Microsoft said it would stop production of its Xbox 360 video game console, through which the company gained recognition in the market. Around 80 million units of the console have been sold since it was launched in 2005.
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 company won’t be making any more Xbox 360s, owners will still get Xbox Live services for their consoles, allowing access to online multiplayer gaming and parties as well as access to the apps they use today, and Games with Gold and Deals with Gold.
On the Xbox India website, the Xbox 360 has an MRP of Rs. 12,990 for the 4GB version with Peggle 2 while the 500GB variant with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II has an MRP of 21,990. Discontinuing the console may result in market operating price over and above what it is right now. There is a possibility for the price might be not the same after discontinuing the console, literally higher than what it costs now.