Xbox 360 Isn’t Going Anywhere For At Least Five Years
After all the rumours and hype, the lid is finally off next-gen consoles and for the moment could we just put that lid back on it. The ugliness surrounding next-gen is tiresome so let’s concern ourselves with the current- generation of consoles for a little while. What will become of them? The previous generation of consoles was supported well into this generation, primarily PS2 and in fact the PS2 only officially launched in Brazil in 2010, if memory serves.
So what will become of the Xbox 360 and PS3? Well Sony has alluded to supporting it’s current console after the PS4’s release and it is said the company will keep PS3 alive till at least 2015. Senior Microsoft vice president Yusuf Mehdi was rather more candid and descriptive in his detailing of Microsoft’s post-Xbox One release support of the Xbox 360. Mehdi said the company expects to sell another 25 million Xbox 360 consoles within the next five years.
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“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.”
Because of this continuous increase, Microsoft will continue to support the Xbox 360. I did have a laugh at Mehdi’s frank assessment in that half of the expected Xbox 360 sales will come from replacements.