View Full Version : How long has it taken to get your current gamerscore?

07-17-2011, 07:56 AM
Just a question, because my friends seem to think its excessive to have a gamerscore like mine with only 3 months of Xbox. So I'm curious if I'm above average or they just all suck...

07-17-2011, 08:15 AM
Just shy of 3 months. I'm an Xbox noob :)

Mister Spraggsy
07-17-2011, 08:29 AM
Some people get there achievments fast some not so fast. I have been an xbox member since March 2006 and im on 90.000 something. There are people who have been live members for a lot less time than me and have much higher gamerscores.

Lord Yamikage
07-17-2011, 08:46 AM
It really depend on whether you play for the achievements. You'll get maybe around 200 - 300 :gsicon: just for campaign. If that's the case, you need to play lot of game just to reach 2k or 3k :gsicon:.

I try to maximize the :gsicon:, so it takes time to achieve high GS. And playing few games doesn't help either.

Trash Man
07-17-2011, 09:38 AM
5 years or so, however long 360 has been around.

If you were serious about getting a high GS fast as a new gamer. You can get over 10k GS in 24 hours. So 5k in 3 months ain't really over the top.

07-17-2011, 10:30 AM
I've been through 4 Gamertags since 2006 so, my achievement score isn't what it should be 50,000+. I'm not big into achievements these days though so, I'm not too fussed about it. This gamertag I've had since early 2010 I believe.

07-17-2011, 10:49 AM
Around 4 years, it's quite low for the time I've played. I don't really play many different games.

07-17-2011, 10:59 AM
Just over 4 years. My GS is lower than it should be though.

07-17-2011, 11:01 AM
Almost 5 years now.

07-17-2011, 11:37 AM
a little over 1.5 years.

something along the lines of 12 months for the first 35k, and the next 6-7 for the final 5k ive got now. playing my old games way too much lol.

Aiden 514
07-17-2011, 12:09 PM
I seem to have got around 10k a year do story once through then leave it

Seany Show
07-17-2011, 12:55 PM
I've just recently hit 5years on Xbox LIVE. Didn't really go for achievements first two years and have averaged about 60,000gs a year since then.

07-17-2011, 01:08 PM
haha mine is a very long time since i probably got the 360 so its very low gamerscore to have since 360 came out

07-17-2011, 01:14 PM
About two and half years now. I do rent games though so that is why my gamerscore is in the 56k mark

07-17-2011, 03:19 PM
I've had Xbox Live since it launched in 2002 for the old Xbox. I got a 360 shortly after launch but I didn't start score whoring until late 2008. I had about 35K back then and now I have 175K. So 35K in the first 3 years and 140K in the second 3 years. I was on track for 200K by New Year's but I had to cancel my gamefly because I can't afford it anymore. Wouldn't have been much longer before I got rid of it anyway, most of the easy 1000s have dried up for me by now.

07-17-2011, 03:23 PM
I bought my X-Box in October 2010. So its took me about 9 months to get where I am.

Burnout x360a
07-17-2011, 03:33 PM
2 years and a few months.

07-17-2011, 03:54 PM
I think 4 years going on 5 in a couple months.

For about the first 6 or so months of first getting an xbox, I didn't really go for achievements, then after hitting 100k I slowed down a lot. Now I am slightly getting back on track and going for more achievements.

07-17-2011, 03:54 PM
Around 5.5 years for me. I played PSU for over 3,000 hours though, only gaining 1100 GS from it.

07-17-2011, 03:56 PM
2 years and a few months.

Same here. I didn't really pay attention to the gamerscore though for the first few months, until I moved and was able to connect to Live.

In my case, I love going after reasonable achievements in games I like, but don't play any games only for the achievements. Gaming time also limited due to working full-time.

07-17-2011, 04:15 PM
I've had this account for about 3-1/2 years. I'd have more if I want for more of the quick, easy achievements, but I'm content with my current rate and the fact that a lot of my 1Ks are on games that require a bit of time into them (I've completed 8 Dynasty Warriors titles for instance).

Darth Swifty
07-17-2011, 04:21 PM
I shoot for 10,000 a Year. Been on 360 since Feb 07

07-17-2011, 04:24 PM
took me 5 years with 3 of those 5 not even having the system at all so it was more like 2 years

07-17-2011, 04:29 PM
I've had the xbox since launch. Only had Live the last couple of months though which is why it's so low. no internet connection either to get vids and guides etc

Da Boi Legacy
07-17-2011, 04:33 PM
Ive got a xbox 360 february 2009. At first i was just playin games to play them. Then i noticed the achievements. So i just started playin any games i could get my hands on just to say i got an achievement on it. Then i got xbox live february 2010. I had about 40000gs when i signed up for live. I just now got to the point where i want to try to complete games so my gs will slow down because i am goin back to play games. everyone just goes at their own rate.

07-17-2011, 04:33 PM
I have been on for about a year and a half. I just play games for enjoyment don't specifically play just for achievements. Though my friends do and I get caught up in the enjoyment. :woop:

JuSt BLaZe
07-17-2011, 04:37 PM
Count for yourself. Since January 2oo8! ;)

07-17-2011, 04:57 PM
Just a question, because my friends seem to think its excessive to have a gamerscore like mine with only 3 months of Xbox. So I'm curious if I'm above average or they just all suck...

5000 isn't much, if I got into achievements sooner I would have had more gamerscore within a month, my first few months were like 300-2000 gamerscore XD I was still into PS3 back when I got the 360.

07-17-2011, 07:25 PM
Two years and 2 months, although this includes a year where I pretty much gave up with achievements.

07-17-2011, 07:40 PM
Been on 360 since Day One, so just under 6 years. Since i got my Windows phone my GS has started goin up again

07-17-2011, 07:43 PM
December of 2007.

07-17-2011, 10:18 PM
Since December of 2007, and about to start my 4th year of Xbox Live. Shooting for 50k by the end of the year.

07-17-2011, 11:33 PM
It has taken me slightly over two years to get ~13,000

07-17-2011, 11:55 PM
I got my 360 on 14th April 2008, so it's taken 3 years and 3 months. Around 23,000 of my gamerscore was gained during the 2 months of GSL8 though. Outside of that I only play games that I enjoy, and very rarely play to specifically get achievements.

If I didn't have a PS3 my gamerscore would be quite a bit higher too, obviously.

07-18-2011, 12:52 AM
I have been going for gamerscore for barely over 3 years. I started trying to get gamerscore when I was cruising through the internet and found this site. I had around 10,000 gamer score when I found this site so I figure that I've been averaging 56,000 points a year since then... or 1,000 a week :)

07-18-2011, 01:26 AM
Had mine since launch. Just got into whoring like 8 months ago.

07-18-2011, 02:43 AM
I'm just nearing 45,000:gsicon: and I created this account roughly 20 months ago. I don't play easy games soley for gamerscore (Disney, Avatar, etc); I only put games in my disc tray that are of high interest to me or have high replay value, regardless of how difficult the achievements are.

Quality > Quantity

07-18-2011, 02:50 AM
Creeping up on three years for me. I played the shit out of my friends Xbox before I got my own so I've really been playing since launch. That bastard's got a bunch of my achievements dammit! :p:p

Fire Hawk D
07-18-2011, 05:28 AM
Also depends if you're just popping games in to eek out some easy gamerscore before moving on. I play my games to as close to 100% as I can manage/stand.

Anyway, for me, since Oct 2009.

Starstrukk X360A
07-18-2011, 06:11 AM
Three years.
Holy crap, really? Three years?
Wow, I've had this thing forever.

07-18-2011, 07:29 AM
About 4 years I think. Only really been achievement hunting for the last year though, and that was mainly going through old games to scrounge more points rather than buying easy 1k's (although I do have a few easy ones I bought recently).

07-18-2011, 08:41 AM
I have had this xbox 360 for 4 years now so this gamertag I am using is my third one. In reality, if it is 1 gamertag that I could have stick with for 4 years, my GS would be 87,000 total.

I have been using my current gamertag for a year and 4 months now. I am more into completion 100% games as much as I can. I really don't go for easy 1k games to rack up more gamescore. So therefore, I am a completionist!

07-18-2011, 03:16 PM
I owned a 360 back in 2006, then got rid of it after only having it for 6 months max. Got one for Christmas 2010, and have kept that one.

I think it really depends on how often you play. I play very casually, so my score (1450 I think?) is lower than I would even think it would be.

07-18-2011, 03:34 PM
Just over 4 years. My GS is lower than it should be though.


I get bored easily so I tend to start games and play a bit, get a few gs and then not play it for ages, then forget about it.

07-18-2011, 03:38 PM
2year somthing, with a pause from a year

07-18-2011, 03:38 PM
2 years. i wish you could link old GT and add the scores.

Mighty Goliath89
07-18-2011, 03:41 PM
since the 360 came out for me....Too put it simpley "Too bloody long!" :D

Epic Debaser
07-18-2011, 05:45 PM
I made my account in October 2008, so nearly 3 years :) Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? :p

07-19-2011, 02:52 AM
8 years of Xbox and 5 years of getting achievements.

07-19-2011, 04:37 AM
Just under 2 and a half years for me to get to where i am now.

Hope to hit 200K before the end of the year :)

07-19-2011, 06:30 AM
Ive owned an xbox since 2006, Im now on my second console and I became a member of xboxlive in 2008, so about 5 years and counting!

07-19-2011, 10:23 AM
3 Years so far, should be about 4 just after Christmas.
My first year I got like 10 or 20k at most, second year I jumped to about 30k, then between the end of my second year/last year and now, I've jumped drastically, I only hit 70k the other day and I'm nearly already on 72k.

Genesis x360a
07-19-2011, 10:29 AM
About 3 years for me. Had XBL for 4 years next month but for the first year achievements didn't interest me and I only played online (Gears, COD2/4) Then I got bite by the bug and here I am 162K later. Dont play for points anymore though. I strive for completion over anything now.

07-19-2011, 10:37 AM
had my xbox for about 6 years

07-19-2011, 10:37 AM
only had live for 3 years though

07-19-2011, 12:07 PM
I'm not sure how much GS I had prior to getting an xbox from GFWL titles but I rarely played them anyway, definitely not for achievements. I've had the Xbox 7 months so I reckon I've got around 15k in that time.

07-19-2011, 12:14 PM
Bought my console July/August 2010 till today... abt one year

07-19-2011, 07:33 PM
I've had my xbox for something like 3 years now.

07-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Its taken me about 2 years, cause I have those times when I just don't want to play videogames

07-19-2011, 09:42 PM
mine is differant. first couple of years it was just messing about then on my 3-4th year i racked up 100k. it was pretty cool.

The Sea Trout
07-20-2011, 09:12 AM
Taken me around 5 years to get my Gamerscore, should have been much higher but im very bad for not finishing games lol! Im getting better at it now though!

07-20-2011, 11:55 AM
um, mine's been nearly 3 years. I never used to go for 100% completion cos i couldn't be bothered, it's only in say the last 8 months or so that i've bothered to complete any of my games fully so that's why it's a bit shoddy at 18,000ish.

General Dan S
07-20-2011, 12:13 PM
Been playing 5 years and I haven't even reached 20k yet. LOl

07-20-2011, 03:55 PM
been going sence november 2010 and now july 2011 and still going lol

jules the great
07-20-2011, 04:20 PM
I got my xbox shortly prior to HALO 3 coming out. What was that 2007? I dont acheivement whore any longer since hitting my goal of 100k. But if I play a game that I like, i try and get as many points out of it as possible.

07-20-2011, 04:21 PM
been bout since 2008 so around 3 years. GS could be higher if i didnt get bored of my xbox for a good period and because of RROD!!

07-20-2011, 07:25 PM
About 1.5 years of Xbox360/GFWL, almost caught up to some friends who have been playing for way longer... :O

07-20-2011, 09:22 PM
I've had an Xbox since December 2010 and my current GS is almost 6,000. I guess that's decent especially since I don't have a lot of games and some were borrowed.

07-21-2011, 01:58 AM
About 3-3 1/2 years.

07-21-2011, 02:15 AM
Took me 2 years to get my current :gsicon: . Trying to earn 10,000 :gsicon: a year. Need to reach 30,000 by October 11th.

Fire Mage
07-21-2011, 03:14 AM
Just over 5 years I think. Pretty sure my first achievements were earned back in June 2006.

I was skimming through the games that I played a long time ago, and the earlier I found was an achievement on 1/29/2006, but I couldn't find another achievement earlier than June (including the rest of the achievements for the game that had 1/29) so I think that's somehow a glitch on Xbox.com that I'm looking at.

It kind of varies though. I go through periods of time where I don't really play much, and periods where I play a lot in a row, like recently. I'd gained quite a few thousand gamerscore in the last couple of months, which is pretty fast for me.

07-21-2011, 05:18 AM
I'm guessing about 2 years of off and on playing

07-21-2011, 05:20 AM
Technically...8 years.

But I don't think achievements existed for the first few years of XBL.

But for the record, I should be closer to about 20k GS, as I achieved about 15k on my buddy's xbox/acct that he left at my house for 3 years...lmao

07-21-2011, 10:08 AM
Well I got my first 360 in 2007...at the time I really didn't give thought to gamerscore until I kept seeing these things pop when I did stuff in Dead Rising. After awhile I started to try for them...and I'd say at first I got the achievements as kind of proof that I did something difficult or challenging to brag amongst friends (pretty much everything I've done in Gears was for pride)...but then I started unlocking them seeking both completion and improving my gamerscore.

With several lengthy breaks in between, it's taken me nearly 4 years for 31K. I don't buy a lot of games, nor rent for that matter...I'm sure if I kept the pace up regularly I'd be over a 100K, hell maybe even 200K...but certainly much higher than 31K. Doesn't matter though, proud of what I've earned...=)

07-21-2011, 10:25 AM
Just about 2 years for me. I don't tend to have huge amounts of time to play videogames aside from the weekends or the occasional evening after work.

07-21-2011, 08:37 PM
got my xbox in may 2010 have managed 16000 points so far

07-21-2011, 08:40 PM
About 2 years.

07-22-2011, 06:06 AM
about 3 years or so...

07-22-2011, 09:59 AM
Got my Xbox on 21st Nov 2009, so 1 year 8 months and 1 day.
Average around 10,000GS every 6 months, a bit behind that now but hopefully I'll get a few new games for my b'day to help get up to 40,000GS.

07-22-2011, 10:03 AM
My gaming score is just under 39'000 and that took me 3 years to get. I have about 7 games that have every achievement on. I dont understand why it bothers people so much. Its just a number on your account to me. It doesn't matter what achievements you have, what matters is how you play the game.

07-22-2011, 10:47 AM
Just hit the 3 year mark

07-22-2011, 11:38 AM
Had an xbox since October 2008
Had XBox Live since about Jan 2009
So 2 2/3 years roughly to get 52k
Its tended to slow down I think since I think in my first year of live I got about 30k (before I had live I only owned about 3 titles, so had about 1000 total GS)
More of a completitionsit than outright gamerscore whore and i don't play crap games for score(mostly)
And 600 hours of SoulCalibur IV and 33 days of Gears 2 have also slowed down achievement whoring :)

07-22-2011, 11:59 AM
About 2,5 years

07-22-2011, 12:32 PM
About 3 and a half years

07-22-2011, 03:59 PM
I play now 2 years. And itīs ok with my points.

07-22-2011, 04:23 PM
Around 2 years give or take

Haku Saneto
07-22-2011, 05:34 PM
It has taken me around 2 years, but only in the last few months have I actually been serious about increasing my Gamerscore.

07-22-2011, 05:39 PM
Just a question, because my friends seem to think its excessive to have a gamerscore like mine with only 3 months of Xbox. So I'm curious if I'm above average or they just all suck...

This is a bit of a silly thread, isn't it?

It's taken me since I opened up my account to get my gamerscore. :P

07-22-2011, 05:40 PM
This account has been going for a month and a half I believe.

07-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Just a question, because my friends seem to think its excessive to have a gamerscore like mine with only 3 months of Xbox. So I'm curious if I'm above average or they just all suck...

They all suck dude. Its not excessive at all. I went up 10K in like a 1 month span because I wanted to. But overall it's taken 5 years to reach 63K, although I didn't play at all for an entire year due to school/girlfriend - total bullshit now, seeing as we ain't together lmao/work.

07-22-2011, 07:42 PM
Almost 6 years now, I've only been online for 4 of those years though. So I statred back in January of 06.

Besides going up 15k in about a month, I never really tried to get alot of points.

Lord Montymort
07-22-2011, 07:48 PM
It's taken from November 17, 2006 (props to anyone who knows what game came out that day) till today, of course at the beginning I didn't have Xbox Live and was a long time before I ended up getting it.

07-22-2011, 07:56 PM
Since February 06!:Bounce:

07-22-2011, 09:25 PM
3 and a half years for 71000

07-25-2011, 06:15 PM
Well it's hard to say. I've only been serious about gamer score (a.k.a. 100% about it :p ) for about 7 months now. Of course I had my Xbox for 3 years, had XBL for 2, and Started getting achievements for 1/2.

07-25-2011, 06:17 PM
It's taken from November 17, 2006 (props to anyone who knows what game came out that day) till today, of course at the beginning I didn't have Xbox Live and was a long time before I ended up getting it.

Gears of War 1, in Europe :D

07-25-2011, 07:26 PM
1 year and 5 months with about 56,000GS, which im dissappointed with I wanted 70,000 by now.

07-25-2011, 08:44 PM
I started playing xbox early 2009. So something like 2 years and 5 months to get 32000.

07-25-2011, 09:11 PM
About 2 to 3 Years, give or take. But that's not only going for gamerscore. If I really tried and wanted to, I could have over 100K, I certainly have the time. But Call of Duty takes a lot of time from achievement hunting, when they are released for the first say 6 months.

07-25-2011, 09:16 PM
About 3 weeks. But i only have about 2000.

07-25-2011, 09:46 PM
Since December 05!

07-25-2011, 10:00 PM
Since November 2009, so that'd be nearly 1 year and 8 months :)

07-25-2011, 10:22 PM
about 3 or 4 years now lol with only 17k. account is currently offline cause no live:P

07-25-2011, 10:34 PM
Well for me it has taken about 3 years but that's just because I used to not really play for achievements. I just recently (as in like 1 or 2 days ago) decided to try and work for a high gamerscore, i.e. play for achievements. But anywho, it's not excessive to have that much in 3 months, it just means you play for achievements. :P

07-25-2011, 10:55 PM
I've had my 360 since early 08 and only reason I got it was because at the time I was in a FPS is the shiz so that's all I did and didn't really start going for achievements about late last year but won't be going up any higher now that I'm xbox less (sold it as its just not the system for me anymore and it's $240 in my pocket)

07-26-2011, 01:17 AM
About 2 -3 years now. This things my worst enemy.

07-26-2011, 01:58 AM
Well I played casually for a while to get up to around 20k, but since june last year I have gained almost 100k :)

07-26-2011, 06:09 AM
Since March in 2010. Almost 17 months. I used to have more achievements but something happened. I didn't how to get online at the time so my dad was helping me to figure out how to connect the X360 online so we could use our just gotten 12 month gold membership but he ended up deleting my profile :( I don't remember how many achievements I lost but I think it was like about 6000. GS6000=R.I.P. :'(

I had to play the games again so I could get some back but eventually got bored and I only finished the games.

07-26-2011, 07:47 AM
Well let's see here, I started getting achievements when I first joined live and according to that big white number in the corner of your profile, I've been with live for 2 years at least. So yeah, there's your answer haha.

07-26-2011, 04:27 PM
Started in December 2008.

07-26-2011, 04:35 PM
3 years but I've only recently gotten into achievement farming

07-26-2011, 04:53 PM
3 years to get 38k but i quit playing xbox for a year so... like 2 years :P

07-26-2011, 05:30 PM
i wouldve been where youre at after 3 months but i didnt have the money for games at the time i only had 1 game. but ive had my xbox like 3 years?

07-26-2011, 07:15 PM
Since Launch day for me. Nov. 2005

Something Clever
07-26-2011, 08:14 PM
Three years, 21,000

07-26-2011, 08:20 PM
2 years and 5 months - essentially 210,000

FaiLy McFaiL
07-26-2011, 11:23 PM
4 years i think, but i didn't really go for achievements back then, i'd rather just enjoy the game. Plus, i've been playing mostly pc.

07-31-2011, 03:35 PM
just over 19 months

gamertag started january 14th 2010, a gnat's chuff away from 71k, not bad, should be better with the games i have sitting here

Capn Franky
07-31-2011, 05:46 PM
6 month for me!

Completed all but 5/6 games on my profile (currently working on them) I would probably have finished them by now too if I didn't play battlefield, backbreaker etc online so much.

Only game I have which I may never complete is hard corps.... Whole game, one life...... Dont think I have it in me.

Oh and I havnt played any shitty games either ala king kong, avatar etc, I only play games I know I'll love and have the patience to complete, most favourite was way of the samurai 3, top game.

07-31-2011, 06:07 PM
Almost 23,24 months, at first I didn't care about the achievements but sometime I was like "what should I do..? I guess try some achievements"

07-31-2011, 10:40 PM
My profile on my Xbox says 4 years, but im sure its 5. It would probably be a lot less if i hadnt spent 2 years unemployed rinsing the shit out of my Xbox.

08-01-2011, 12:31 AM
I have had four accounts since launch. It took me two years to get the gamerscore I have now.

08-01-2011, 02:28 AM
I got to around 7k in a matter of my first 6 months or so. Had all the time in the world to play after work and crap. (helped that 2 of my very first games combined were ~4k points. lol)

Then I took a year off when my son was born. Now I only get to play after he goes to bed on the weekends, so the last 3k I managed to get in 4 months. (with only 2 games... Mafia 2 and The Godfather)

08-01-2011, 05:12 AM
For about the first 3 years of my current gamertag, i didnt really care about gamerscore, and i was at about 6000+ gamerscore. It hasnt been until about the last 2 years that ive really started increasing my gamerscore to where it is now.

08-01-2011, 12:21 PM
Around 4 and a half years for me.

08-01-2011, 03:30 PM
3 years and on 25k, achievement hunting is on and off though.:)

08-01-2011, 03:41 PM
A year and a half =D Altough I do rent alot so it's justified.

08-01-2011, 03:43 PM
2 years to the day. I've stopped playing for long periods of time twice though.

08-02-2011, 01:11 AM
Im only at about 8800 and been on XBL for 2.5 yrs now. Don't really have the time to be hunting all of these achievements! I just like to have fun while I'm playing.

08-02-2011, 01:18 AM
Urm I think its been about 3 years now? The first 10k took the longest, then 20k disappeared in a flash, now i'm slowly crawling toward 30k. Getting Close :D

08-02-2011, 01:31 AM
I bought my xbox Jan 1 2006

08-02-2011, 01:58 AM
A little over a year. Had the xbox for about 2 didnt have my own account till may of 2010. I also had some breaks here and there

x GrumpyNinja x
08-02-2011, 02:04 AM
3 years for me.

08-02-2011, 10:27 AM
It all depends on what you play, aint exactly hard hitting 100k+ just playing shit games.

08-02-2011, 12:26 PM
To get to where I am now, 33340G, it's taken just over a year, but I have friends who have had Live for over 2 years and are still below 10,000G, mainly because the only sort of games they play are Fifa and CoD games :p