Xbox 360 killed off

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Xbox 360 killed off

The Xbox 360 console is being killed off by maker Microsoft.

It has been around for 11 years, in various incarnations, and more than 80 million have been sold.

Sales of older-generation consoles, such as the Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3, have been declining as players shift to newer versions of consoles – for Microsoft that is the Xbox One.

“While we’ve had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us,” said Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division.

Old school gamers will still be able to use their consoles on the Xbox Live network, which allows online multi-player gaming, and Microsoft said it would continue to provide customer support for the 360.

The Xbox 360 launched in 2005 with a number of popular video games including Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty 2’ and Electronic Arts’s ‘Need for Speed: Most Wanted’.