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Microsoft Wants 360 To Have PS2-Like Lifespan 160

Gamasutra is reporting on comments from Microsoft executive Mindy Mount, reacting to Nintendo's Satoru Iwata and his observations about the modern console life cycle. Mount indicated that the company is looking towards the PlayStation 2's success well into its lifespan for inspiration. "In comments very similar to those made by Iwata, Mount suggested that a rush to create a new generation of consoles was not necessary until there was a compelling hardware feature to justify it. 'At this point from the technological perspective, there are some real advances ... that make it worth having a next-generation console," said Mount. "Right now there aren't that many things on the horizon that you think, wow, that's going to be a game-changer.'"
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Microsoft Wants 360 To Have PS2-Like Lifespan

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  • Re:FIST SPORT! (Score:3, Informative)

    by Migylesa Rex (1148337) on Wednesday November 07, 2007 @12:40PM (#21269435)
    Interesting, I recall my playstation two breaking itself twice, ruining my soul calibur disc as well as my disgaea disc. so far, with the hardware problems, microsoft is following closely in sony's footsteps.
  • Slimline is a beast (Score:3, Informative)

    by ellessidil (1172717) on Wednesday November 07, 2007 @01:09PM (#21269889)
    I've had my slimline for about 4 years now, and the only problem I have had is with the laser not reading DVD movies anymore, which doesnt bother me, thats what I have a DVD player for. And I keep that thing running almost 24/7, so that says alot about the quality of the hardware. MS can only hope to produce something remotely similar.
  • by Kildjean (871084) on Wednesday November 07, 2007 @02:02PM (#21270689) Homepage
    Did you realize that you can transfer all your virtual games into a memory card on the wii? if the console died you could replace it with a new one and just transfer the games back inside. Or just download them in the external sd card. that is what i did when i broke up with my previous gf and she decided to keep the console, so i transfered the games to an sd card and bought a new one... now i still can play my virtualconsole games.
  • Re:100% backwards (Score:2, Informative)

    by michael021689 (791941) on Wednesday November 07, 2007 @02:02PM (#21270691)
    My launch PS2 works too this day without a single error. Hell, I left the thing on with a game playing for three months in a row once. I would love to see a launch 360 do anything at that point in its lifespan.

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