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Xbox 360 gets a system update — its first in two years

Discontinued, but still supported

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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

If you have an Xbox 360, you haven’t turned it on in a while and you want a silly twinge of nostalga, go boot it up. The console just got its first system update in more than two years.

No one seems to know what it does other than make “minor bug fixes and improvements” but, hey, it shows that Microsoft is still supporting the old workhorse.

The last system update for Xbox 360 came March 29, 2016, about a month before Microsoft formally announced it was ending its production.

While it’s still supported, with 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 wondering, PlayStation 3’s last system update, 4.82, was issued on Nov. 14, 2017. Wii U’s version 5.5.2 U went out July 17, 2017.

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