After serving console gamers for over a decade, Microsoft has pulled the plug over Xbox 360 production. Though, it will still continue to sell the existing inventory. Launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 had replaced the original Xbox. Microsoft also introduced Kinect, a motion-sensing device with the Xbox 360. It was the Microsoft’s primary gaming console, until it introduced the Xbox One in 2013. Also Read - Yes, Windows 11 can run Android apps on AMD-equipped PCs, confirms Microsoft
In a blog post on Xbox website, Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox outlined some of the achievements of the gaming console during its 10 year production run. “Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft. And while we’ve had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us. Which is why we have made the decision to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles. We will continue to sell existing inventory of Xbox 360 consoles, with availability varying by country,” Phil said. Also Read - How to download and install Windows 11 Preview beta on your PC
“Franchises like Gears of War were born on the 360. Xbox 360 was also the foundation for industry-leading technical innovation like Kinect, and the start of system updates and dashboard refreshes based on fan feedback,” he added. Also Read - Your Window PC can now run Android apps
With the Xbox 360 being one of the beloved entertainment and gaming hub among console gamers, it has more than 78 billion gaming hours being played, 25 billion hours spent in apps and approximately 486 billion Gamerscore on 27 billion achievements to its record.
Even though Microsoft is stopping the production of Xbox 360, it will still continue the Xbox Live network which allows for online multi-player gaming. The company will also continue to offer customer support to the existing users.