’t be using OnLive as one of my main platforms.

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 15:22.
  6. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    It’s about time they roll out OnLive in Germany and give out free consoles like in the UK.

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 15:50.
  7. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i used it for the war in the north demo a few days ago.

    that’s about it though.

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 17:55.
  8. Kaminari
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    How many “customers” have actually registered for free just to play the demos and watch other “customers” playing the same first 30 minutes of Arkham Asylum? Mmm?

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 19:39.
  9. bacon_nuts
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    I’ve still thought about getting it for demos, but not sure I can be bothered with all my life getting in the way…

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 19:54.
  10. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    :O Not bad considering a lot of ISPs are a pain in the butt with downloads. I still prefer the good old fashioned phyical copy though.

    But how many are actually using it on a regular basis?

    Comment posted on 10/11/2011 at 20:46.

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