Microsoft: Xbox 360 Still Has More Than 2 Years Left

Most gamers believe that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 successors will be out before the end of 2013, but head of Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer has finally made clear that this quite unlikely.

“Right now the Xbox 360 is really healthy and it's doing incredibly well,” he explained. “I think the 360 has a lot more than two years [left]. It has legs for a long time.”

“The nice thing about the Xbox 360 right now is - if you look - we're the number one console globally, ” he added. “We're able to bring in new content and still support the best of the core games. ”

Interestingly, the numbers available to us don’t support Spencer’s bold claim. It is true that the Wii has lost a lot of its traction in the last 2 years, but it still has a 50% lead on Xbox and PS3 in total hardware units sold to date. As for the yearly unit sales, the Xbox 360 came third behind the 3DS and PlayStation 3 in 2012 (till now) and it was second behind the PlayStation 3 in 2011. According to vgchartz, PlayStation 3 sold 14,128,407 units in 2011 while Xbox 360 sold 13,808,365 units and Wii sold 11,567,105 units.

“It's a platform that has really reached scale,” the Microsoft Game Studios head affirmed. “This is the time when you really see the great content showing up. The future in a lot of ways is always tomorrow: [things like] the Smart Glass technology and Windows 8 [show that] things are going to constantly evolve. ”

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Dont Buy the new console

These companies are ripping of off with these Old stale PORTS.. If people keep buying these crap then they will not come out with another system until they are forced too. We the People have the power. DONT TRUST THESE Companies not one bit... THEY ARE ALL ABOUT Profit and don't give a Rat A$$ about you or making better games.. FORCE THEM BUY NOT BUYING THIS OLD CRAP..

Console lifespan

People don't realize that when these heads of companies say that a particular system has a couple of years left in them, it doesn't mean that a new system can't be released at the same time. You might actually see a x720 or a ps4 by the end of 2012 or early 2013. Judging by E3's list of games coming soon with the types of graphics possible only on modern PCs, that's a telltale sign of new hardware on the horizon. Plus, Sony will not make the same mistake again of releasing their new system 1 year behind M$'s. So I wouldn't be surprised if Sony and M$ got something ready for the holidays.

Console lifespan

People don't realize that when these heads of companies say that a particular system has a couple of years left in them, it doesn't mean that a new system can't be released at the same time. You might actually see a x720 or a ps4 by the end of 2012 or early 2013. Judging by E3's list of games coming soon with the types of graphics possible only on modern PCs, that's a telltale sign of new hardware on the horizon. Plus, Sony will not make the same mistake again of releasing their new system 1 year behind M$'s. So I wouldn't be surprised if Sony and M$ got something ready for the holidays.

LOL!!

"..but head of Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer has finally made clear that this quite unlikely" Yes he certainly made it clear.. what a moron.

Wow

Aside from Nintendo (who are just now giving us the console they should have in 2006), the lifespan of this current generation of consoles may break the record for longest production time without the release of a new unit. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing in my opinion...we're still in an economic depression and most people don't have the money to blow on new electronics. Better to make do with what we've got.

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