Old-gen consoles from the giant console makers Sony and Microsoft are often forgotten when a new generation takes over. Sony totally forgot PlayStation 2 despite being the highest selling game console in the history of gaming consoles. However, in the case of Microsoft, there’s something different going on.
The Xbox 360 just got its first system update in more than two years. If you haven’t turned on your forgotten console in a while, you might want to enjoy the great nostalgia, get it fired up and a new system update will be waiting for you.
However, the update doesn’t consist any major eye catchy features other than just “minor bug fixes and improvements”. But hey, It’s great to see that Microsoft is still supporting their old generation of consoles, unlike Sony who totally forgot their highest seller console PlayStation 2.
The last system update for Xbox 360 came March 29, 2016, about a month before Microsoft formally announced it was ending its production.
The old console does support Xbox Live and Marketplace features and all the rest, backward compatibility and the proliferation of the Xbox One has moved a lot of old Xbox 360 activities to the new console. Backward compatibility between Xbox One and Xbox 360 games was announced at E3 2015 and since then it’s become a staple feature, with more than 500 games supported by the newer console and new ones being announced almost weekly.
For those thinking about the Sony side, PlayStation 3’s last system update, 4.82, rolled out on Nov. 14, 2017. Wii U’s version 5.5.2 U got issued on July 17, 2017.