The lights are on
Microsoft just announced its new console, the Xbox One (head here to read all of our coverage!), and even though the new console is coming this year, Microsoft won't be leaving behind the Xbox 360 behind any time soon.
Yusuf Mehdi, a senior vice president at Microsoft, told OXM that the company expects another 25 million Xbox 360 consoles to be sold over the next five years. "That's something we're shooting for, it's not a financial plan as such, it's just rough numbers if you will," said Mehdi, "To sell another 25 million, half of those will probably come from replacements, but half will come from new buyers."
And because of those new owners, and continuous owners, Microsoft will continue to support the system. There are more announced Xbox 360 games on the way, as well as promise of new announcements coming during E3 next month.
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Yup, and this just in! Pigs can fly!
"Half of them will probably come from replacements"
Meaning they are still doing nothing about the RRoD.
pssh, if they really wanted to support 360, they would have made the Xbone backward compatible. People would then feel comfortable buying a 360 game knowing that if they wanted, they could buy the new Xbone and have the game be playable on the new system, so they could sell the 360 or at the very least put it in storage. Not doing so allows people, like myself, to make a clean break and shop around.
... not that the lack of backward compatibility is the only reason I'm jumping ship after over 10 years of owning one form of Xbox or another.
Still, it is nice to see that owners of a 360 are being thrown a bone.
This is great news since many of us will be abandoning getting an X1 TV Box.
From what I've noticed over the years that just means we will make sure you get your yearly sports game.
I would. I dont play it at all
Im still wondering if when you get a game for the One and your friends have it for 360 can you still play with them over Live?
Microsoft won't be leaving behind the Xbox 360 behind any time soon?
if they really ant the xbox ONE to do everything, it should come with a tv when you buy it.
I think that if a replacement was required, an Xbox One would be considered at that time. I just can't see people buying a replacement 360 in 2 years time. Even if it means they might have to re-purchases a game or 2. And as for buying new... $250-300 for 360 unless it comes down, or for maybe a couple hundred more, a One.
Cool - love the 360, and the fact there is no required Kinect makes it a winner!!
This is good news, If I don't end up buying Next Gen day One, or they don't have games, I can still play on my 360 if I so choose and it'll get support.
"half of those will probably come from replacements" yep exactly. *** breaks all the time. done buying them.