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Microsoft Stops assembly of New Xbox 360

After more than 10 years in the market, Microsoft decided it was time to discontinue the Xbox 360. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, was responsible to share this news on the website of the brand.

“Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “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.”

This does not mean it will be impossible to find an Xbox 360 new stores. According to Spencer, Microsoft will continue to sell the existing inventory of Xbox 360 globally, so you still have a chance to acquire one. Currently, the cost of an Xbox 360 is $ 199 USD, and it is unknown whether Microsoft plans to lower the price in the future.

It is important to point out something: Microsoft will not fail to support the owners of an Xbox 360, just stop producing the console. Spencer said the owners of the past generation console will continue to enjoy services such as support for hardware, Xbox LIVE, Games With Gold, Deals with Gold and more. That said, some third-party companies have already withdrawn their services console Microsoft .

“The Xbox 360 helped redefine an entire generation of gaming at Microsoft,” said Spencer. “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.”

The Xbox 360 came to America on November 22, 2005, so the console turned 10 in November last year ( the month in which Microsoft added backwards compatibility to Xbox One ).

 

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