It sounds like Microsoft are aiming for a June launch for their next gen console, according to a business magazine.
Are we talking about launching the actual console in June or just revealing it?
" launch of the new Xbox gaming console is expected in June, "
That's pretty awesome! Well if that's true they need to hurry up and reveal the console and build up marketing fast.
From reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... It sounds very much like bittorrent. So maybe their idea for the nextbox will be about quicker downloads and possibly stream loading of games or other content from not only the servers but other users. Interesting
It's Google translated. Most probably it's the announcement, and not retail launch.
"Launch" in this case, means announcement. It is the same way with the PS4, many journalists called it the "launch" i.e. BBC, but Kaz replied saying it wasn't really a launch.
They are not launching it at June lol. This just means just that they are going to reveal it at E3. I was really hoping for the April reveal to be true though.
@darthv72 So they want to use up your bandwidth rather then pay for better servers?
If it's true they're rushing to get it out before the PS4 which could prove to be bad. I don't want them rushing out the Xbox only to end up with a poorly built machine. When people buy a console they don't want to be having to replace it soon after.
Hopefully they don't rush too much to make sure the have reasonable failure rate.
I HIGHLY doubt a June launch. If (and like I said I highly doubt it) a June launch were to happen, it'd have to be after E3. I think a fall launch is more realistic. We'd have so many leaks from parts manufactures right now if they were gearing up for a June launch, and 3rd party devs would want to be showing their games already if it were a June launch.
I think there might be a translation error from revealing/unveiling to launching.
No way. They are not going to launch in June. That is only a couple months away and they haven't even announced it.
Move along Kneon, this isn't a Sony article. But if it was, I wonder if you'd be so negative about an added option that probably wouldn't be forced upon the end user.
I wonder if this is one of the outcomes from the emergency meeting they held a few weeks back after seeing the PS4 announcement. Pando might be used to let you play games while downloading them like what PS4 had already announced.
I think that means launch of all the info and the reveal. Since E3 is during or around the same time we can guess that it is referring to that or at least somewhat E3 along with other Microsoft only Presentations.
It makes a small amount of sense because they could be standing on the scene at E3 and say, "You can get it on monday".
I feel confident this is the full reveal in June. We would have heard something by now if it was a June actual hardware launch.
I was hoping for a April reveal if the rumors are anything to go by. MS seems like they're buying allot lately. How much "stuff" will the 720 have in it? EDIT: @DLace Oh ok so the April reveal is still very possible. I agree the 720 won't get released in June. I think people keep getting "launch" and "reveal" mixed up. Thanks for the clear up.
@AngelicIceDiamond I am sure we will get a partial reveal in April similar to what Sony did. It wont be everything but it will give you a good idea. The full reveal I am sure will come in June at E3 with launch window / date and possibly price. I highly doubt they would launch hardware in June. I mean 1) We have not heard a peep of leeks from any manufacturing which would already have had to be happening for a June launch. 2) They will want more than just 2 months (April & May) to promote the console. They are marketing beasts so this just doesn't make sense.
Maybe they might pull an Apple and release it very shortly after announcement.
Surprise!!! It's actually out now!!
LMFAO!!! I burst out laughing reading your comment, lol.
lol TechnicianTed just went in on Kalowest ahaha
And maybe it'll come with a pot of gold and a leprechaun riding unicorn!!!
I personally don't think this will be used in MS next gen console but as a windows 8 app.
MS bought Bryan Brown's character from Two Hands?
This means announcing not the actual launch which most likely will be in fall
Pando is borderline spyware why you would want to buy it is beyond me unless they plan on doing the big brother thing.
I've never heard of the company before. Maybe the P2P ability would allow for user mods and collaborations.
Mods would be killer. I dont see why next gen consoles aren't doing it, though they seem to be more and more restricted on PC anyway
That seems most likely. Why else would they acquire a P2P sharing company? They might as well have bought uTorrent.
There's no way
Not a chance.
@KonohagakureFC I believe you, the Sharingan can see through anything.
It runs on feelings...not logic
i think this is another case of confusing "launch" with "reveal." it's nearly april, and they haven't even announced the damned thing, so i doubt it's going to be on the market in june.
Exactly. No way this thing is releasing in June. terrible time to launch a console even if it were the truth.
It's a great time to release a console. Diehards buy it at release. Then there is plenty of time to repletion inventory by the holiday shopping season.
If Microsoft announced that Live would be free for the first year of Launch, or even the first 6 months, that would be a good motivation to buy.
Worst time to release a console. June? Are you guys fur rill?
Isnt June E3? They will reveal, not release.
Did they not release the slim almost immediately after its announcement?
You mean the one time of year when not one good game comes out and they would have the attention of everyone until September when good ones start coming out....that is pretty terrible. I doubt it will happen but if they launched in June with one or two good exclusives and some third party games early (this is why it won't happen) it would be a great time as they would crash the summer drought with a big shiny new green pool to go swim in. Again, seriously doubt it will happen but it could be cool
Last of us is in June, so that "not one good game" statement is fail.
I meant in general but touche...I'm not all that pumped for the LOU...just not my type of game though it's Naughty Dog so it will be stellar if it's your type.
I'm half excited until they at least reveal the specifications of the system.....
many articles get launch and announced wrong,its annoying.
I know, some people just couldn't wait. There is still life left in this current gen consoles.
The fact that Microsoft had NOTHING to say to atleast lower Sony's momentum after its PS4 anouncement told a story, but what writes an even worse tale is the info that does leak consearning the next Xbox. Looks like Microsoft is not trying to out do Sony by being Sony, so what else then is left? Really only a fight with Apple over the cable box?
Many may think there is nothing to report but there could be so much they want to say that they dont want to spoil it by saying anything that can be taken out of context. They do their own reveal on their own terms. Not like its a first but in this day and age, they must have some really good NDA's in the company to keep things so hush hush. edit @minato. That is a good possibility. Ms caught by surprise at the specs of the PS4 would be like nintendo and sega caught off guard by sony when they announced the ps1. Sega went through some last minute changes to try and up the specs of the saturn to compete. Ms probably had things all figured out the last year or so but with sony's reveal, they could be making some last minute changes as well.
Your theory is very viable but it is also very viable that Sony caught them off guard and they are scrambling to match them. Either way Games rule the roost in my house and whoever has the better ones will get my money.
The fact that Microsoft has remained silent and has not countered with a quick reveal shows they are confident in what they have. I doubt that MS is scrambling to change specs because of Sonys PS4, considering games are pretty much done or close to being done for this system (exclusives) and every company already has the dev. kit to work on third party games. I feel like MS is confident on their new console and is sticking to their original time table.
Yah, MS has never "reacted" to any sort of Sony reveal. They have always gone on their own pace, which I think is respectable. They rarely criticize Sony directly and say how MS is better, rather, they just default to "we're excited about blah blah blah and think it's the bees knees." I've always felt MS handled knee jerk reactions well...
@naruto guy Caught them off guard? Jesus the naivete of some of you people. It's a SONY CONSOLE, that's a bit better than the other Sony console already available! Amazing! It totally goes beyond foresight. Are you serious?
Actually it was Sony who scrambled to announce first. Which is why they showed no console with a few features and handful of games. It was even Sony who said they didn't want MS to get a jump on them. Microsoft will have a complete showing like they always do. Sony is being hush hush because they are waiting for MS to announce so they can see what else they can copy. That's how Sony is they take a "lets see what Nintendo and MS are doing" approach. Cloud Trophies Kinect Smartglass PSN Marketplace Video streaming Music dl Movie dl Wii Mote
Possibly the most appropriately names poster I've seen in a long time. Cloud (You're kidding right?) Trophies (RAC had them but I'll play along) Kinect (LOL) Smartglass (LOL) PSN (I didn't realise an online store was so innovative) Marketplace (above?) Video streaming (LOL) Music dl (LOL) Movie dl (LOL) Wii Mote (Do I really have to post the video yet again?) History for me is when I had teeth but history for you is when you didn't.
Cmon man are you even serious? Movie downloads haha
Your comment is like your user name. Its all wrong. ROFL @Lvl_up_gamer "Then in Feb Sony give a thrown together conference for their console announcement without having a console to even show." ROFL just a pathetic hater pissed off that Sony did a great job with the conference. Wah wah wah they didnt show a console. So what? Do i need to remind people what Sony actually showed? https://www.youtube.com/wat... Deal with the future because its coming and theres nothing you can do to stop it. And to rub even more salt in the wound heres a picture of a PS4 developer kit. http://wololo.net/wagic/wp-...
Your username fits you very well, but it's best if your username was instead "IAMALLWRONG", just saying!
Uh, you do know that MS announced FIRST when they started a countdown to E3 right? Everyone knew that was their given date for a console announcement. It was the first time MS EVER had a countdown to E3. A month later, Sony releases their trailer for the PS4 announcement just AFTER they said that they would wait for MS to announce first..... Then in Feb Sony give a thrown together conference for their console announcement without having a console to even show. Not to mention no working demos of Gaikai because it's not even working yet, 3 1st party game trailers with 2 being gameplay. Sony had no intentions to announce until last minute. It was MS that forced Sony to reveal earlier then they originally planned and it was MS that forced Sony to develop a new console to release sooner rather then later.
I agree on some of your points. I also think that MS not responding or moving up their release announcement shows complete confidence in their product and shows they are not intimidated by Sony.
Wow. I've seen some pretty desperate attempts at spin, but this one really takes the cake. You think a little E3 countdown clock caught Sony off guard, forcing them to change everything from their hardware to their release plans? I mean, really? You honestly think Microsoft showing their console at E3 would come as a total surprise to Sony, when everyone and their mom was expecting it? I feel like I should give you "funny" bubbles, because I definitely lol'd.
And...no. Try harder.
Wow. And 7 people even agree with your awesomely desperate theory. This stuff is just golden. Is Lvl_up_gamer and ALLWRONG the same person? Whoever they are, you can just tell they're quivering that Sony will be a force to be reckoned with next gen, much more so than this gen.
June for a console launch?? Terrible time to release it. Great time to unveil it...but launch? No.