PSA: We're Officially In The Last Month Ever For The Xbox 360 Store
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Well folks, this is it. After almost 20 years on the market, the Xbox 360 digital storefront officially closes down later this month, marking the end of an incredible era for Xbox. Of course, loads of the games from that generation are now available on the new Xbox store via backwards compatibility, but the closure this month will still be a huge occasion - that console is iconic and its storefront going kaput is hard for us to wrap our heads around right now.

Still, we suppose the day was always coming at some stage, and we appreciate the heads up that Team Xbox has given us here. We've known about this store shutdown for almost a year, and some discounts have already gone live across a variety of titles - with one more batch to come on July 16th. That'll be just two weeks before the store goes away forever!

So, this serves as a quick PSA that we're in the final month ever for the Xbox 360 store, but also as a place to discuss the occasion and what it means to all of us. Have you been picking up any of these discounted games over the past couple of weeks? How do you feel about the Xbox 360 store going MIA after all this time?

Here at PX HQ, we have our eyes firmly locked on that final wave of sales in the middle of July - then we'll have a proper browse of the store and maybe get a little teary-eyed that this really is it for the Xbox 360 storefront. We've gathered up so many memories of this console over the years - thank the lord for backwards compatibility and the fact that the program has saved and modernised loads of digital 360 titles!

In the meantime, it might be worth having a look at some of the bits of free content that you can add to your Xbox account while the store is still up. Last week, we highlighted over 250 demos that remain live and downloadable for free as we speak, but they'll all be gone come July 29th. Then, there's things like themes, Gamerpic packs and other bits and pieces that'll become unobtainable in just a few weeks.

The good news is that whatever is added to your account should be accessible from your download history for some time to come, even when the store itself is closed. We still have loads of old delisted games and DLC packs on our accounts, and the majority remain downloadable and playable in 2024!

Are You Buying Anything On The Xbox 360 Store Before It Closes? (729 votes)

  1. Yep, I'm buying loads before it goes!29%
  2. I might get a couple of bits and pieces27%
  3. I don't know yet7%
  4. I doubt it but maybe the sales will tempt me10%
  5. Nope, I don't even use an Xbox 360 anymore!26%

Vote in the 360 store poll up above, and tell us your lasting memories of the Xbox Live days down in the comments.