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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Glad to hear it.
Im so glade that they are doing this for the people that can't get the Xbox one when it comes out smart move
Yeah, I'm sure every one assumed that this was bound to happen after releasing an entirely new console.
Thank god there has been rumors that after a couple months they are going to abandon the 360
Thats awesome, cause ill still have my Xbox 360, a wii u, and my pc. Now im set for bout 4 years.
nice. i spent the last year wasting my time to raise my gamerscore to discover that it was all a waste of time. i have 4 more years to boost it.
I have way to much time and money invested into my 360 and games for them to just up and abandon it. So this makes me happy to hear.