Microsoft to stop producing Xbox 360

By Vicki Evans

On the ten year, I know ten years, of making the Xbox 360 Microsoft has announced that they will no longer be producing the console.

Last year it was announced that the Xbox One is going to be constable with Xbox 360; so the console being discounted  will still mean that the 4,000 360 games are still able to be played.

Xbox Live and all other online features will still continue to work on the old machines and the hardware will still be supported through the sport services.

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said: “The console became a beloved gaming and entertainment hub with over 78 billion gaming hours played, nearly 486 billion Gamerscore on 27 billion achievements and over 25 billion hours spent in apps over its lifetime.”

An end of an era or the Microsoft trying to focus on one console at a time.  However is making everyone convert to Xbox One a really good idea or a way to up sales on the next gen consoles.

Might be a time to start calling next gen current gen?

Image sourced under Creative Commons licence: Feature image source

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