After its 10-year life span Microsoft has discontinued the Xbox 360. In this time there have been numerous fantastic games, millions of memories and a number of broken controllers. The Xbox 360 carried on from the original Xbox and led onto the Xbox One.
During the console lifetime we played over 78 Billion gaming hours and a further 25 billion hours spent in apps. We also achieved 486 Billion Gamerscore and that came from over 27 billion Achievements. These stats taken from Phil Spencers most recent blog post show just how much of a big deal this white box was.
As gamers we were blessed with this console, it gave us so many new unexplored opportunities and many of these turned into some amazing games. We have series that grew from the original Xbox to the Xbox 360, game series born on the console and game series from other consoles join the extensive catalogue of games. Of these some have now moved to Microsoft latest console the Xbox One.
Phil also took some time in the post to explain what will happen to the consoles features and services. ‘
- Xbox 360 owners will continue to receive Xbox Live services for their console, such as online multiplayer gaming and parties, access to the apps they use today, and Games with Gold and Deals with Gold.
- Xbox Live servers that support Xbox 360 services will also remain online and active. Our Xbox 360 fans can continue to play their favourite games with the full support of Xbox Live.
- Gamers will also be able to continue to buy over 4,000 Xbox 360 games or Xbox 360 accessories at retail and through our Xbox 360 store online, while supplies last.
- Any Xbox 360 hardware will still be supported at xbox.com/support.
- And Xbox One owners will be able to continue to enjoy available Xbox 360 games through Xbox One Backward Compatibility – at no additional cost. ‘
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The console market has now got 1 smaller leaving room for the Xbox One and Ps4. There were once 3 console in this generation Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the Wii, now only the Playstation 3 remains in production. This generation of games consoles will soon be gone and the current generation of consoles will be in a similar place.