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Why Microsoft need to announce the next Xbox sooner rather than later

Words by Lee Dobson:

The Xbox 720, Xbox 8, whatever it's called, the next generation of Xbox is coming, and it needs to be announced now!

The Xbox 360, in my eyes has managed to get the current generation right, they invested heavily on online and it worked, building on Xbox LIVE from the original Xbox, building on the party chat system that is used by millions of gamers each and every day on LIVE, tied in with the friends and messaging system, other services that the 360 offered such as the inside Xbox videos, easy matchmaking system and a far superior online store, in terms of services, Microsoft dominates hands down. Then add in some of the exclusives it 9;s had down the line, this for me made the 360 the console to have for this gen.

That left Sony to play catchup, with an improved exclusives catalogue  ;and their PS+ system, which with it's free games alone is much better value for money, but with a poor store experience, and half baked friends system, this, I f...

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The Meerkat1269d ago

Because pseudo gaming sites are getting diminishing results from each rumour article.

EVILDEAD3601269d ago

LOL @ Meerkat. + bubz

I love what Ms is doing. The buzz is going to be ridiculous in May.

If they dispel the rumors immediately prior to E3 and then hit em' with great content at the big show, then the 720 won't miss a beat.

Evil

GalacticEmpire1269d ago

lol'd hard

On topic-

I hate what MS are doing. By the time May rolls round, people might be so soured by rumors and stuff that they no longer care.

They're going to need massive amounts of great content at E3 to put them back in some peoples good books.

BlmThug1269d ago

I disagree with the article, the Nextbox has had free advertisment and revealing it later will mean more and more exposure via articles and word of mouth

steve30x1269d ago

They will announce it when they are good and ready.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1269d ago

Doesn't mean it will be the best time.

So if Sony shows ps4 twice before e3 and xbox gets revealed at e3 then cool for sony!

I bet sony has more games to show even though they revealed a lot of games for ps4.

E3 will be awsome!

steve30x1266d ago

It looks like four people think Microsoft wont be ready to announce the next console when they actually announce it

BABYLEG1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

MS give no fu*ks about what you think.

take your thoughts, shine it up real good, turn that summahmuhbitch sideways and shove it STRAIGHT UP YOUR BLOGGING ASS

why would I be mad? I haven't heard anything beside what Sony said

Software_Lover1269d ago

.....................

You mad Bro?

thebudgetgamer1269d ago

"MS give no fu*ks about what you think."

That's a shame considering their trying to sell us a product.

MasterCornholio1269d ago

Microsoft doesn't care about gamers but gamers care about the future of the 720.

Deal with it.

Motorola RAZR i

Neonridr1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

Microsoft will reveal their console when they are good and ready. I am pretty sure they are aware of the PS4, they know what it can do, and they know that people are already writing off Microsoft without them saying so much as one word.

However, them not saying anything is creating a lot of buzz around these sites because everyone is desperate to know whether or not their PS4 will be as much of a beast as they believe it in their hearts. (Not saying it won't be better spec wise, so don't jump on me for that comment)

The reveal is coming, no doubt. I can't wait to see what MS has up their sleeves. The PS4 looks like an amazing gaming machine and it will be exciting to see how the 720 stacks up against it. Time will tell.

mcstorm1269d ago

I agree. MS know what they are doing and they will of had a plan of when and what to show off with the next xbox.

People keep saying MS play there cards to early. Windows Phone 8 and the Surface of most resent times so maybe MS have taken this in and they will show the next xbox off at E3 and then give a short time window for when the next xbox is out. Plus I think the next Xbox will have a lot in common with Windows 8 Blue and Windows Phone Blue so by showing it to early could hurt there plans of the one eco system.

Im looking forward to seeing what MS are going to show us and after having a WiiU for a few months now and loving it and liking what I saw with the PS4 I cant wait for next gen to get into full swing.

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