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Nearly half of Xbox One owners now use backwards compatibility

Xbox 360 backwards compatibility continues to grow on Xbox One, with almost 50 percent of users now using the feature.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer confirmed this new watermark in a recent tweet, where he also announced the console now features over 300 backwards compatible titles.


Microsoft has been adding new titles to the feature all the time since its initial launch in Winter 2015. Performance isn’t always perfect, but it’s great to play older games on our new system.

The latest titles to be added include Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite. If visuals aren’t a big deal, this might save you picking up the Bioshock Collection.

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One of the most notably benefits of backwards compatibility is the added bonus it brings to Microsoft’s monthly Games with Gold.

The majority of new titles are available to download directly from the Xbox One marketplace, saving you the hassle of hunting down a disc.

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Hopefully we continue to see a steady stream of titles in 2017 as Microsoft prepares to launch the Scorpio, which will also support backwards compatibility.