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Microsoft: 600 Terabytes of Downloads During E3

Users of Microsoft's Xbox Live downloaded seven million demos, trailers and videos during E3, amounting to 600 terabytes of data.

What will bandwidth usage look like in the Internet economy of the near future? Microsoft got a taste during the recent E3 video game conference. More than seven million game demos, trailers, videos and other content were downloaded from Xbox Live during the week of E3, with the Halo 3 trailer notching more than two million downloads.

"The sheer volume of downloads during E3 was simply staggering," said Xbox's Peter Moore, who told the BBC that the traffic consumed more than 600 terabytes of data.