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Suicide Or Genius For Microsoft To Release Xbox 720 In June?

Boston (TheNextXbox) – Microsoft and Major Nelson have come out and started a countdown for the next-generation Xbox 720, the successor to the Xbox 360. Is this countdown to the announcement or the actual launch of the next-generation console?

There are many people out there who are arguing whether or not it is either genius or suicide for Microsoft to actually release the Xbox 720 at this particular time.

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Bigpappy1300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

It's the announcement numb knuts! E3 is in June.

Here is how they always market: announcement, Pre-order, HYPE (Leak specs); HYPE (Game trailers and pic); HYPE; then release for the holidays (Hopefully for Black Friday).

You are welcome.

iamnsuperman1299d ago (Edited 1299d ago )

I agree. They are not going to release it in June because they would need to unveil it now. It will be revealed at E3 with it being release later (before Black Friday) or if something goes wrong the following year

joab7771299d ago

Playstation should announce now and release soon at tax time. They cannot afford to let xbox get a head start or launch at the same time. They shoulda seen this coming. Announce late 2012, release in late february, early march.

Rush1299d ago

"Suicide Or Genius" It's even worded in a manner to attempt to create an argument/"discussion" ; seems no one took the bait. xD

Fail article is fail.

MikeMyers1299d ago (Edited 1299d ago )

So is your reply called a failed response since you didn't elaborate on the possibility? It was meant to think of the outcome if indeed they do release it in June. Obviously they are only thinking there could only be two drastic measures. One of being a genius move that would really give the new Xbox a great start. The other is that it would be a stupid move.

I never really thought of the possibility of a June release but it could be a bold move. Problem is you would have to somehow keep it all secret but still have talks with retailers. I don't see that happening without major leaks. You also need to build some pre-hype so that consumers have a chance to prepare themselves. This isn't like the launch of a new iPhone where people expect a new one or two per year and are ready for it.

June could be a good month because early adopters will buy one regardless of the time of year and then you hit the busy holiday season. Keeping the momentum strong. Right now the Wii U isn't getting much hype. It's a slow time of the year and the hype has sort of died off. Would the Wii U have been better off in June? Get the early people who pre-ordered out of the way, have new systems in stock before Christmas and have a bunch of games coming? Hard to say but it does bring up an interesting option.

Hicken1299d ago

How would his reply be a fail?

The article fails because the scenario it posits is improbable, at best. Rush's comment merely points that out, and the author's attempt at forcing a discussion out of this extremely unlikely scenario.

You even mention some of the very reasons why such a release is unlikely, yourself. To add to what you said, there's also the usual drought of games in the summer- meaning fewer multiplats at launch- means less incentive to pick one up, to boot.

You talk about keeping momentum strong, but that has to assume there's momentum in the first place.

HammockGames1299d ago (Edited 1299d ago )

Seems obvious the countdown would only apply to a possible announcement.

I haven't heard if they've even resolved their chip mfg. issues. Last I'd read - and admittedly I may have missed something - this particular problem called into question whether a release at the tail end of 2013 was still possible.

So June launch = not bloody likely.

UnholyLight1299d ago

Yeah I heard they made the deadline. Probably just barely but they made it. Im telling you all, have been for a while. After no announcement last year it seemed VERY clear to me that Holiday 2013 is gonna be release. 2012 was squeezing the last juice out of the fruits of their labour, even though the console is still selling OKAY...it's time. It's been long enough, and if they announced last year they may have killed sales early.

SilentNegotiator1299d ago

As if a June release would make or break a console....pffft...

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1upgamer991300d ago

Uh, this article is NULL and Void...not going to happen...I did not even bother to read it...why the heck waste my time..

jeenyus1299d ago

Totally agree. The article is just trying to grab attention. June=E3, that's it.

blackbirdi1299d ago (Edited 1299d ago )

thats impossible ...they have to market a game at least a year before the launch

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