After a long and very successful run, the xbox 360 is starting to show it's age. With rumors being spread about it's successor and companies who want to design games with more complex graphics turning to the PC and PS3, the system is starting down what will probably be the last year of the xbox 360. That is, the last year that it will be the flagship xbox brand on the market.
Although the console had a good long run, it didn't fare as well in the beginning when customers returned their 360's, angry because of glitches and system crashes that the console seemed to be riddled with. Because of the problems that the 360 had on launch day, many customers will no doubt test the waters and wait for reviews to come in as opposed to jumping right in the deep end with the next xbox.
Since the explosive release of the 360 back in 2005, a number of awesome game titles have hit it, including the much-coveted Halo 4, the opening to a new 'reclaiming trilogy' for the Halo series.
In 2013, we will see a whole new set of fantastic and not-so-fantastic titles hit the console. This is good, but a lot of people have noticed that developers have opted to get their games released for the 360 within the first third of the new year. That means there is concern that when the 360's successor(dubbed the 720) is released sometime between now and 2015, there will be competition between purchasing the new games for the 360 or switching over to the 720 and starting anew.
The concerns of some developers may be unwarranted, as Microsoft thinks that the 360 actually has quite a bit of mileage left in it. But if this is the last year of the 360, with so many fantastic titles slated for 2013, it looks like this system will go out with a boom.