Thursday, June 8, 2017

Xbox One Exec Responds To Report About Low Backwards Compatibility Usage

I don't know about you but I don't think you can call half of all Xbox One owners using backwards compatibility (for more than 508 million hours) "low."

Earlier this week, a report claimed that Xbox One owners "largely ignore" the console's backwards compatibility functionality. Now, Microsoft has responded. Xbox chief marketing officer Mike Nichols shared some data points on Twitter today about backwards compatibility usage. He said around half of all Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility, accruing more than 508 million collective hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. This is up from 145 million hours in August 2016 and 210 million back in November 2016. The feature launched in November 2015.