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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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Because I don't have it, I'd much rather get a 360 than a One, even a few years from now.
I love this, but no one will get XB1.
i will be gitting the XB1 and im glad that my 360 will still limp on for a few a more years.
I'll believe them supporting the 360 for that long when I see it. If many people hang on to their 360 instead of buying X-One they'll change their minds really quickly.
Can't say I'm surprised with this. I knew the 360 has plenty of life in it. Plus, I'm certain that not a lot of people are going to be buying the XBOX One on day one (especially with all of the things about it that have already been said), so it makes sense for Microsoft to continue supporting the 360.
They say this now, then when this time next year their Xbox One isn't selling so great they will change their tune.
Halo 5 on Xbox 360. lolz
will at least half of the Xbox One games come out to the 360?
Finally at least one good thing Microsoft has done recently.