Microsoft Xbox LIVE marketing manager Robin Burrows knows just how wildly popular the online service is with gamers. He revealed in an interview with Joystiq, saying, "Our audience growth is up to 35 million people globally across those 35 countries on Xbox LIVE itself." That's quite an impressive number of people gaming the world over, right? Up five million from stats released last year, Microsoft continues to prove that it's the people's choice when it comes to online gaming.

For the 15 million other users out there that haven't signed up for Xbox LIVE, you're just in luck, as we're hosting a contest giveaway where you can win an Xbox 360 console and two free one-year LIVE subscriptions! The contest will run until September 2nd, but now is the perfect time to take advantage of this awesome opportunity!

[via Joystiq]