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Xbox One Users Have Spent Over 100 Million Hours Playing Backward Compatible Games

by Mike Guarino


The reception to Microsoft’s backward compatibility program that allowed people to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One was very positive, as it meant that people wouldn’t have to juggle between two systems as much when they wanted to play some older games. However, it looks like people have been spending an awful lot of time playing those older games, with Microsoft releasing the official numbers.

Here’s what Microsoft said regarding the popularity of the backward compatibility program:

“In addition to all the new games coming, we’re committed to helping carry your favorite games from your Xbox 360 library forward as well. Your response to Xbox One Backward Compatibility has been overwhelming – to date, gamers have spent more than 100M total hours playing Backward Compatible titles on Xbox One. We recently added Call of Duty: Black Ops, XCOM: Enemy Within, and Portal 2 to the growing library of Backward Compatible games, now totaling 209 titles with many more on the way.”

Microsoft was able to make a lot of progress with the amount of Xbox 360 games becoming playable on Xbox One, and with Red Dead Redemption just being announced for the program and its sales skyrocketing as a result it will definitely only broaden its scope from here.

If you’re interested in checking out all of the backward compatible games, then you can view the complete list for yourself by clicking right here.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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