Microsoft hails evergreen Xbox 360 Classics

Microsoft has predicted that Halo 3, Mass Effect and PGR 4 will go on to become ‘evergreen’ sellers after it added the games to its Xbox 360 Classics Range.

The titles will now retail for around 19.99, alongside other Xbox 360 Classics such as Crackdown, Gears Of War and Saints Row.

Microsoft’s head of gaming and entertainment Stephen McGill told MCV: We’re very pleased to add these three fantastic titles to our range of Classic titles, joining the likes of Assassin’s Creed, Need For Speed: Most Wanted and The Simpsons in a very impressive portfolio of titles that offers great games at incredible value.

These latest three additions are some of the very biggest and best blockbuster games available on any platform.

Classics as you’d expect don’t normally generate the kind of pre-orders you’d see on triple-A new releases,
and are instead steady, valuable and evergreen titles that we know customers will perennially be
interested in and will continue to engage with.”

McGill took the opportunity to enjoy Microsoft taking 55 per cent of week one sales for Resident Evil 5. He added:

There’s a regular release of great new games on Xbox 360 as you’d expect – Resident Evil 5 being the latest example of a huge multi-format release that gained its lion’s share of sales on our platform – but our Classics range is a key way for customers to be reminded of the portfolio that already exists.”

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