Microsoft is quitting the production of Xbox 360, but the console and all of its games will still continue being supported by the company and its partners.
The tech giant just announced that it’s putting an end to the Xbox 360 era.
Ever since it was launched back in 2006 Xbox 360 has shaped and evolved a new generation of games all over the world. There are currently more than 4,000 games available for the popular console and official reports from Microsoft state that Xbox 360 has recorded over 78 billion (yes, that’s right!) gaming hours that have been played by tons of games from the entire planet. However, regardless of its tremendous achievements, the Xbox 360’s fame has been waning for quite a while. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have dethroned the console from the top spot and Microsoft has been experiencing a significant drop in sales. The company made an unfortunate announcement for die-hard Xbox 360 fans earlier this April – that it’s calling it quits for the popular console. This means that the company has stopped manufacturing new products for Xbox 360 as well as improved software. Regardless of this statement, Microsoft promised that they will keep up the support of Xbox 360. It is expected that game and app developers, who have a standing partnership with Microsoft, will also keep supporting Xbox products and that Microsoft will keep selling the old units they still own. Officials at Microsoft stated that the decade that has passed since the launch of the console has seen a severe decline in sales, especially lately. Fortunately, Xbox One is still here to soothe and comfort us and while Microsoft is trying to beat Nintendo’s Wii U and Sony’s PlayStation 4, Xbox One’s future is still looking bright and shiny.