Xbox Live Marketplace Goes Down

The Xbox Live Marketplace is current down, and users are currently unable to browse the games sections of the store.

The official Support page has been updated already with the message that the following are out of action:

  • Browsing Indie Games from the Xbox 360 console or
  • Browsing the Games for Windows – LIVE Marketplace on a PC
  • Browsing Games Marketplace from the Xbox 360 console or

“We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue,” say Microsoft, who were admirably quick to respond to the downtime.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.”



  1. Slight dig, there =)

  2. You wouldnt catch PS Store in that kind of situation ;)

    **throws controler through closest window trying to login to PS store**

  3. “who were admirably quick to respond to the downtime”.

    • Yeah someones learnt lessons from someone elses mistake

  4. It must be catching.

  5. A hack maybe?

    • It happens that websites or stores go down for a short period occasionally once in a while. It happened to TSA today.

      Micrsoft does have my credit card data unlike Sony though but I’m not going to worry everytime something goes down.

      • Obviously, but given the amount of hacks on Sony lately, it wouldn’t be silly to suggest that someone has thought of targetting a fellow console manufacturer/or competitor now.

      • You’ve not met my missus.

  6. Of course they were admirely quick, lessons taught to Sony will have been learnt by the whole industry.

    • What Microsoft should have done in this case right away is actually inform their customer base (where I’m included) that this is in fact a technical issue on their behalf and that our personal information is safe. Some people might be worried now so there is certainly nothing admirably quick about their response literally saying “something’s wrong”.

  7. well at least they told their customers.

  8. I will give MS this. There PR is much better than Sony’s. Also, I don’t think they will be foolish enough to lie to their customer base. If they are asked as to what the problem is.

    • “I don’t think they will be foolish enough to lie to their customer base.”

      This made me laugh. Forgetting the whole RRoD so quickly it seems :-p

    • Oops, guess your right there and I stand corrected.

  9. You guys do remember that Sony ALSO acknowledged the PSN was down as soon as it went down. What MS have done here is actually no different than how Sony first responded to the PSN hack.

    People have very short memories, or selective ones at least – now that it’s ‘cool’ to rag on Sony again.

    • Exactly.

    • Well said , I’m amazed people are still crying about what happened . I hate to think how these type of people would cope if they really had something to worry about .

    • Exactly what i was just thinking

    • Well considering how much flack Micrsoft (or M$ as it is constantly refered to in the TSA comments) gets from the TSA users, you can hardly consider it a bias against Sony.

      And again, LIVE has not gone down, this is in no way the same thing that happened to PSN. Live is still functional, DLC and MS points can be purchased, online play, cross game chat and all the other LIVE features are still up and running. At this point, there is no reason to belive that LIVE has been hacked.

  10. In a recent announcement, a group of hackers has claimed responsibility for the recent downtime of the popular Xbox LIVE marketplace. In a statement, they said, “We fight for equality for all, and we felt, in light of the recent absence of Sony’s PlayStation Store, that it was only fair to make sure Xbox 360 owners also got to experience the misery that it has caused to millions of gamers around the world.”*

    *This entire paragraph may be completely fictional, pending further research.

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