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Xbox 360 is halfway through its lifespan, says Microsoft

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Thanks to the Wii U and even higher-end PC games, it's starting to feel like the next generation of consoles isn't too far off. Or is it? In an interview with MCV, Microsoft EMEA VP Chris Lewis said "We see [the Xbox 360] as about halfway through" its life cycle.

Lewis did admit that the console "is defying the normal curve you might expect. There's no doubt that Kinect put a huge shot of adrenaline into the business. What we are now seeing is massive swathes of families and younger audiences flocking to it. As you saw at the press conference, we are now in line with what we projected at E3 2010."

Microsoft's sight is now apparently set on so-called core gamers: "What you will see is us using Kinect to enhance the experience and not detract from it. I don't think our core gamers will tolerate anything else from us." Well, he's certainly right about that.

[Via CVG]

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