Microsoft announced on Xbox.com that they were stopping production of the popular Xbox 360 video game console, which helped the company gain a firm foothold in the market.
More than 80 million units of the console have been sold since it was launched 10 years ago in 2005.
Xbox 360 also introduced Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing game device. It was the company’s primary gaming console, until it launched the Xbox One in 2013.
The Xbox 360 launched with a number of popular video games including Activision Blizzard Inc’s “Call of Duty 2” and Electronic Arts Inc’s “Need for Speed: Most Wanted”.
While the console is no longer going to roll off the factory stores, existing stock will continue to be sold according to the availability in each country. Accessories and games for the console will also continue to be sold. Deals will also continue to be available on Xbox Live. Multiplayer gaming and social features will also continue to be available on Xbox Live. For those who own the Xbox One as well as the Xbox 360, the games for the 360 can be played on the One without any additional cost.