Microsoft touting Xbox 360's longevity in 2008

xbox360Microsoft has a lot of faith in the Xbox 360’s longevity, according to some recent comments on Alan Bowman, general manager of Microsoft’s entertainment/devices division for Asia/China said that in addition to games, the demand for high-definition TVs will boost the Xbox 360’s popularity during the ongoing year.

Despite a less than stable economy, Bowman added that the Xbox 360’s support for high-definition gaming will turn the tide. "If people are going to buy HD TVs, they’re going to want to put content through that."

Since its launch in November 2005, Microsoft has sold over 17.7 million Xbox 360 units, which currently puts the console in second place behind the Wii. According to Bowman, while the Xbox 360 has been trailing in sales behind the Wii, sales of accessories, games and services were 3.5 times more than the PS3 and about 2.5 times that of the Wii in the U.S.

Lastly, Bowman touted that Xbox Live has hit over 10 million subscribers. With all of these milestones being hit, one may think that the Xbox 360 is all set to have a lucrative career in 2008. Upcoming 2008 exclusive Xbox 360 titles include Banjo-Kazooie 3, Fable 2, Halo Wars, Ninja Gaiden II, Saints Row 2, Too Human, along with other interesting 2008 titles including Alan Wake, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, Grand Theft Auto IV and Mercenaries 2, so it looks like a good year for the Xbox 360.


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