In a recent interview, Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed that the company expects to sell millions more Xbox 360 units, even though the Xbox One is currently available. According to Microsoft, more than 84 million Xbox 360s have been sold to date, but Microsoft doesn’t believe the console has reached its end of life yet.
“We’re going to sell millions more Xbox 360s before this generation is done and when people make a [monetary] commitment to us, they’re gonna come in and buy an Xbox 360, I want to make sure that there’s content for them,” Spencer explains.
“It’s an investment in the new generation of consoles, not every game is going to go to 360 but I want to make sure the 360 has a healthy line-up of software from us and from third-parties. And I think that’s important,” Spencer added. “Not everyone bought an Xbox One at launch.”
The Xbox One launched in November of 2013 and has yet to be the top-selling console in the United States. As of May 2014, the PlayStation 4 is the top selling console in the US.
Microsoft recently revealed that although the company was offering a Kinect-less Xbox One option for $399, the company remains focused on the motion sensor. “Kinect delivers a premium experience for Xbox One and we’re committed to it,” the company stated.