Free ‘Thriller’ Downloads on Xbox Live Exceed 50K

In honor of The Gloved One’s passing, Microsoft was giving away free downloads of his classic music video, “Thriller,” over the weekend. Over the 48-hour span, over 50,000 people downloaded the video.

That’s pretty awesome, and it was a neat idea that Microsoft was able to pull this off with such short notice, but I’m a little surprised at the lack of “Thriller” interest. After all, Microsoft has around 20 million Xbox Live subscribers, so 50K works out to just 0.25% of the subscription base. C’mon people, I know Vincent Price is scary but you really gotta do your part!