Xbox 360 has three years left to live

Xbox 360 users who do not upgrade to the Xbox One will find their console is totally unsafe and will not be supported in three years.

Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting the console in three years. Although three years is a fairly decent amount of time at the end of a console’s life cycle, the 360 is still on the market and has not been replaced quite yet.

Marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi says Microsoft is going to release 100 games for the aging console in the next three years and he promised that the platform will be supported through at least 2016, though in effect this is likely to mean until 2016.

Talking at the Citi Global Technology Conference, Mehdi said that the XBox 360 platform lasted for seven to eight years and it’s going to go for another three years. He added that it is still incredibly profitable.

According to Expert Reviews, Mehdi insisted that the arrival of the Xbox One is not a death knell for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft will continue to invest in it.

Mehdi said that it would not be as if the day the Xbox One is shipped, a customer’s Xbox 360 won’t work. The Xbox One will be in the shops in November.