Amidst all the back-slapping and high-fiving going on at Xbox Live today, Microsoft released a statistic related to the service that I found pretty interesting.

Seems that since Xbox Live's inception in 2002, over 100 million friendships have been made. 122,265,266 at time of printing, to be exact.

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No word on how many friendships were later irrevocably fractured by homophobic or racist slurs, but I'd imagine that's not the kind of figure Microsoft wants to release on a day like this.

Other notable figures released by Microsoft today include the fact 14.5 billion achievements have been earned on the service, unlocking a staggering 270 billion achievement points.