Microsoft Retires Xbox 360 – 10 Ways We Gamed in 10 Years

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So it was confirmed today that, after more than 10 years, Microsoft won’t be making any new Xbox 360 consoles. Phil Spencer wrote today that it’s game over, man. Game over.

Game Over Man

Ok, he didn’t say that exactly. What he actually said was…

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.

And the console certainly had a good innings. According to Phil ‘#InPhilWeTrust’ Spencer, we earned 486 billion Gamerscore on 27 billion achievements; spent 25 billion hours in apps; and killed more than 78 billion hours gaming (Most of that was one guy playing Call of Duty after a particularly bitter break-up).

 

But that doesn’t mean we should mourn the console’s passing. After all, not only can you still play tons of backwards compatible 360 titles on the Xbox One, the 360 also gave us some of the best gaming experiences since the original Playstation.

 

We’ve seen things…

 

And shot things…

 

And felt things…

 

We’ve indulged in our good side…

 

And our not so good side…

 

We’ve made friends…

 

And lost friends…

 

We’ve built worlds…

 

We’ve destroyed them…

 

Oh, and we’ve been Batman. Three times.

 

It’s been fun, 360. But we’ll celebrate what you gave us before your (Red Ring of) Death.

 

What were your favourite experiences on Microsoft’s console? Will you mourn its passing, or looking forward to the future? Let us know on our Twitter and Facebook page.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Microsoft Retires Xbox 360 – 10 Ways We Gamed in 10 Years

  1. Nice little write up, but surprised you didn’t mention the progression of dashboards over the years.

    The original one was so groundbreakingly fresh when it came out:

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