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Three more years of Xbox 360

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The next generation of consoles is very nearly upon us; in just a few months we’ll be playing the same games we’re playing now, just with shinier graphics, at a higher frame rate and resolution.  When Microsoft transitioned in to this generation of consoles from the original Xbox, they dropped support for the old console like Skrillex dropping the bass – and if you wanted to keep playing games you needed a new console. Not this time…

Microsoft has promised that they’ll support the positively ancient Xbox 360 for at least another three years.

"You’ve seen us over the years constantly be focused on profitability and improving year over year,"Xbox chief marketing boss Yusuf Mehdi said at the Citi Global Technology Conference (which you can watch here). "There are different points in the cycle of when you invest in new hardware.

"If you look at 360 that platform lasted for seven to eight years and it’s going to go for another three years. It’s incredibly profitable now in the tail.

“We’re going to continue to invest in Xbox 360, and the two devices can work in concert. So it’s not like the day we ship Xbox One your 360 won’t work. We’ll continue to support it.”

Mehdi also added that the console will see at least 100 more games – so you don’t really need to jump in to next gen until 2016. Of course, you’re going to want to.

Last Updated: September 5, 2013

50 Comments

  1. ALKi1234

    September 5, 2013 at 10:02

    I’ll believe it when i c it.

    Reply

  2. Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

    September 5, 2013 at 10:06

    Header so much lulz

    Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    September 5, 2013 at 10:06

    I miss Bush, my second favorite president right after Nixon

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 5, 2013 at 10:08

      Bush was wanker who destroyed Twin towers just so he can get the oil in Afrganestan and claim on insurance…. That dude is evil man… Twin towers was no accident…

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

        September 5, 2013 at 10:10

        Tinfoil hat mode engaged it seems

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        • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

          September 5, 2013 at 10:15

          Roger, that is a second, Tin foil hat engage, that’s a confirmation of a tin foil hat engage…

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 5, 2013 at 10:16

            but but My tin foil hat is broken!!

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 5, 2013 at 10:19

            Oh man. That’s bad news. You know, in the wild, the flock only runs as fast as the slowest, uhhh, tin foil… Uhhh… Hat?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 5, 2013 at 10:21

            can I have your hat? ill keep it warm and toasty at night 🙂

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 5, 2013 at 10:25

            Uhhh, guys, GUYS? 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 5, 2013 at 10:16

            You’d think the tinfoil hat wearers would realise that the hat itself is a sure sign that they’re hiding something & should therefore be subject to surveillance. 😉

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 5, 2013 at 10:18

            Sorry, can’t hear you through my deluxe tin foil hat with ear warmers…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 5, 2013 at 10:22

            Did you know your ear warmers can hear even more than you do? What if someone taps into them.

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 5, 2013 at 10:25

            taps into a device meant to stop people from tapping into a device! That’s DEVICEPTION!

      • Hammersteyn

        September 5, 2013 at 10:14

        Exactly, so very evil. ROFL at the one dude who threw shoes at him.

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        • Her Highness the Hipster

          September 5, 2013 at 10:17

          loved that! at least bush was always good for a laugh. cringe-worthy, but made comedians’ job so much easier

          Reply

    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      September 5, 2013 at 11:09

      I’ve never liked bush really. Oh. President. Right.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 5, 2013 at 11:25

        LOL

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 5, 2013 at 12:22

      Bush had a je ne sais quoi – a silent and hidden competency that no other president had. Hopefully one day, there’ll be another Bush in the White House, like Bubba Bush, or Ray Charles Bush, or even Shenaiqua Bush.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 5, 2013 at 12:35

        Shenaiqua LOL

        Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 5, 2013 at 10:08

    I hope they get some decent backwards compatibility going at some point for Xbox One owners. One of the nice things about PC is I can play a 15 year old game if I ever feel the urge.

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 5, 2013 at 10:09

      If your Os allows it you mean…

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 5, 2013 at 10:10

        Emulators dude, easy peasy.

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        • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

          September 5, 2013 at 10:10

          Amen

          Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 5, 2013 at 10:10

          I forgot about those… eish

          Reply

  5. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 5, 2013 at 10:14

    HEADDER WiN Geoff! Just chocked on peanut butter!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 5, 2013 at 10:15

      Jinx, I have the same samiches today 🙂

      Reply

      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        September 5, 2013 at 10:17

        I feel like I’m flipping 10 again. All the other kids got shit like, cheese and pickles, or beef and mayo, and I’d open my Heman lunch box, and ‘fucking peanut butter, again/. The bitch trying to push me into madness?’ I promise you, my little mind used those exact, fucking, words.

        Reply

        • Skyblue

          September 5, 2013 at 10:54

          Now I’m hungry, off to Anat for lunch.

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          • HvR

            September 5, 2013 at 11:38

            Mmmmm, maybe I should pop off to Burger King for Big King XXL or chilli cheese

          • Skyblue

            September 5, 2013 at 12:16

            All that processed crap is not good for you, have a falafel instead and you’ll live longer

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 5, 2013 at 12:24

            I could do with a Anat falafel right about now!

          • HvR

            September 5, 2013 at 12:59

            But then I overload on that Anat chilli sauce. Then I end up crying and promising myself never to eat Anat again tomorrow morning

          • Mossel

            September 5, 2013 at 12:34

            I can see Burger King from my office in Cape Town… I CAN SEE YOU!

          • HvR

            September 5, 2013 at 12:57

            So this is how it feels playing with the new Kinect.

  6. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 5, 2013 at 10:21

    I called this. They are bringing our a slim towards the end of the year, one that I will probably buy. I have no intention of leaving my lovely Xbox 360 for its ugly ass 8-legged sister with crooked eyes. I loves me Xbox 360, LOVE ME MY PRECIOUS!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 5, 2013 at 10:22

      my xbox 360 screams at me 🙁 I wants a new one but she will last long enough for Gta5

      Reply

    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      September 5, 2013 at 10:24

      Dude, have you seen the price of the 360 and PS3 in this weekends Game pamphlet? Prices are up 30-40%. I don’t know if Game is being opportunistic or are we being forced to rather look at the next-gen.

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      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        September 5, 2013 at 10:26

        Really? They are pushing them up!? Heck for?

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        • That Tall Twit

          September 5, 2013 at 11:00

          Probably making one last push for profits before the new-gen stuff arrives.

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      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        September 5, 2013 at 10:29

        I note on takealot both are R300 marked down… Also note that the Playstation 4 has been given a rating of 4/5… It hasn’t been released yet… The stupid is strong with some eh? 🙂

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        • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

          September 5, 2013 at 10:35

          There’s the GTAV bundle to look forward to on the PS3. Those Takealot prices look more inline with what we are used to. Think Game is pulling strings.

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  7. PS4HIP5T4

    September 5, 2013 at 10:22

    Incoming article by Zoe that the PS3.5 is going to last 3.5 years more.

    Reply

  8. That Tall Twit

    September 5, 2013 at 10:36

    I am tempted to buy a 360 once the xBONE is released.

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    • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

      September 5, 2013 at 10:38

      Do it, totally worth it. I’ll be buying myself a PS3 soon too.

      Reply

      • That Tall Twit

        September 5, 2013 at 10:42

        the 250GB Xbox360 sounds good!

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        • Mathias

          September 5, 2013 at 11:10

          I did that. Well, I already had an Xbox, but it was an old Elite one, and with GTA coming I was terrified my Xbox would die on me (pure paranoid shit, because I gave my old one to a friend that kept playing PS2 games and he’s got 0 trouble with it).

          So, after playing every damn Sony exclusive I wanted to (bought the PS3 for TLOU, even though I ended up playing a lot more), I sold that one and bought myself a new Xbox. Now it’s the time to catch up with any of both consoles. Most games are cheap as shit and I really think it’s worth it.

          Plus, GTA and Dark Souls AND World of Tanks, which I already play on PC, but, hey, maybe there’s some kind of miracle coming and the XBox version won’t suck..

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  9. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 5, 2013 at 12:26

    If the PS2 or the PSOne are an indicator, the PS3 will be around for a very long time after the PS4’s been released, as for the box 360… yeah.. I don’t know, I’ll only believe it when I see it – chances are Microsoft might just surprise me, but to be honest, I’m not holding my breath.

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