In a recent interview with Mercury News the president of Microsoft’s Entertainment division ‘Robbie Bach’ confirmed that the Xbox 360 is here to stay and that this console generation will last a lot longer then the previous ones.
“Just coming up with something that’s faster and prettier isn’t going to be sufficient,” said Bach, 47. “The life cycle for this generation of consoles — and I’m not just talking about Xbox, I’d include Wii and PS3 as well — is probably going to be a little longer than previous generations.”
From the interview it seems that there is two reasons for the ‘no hurry’ approach, one the economy isn’t strong enough to support a new console, and secondly that being able to make something new that the consumers will want would be a tricky task.
This is certainly good news for all the current gamers, as I’m sure none of us want to buy a new console anytime soon.
Source: Mercury News