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Bloomberg: Microsoft Said to Plan Next Xbox Console for 2013 Holiday Season

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will release the next version of its Xbox video-game machine, the top-selling console, in time for the holidays next year, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.

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Abash1336d ago

Geez not a good time to say with it being the holiday season currently and them wanting to sell more 360s

Anon19741336d ago

I'm sure this will go largely unnoticed by consumers. If they've been paying attention at all they'd be anticipating the next console next year regardless of what Bloomberg just said.

We just saw MS report ramped up spending in the R&D last quarter which signalled production of the 360 had kicked into high gear. Given the timing from when we saw this last time, holidays 2013 seems likely. And given the fact that we haven't seen Sony ramp up R&D spending which indicate a new console in the works, it looks like they'll be following MS again. Unless we see that increase in R&D spending this current quarter. If it comes any later than that, judging by historical timelines I doubt they'd make holiday 2013.

Hatsune-Miku1336d ago

I can't wait for the new xbox but I won't be on the new xbl. Xbl will cost probably 100 quids or more than it is now so ill be gaming mostly on the ps4. I'm hoping that the ps4 is more powerful since Sony will have the most exclusive and unique titles but if the xbox next is more powerful then it might be my console to game on mainly with ps4 used to game online.

deep_fried_bum_cake1336d ago

Hatsune

What makes you think it'll cost a lot more than it does now?

Is it stupidity or just some knowledge that you've somehow obtained.

XBL will most likely cost the exact same on the next xbox.

Blankman851336d ago

It's hard to notice ramped up spending in between all that red ink.

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kreate1336d ago

Either xbl cost will increase by putting more value into the subcription or xbl cost will increase by having more choices, a silver/gold/platinum subscription.

But cost wont go down for sure cuz so many ppl supports xbl. If anything, it'll stay the same or increase.

blackbeld1335d ago

Ohh dear Microsoft is rushing it again! Lets hope the hardware is more reliable this time.

It's good they bring it for the holiday season sooner the better.

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ATi_Elite1336d ago

To me that sounds about right!

Devs would have had the Next Box dev kits for over 2.5 years by Holiday 2013 and the games should be ready.

I'm looking forward to a better Kinect and New IPs. Hopefully new IPs from Microosft!

OH and i figure Sony will strike 6 months later! No way in hell they wait a year this time around!

Muffins12231336d ago

Its rumored that there will be 2 models
(both same price)
One for the kinect players but it has a less powerful gpu
And the other one that does not come with a kinect comes with a better gpu(graphics card)
The kinect one will be for mediocre gamers

NYC_Gamer1336d ago

I hope the 720 or w/e it's called is @E3 and that MS will speak on the hardware and features

ALLWRONG1336d ago

Based on what MS has done in the past I'm not convinced they will reveal at E3. My bet is they will use MTV again because it worked so well last time.

Dlacy13g1336d ago

They may not reveal at e3, and instead reveal it just prior to e3 but you can bet the bank they will be talking about it at e3.

konnerbllb1336d ago

MTV was barely relevant then and now.. it's definitely not the platform to reveal a new console on. I can see them holding their own show like nintendo did. If they absolutely must be on tv I think they would be on spike or g4. It would be funny if it landed on G4. MTV was on a downward spiral during the 360 reveal, G4 is now closing it's doors. Makes sense.

majiebeast1336d ago

People watch MTV didnt they use to show music video's? Should just rename it to TDTV Tween Drama television.

AngelicIceDiamond1336d ago

Well, if they were to reveal the console like they did with the 360 they might show it on Spike Tv/ Game trailers this time around.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1336d ago (Edited 1336d ago )

next gen usher game.

iNathan1336d ago

360 will keep selling but they need a ne wConsole out of the Gate, this Gen is already limited.

Xbox 3 will bring a range of new possibilities, both online and offline gaming.

DivineAssault 1336d ago

cant wait to see what the new systems offer & how much they will cost..

DaGR8JIBRALTAR1336d ago

Tell us something we didn't know.

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