^ *sigh* does someone else wanna handle this one?
Did you just wake up this generation?
Ok you've got us - please enlighten us all as to why Microsoft will abruptly stop support of their console a year before the PS3? They won't want to do something stupid like continue to sell software to an install base of 50+million when you can simply blow all your profits away and spend it on R&D on the next console.
Next stop rocket science.
I'm not pretending to be able to predict the future but for the life of me I can't think of a single solitary reason why they would stop support of the 360 and just let the PS3 take over their marketshare. Don't you think they've looked at how the PS2 absolved at lot of the incurred losses of the PS3 for Sony?