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Can old XBOX games be played on the new one?

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Word is that backward compatibility to games of the old console is excellent, but this applies mostly to XBOX hits. Games like Halo 1 & 2, Knight of the Old Republic 1,2 , Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, and a handful of others are in that list. Updates to the rest of the games will gradually come out, and will be distributed through XBOX Live, so that whoever owns a copy of the game could play it in the new console. We hope that eventually all the games will be patched to the 360, but you got to wait and see.

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