Xbox 360 Will Continue to Receive Support for 3 Years

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For all the Xbox 360 gamers out there that were dreading the release of the new generation of consoles because their pocketbooks were a bit on the light side and were not going to be able to make the transition shortly after the launches this holiday season there is good news. Microsoft has come out to confirm that they will continue to provide support for the 360 console for three more years in addition to handling the new Xbox One. This news was released by Yusuf Mehdi during Citi Global Technology Conference which took place on September 3rd. In addition to receiving continued support Mehdi also mentioned that there are 100 additional games planned to be released for the aging console while the company slowly moves to phase the console out by 2016 unlike the abrupt abandonment which the original console saw with the release of the 360. I know that I personally don’t have the cash to shell out to pick up one of the new generation consoles at release so I was quite pleased to learn that my 360 would still continue to be usable for quite a bit of time to come. Hope that this news is as exciting for some of you as it was for me and keeping up the gaming and have some fun!

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Xbox One Day One Consoles Available Again

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Hey everyone if you were disappointed to learn that you were unable to sign up to receive the new Xbox One on launch day because you didn’t sign up early enough I have some good news! Along with letting us know that the release date for the console is scheduled for November 22nd 2013 Microsoft also announced that they have produced more day one consoles to be released for sale through certain retailers across the globe. The company has been very pleased with the excitement and pre-orders and due to the fact that their initial inventory had already sold out the company has found a way to increase the available units for more consumers to get their chance to get the unit. So far Best Buy, the Microsoft Store and the UK game retailer GAME are the only confirmed places to take advantage and sign up to receive one of the additional units and they are limited so if you plan on signing up I would get on it ASAP. Hope that if you want the console on day one you get the news quick, otherwise keep gaming and having fun everyone!