Microsoft Ends Original Xbox Support on March 2nd

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by War, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007

    "On March 2, Microsoft will no longer offer repair support to users of the original Xbox console. Owners who (somehow) still have an Xbox console under warranty from Microsoft will be able to participate in an upgrade offer to an Xbox 360 -- terms of which are not detailed online. Microsoft recently ended support for the big black box in Japan. Pour out a portion of that Forty folks, the Xbox is no longer supported by Microsoft. Sure, most will tell you Microsoft stopped supporting the original beast on November 22, 2005, but those people would be ... no, they'd be completely right."

  2. Advi

    Advi GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 26, 2009
    United States
    they STILL support that damn thing???

    wow. if it technically hadn't ended in 2005 then MS was lying? [​IMG]
  3. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    Meh, I got my Xbox in 2003 (or 2004, I forgot). My warranty is probably up so maybe I'll take it apartt..
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Fortunately the internals of the xbox are fairly well understood and spare parts are aplenty.

    Hopefully by the time that dries up there will be something to rival XBMC in the trivial to set up range.
  5. Zerrix

    Zerrix GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 11, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Is Sony still supporting their PSone or PS2? o.O
  6. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 27, 2007
    hmmm wonder what the upgrade cost would be in this statement

    will be able to participate in an upgrade offer to an Xbox 360

    if its worth it maby we could go round to all the secondhand stores and snap up loads of cheap ass original xbox's and trade them up for 360's !?
  7. Link5084

    Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

    Aug 6, 2008
    United States
    How is Microsoft gaming shit now? It's better than the original Xbox
  8. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

    Former Staff
    Oct 27, 2002
    United States
    Palm Coast
    I really doubt they'd still be under warranty still.
  9. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 27, 2007

    DEPENDS if whoever is paying for an extended warranty or paid for a 3 year or 5 year warranty for it [​IMG]

    some stores offered this for Xbox original ...and still offer this kinda deal on new consoles too [​IMG]
  10. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Aug 7, 2008
    Well, looks like xcdjy won that argument. I can't imagine anyone countering that latest point.
  11. demitrius

    demitrius GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 19, 2008
    United States
    Yeah, there's plenty wrong with that

    Try again...
  12. Yoshimashin

    Yoshimashin Penguin Spy

    Aug 17, 2006
    United States
    Seattle, Washington
    They still support the PS2. It is still a very well selling console.
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