Reasons To Ditch The Xbox 360 #5: Console lifespan
Cast your mind back to the launch of the Xbox 360 in 2006. It was a time of excitement and jubilation… unless you happened to be an Xbox owner, that is. Barely four years into the original black box’s existence, Microsoft opted to jump the gun with its next-gen offering; casting aside thousands of loyal Xbox owners in the process. As a consequence, the entire industry turned its back on the Xbox practically overnight: a bitter pill to swallow if you’d just bought one.
Contrary to popular belief; the Xbox was by no means a flop, with close to 25 million units sold worldwide. There was still money to be made from the console, but Microsoft chose to consign it to the scrapheap. (By contrast, games and hardware are still being produced for the PlayStation 2 to this day.) We can’t help but wonder whether Microsoft will pull a similar ‘scorched earth’ policy when the Xbox 720 rolls into stores. In other words, the Xbox 360 might be obsolete sooner than we'd like.