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RuleofOne343  +   1138d ago
Sweet can't wait , my wallet is ready.
Belking  +   1138d ago
Same here. I think the next xbox is gonna be really good.
SilentNegotiator  +   1138d ago
We don't know anything about the next Xbox....
darthv72  +   1138d ago
what if....
MS chose a different path in that they license a set of standards to other companies to develop their own 720 compatible units?

It would certainly take much of the pressure off MS in regards to them being the sole purveyor of the system and would create market competition between other mfg's.

the 3DO company (mainly Panasonic) licensed the rights to others to make 3DO units and even though the platform didnt do as well as they thought, the idea was still pretty sound.

With all the talk of a "steam" box laying the groundwork for other PC companies to make steam compatible units, it makes sense for there to be more wide distribution of general purpose machines than single units.

Like how you go to a store to buy a PC and you can choose from several different ones but they all have the same basic features. What sets each one from the next would be the amount of ram or hdd or cpu/gpu specs.

Where MS and the 720 are concerned they could make a set of standards and then companies can build from there. Maybe having varying sizes of hdd and mfg specific apps/features but in the end, all would be able to play the same 720 games and access the same live services.

Sony is a hardware company so the likeliness of THEM licensing their hardware tech is not as beneficial to them as it would be to MS. MS would make more off the $$ fees and not have to deal with the hardware overhead they currently deal with.
ABizzel1  +   1138d ago
I think the next Xbox will be more of the same, but vastly improved. Such as better similar, but better OS, similar but better Kinect, similar but better XBL, same but more first party exclusives, more integration with tablets and cell phones, and all backed by superior hardware.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1138d ago
Kinect 2 is really coming.

I hope kinect 2 blows away kinect 1's success to make xbox gamers even happier!
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Autodidactdystopia  +   1138d ago
I think the next xbox will be different but the same, like similar but dissimilar.
kinda like better but also not better. or almost the same but not the same. maybe mostly alike but not as alike as mostly would portray. in a way equivalent but equivocal. very indistingushable but distinguished.
TheGamerDood  +   1138d ago
I love how respectful these people are when talking about the base. lol
shoddy  +   1138d ago
I think you still pay $60 to play online.
decrypt  +   1137d ago
A lot of people dont really understand this the Xbox division isnt Microsoft's money gun.

Microsoft's main business is their Windows and Office business. The Xbox Division is really nothing in comparison.

Its my opinion that there will be a drastic slowdown in Microsoft's business in the coming years and this really isnt related to their Xbox. Its mostly their cash cow, Windows and Office that are going to be tanking.

The signs are already there, there is a slow down in the sales of PC hardware. Uptake of Windows 8 is much slower than expected and this really isnt because Windows 8 has a learning curve, far from it.

The problem is the market conditions have changed since the times of Windows Xp or Windows 7. People dont want to be buying PCs at a regular interval any more, this is because 2-3 year old PC can already do what current software requires them to do. Hence the need for upgrading isnt there. People instead prefer Androids and Apple devices.

Ultimately this will hit Microsoft and not only in their Windows and Office sales but also their enterprise sales will be hit.

Xbox on its own will not be able to carry the whale named Microsoft. Xbox division is just too small.

Gloomy times are ahead for Microsoft, people will be surprised how quickly the slow down can hit them.
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aviator189  +   1138d ago
Same here.
I've already set aside about $500 for the console and a launch game or two.
lastofgen  +   1138d ago
lol...I don't know why you got 3 disagrees for your statement, but I guess that's just how n4g is..
MikeMyers  +   1138d ago | Well said
People will disagree on anything here.

From the article:
"This trend suggests Xbox 720 sales will be higher than Playstation 4 sales. Moreover, the Xbox 720 is manufactured by an American company. On the other hand, the Playstation 4 is manufactured by a Japanese company. Most Americans prefer buying American made products at the moment, especially with the fiscal cliff looming."

I don't see how relevant that is given the history of gaming in America. From the Atari 2600 all the way to the Wii, Americans have supported both domestic and foreign gaming. How well has a RPG franchise like Mass Effect done in Japan? Now flip that around and ask how many Americans bought games from the Final Fantasy series? How about America who bought games from the Gran Turismo series? Now ask yourself how many Japanese gamers bought Forza.

Current hardware sales in Japan show PS3 sales in Japan at 30X that of Xbox 360 sales. The PS3 is not being outsold in America by 30-1. It's probably closer to 2-1 or less. Even the Wii is outselling the Xbox 360 right now by 8-1.

Even when Microsoft tried to capture the Japanese audience early on with exclusives like Blue Dragon and Lost Oddyssey they snubbed their noses at it. The good thing is they still got the Japanese developer support which is far more important. Especially since the region of Japan pales (sales) in comparison to Europe and North America.

I've tried many Japanese influenced games like Catherine and Disgaea. There are certainly some unique and great games from there.
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solid_warlord   1138d ago | Trolling | show
xursz  +   1138d ago
Everything in MikeMyers comment is spot on. I don't know why you got that many disagrees.

+Well said
IAMERROR  +   1138d ago
lulz! Loved how my comment got flagged for trolling, I was simply implying he doesn't keep up with MS news since there are quite a few NEW IPs being made for the 720. So sick of the redundant HALOGEARSFABLEFORZA response from people (mostly sony fanboys), read up like you do to the company you're loyal to! lol
iNFAMOUZ1   1138d ago | Trolling | show
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1138d ago
I hear that witwicky... can't wait for the next gen to start!

Funny that the guy who got marked for trolling says your wallet is ready for Halo, Gears, Forza, etc..

It is! Those games are great!

Just like Sony guys are waiting for God of War 4, Infamous 3, Killzone 4, LBP 3, GT6, another warhawk, Uncharted 4 and so on.

Don't see a pattern? The games everyone wants the most are sequels.. even 3rd party games. COD, BF, Madden, AC, RE, GTA and the list goes on...
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FACTUAL evidence  +   1138d ago
To be fair, 4 of those IP's you named were new this gen. Sony always brings new IP's in abundance so no argument there. Sorry. I still don't approve of that guy trolling the 360 though.
Blaze929  +   1138d ago
Pretty sure it's going to be called Xbox 8, or simply Xbox. But I wish this Xbox 720 name would really stop being used.
KingKevo  +   1138d ago
Is this 'my wallet is ready' a freaking running gag that always needs to be posted for an article about an upcoming console or game?!
RuleofOne343  +   1137d ago
Not a running gag or what have you but an honest to truth statement about being cash & credit card ready for the next Console no matter it's price tag day one .

@chukamachine no more ready than a ps3 fanboy is for UC4, GoW ?, MGS5,GT6,KZ4,R4 & ANYTHING MOVE .
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chukamachine   1138d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Intentions  +   1138d ago
I'm ready for it, just that i won't buy it on release prob wait a year or two, unless a game catches my eye (exclusive or multiplat).
Cam977  +   1138d ago
"targeted design for those who play casual games"
Seems that they're pulling the same moves they pulled towards the end of this generation.
Hazmat13   1138d ago | Bad language | show
ThatsGaming  +   1138d ago
I hate that popularity of search graph. That could just mean that many 360 users are more interested and looking to the next gen than PS3 users that may not be expecting a new console as much next year.
KontryBoy706   1138d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
nevin1  +   1138d ago
Kinect Glasses?
OneAboveAll  +   1138d ago
Augmented Reality.
darthv72  +   1138d ago
A fancy name for....
beer goggles
Stoppokingme  +   1138d ago
I think we should wait to see what the launch titles are before we can form any opinion.
KrisButtar  +   1138d ago
that is the smartest thing i read all day.

my opinon for the new consoles from sony and ms, if either of them are heavy on the motion controls(ps move/kinect) thats the system im going to avoid, i want a controller and if both go heavy on the motion controls then i would jump to the wii u as at least it has a pro controller
xursz  +   1138d ago
i have a WiiU but trust me you want to wait for the new consoles.
Spookshow   1138d ago | Bad language | show
DiRtY  +   1138d ago
I don't see a problem with trying to get all three major markets done right.

IMO the three major segments of the market are:

Core games
Casual games
media functionality

IMO MS is in the best position to satisfy all three segments.
NastyLeftHook0   1138d ago | Not a reply | show
Max-Zorin  +   1138d ago
Lmao at the comments from people that clearly don't care about the Xbox brand. This site is proof the world is coming to a end.
Ezz2013  +   1138d ago
not for me
ps4/steambox along with my gaming pc
hazardman  +   1138d ago
isnt steambox more for the gamers who dont have a gaming rig, or is valve leaving all pc development and only developing for steambox?¿ im only asking cause if you have a gaming pc with steam buying steambox would make no sense. to each his own i guess..kryptos/orbis/wiiU(only if zelda/metroid and eternal darkness come out for it) will only get steambox if half life3 is exclusive to it.
tommygunzII  +   1138d ago
Steambox should be the entry level PC platform. Perfect for those that dont want to spend more than $500 for a gaming rig.
hazardman  +   1138d ago
i dont see how this affects anything really. ms is catering to all casual and hardcore. if youve been following news on next gen this old news. ms wants to be in every home be it the person who plays once in awhile but watches alot of movies and other programing or the hardcore like most of us who just wants to game. its a win win imo...
GraveLord  +   1138d ago
The guy who wrote this article is either stupid or he's a fanboy. I'm betting stupid.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1138d ago | Well said
Oh you mean like your comments?

"MS is prepping a AAA new Ip title to rival Halo and Gears come next gen."

You: "Space Kinect Adventures?"

"MS is prepping a brand new next gen AAA movie like game.

Again, you: Space Kinect Adventures?"

What's sad is you didn't even get marked down for trolling for both of those offenses just agrees.


What's really bad about it is both of those articles didn't even mention Kinect at all. Hinting both will be a hardcore experience.

Now you seem to know a thing or two about stupidity.
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Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1138d ago
I find your comments abrasive and obnoxious. I am going to ignore you now.
Riderz1337  +   1138d ago
Lol showing the popularity of the Xbox 720 against the PS4 in the UNITED STATES. Lol please guys if you have 5 minutes of your time go try the same thing and do it for worldwide. GG Xbox. Google doesn't predict who the leader in console sales will be. What a terribly researched and written article.
cedaridge  +   1138d ago
I am ready for the NEW Xbox 720.
Mathew9R   1138d ago | Spam
OmniSlashPT  +   1138d ago
MS will go for the casual market and use the Xbox for the whole 'living room entertainment system' with augmented reality (kinect).

We know that since last years E3 and all those new tablets and phones just confirm how MS just wants every chunk of the market.

It's a shame since they'll stop caring about true games, let's hope Sony knows what to do and that the SteamBox changes something in the industry. Nintendo has to do something too.
tommygunzII  +   1138d ago
If it is going to charge me $50 a year to play a few exclusives, I'll stick with PC and Sony.
Gamerita  +   1138d ago
i don't care what the xbox720 is going to be like because i really dislike the games microsoft the severe lack of top games. my only question here is why the PS4 is not been treated the same way by this (dodgy) media ?? it only gets negative news/rumors all the f time when in fact we all know its going to be the best HD console just like the PS3 is right now!!!!
majedx9  +   1138d ago
"targeted design for those who play casual games"
ziggurcat  +   1138d ago
"and a more accessible and targeted design for those who play casual games."

womp womp....

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biggamejames79  +   1138d ago
Another win for Xbox, #1 HD Console of all-time with the 360, 720 ready to change the way we all game!
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1138d ago
This website's users makes me hate playstation fans and by extension, playstation. This coming from someone who owns a ps2, ps3 and Sony phone.
Why are you people so obnoxious? Okay you love everything SONY, would it kill you to let those that prefer other consoles enjoy some good news without resorting to trolling? I mean come on.
xursz  +   1138d ago
All fanboys do it. The guy who submitted this article trolls playstation news daily. Same with the 3 or 4 users named "WiiU[insert random name here]".

Take a look at any sony article which reaches the front page.

edit: i'll get disagrees from fanboys.
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thecowsaysmoo  +   1138d ago
Too bad the author spelled wii u and nintendo wrong.
mrbojingles  +   1137d ago
Who says money gun anyway?
zebrahim  +   1137d ago
Idiotic article by an uninformed popularity seeker. PS3 is actually second among console sales. People forgot quickly how MS released a couple million defective xboxes into the market. I'm a huge MS and Sony fan...but something odd is going on here with
these one sided rumours. Gamers who have been playing since the 80s know quality...we've seen 3DO, SNES, Jaguar ATARI CD 32..dreamcast and from all these can deduce that Sonys strategy is on games...not pointless tacked on features.
TheKayle  +   1137d ago
u crazy...ps3 is last this gen and make half of the money that ms did with 360..go to study
Fakdafakinfakerz  +   1137d ago
Easy money...
ElementX  +   1137d ago
Nothing wrong with trying to target casual players. I'm sure the next Xbox will play multiplats better anyway ;) I hope I can afford both new systems.
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