Phil Spencer: Half Of The Xbox One Users Have Used Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

By   /   Dec 14, 2016
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Xbox One Backwards compatibility program has been widely successful among the consumers who own Xbox 360 games. Now Xbox head Phil Spencer has revealed that almost half of the Xbox One users have used the Xbox One Backwards compatibility.

Phil Spencer posted on his Twitter account that there are now over 300 titles available for Xbox One through backwards compatibility and half of the console users have used the functionality.

Now over 300 back compat titles. Nearly 50% of XB1 owners playing BC games is great to see. Thanks for supporting the program.

— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 13, 2016

Xbox One is currently estimated to have sold 25 million units which mean that over 2 million Xbox One users have used the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program to play their favorite Xbox 360 games on the new console.

Speaking of units sold recently is was revealed by data released by NPD that Xbox One S has sold 1 million units in November. According to Xbox marketing VP Mike Nichols:

We have seen strong momentum for Xbox One since announcing the new Xbox One S at E3 in June. That momentum continued in November as gaming consoles were once again among the most sought-after products to buy over Black Friday weekend.

Microsoft is also planning to release Xbox One Scorpio in Holiday 2017 and given that the console will have 6 TFLOPS of computational power many are worried about the console’s price. However, Phil Spencer has assured fans that the console will be priced according to console price point.

He further added that since they are not competing with PCs they will be able to balance the price and performance of the console.

I’m not trying to go and compete with a high-end rig. And because we’re building one spec, we’re able to look at the balance between all the components and make sure that it’s something we really hit that matters to consumers and gamers.

What do you think of Xbox One backwards compatibility program? What Xbox 360 games you feel should be available for this functionality? Let us know in the comments.

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