Xbox 360 will not be abandoned for at least five years

Yusuf Mehdi, a senior vice president at Microsoft, says that the company expects another 25 million Xbox 360 consoles to be sold over the next five years. "That's something we're shooting for, it's not a financial plan as such, it's just rough numbers if you will," said Mehdi, "To sell another 25 million, half of those will probably come from replacements, but half will come from new buyers."

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2506d ago Replies(4)
ApolloTheBoss2505d ago (Edited 2505d ago )

"25 million Xbox 360 consoles to be sold over the next five years."


Trust me, M$: When mainstream society finds out just how greedy and arrogant you've become with the coming of Xbone, you can expect that little prediction to diminish dramatically.

Belking2505d ago

"Trust me, M$: When mainstream society finds out just how greedy and arrogant you've become with the coming of Xbone, you can expect that little prediction to diminish dramatically".

Diminish? That's exactly what society did to sony in the TV, camera and portable music market. MS doesn't have anything to fear. XBOXone and Wii-u can totally fail(which will never happen) and they still won't be bouncing checks. Can you say that about sony and PS4? Nope.
Only place they can really go is up. Apple killed them in the music and samsung has beaten them in the electronics market, and they have lost huge market share in the games arena. PS4 better be a hot item because they have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.

Why o why2505d ago (Edited 2505d ago )

Their bottom lines aint my main concern. Sony give me more of what I want. None of these guys pay ANY of my bills belkin. So you continue to be a cheerleader for the wrong reasons imo. Ill be a cheerleader for sony because of how they deal with their core customers of their 'gaming console'.

No bait and switch, despite them being in a so called worse off situation than ms who have given you far less back. Just look at some of the comments and shifting attitudes of so many of the 360 guys here on n4g. Some aren't happy at all. Some on the other hand have picked up a seige mentality due to the recent barrage of criticism even though, deep down, they're pissed..... better off using that energy to get ms to make a couple U turns my friend.

whoyouwit042505d ago

"It's already abandon. They should've put that billion towards games and acquiring games studios 5 years ago not after the lack of 1st party exclusive games for years on 360. To late IMO"

No, Microsoft did the write thing by rebuilding most of there studios from the ground up. That was the less expensive way to build their games division; which is why microsoft now out number both sony and nintendo with studios. 23 and counting (it seems like every other month they open up a new one) this is also why micro soft can invest 2 times as much as sony or nintendo in Next gen games development ( Over a billion bucks). Anyways, I'm sure some of those studios will still be making games for the 360. seeing how Rare is a 3 team studio I really believe that Killer instinc will be announced for the 360 alone with a new ip for the xbox one.

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tarbis2505d ago

Lots of studios with nothing to show? Go back to sleep, you'll see your games there.

Qrphe2505d ago

The 360 will be one of the biggest problems of the X1. As long as CoD and EA Sports games keep on being released for it many won't jump ship.

Jek_Porkins2505d ago

Wonder if this shocks anyone? I called this a while ago, we haven't even seen a price drop in 4 years, so if they do drop the price to $99, it'll sell pretty well. Maybe they'll even release a new Xbox 360 super slim, which would be cool.

The_Klank2505d ago

Kinda puts a dampener on the whole 'One' box they are aiming for though doesn't it?

Jek_Porkins2505d ago

Not really, it's a cheap alternative for a lot of people. It also has a huge back catalog of games.

The_Klank2505d ago

Sorry forgot who I was talking to for a minute...
Of course it does, no BC automatically means there will be at least 3 boxes under your tv. 4 if you want extra storage.
Not exactly the all consuming entertainment hub they'd have you believe.

BillytheBarbarian2505d ago

Hahaha! What back catalogue? You mean remakes so I have to buy the same games again? Do we really need Sonic the Hedgehog or angry birds again? Pffft...they should have at least had xbla games BC.

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