I don’t know about any of you, but Kris and I have a lot of video game consoles. I mean, you have to if you want a grand variety of games, right?
Of course, the consoles get old eventually. And then what?
The Xbox 360 was developed by Microsoft being released in November 2005. That’s almost 11 years ago. That’s a long time, right?
Well, the Xbox 360 was officially discontinued on April 20, 2016. While Xbox Live is still being supported on the 360, the console has run its course.
I got the 360 a few years ago (maybe in 2011 or 2012?) for my birthday. It’s the original Xbox 360, preowned. Yet it never gave me any trouble.
I tend to play more Wii games than Xbox, but I do have my fair share of Xbox games. I played it off and on throughout the years.
Now, being ten/ten-in-a-half years old, my Xbox has finally decided that it’s going to retire. Of course, I had no say in the matter. The other day Kris and I went to turn it on and it just decided not to. We tried to figure out why, looked up ways to fix it, but in the end… it’s old.
We’ve been thinking of upgrading to the Xbox One for a while, but haven’t. The 360 was working fine and we really didn’t feel like spending the money. Of course now it looks like we may upgrade sooner than we thought.
It’s funny because we’ve had the Wii since it came out and it still works just fine. We don’t use it too much anymore as we use the Wii U now, but it’s still plugged in and there if we ever need it.
Speaking of the Wii U, Kris and I had the original Wii U. It came out November 2012 and we got it for Christmas that year. However, it didn’t have much space on it.
Before we knew it, we had run out of space, it being only 8GB.
A few months ago we traded it in and got a 32GB Wii U, the Mario Maker bundle. We didn’t think we were going to need a new console until the newest Nintendo console was released (meaning the NX).
It stunk replacing a perfectly good console just because it wasn’t able to handle the amount of games we wanted to play… I mean, that’s what the console is for, right? To play a lot of games?
The NX is supposedly being released in March 2017. It’s not near the holidays so Kris and I can’t ask for it for Christmas, like we usually do. Kris’s birthday will have already passed and mine won’t be for another six months. Usually we ask for new consoles as gifts, but we won’t be able to for the NX.
Seeing how the consoles are always updated and upgraded, I wonder if will be worth the wait? Maybe instead of splurging and buying the Nintendo NX when it comes out, I should wait for my birthday or Christmas. Maybe in those few months they’ll come out with another NX that will have more space on it. Maybe some possible glitches will be fixed by then.
Home consoles can last a lifetime. At the same time, they seem to need to be updated a lot. How do you feel about that? How’s your luck been with your consoles?