Xbox 360 Still Profitable and Will Have Continued Support

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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With the Xbox One release date being announced for November 22, what does this mean for the Xbox 360? Yusof Mehdi spoke at the Citi Global Technology Conference and tried to help alleviate any fears that gamers might have about the 360 becoming obsolete when the Xbox One is available. With so many people being put off by Microsoft’s initial policies and deciding to not purchase an Xbox One at launch, let’s hope that they make good with the things he has promised.

He said that Microsoft will ship over 100 new games for the Xbox 360 and continue to invest in the system and support it. He also stated that the 360 is still incredibly profitable and would go on for another three years.

He is quoted as saying: (from Eurogamer.net)

We’re going to continue to invest in Xbox 360, and the two devices can work in concert. So it’s not like the day we ship Xbox One your 360 won’t work. We’ll continue to support it.”

“If you look at 360 that platform lasted for seven to eight years and it’s going to go for another three years. It’s incredibly profitable now in the tail.”

Hopefully this helps anyone who is sticking with the 360 for a while feel a bit better knowing that they will still have access to new games.

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  • RagunaXL

    “So it’s not like the day we ship Xbox One your 360 won’t work.” You can still fire up an original xbox and play online. I could see Xbox Live Arcade or Xbox Live Gold Memberships shutting down. But I’m sure a version of Xbox Live Free (for original Xbox and Xbox 360) will piggy back off of Xbox One servers as long as they are running. It’s awesome to hear they have over 100 titles over the next 3 years planned.

    • davidvinc

      Not one of them will be a JRPG though, I’m sure.