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Xbox 360 has ceased production


Microsoft has ceased manufacture of the Xbox 360, meaning that once stock is gone, the system will be a thing of the past, as far as stores are concerned. 

Of course you'll still be able to pick the console up second hand, since there are an estimated 80 million in the wild and of course, Microsoft will continue to support the console for existing users.


“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.

“Thanks to the Xbox 360, we evolved Xbox Live from the original Xbox into the thriving online gaming community it is today. And the console became a beloved gaming and entertainment hub with over 78 billion gaming hours played, nearly 486 billion Gamerscore on 27 billion achievements and over 25 billion hours spent in apps over its lifetime.

“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.”

Don't worry existing users:

- Xbox 360 owners will continue to receive Xbox Live services for their console, such as online multiplayer gaming and parties, access to the apps they use today, and Games with Gold and Deals with Gold.
- Xbox Live servers that support Xbox 360 services will also remain online and active. Our Xbox 360 fans can continue to play their favorite games with the full support of Xbox Live.
- Gamers will also be able to continue to buy over 4,000 Xbox 360 games or Xbox 360 accessories at retail and through our Xbox 360 store online, while supplies last.
- Any Xbox 360 hardware will still be supported at xbox.com/support.
- And Xbox One owners will be able to continue to enjoy available Xbox 360 games through Xbox One Backward Compatibility – at no additional cost.

What are your favourite Xbox 360 memories?

Edited On 20 Apr, 2016

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gary 8 months ago
Well with the backwards compatibility on xb1 it's not a surprise I'm guessing that they had this in the pipeline for a while owning an xb1 I do tend to play 360 games on it so looks like my 360 only to play games not backwards on xb1 yet just another way Microsoft want you to get an xb1.
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sackdemajick 8 months ago
sad day today ????
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Turniplord 8 months ago
bout time! I'm sure Sony will announce the same very soon. Maybe MS new Xbox one has 360 hardware to make all games BC as their surprise to try and beat Sony as they need something to compete with the Ps4k
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PHILIP 8 months ago
Had 5 360 consoles in total due to them failing but still thought it was a good console.

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