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Microsoft Ends The Production Of Xbox 360

Microsoft Ends The Production Of Xbox 360

Its official, Microsoft has finally ended the production of one of the greatest consoles, The Xbox 360.

“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.” said Phil Spencer, the Head of Xbox.

Spencer later added that Microsoft “will continue to sell existing inventory of Xbox 360 consoles, with availability varying by country.” The Xbox 360’s current retail price is $199.99, in a bundle with a 500 GB system and a copy of Forza Horizon in the US and in India it will cost you around rs 12,990.00 for the base 4 GB version with a free game of Peggle 2.

The Xbox 360 was launched by Microsoft on Nov. 22, 2005, in North America, the console turned 10 years old last November. Later that same month, Microsoft also added Xbox 360 backward compatibility to the Xbox One, a feature which the company had announced back at E3 2015.

While the production might have ended, Spencer did state that the company will continue to support the Xbox 360 for the foreseeable future, with full Xbox Live services for apps and online gaming; free Games with Gold titles; deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers; and hardware support, although the third party partners have already begun to withdraw their Xbox 360 services, Example – ESPN just shut down its app on the console this last month.

“The Xbox 360 helped redefine an entire generation of gaming at Microsoft, I am incredibly proud of all of the work and dedication that went into development of the Xbox 360 hardware, services and games portfolio over the last decade. And I’m grateful to the fans for their continued passion and support.” Spencer stated

We at Gaming Central are sad to see such a great console coming to its end. We all still remember the fun we had with the great exclusives it offered such as Gears of War, reking each other in Halo etc.

One thing is for sure, we’ll miss the fun but the Xbox 360 will always be there in our hearts.

Achievement Unlocked – 10 years of fun and memories given.

And for more news and reviews, keep checking back at Gaming Central.

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