The Xbox 360 launched in November 2005. The original Xbox launched in November 2001. It is now 2010. About time for a new Xbox, right? Not necessarily, Microsoft says.
"I think it's important to say that the Xbox 360 is the console of the long future for us," David Hufford, senior director of Xbox product management, told the Guardian. "There is no need to launch a new console, because we're able to give this console new life either with software upgrades or hardware upgrades like Project Natal."
Project Natal is Microsoft's upcoming motion sensor system.
"The Xbox 360 was designed for a long life," Hufford adds, "and I don't even know if we're at the midpoint yet."
This would mean that the Xbox 360 has a console life akin to that of the PlayStation 3 and its 10-year life span.