E3 was good to Microsoft, and Microsoft was good to Xbox 360 fans during E3. A whole bunch of content was put on the Marketplace and as you might have noticed due to the slow downloading speeds, the content was very popular. Microsoft has said that over 600 terabytes of data was transferred during E3 making it the most popular week ever for the Marketplace.
The most popular item was the Halo 3 teaser, which did not show enough but definetly got some gamers salivating.
“Only Xbox Live could bring E3 home in high definition for consumers around the world,” said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. “The sheer volume of downloads during E3 week was simply staggering. To put it in perspective, all the printed material in the U.S. Library of Congress is estimated to be about 20 terabytes, and Xbox Live delivered 30 times that amount in just 7 days. While others talk about online entertainment in the console space, we are delivering it in glorious high-definition to the millions of members we have across 24 countries. “