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The Xbox 360 lives on as Microsoft drops surprise system update

Microsoft has updated its Xbox 360 console for the first time in more than two years.

The surprise system update, which dropped over the weekend, promises some “minor bug fixes and improvements”.

Microsoft isn’t detailing exactly what is within the update, but it doesn’t appear its if the company is plugging some major security flaw.

It’s the first update since Microsoft announced the end of the Xbox 360’s production run in April 2016, following a magnificent 11 year run (via Polygon).

Related: Xbox One vs Xbox 360

Those still rocking the classic console will be delighted to hear Microsoft is continuing to support the system, which sold an estimated 84 million units. The Xbox 360 was Microsoft’s best-selling console, the sixth best overall, and sold more units than the original and the Xbox One combined.

The company hasn’t quite managed to replicate that success in the current generation and sales lag way behind the PlayStation 4.

Microsoft has done a better job of keeping the previous-generation alive, with the backwards compatibility available on the Xbox One. Xbox 360 gamers can insert a disc into the old console and download a digital version of the same title.

Sony’s Playstation Now platform offers a massive library of titles, but requires gamers to pay a monthly subscription fee to access titles they may have already purchased, back in the day.

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