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Xbox One is discontinued: what has been the longest console?

Xbox One says goodbye

The middle TheVerge recently gave an interview to the Xbox Production Manager Cindy Walker, where he briefly explains that Xbox One consoles discontinued at the end of 2020. The discontinuation of Xbox One S then went quite unnoticed —obviously, at that time we were on to something else—, while the xbox onex it was still relatively easy to find in any superstore. Now we know that if there are units left in stores, are the last.

Microsoft’s idea was and still is to put all its efforts into its new generation of consoles, the Xbox Series S and Series X. And for this, they had to get rid of everything old to put all the company’s workers to work on the two new consoles. Sony, for its part, has also done something similar, although it has not been able to completely stop the production of PlayStation 4 due to the current difficulties in producing the PS5 due to the shortage of microchips and semiconductors in general. It is estimated that a million more PS4 consoles will be manufactured while they cross their fingers so that the problem is solved once and for all. semiconductor crisis.

Almost 9 years, is there any older console?

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It may seem like a lie, but on average, the successful consoles have life cycles around 8 or 9 years. Still, Xbox One has had a shorter life than its predecessor, Xbox 360, which did not reach 10 years of life for just a week. Such a console was sold even longer than the nintendo wii, how hard 8 and a half years approximately, and also more than the Playstation 1, which was marketed during 9 and a half years.

Overcoming the barrier of 10 years of life, the Super famicom lasted just that, a decade, while the original family It lasted practically 11 springs. Although at that time, it was quite logical, since from the time the console came out in Japan until its worldwide distribution was completed, a few years used to pass. And the market was also much more limited back then.

However, you don’t have to go so far back in time to find such long-lived consoles. Playstation 3 occupies the first step of the podium, with almost 12 years in his record. The console hit the market at such an expensive price that not many were willing to buy one, thus lengthening both its introduction phase and the maturity phase of its predecessor, the Playstation 2, which was marketed during 13 years. And finally, the first position goes to the NEO-GEO, an arcade machine designed for the home that, although it was not a commercial success to shoot rockets, was on sale during 14 and a half years.

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