Xbox 360 Runs Old Games

This is the news I’ve been waiting for. Apparently it’s been known for a while, not by me I guess. The Xbox 360 will play original Xbox games. However, as the Xbox 360 Blog points out, the system will cost $400 with the hard drive and backwards compatibility with older games. Only $300 with no hard drive and backwards compatibility. This is from Reuters:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp. said on Monday its new Xbox 360 will run video games developed for the earlier generation of its gaming machine, an enticement to get fans who have already spent hundreds of dollars on older Xbox games to purchase new hardware.

The world’s largest software maker also announced a deal to feature Japanese publisher Square Enix Co. Ltd.’s “Final Fantasy” games, which up to now have been a cornerstone of rival Sony Corp.’s PS2 franchise.

Microsoft, which unveiled the Xbox 360 last week, will have between 25 and 40 game titles for the machine by the end of this year, with more than 160 games under development.

  • Is it really worth purchasing an xbox? I never would, mind you I don’t game at all, unless I am in a LAN cafe, which I only enter about once every 2 months…
    Xbox, phft.

  • It’s very worth it for me. It’s worth it for the Splinter Cell games alone…and Halo I suppose.

    I finally got to try out the cooperative mode in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory lastnight on Xbox Live. It was wicked fun but got laggy if my teammate and I split up across large distances. I kept getting lost, I think I pissed the guy off. It’d be a lot easier if I had a headset though so we could communicate. He had a headset and was tellin me what to do, but I couldn’t communicate back wit him.

    Yah, definately get an Xbox. If not for gaming, then just to hack.

  • Fox

    So far I plan to get the ps3 and the xbox 360. and MAYBE the psp. I heard the ps3 and psp will be able to connect to each other for gameplay and the psp would be able to act as a controller.

    But what I am really waiting for is the modding possiblities of both. Which ever mods better I might just get 2 of those – 1 authentic one and 1 modded one.

  • I am not a big gamer, so no. And even if I was I would not purchase an xbox, a computer is enough. Seriously, gaming is a waste of my time, especially since I get caught in it for hours on end, and once I actually tear my eyes away from it I think; “Jees, I could have done something much more productive in those hours”.

    Just me though.