How the Xbox 720 could become MicroSoft’s most successful console

The next Xbox is largely rumored to be something akin to a cable box (They have already started this with U-verse and Fios ), If this were true that could explain the “always online” rumor as cable boxes generally are always connected to their networks. While the concept of a console requiring online seems like a suicidal move,it might actually be MicroSofts best.

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Cocozero2074d ago

Considering they are the only one of the Big 3 to always gain marketshare each gen next gen shouldn't be any different

Zuperman2074d ago

these articles are so stupid.. Jesus Christ.

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SHORYUKEN2074d ago


Keep on dreaming boy.

The next xbox will be a Big Fail!

People don't want a console have to be online to be able to play some games.

ThatCanadianGuy5142074d ago

To be fair, it's not like the bar was set very high with the original xbox lol.

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Saigon2074d ago

This is not the best article, but I get the point the author is trying to make. I've always said that this move MS is trying to make is a great strategy but really Risky and people might actually fall into it. Now I say its risky because we all know that kinect would be the center piece. If you look at the current technology that is out you can understand why I say this. Smart TVs are taking over at a high rate. Don't be surprised if within the next couple of years we will not need cable boxes to watch TV. Everything will be applied from your TV via a plug in. Just to authenticate that last statement, many people do not know that some companies, such as Verizon, uses the internet to update the TV guide. When I found that tidbit out a few years back i was shocked. My point again, great strategy just risky.

imsocool12342074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

Cocozero: Keep on sucking Micro$ucks little d lol.

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clintos592074d ago

As I stated before if the rumours are true. I do not want microsoft to succeed only because if all this works out for microsoft, everyone else will want a piece of that and they will follow in that stradegy to make more money. Microsoft clearly is trying to change the gaming industry with their stupid stradegy and it will only lead to the gaming industry dying out. Notice the lack of creativity & innovation coming from microsoft. They cleary arent looking to better the gaming industry but trying to find a way to squeeze as much money out of the gaming industry without having to spend much money. They are actually ruining it for all gamers. Remember my words if this plays out the way microsoft plans it too. The gaming industry will die in 10 to 15 years from now.

grassyknoll2074d ago

Agreed. I got the Xbox 360 as a 2nd console, if half the rumours are true, I'm not touching it. Everything around it seems to be made around business decisions rather than user experience (If true!).

RuleofOne343 2074d ago

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clintos592073d ago (Edited 2073d ago )


That would be valid if microsoft used that for gaming but they clearly aint doing that. If they are, where are the new innovative ip's u speak of for opening new doors or where is the risk for taking on a new creative games that u speak of? It's easy to talk the talk but it doesn't mean "Nothing" if the company cant walk the talk that u preach with risks. It's all about making money for microsoft and not spending much to do it. If they really were the ones taking risks it would be them bringing in all the new ip's that no other company would risk giving a chance. My proof are the small indie devs sony is taking a risk on moving forward while microsoft pushes these creative, innovative devs aside in favor of a cable box.

KingKelloggTheWH2074d ago

This really seems like the direction they are going with the NextBox...
I'll stick with the PS4 and Wii-U for now.

greenpowerz2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

"720 could be using a new AMD Radeon HD 2x7790 GPU 3.58TFlop(2x1.79TFlop)

BTW to the replies...

Don't even try to pull the April Fool's card damage control excuse.
The rumor PS3 fans are thinking of is the 1.23 dual GPU rumor not the new Radeon HD 7790 rumor. The rumors of dual GPUs are over a year old. A troll posted one of the dual gpu rumors on neogaf on April Fool's trying to discredit the rumor in a damage control attempt.

Posted on 26 Mar 2013

April 1st(fool's)Debunked excuse wont work. Possible Mega! Ton! incoming

See how dual gpu rumors are much older than April first 2013

published: 2012-04-02 17:58:24

It's clear MSFT has been wanting to do this from the start regardless of dev kit build or the different hardware changes overtime. :)"


"LMAO the leaked docs have alway said they were convenience features most likely optional like the primative version's of some of those features on Xbox 360.

The docs said the 720 has full auto updating vs the 360's features, with the 360 needing to be on and enabled by the owner for auto updates/downlaods, before the 360 engages the function(only doing auto when enabled with a powered on console and when the console is then off).

Media and fanboys twisted what was originally said/leaked.

Also some sort of DEV KIT security protocol is being mixed into this cunfusing people even more. On the dev side of things the DEV KITs might need to be connected to MSFT servers for the console to work or play games in developement. MSFT can watch who is using the dev kit making sure only the games assigned are being accessed and used where they are suppose to be or the console doesn't work nor the games.

Both these things I said above will need an always connected and always on console to work. LOL

The new standby mode talked about in the docs is in a low power state for Kinect and remote use with MSFT smartglass devices etc.

New always signed in mode needs the console always connected for auto features and remote access(DVR).

All this is hardly proof of retail consoles not working period! without a connected from the web. It just means like the 360 or anyother consoles out now, some of the offerings won't work.

The new features are hands free for owners most likely if they so choose.

You enable the feature on the 720 and when updates are available the console will probably show what its doing for a sec in a window pop up. When off and the owners are not home all that will be done, with a possible notation of what was done when you get home assuming there isn't a smartglass function that leaves messages in various places,.

I have the same tech/options in my OPPO BDP 103 It's always connected and always on ;) It doesn't have to be booted up and other media/network features work in standby mode and not in off mode. It's always connected ;)

Another from me

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StreetsofRage2074d ago

An Oppo BDP 103? Nice! A man who definitely knows his high end products.

Genuine-User2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

The number of APUs won't matter once you realise that your beloved consoles relies on multiplatform games.

JeffGUNZ2074d ago

Please Genuine-User, show me the link with the confirmed launch games for the next xbox?

Clarence2074d ago

That's not going to happen.
The 360 burned down a house.

Imagin what type of damage 720 will do. It will be like a nuclear power plant melt down.
M$ techs aren't creative enough to put 2 gpu in the 720.
They would need a blueprint of some other company that has already done it.

M$ is software company with a record for stealing ideas and building crappy hardware.

rainslacker2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

What would be the point in producing a dual GPU system when they could just go with a higher end GPU which could produce acceptable, if not better results, all for a much cheaper price, and less strain on the actual hardware in a very enclosed space.

More cores is the way processors are going, not just doubling down on the hardware itself. Basically dual GPU does not equal double the performance.

I will concede that there may be auxiliary processors that may provide functions to the GPU, or some other system function, not unlike how Sony has a dedicated streaming CODEC chip. Realistically though, MS is going to want to make money off their system, and they're going to want to be able to keep the costs as low as possible.

Also, people aren't upset that the possibility of Always on is there, just with the fact that it may be mandatory, and that the system may not function for games if not connected. Valid complaints which you didn't address. No one has a problem with optional always-on, and many probably even use their system like that now. Otherwise, I agree with your roundabout point...we should wait for confirmation before completely dismissing MS.

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creized12074d ago

If the rumors are true about the next xbox and people still go out to buy it then you must be the most retard3d person on earth, no offence.
Even if you can afford all 3 consoles, keep away from Xbox (Thats if ofcourse the rumors are true)

What clintos59 said above is correct no doubt...
If you want to see gaming be destroyed by some selfish company that all they care about is money then whatever...

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