Submitted by IGW_Fobia 970d ago | opinion piece

Where is the next Xbox?

What is Microsoft doing? Sony has been releasing news about the PlayStation 4 for over a month now without any competition in the next-gen arena from Microsoft.

Come on Microsoft, step your game up (Microsoft, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

iGAM3R-VIII  +   971d ago
"What is Microsoft doing? Sony has been releasing news about the PlayStation 4 for over a month now without any competition in the next-gen arena from Microsoft.

Come on Microsoft, step your game up"

I have to agree with this 100%. Sony is stepping up and telling us more about the PS4 but we don't even know if MS will be having a 720. When E3 comes I am sure MS will come out and say something but if they decide to do what Nintendo do and announce it 1 month before launch, that would be stupid. If they do that by that time the pre-orders for the PS4 would be out, thus meaning if the 720 hasen't even been revealed yet people will have no choice to pre-order the PS4
AngelicIceDiamond  +   970d ago
You agree with that, shocker. How will MS "step they're game up." If they haven't formerly announce the console yet?

MS will announce it when they feel they're ready, its simple. I wanna know what MS is doing just as bad as the next gamer but making rehashed articles time after time won't help anything.
xPhearR3dx  +   970d ago
I don't get why you, along with many media outlets are so upset MS hasn't revealed the next Xbox. It's eating through your skin that you don't know what they're currently up to. It's kind of a funny at this point.
Why o why  +   970d ago
for me its a pointless as all the articles b/+(#ing about NOT seeing the actual ps4 at the reveal. Lets just wait. Time will tell if either ms or sony were wrong in their decisions.
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ps3_pwns  +   970d ago
i agree MS needs to step up or the xbox supporters need to shut up and join the only side there is right now. playstation side! i actually don tthink the x720 will come out this year. all the devs said they like ps4 more then the nextbox already.
hellvaguy  +   970d ago
I realize by your name your a brainwashed sony fan, but here's the deal. This article was about people getting anxious about releasing specs and a date. It was nothing to do with needing to "step it up" and make it better.

I release it's hard to not place a negative twist on the competition for some people, but get a grip man, lol. The same goes for xbox fans too who go over the top with spin offs. Both sides have fans that are guilty of this brain washing. Just be patient and when it comes to electronics, the longer the wait, the bigger the payoff.
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MysticStrummer  +   970d ago
@Archie - Then your presence in a console article is puzzling.
ichimaru  +   970d ago
awhy do you if strangers with anon accounts "join Sony's side". that sounds more like insecurity than anything, enjoy games for sure but stop using this site as a recruitment platform. we are not your minions, and we are not a corperation's army
dangerousjo33  +   970d ago
lol why ask why the new kings dont need to rush xbox is a house hold name now days. this isnt 2005 again when we xbox is a nobody who had to rush out with a glitchy xbox360 to catch the sony ps kings off guard to make xbox a house hold again xbox just fine sony jump out fast this time cus they had 2. witch is fine i would have 2 if i was them and they made a beautiful console with their time so gj
blue_flowers  +   970d ago
get real man, if you think more kinect and media apps will be exciting im glad im not you. where is microsoft? why are they still quiet? the next xbox will be the xbox360 2.5 with more apps and kinect games/features. the xbox360 has went extremely downhill when it comes to exclusive games and the increased emphasis on kinect compared to the original xbox which had games for days. your gonna be disappointed man.
SDF Repellent  +   970d ago
LOL@Blue Flower

calm down girl, remember flowers also only bloom at a certain time of the year in the spring. Relax, take a chill pill, everything will be alright. hahaha
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Nodoze  +   970d ago
Edonus must be excited by the VAST software prospects on the 360 2.

Gears of War 17
Halo 29
Forza 35
Fable 16

Sounds like FUN!!

Oh and let's not forget the Kinect kiddie titles from Rare

River rafting 28
Yoga dance game 14
Star Wars Kinect 27

All of it sounds GREAT!!
Why o why  +   970d ago
Flowers may be on one extreme but edonus is on another. Just where did you think the gamers here on n4g cared more about what kinect games sold over gears forza alan wake and the likes. Thats not our main gaming type. Why hide behind those. Sad irony is those same sales you pulled from the darkness will probably be the reason ms puts even more focus behind kinect. Lmao. I know, I know you're probably ok with the amount of core games ms release. My 360 is my second console so its its exclusives I buy for it. No point getting multiplats on it so if it wasn't for the strong back catalogue from the 360s earlier years it would only be getting used for sky player right about now. Gears has come so thats a good thing but please dont expect me to be looking for some kinect games to fill my gaming gaps just like I wouldnt rely on mobile or tablet gaming to fill it

Just incase you think im just baggin im not. I dont agree with the article. Way too early to say but whe it comes to ms' direction only the most ignorant, blind or fanatical people can say they can't see a dramatic shift from gen start to gen end from bragging their competitors had 'no games' to exclusives don't matter anymore .I chuckle
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dangerousjo33  +   970d ago
i dont know if i agree totally with that. hard core gamers mostly at this point are males but if it well change from males to females oneday we well see. i personally cant wait to see the kinect 2.0 b/c i believe it can help hard core gamers be even more into the game their playing .just think your in a horror game and your about to walk into a house/room and you call out is their anyone there with your real words with the power of the kinect 2.0 or if your about to pick a lock on a game and you do it with your real hands on the screen with the power of kinect 2.o or lets say your playing GTA v and your at a club and they push you on stage stage and your have to really sing and read the words off the screen to keep while singing and you have to make sure to sing all words right inorder to keep the crowd from booing you to past that level. also you can have somthing for kids life story time and as your read to them you both watch in in action on the screen i dont know about you but i think thats next gen to me also might i add with the leaked specs of the next xbox makes it already 10 times more powerful then the xbox360 so the next xbox well most likely be on par with the ps4 so the next xbox well look beautiful.
dangerousjo33  +   970d ago
my other massage wasnt jut to answer you thats why it had that stuff about male and female gamers in it in case u was thinking like what ? lol
BrianC6234  +   970d ago
Nobody stays king forever. And it's not like Microsoft dominated this generation. The Wii sold more than the 360. The PS3 is right behind the 360 in worldwide sales. The next generation could easily go right back to Sony.
DigitalSmoke  +   970d ago
MS wasn't king in anoything other then "Marketing".
This is what got them about the same amount of sales as Sony has at this point, with an entire year head start.

Everybody knows that Sony will pass them, lets be honest.
BrianC6234  +   970d ago
I have no idea who will win the next round. I just know I'll be getting a PS4. I like Sony's games. Microsoft just doesn't have many first party games now.
MysticStrummer  +   970d ago
xD The new kings? Have they won a generation yet? They started out in first this gen, only because they rushed a faulty product out the door, and the very best they can hope for now is a tie for second place. Kings... lol ...is MS based in Sacramento?
Hicken  +   970d ago
I see what you did there.
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clintagious650  +   970d ago
I am upset with ms for not showing nothing about their nextbox but I hope they do come out strong at e3. The last thing we need is weak competition which we all know wont happen with ms. If they do disappoint at e3, I will be very disappointed only because we waited so long. Bring the fire ms.
PS4isKing_82  +   970d ago
Maybe it's cause they're not really into games anymore and feel they don't have to rush the new system since they're more about becoming more entertainment focused such as adding more movie and music and sports apps and services. I think that's why they're letting Sony have all the core gaming news since that's not really their interest anymore like it once was. I could be wrong but based off recent rumors, I'd say its pretty close.
Nodoze  +   970d ago
I can just imagine all of the hurt for these 'core' gamers when MS turns their back on them. MS wants the living room, and if they do not think the gamer is going to get it for them POOF they are gone.

Even MS has limits to what it can spend. They cannot keep throwing money at a losing product. Zune anyone? Oh wait now Zune is the Xbox media services...
CommonSenseGamer  +   970d ago
This is all just strategy. Allow a competing product's noise to die down then announce yours given actual release dates are still a while away. Look at how competitors stay away from Apple's announcements as media focus is on Apple.

I'm sure if MS had announced first that people would be saying that Sony is just waiting for the right moment to trump everything that MS had announced. As I recall, wasn't it MS who moved first this gen?
Rainstorm81  +   969d ago
Yes MS moved first this gen, and how much did that help them???............TREMENDOUSL Y !!!
TheKayle1  +   970d ago
reaveal a console dosnt mean releasing....

they will release both console pretty close....at the end of 2013

theres no reason for ms to show early the xbox....sony did coz had the less powerful console..so was lookng for hype
Why o why  +   970d ago
hmm. another crystal ball holder. lotto numbers please I need some extra cash.....
TheKayle1  +   970d ago
21 / 5 with 2.4

get it

anyway it work ALWAYS like this....who have the less powerfull machine NEED to show it first

imagine this....xbox announce first....then sony make u wait wait wait and wait..and then is ...less powerfull than ms machine....how u would feel? ..betrayed at least?

it happen with the x360 ps3 (sony gone later and better)

will happen this time in the opposite way

sony users NEED TO UNDERSTAND that sony cannot invest in R&D for the console this time....isnt anymore the CELL ..period...

This is what say the new sony CEO after 2012 2.9 billions losses

"I have a very strong sense of crisis about the environment surrounding us," Hirai told a news conference. "We cannot be afraid to make painful choices for the future of Sony. Our rivals and the operating environment won't wait for us."

u see the changing way ..from how we know sony "arrogant" (we r first more powerfull..ppl need to take 3 jobs to buy a ps3...the gen start when we say this....the cell can do 2tf etc etc all that bullshits)...to sound like a "little suffering puppy"
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   970d ago
that is not what the publishers says about ps4 .
but i am sure u know better than the guys who make games for living.
TheKayle1  +   970d ago
what u want developers say?! u know games developers would make no moneys if wasnt for sony ms and nintendo right?....they need sony as they need ms...if sony go away from console market or if ms do...is a big lost for the entire market...

find me a developers that explicit say...Nintendo WII U is old gen......(coz perfomance talking it is)..u will never found it..why? ..coz u r talking about WORK..not fanboyism they dosnt give a shit..if nintendo wii was gimmicks...they did money!
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hellvaguy  +   970d ago
If you really want to know about devs opinion on the ps4 (yes some are from pc devs, so there is that bias), they are very concerned with the weak cpu and gpu that are already dated and weaker laptop versions. But most do love the ram.

I don't expect MS to be much different with hardware. However with that said, obviously to offset the hardware, consoles have optimization and will being using dx11 as the standard. Also we're gunna see some some great new software graphic engines being used. So I think from those things alone we'll see some great things.
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Nodoze  +   970d ago
TheKayle1 I am assuming (hoping) English is not your first language. Painful to read.

PS will take this next generation. MS will be de-investing in gaming. This IMHO is why they dumped a number of their studios. They will keep some to make software in the short term, but I don't see MS FULLY investing like Sony.
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TheFallenAngel  +   970d ago
More power, more money invested in the console. that means it will cost more. Reason most people bought a 360 is because it was cheaper. Now if the nextbox is more expensive but gives the same thing that PS4 which one would regular cheap joe choose?
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iNathan  +   970d ago
The only reason Sony came out talking about Ps4
is because they know they are in the worse situation coming next gen, Microsoft has the biggest markets locked down, if they can grow even more in those markets they dont dominate is game over for Sony.

Sorry boys, Vita´s Dead... Ps4 will follow.
stage88  +   970d ago
Er.. no.

But thanks for your input.
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   970d ago
ah!ah!ah!ah! and one more for the road

considering what ps3 went through and still outsold the competition since 2008 it doesn,t take a genius to realize that people still believes in the playstation brand and considering all the moves they made to make playstation 4 a much more friendly system for developers and consumers alike it is safe to say that next gen microsoft will have a much bigger fight on their hands.
i still aknowledge the fact that microsoft has done an amazing job this gen and wish them to carry on. without them, sony would probably have just rested on their past success and not have worked hard the way they ve done.
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JeffGUNZ  +   970d ago
I don't think Sony or MS are going anywhere soon, but same could be said for MS. Look at their RROD and they still rebounded and continue to dominate the US market, which is the biggest market for video games. MS is doing well, which SONY fans should be happy for, more competition means developers pushing harder to achieve better products.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   970d ago
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Clarence  +   970d ago
Tell me again about M$ handheld. How's Zune and the surface tablet doing?

" Microsoft has the biggest markets locked down, if they can grow even more in those markets"
You must still be at the bar.

Tell me what other markets that M$ is dominating.
Last time I check the PS3 had Europe and Japan on lock, as well as other smaller markets. Which is why the have outsold the 360 WW.
Pozzle  +   970d ago
I'm just here for the Twins picture. :)
Britainz-Fin3st  +   970d ago
***Double Post***
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Britainz-Fin3st  +   970d ago
My opinion is they want a better console then Sony this time around, because Ps3 is technicaly better then xbox 360.

Maybe ps4 has suprised microsoft and they are making some last minute changes to either match or slightly outdo the competition.
JeffGUNZ  +   970d ago
No, they aren't. I bet you consoles are already being mass produced or very close to it. Studios have had the final specs/kit and have made games. If this system comes out fall of 2013, their is no possible way they can change specs at this time, it's too late. I think MS is just waiting for E3, hence the E3 countdown site they launched on January 2, 2013.
ichimaru  +   970d ago
360 made last minute hardware changes before launching
Jek_Porkins  +   970d ago
Well Microsoft hasn't had to announce or show anything, if they are aiming for a November launch, they still have over 8 months to show off what they have, plus there is this little thing called E3, maybe some of yall have heard of it?

In all seriousness, Microsoft is in the news every day with their next console, people cant stop talking about it and they haven't shown a single thing. There is no such thing as bad publicity.

I find it funny though, mostly because had they come out by now and shown off the next Xbox, they would have been accused of being afraid of Sony, but since they are waiting and sticking to their plan all along it seems, now they are also afraid of Sony some how? lol

I would wait until I was ready, let the 360 continue its strong sales and growth, then announce it when your damn well ready.
JeffGUNZ  +   970d ago
Exactly. The fact that MS did not respond with their console after sonys announcement shows me they are confident in their product and Sonys PS4 did little to nothing to change their original plan.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   970d ago
How did this lame (troll) thread get approved?
sandman224  +   970d ago
As much as I would like to trash Microsoft about the long wait to show off there machine I can't. I know that they're not going to underpowered the console and it will be close to the ps4. I think they're trying to get the console ready to show in form factor so they can have that over ps4. It will be a way to say ha look Sony we can show our console as well as our controller.
InTheLab  +   970d ago
I actually think they will announce at E3 and pretty much dominate the headlines no matter what is shown. They have very few IPs to release so they're playing it smart and waiting for the main conference. A condensed showing would be nice for a change, as MS generally has a ton of Kinect filler in between things gamers actually care about.

In contrast, Sony has an abundance of content so they can afford to drop early and sacrifice some E3 buzz in order to show off more games instead of Hardware.

As far as the next Xbox goes, I wouldn't be surprised if the next Xbox is closer to the WiiU than PS4. I'd like to see a serious upgrade quality wise on the Xbox. No more power brick, ancient load tray, new bluetooth controllers, and no batteries. I'd also like it if they allowed more 3rd party accessories like race wheels and bluetooth headsets.
JeffGUNZ  +   970d ago
You have to be kidding to think the next XBOX is going to be closer to the Wii U then the PS4. Come on man, the 360 and PS3 are already close to the Wii U.
InTheLab  +   970d ago
Why not. It's speculation like everything else, but I'm sure they'll add Kinect, and they'll heavily focus on non gaming apps. You don't need PS4 specs to achieve MS's goals for Xbox. You can't grab casuals at $400+.

I'm sure it will be more powerful than the WiiU but not quite as powerful as the PS4.
JeffGUNZ  +   967d ago
@ inthelab.

Let's stop the "casuals" nonsense. Microsoft has Kinect, Sony has Move. Microsoft has social apps/functions and the PS4 was already boosting about apps/social media. They have damn share button on their controller lol. Both companies are trying to reach the biggest market possible. Let's see what MS has before we start drawing conclusions. Main element to your comment is "rumors" and that's all they are until MS officially announces something. I wouldn't sleep on MS, the lack of exclusives and hardcore games in the last 2-3 years points that MS studios have been working for release games. Lets hope that is the case.
ichimaru  +   970d ago
closer to the wii u. you lost me with that flame bait
InTheLab  +   970d ago
How is that flame bait? How is my opinion different from those that say it will block used games or that it uses ddr3 ram?
ichimaru  +   970d ago
your right, your opinion is your opinion.my b
etownone  +   970d ago
I think it's been proven that M$ are KING when it comes to advertising and building hype.

It would be just plain stupid to think M$ isn't planning the next Xbox reveal like the next move in a game of chess.

I expect to be blown away when they do announce it. Cause of of now, it's all been nothing but RUMORS!!
Jaqen_Hghar  +   970d ago
SPOILER: A company's next console is already out. It's called Surface tablets. A company decided that was the best way to get casuals.
ichimaru  +   970d ago
why would you ruin the avy of such a great character with such second grade trolling. every thread with this garbage
OrionNoctis  +   970d ago
i believe they didnt announce anything cause some rumors might be true and they saw the reaction of their fanbase and gaming community in general then i think Sony might have caught them off guard , i think its ok they work on their next system and make the most out of it when they reveal it because they main competitor is calling the right shots...
JasonKCK  +   970d ago
dang it! just had the next xbox in my hands and set it down to use the bathroom and forgot where i put it! help me find it!

this site is getting worse every day
OrionNoctis  +   970d ago
how so? looks like the same ever to me...
see news and stuff here for long and decided to register and start commenting, hows it worse?
Smokingunz  +   970d ago
Microsoft scared! That's funny lol xbox is running this whole generation. Actually the 720 has been in development and talked about way back as late 2010-2011 I believe.why do u think now the ps4 has a higher terraflop and upped their gigs to 8 from 4?

I think xbox is just keeping the 360 momentum going and at the same time cooking up ideas and throwing them out as rumors to see how people react to them, and with that said they will do the prcess of illimination. At the end f the day I think ms is just waiting and watching what sony does then reveal their system when they are good and ready, and I think when they do reveal what their system can do it will be a host of new and interesting features that will blow ps4 out the water.

Really all ms has to do is just build up on what the 360 already has and drop the subscribtion fee for live while at the same time make more internal 1st party games.ms is far from worried about sony you can trust that
Max-Zorin  +   970d ago
Came here to laugh at the same arguments. Was not disappointed.

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