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50% of Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility

Xbox 360 titles usually in Microsoft's daily ranking of most played games

Microsoft execs have disputed claims that backwards compatibility is barely used on its Xbox One console.

Ars Technica reported that Xbox Live user data shows Xbox One owners only spent 1.5% of their gaming time playing previous generation games between September 2016 and February 2017.

However, Xbox's chief marketing officer Mike Nichols has since taken to Twitter reporting much healthier stats.

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Paul Jace Merchandiser 3 years ago
I think the number would be even higher if not for situations like mine. I still have my Xbox 360 hooked up in addition to my Xbox One so I usually play 360 games on my Xbox 360. But if I ever put my 360 away I would be playing a lot more backward compatible games on my Xbox One. It's definitely one of the premiere features of the Xbox One since neither the PS4 or Switch have backwards compatibility.
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