Microsoft announces their own Virtual Console system

Microsoft announced that they will be doing something that the Wii has been doing for a long time, only it’s for a game system within the last few years. Simply put, Microsoft is putting full downloadable Xbox games on the Xbox Live Marketplace (Xbox 1 not Xbox 360 games).

The plan, which will be enacted early December (the 4th to be exact), will allow games published by Microsoft to be purchasable (for about $15 dollars each [cheap!] or about 1200 points) over the internet where they can be downloaded onto the console. This plan could be seen as a way for Microsoft to get more money on those bigger (120GB) hard-drives. The price may go up (or down) soon on those babies.

From what we know, Fable, Indigo Prophecy, Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex, Burnout 3, and the original Halo will be launch titles in this new service.

The fall update for the Xbox 360 is supposed to unlock this feature.