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Still Waiting on the Xbox

"With the next generation of consoles impending, the future of Sony has been spelled out in the groundwork the company has laid over the last two months. After announcing the Playstation 4 to a hungry media/fan base on February 20th, Sony has aggressively sought developers and pundits out to endorse their future console. " Explosion.com

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Septic1207d ago

Patience people! It's not long till E3. All will be made revealed then.

MariaHelFutura1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

With every report regarding PS4 and 720 E3 seems a lifetime away.

Septic1207d ago

It does to people like you and me where we visit N4G every day but trust me, beyond this 'community', the urgency of an imminent announcement doesn't really exist.

MariaHelFutura1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

I agree. I'm speaking for myself. But I will say, don't underestimate how quickly news travels on the internet. My son and his friends at school know all about the all rumors and facts surrounding the PS4 and 720. But overall, I do agree w/ you.

InMyOpinion1207d ago

The amount of news posts regarding "where is the nextbox?" make it seem as if MS will go bankrupt if they don't announce it yesterday.

I highly doubt they will even speak on it before E3.

Why o why1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

I hear ya septic but nobody here has to be empathetic towards those who don't care....likelihood is those outside of n4g are the same who don't care or know too much about e3 anyway.

I'm interested to know. I know ms has a trick or two up their sleeve and hopefully it wont be of the smoke n mirrors kind like kinect. Straight drag race between the 2 hd heavyweights imho.

AngelicIceDiamond1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@Septic and Maria

Yeah, and word or mouth is doing very little. My self and all my friends know about PS4 and 720 coming out soon, but when we mention it to others It literally goes out one ear and out the other. Or they're simply not interested in hearing something about it.

Mainstream that has a PlayStation or Xbox largely don't care about 720 or PS4 until the thing is advertised directly towards them.

sikbeta1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Sure :/ don't take the internet too serious... whenever the Nextbox is announced all the negative stuff like always online and otherS will be forgotten, enjoy the trolling while it last guys ;D

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AngelicIceDiamond1207d ago

The 21st of May which I still find ridiculous. Just like I stated before the longer they wait the more people will expect.

MS not better bring it, They HAVE to bring it.

JeffGUNZ1207d ago

Yeah why would the reveal it then when a few weeks after that E3 comes. It's clear E3 is the date since on January 2, 2013, MS released a countdown to E3 site. Hmmm, I wonder what the could be.

GalacticEmpire1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Waiting too long for info? Deal with it.

I honestly think MS have ran into a snag, with all the focus on entertainment services there is a lot relying on third party deals with TV companies, cable providers etc. Microsoft can't compete with these on content alone, the only way is to make deals that could take longer than expected. This is especially true outside of the states where the many differing entertainment providers won't be so keen to jump in or let MS get a footing in their business.

LOGICWINS1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

How did they run into a snag?

The market for television/movies is much larger than that of hardcore gaming. If Microsoft teams up with cable companies and or several streaming services, they can subsidize the 720 to $199 or less with a monthly sub and millions would bite.

All this while maintaining the illusion that COD is meant to be played the Xbox and no where else.

Microsoft may never have as many unique/diverse first party exclusives as Sony, but I don't think they care. Why? Because they know that they're tapping into a much larger market with a much bigger potential for revenue.

If hardcore gamers don't like that, then they always have the option of buying a PS4 or investing in a PC.

GalacticEmpire1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Teaming up with the many different cable/tv providers around the world is where they may have hit a snag. I would imagine there will be a LOT of red tape involved in getting media partnerships on a global scale, especially ones that are worried that MS could step on the toes of their business.

I'm not saying it's not worth doing just that depending on so many different backroom deals could result in unforseen delays.

InMyOpinion1207d ago

News posts and blogs of lately makes it seem as if MS are in trouble and don't know what they're doing. I don't think it's fair to accuse them of anything until they have actually been given a chance to unveil what they are working on.

Cocozero1207d ago

Lol MS got everyone gagging for some info.

clintos591207d ago

They also lost over nine thousand fans according to a great source. http://www.youtube.com/watc...

HyperBear1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

They are probably waiting for the heat to die down from this Adam Orth situation....

Only to find out on May 21, Adam Orth appears on stage :O announces that Xbox 720 will have always-on DRM and finishes with his famous quote: "Deal With IT!" and gives everyone the finger and runs off stage :/

FrigidDARKNESS1207d ago

May 21 is the date almost 45 days to go. The wait will be worth it.

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