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Submitted by Karooo 1168d ago | news

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. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Xbox 360)

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Abash  +   1168d ago
Geez not a good time to say with it being the holiday season currently and them wanting to sell more 360s
Anon1974  +   1168d 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-Miku  +   1168d 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_cake  +   1168d 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.
Blankman85  +   1168d ago
It's hard to notice ramped up spending in between all that red ink.
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kreate  +   1168d 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.
blackbeld  +   1167d 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.
ATi_Elite  +   1168d ago
Holiday 2013...Console Next Gen begins
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!
Muffins1223  +   1168d 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_Gamer  +   1168d ago
I hope the 720 or w/e it's called is @E3 and that MS will speak on the hardware and features
ALLWRONG  +   1168d 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.
Dlacy13g  +   1168d 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.
konnerbllb  +   1168d 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.
majiebeast  +   1168d ago
People watch MTV didnt they use to show music video's? Should just rename it to TDTV Tween Drama television.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1168d 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.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1168d ago
next gen usher game.
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iNathan  +   1168d ago
Likely
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  +   1168d ago
cant wait to see what the new systems offer & how much they will cost..
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   1168d ago
Tell us something we didn't know.
KrisButtar  +   1168d ago
i cant read it
KingOptimusAscend111  +   1168d ago
Hopefully we don't have to pay for Live.
AlucardFury  +   1168d ago
That'll be the day.....
ALLWRONG  +   1168d ago
You don't pay for Live now seeing how you don't have an Xbox. Nice attempt with the whole "we" part though.
KingOptimusAscend111  +   1168d ago
Your name pretty much explains you, all wrong. I do have a Xbox 360. Next time don't pretend like you know people when you don't know them at all.
Belking  +   1168d ago
We don't have to pay for live . Its a choice.

It looks like MS will be first and sony will be playing catch up again.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1168d ago
Hopefully MS can finally CATCH UP on providing PLENTY of EXCLUSIVES (not the cheap Exclusive/Timed DLC tactics) and it's HIGHLY doubtful as it was this gen that MS will attempt to provide NEW IPS with FRESH/DIFFERENT ideas!
Hicken  +   1168d ago
Yeah, because people would really CHOOSE not to play the online part of their games...
dubt72  +   1168d ago
can't wait!
Yangus  +   1168d ago
I hope its true!I wait next-xbox.
nevin1  +   1168d ago
But what is 2 SKUs involving one just being a media box that cant play games?
Dlacy13g  +   1168d ago
Think something similar to roku or to be honest. .. the Ouya (spelling?). No disc drive, connects to tv and possibly integrates with cable provider systems. .. and it will play only downloadable arcade titles with a small amount of memory for the games.
BitbyDeath  +   1168d ago
Can someone fix the link!?

EDIT: Here it is - http://www.bloomberg.com/ne...
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IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1168d ago
My horrible expierence with 360 has made me more worry some about going with MS next gen... especially at launch!

I also want to see NEW EXCLUSIVE IPs!

It's sad looking through my 360 games and finding copies of games that say "ONLY ON XBOX" to now know they are available on PS3 as well!
demonddel  +   1168d ago
Seriously tell me why if you have a game are you worried about if its on another system
JamieL  +   1167d ago
Thats just what Fanboys do.
taquito  +   1168d ago
yayyyyyyyyyy

8 years later

it better do 1080p with 4x aa in every game minimum or else i'll just stick with my pc thats been doing that since 2006

the sad thing is, ps4/nextbox probably won't even be close to a 2008 gaming pc
konnerbllb  +   1168d ago
I'm an xbox player, no hate towards ms or the xbox but it can't even do 720 native at 60 fps right now. Based on the industry talks about MS and Sony not advancing the specs of next gen enough, I seriously doubt it will do 1080p with all the bells and whistles.

If it does do 1080p, it will be upscaled from a lower resolution just like it is now. Up until recently most games have been upscaled from 500-600p (not actual numbers).

Me, I just hope for a 60 fps standard next gen. Games run incredibly smooth at 60 fps, and if all games run at that framerate I will be happy no matter the native resolution.
green  +   1168d ago
Rage on Xbox 360 is 720p native at 60fps
kma2k  +   1167d ago
@green it might have but the texture pop ins were absolutely horible!
nikrel  +   1168d ago
If they do not fix the disc tray scratching discs i'll pass. Just lost skyrim due to bumping my desk.

So used to my playstation never ever scratching a disc.
BitbyDeath  +   1168d ago
Next Xbox should come with Blu-ray so you won't have to worry about that.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1168d ago
After Nintedo, before Sony.

If the rumors about the PS4 are true, they won't see final dev kits until next summer. Not enough time for a holiday launch.

Also, there is the much bigger question of Sony's financial situation, and missing R&D spending on their quarterly reports, the kind you would normally see before the launch of new hardware. This kind of spending has always been used to confirm new machines in the past.

Now I'm definitely not one of those people who say Sony isn't making a new console. They're obvious working on... something.
BitbyDeath  +   1168d ago
PS4 dev kits have already gone out.

Link - http://n4g.com/news/1126323...
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Dlacy13g  +   1168d ago
But are they final dev kits?? Doubtful
BitbyDeath  +   1168d ago
@Dlacy13g,

Wouldn't matter if they are final or not, games can still get made/completed on non-final kits.
portal_2  +   1167d ago
Didn't Sony confirm PS4 development in '11?
Persistantthug  +   1167d ago
@portal_2.....No. No one has confirmed or even acknowledged any development of a PS4.
And actually, neither has Microsoft.
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portal_2  +   1167d ago
@Persistantthug, @disagrees:
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
KMCROC54  +   1168d ago
BTA, bring it.
Candy1  +   1168d ago
On one hand, upgrading is lousy when keepable games get phased out without backward compatibility after established successors. On the other hand, gaming expectation standards should improve contributed by increasing consumers for true project vision.
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tiffac008  +   1168d ago
E3 is going to be HOT next year. That's for sure!
Npugz7  +   1167d ago
Love how the xbox next will be the most powerful! If its true than my excitement for this thing has just enhightened!
Npugz7  +   1167d ago
Love how the xbox next will be the most powerful! If its true than my excitement for this thing has just enhightened!
LOL_WUT  +   1167d ago
Bring it! Lets just hope they don't rush it. ;)
sdplisken  +   1167d ago
M$ is gonna need more than the annual halo/gearz/fable/forza spamming if they want to compete with sony's 1st party new ip war machine

gotta make something new m$
and not rip people off with your online service
kma2k  +   1167d ago
Specs, launch price, & launch titles please!
th3n00bg4m3r  +   1167d ago
If they still charge to be able to play online, if the controllers need battery and if the new Xbox has a high failure rate, i am not "in".
Jakens  +   1167d ago
I feel diferent. I'll throw my money into LIVE as I see fit and fair.

The battery packs are one of my favorite things about the MS controller. Count me "in".

I also believe MS kinda promised not to have a high failure rate with the upcoming box.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   1167d ago
You are ridiculous. I understand that you love your Xbox 360, but how can you prefer to waste your money that you can get for free on other platforms? Stop defending Microsoft, they are ruining gaming.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1167d ago
PLz no hardware failure this time. I luckily still have my launch 360 working. It RROD in 2008 sent it to Microsoft and, worked until 2012. Had to pay 70$ to fix the overheating CPU/GPU problem thing. Now its working again and I hope it has no problems till the next Xbox.

My story Isnt actually that bad as some people's Who have had to buy multiple 360s. I just hope Microsoft dosent run into these problems again and release faulty hardware.
Jakens  +   1167d ago
Does anyone else beleve that there will be a PGR5 at launch?

Either way this is good news to me....Then the waiting for Xbox 4 after this.
StreetsofRage  +   1167d ago
We can only hope!
BlacBox  +   1167d ago
People complain about the cost of Xbox live, but turn around and buy a 600 dollar box on launch day. Smh

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