Microsoft Are No Longer Manufacturing Xbox 360 Consoles

After celebrating its tenth birthday last year in November, Head of the Xbox Division for Microsoft, Phil Spencer, has now announced that the...
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    After celebrating its tenth birthday last year in November, Head of the Xbox Division for Microsoft, Phil Spencer has now announced that the console which has helped redefine how we saw console gaming will no longer see new versions roll off the assembly line. What this means is that any Xbox 360 inventory that is left available will of course be sold as usual. But after all of those have been purchased, Microsoft will be partially closing its doors on the system, therefore making any 360s that are still out there a literal piece of history. However, if you still own a 360 or have it as your main gaming system there is no need to worry, as Phil Spencer continued in his post by saying that the Xbox Live online service, along with many other important features of the Xbox 360, will continue to run after new manufacturing of the console has ended. All of those features and services can be found listed in the spoiler below.

    Some of them include all Xbox 360 hardware still being supported at xbox.com/support, as well as the fact that all Xbox 360 owners will continue to receive all of the same Xbox Live services from their console that they have access to now. Furthermore, any Xbox Live servers that support Xbox 360 services will remain online and active, so everyone will still be able to play their favorite games online without a worry. How exactly this will affect the future of the Xbox 360 and the 360 modding community as a whole is yet to be seen. However what is very clear as of this announcement is that now would be the time to stock up on old school Xbox 360 hardware and/or consoles, as they are now a relic of gaming history.

    • 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.

    Xbox Wire

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  1. Angel x Kittenz
    Rest in peace my best friend
  2. XEX MODLOADER
    System Link games will live on for ever freestyle dash 3 for life.
  3. xxllllxxllllxx
    They need to make mw3 backwards compatible. Best cod ever made. Bo3 was a flop like I expected. Waiting for the next infinity Ward game. Black ops the series isnt good enough to be considered a cod game.
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    2. xxllllxxllllxx
      Long live MW3, BEST COD EVER MADE!!
    3. Keeley Hazell
      I don't think he was trying to start an argument, just saying what he thinks about mw3 lol. I think cod4 and mw2 were much better games.
    4. xxTheReaperxx17
      mw2 better cod4 bo2 better more people play b02 then mw3 so yeah mw3 boring and how dare u say blackops is not good enough to be a cod game you must have down syndrome
  4. smelly02
    It is time to shut down the severs, not many people play anymore. I know at lot of people on this site still play, 10 years was a good run. good things need to come to an end.
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    3. AUSSIE G4M3R
      If that happens R.I.P backward compatible online games, which they most likely won't do for a while.
    4. AUSSIE G4M3R
      And also your basically asking for them to shutdown the servers, why?
  5. SoFloJayModz
    I Mean Their will Neverr be Fun like The old 360 Days but hey getting A Xbox1 Cant be so bad Gears Of War 4 Looks Awesome and Blackops3 But What about the xbox360 Mod deres With Jtags and Rghs Do our KV Still ret banned Do we Still get acc banned wassup?
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    2. SoFloJayModz
      IM High As **** Lol
    3. SoFloJayModz
      Dude Help me get Mw3 Online
    4. Vainz
      I have no clue what you're talking about lmao.
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  6. Vainz
    Goodbye fun...
  7. Scarecrow
    We all seen this day coming. Now is the time to purchase one and sell it in 30 years when the items become scarce.
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    2. TheAtom
      that's what I'll be doing.
    3. Red58
      I don't know of too many (zero honestly) people running around looking for old Atari's. Mine is just sitting around.

      Idk why Xbox 360 would be any different.
    4. AUSSIE G4M3R
      They sold hundreds of millions they're not going to be gone anytime soon maybe 100 years then they might be not as common.
  8. L3TH4LxMakina
    Kvs are still getting mad they will take them from the other X boxs and it means there is eventually no reason for Microsoft to look after the 360s soon so everybody will be modding
    1. zlReborn
    2. Hitomi Tanaka
      Not true if you consider backwards compatibility for Xbox One. It emulates the 360 and connects to 360 servers. They will still care about 360 servers but KV supplies are limited now.
    3. SoFloJayModz
      I Hope My Kvs Last longer :smile:
  9. zlReborn
    R.I.P Xbox 360 you will be missed by many
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  10. Keeley Hazell
    What a shame.. So many good memories on the 360.. Call of Duty: World at War, Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead, Borderlands, Skate trilogy, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Halo 3, Gears of War, Gears of War 3.. I could go on and on. At least the online will continue for a bit.