The Xbox 360 is not going away with the introduction of the Xbox One. In fact Microsoft expects to sell over 25 million more Xboxes in the coming years. This means Microsoft sees the Xbox 360 as being relevant for another five years. It is possible the price of the Xbox 360 could drop over time until the Xbox One reaches the $199 price point.
A newly designed Xbox 360 is being launched today that looks similar to the Xbox one. The redesigned 360 is slimmer, smaller and even more silent.
New games were also announcing for the 360 including the latest installment of “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition,” a new exclusive Kinect title, “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood” and a free-to-download third-person action-role-playing game (RPG) “Ascend: Hand of Kul.”
Every Xbox Live Gold subscriber will receive two free Xbox 360 games per month until the release of Xbox One, starting with a pair of popular titles: “Halo 3” and “Assassin’s Creed II.” And to celebrate E3 in the month of June, Xbox Live Gold members will receive a free download of “Fable III.”
The redesigned Xbox 360 is available in the same value-packed editions for the same price as the existing console – $199.99 US estimated retail price for the 4 GB console, $299.99 US for the 250 GB edition and $299.99 US for the 4 GB Kinect Bundle. Shipping today to retailers across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and Ireland, the new Xbox 360 will continue to roll out across all Xbox regions over the coming months.