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Next Xbox: Everything (We Think) We Know About Microsoft's Next-Gen Console

GR: The third generation of Xbox hardware will be revealed on May 21st, and we here at GameRevolution can't wait to find out what Microsoft has planned. In an effort to gear up for the event, we've taken the time to compile everything we think we might know about the next-gen gaming box. Please bear in mind that the content to follow is all merely based on rumor and reports from alleged inside sources. Official confirmation (or at least we hope!) will come next month.

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GalacticEmpire1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

I thought the rumored $499 price tag unlikely until I considered the addition of xbox 360 SOC BC. Could we see a generation where Playstation is cheaper than Xbox?

Knight_Crawler1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

WTF does the PS4 have to do with this article?

GalacticEmpire1247d ago

I made a completely reasonable comparison to the Xbox 3, which has everything to do with this article. I didn't even use the PS4 acronym specifically so to not rattle the cages of any fanboys, looks like my effort was wasted.

hakesterman1247d ago

It's the Competition Num Rod. Get use to it Bitch....

greenpowerz1247d ago OffTopicShow
alexcosborn1247d ago

Possibly, but only if Microsoft doesn't go with a subsidized option as well.

There's also the strong possibility that the PS4 will be in the $499 range. It's certainly got the hardware to merit it.

GalacticEmpire1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

I'll give you three guesses what Admiral Ackbar would say if he seen the rumored Xbox 3 subsidized price plan.

$299 + $15/m for 2 years = $659!

"strong possibility that the PS4 will be in the $499 range"

True but I think after this gen Sony will be keen to keep the price down as much as possible, even if they take a big hit at first.

Zcarnut1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

Whats the problem with a subsidized price plan so long as its optional? Phone companies do it.Its a way for someone who doesnt have $500-$600 to get into a new console now.Does it cost more in the long run? Sure.The company is basically loaning you money. The money isnt in the $60-$120 more they get over a 2 year period anyway.Its the two year contract with good odds the contract holder will make additional purchases using the service. The long term goal would be most of those people enjoying it and electing to keep the services after the 2 years is up.

TheKayle11247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

i think there will be two skus of the new xbox
the "pro" sku will be the most powerfull console this gen leaving ps4 in second place....

so i think they will charge this sku based to the perfomance..
xbox pro +- 500 (this will be what we call durango and it will have a oban in itself too)
ps4 +- 399-450
xbox lite (no blueray ..app+only downloadable games for the new x360 soc) 299 ....(this will be what we call oban)

durango will be a multiple soc console with two gpu

and as u see and as paul thurrot said (and u can trust him 100%) new xbox will be released in november...as the sony console....so sony rushed just to get the hype before the xbox console was showed...(coz sony know ms have a better system)

one thing that must be clear is ..xbox IMHO will have the power advantage over the others cosole.. i bet my account and as i promise ..ill delete mine if isnt like this
i challenge other users that sound like fanboys like "strongman" or others..to do the same if ps4 isnt the "hardcore machine" but will sound like a casual gaming machine compared to the xbox (spec talking eh!)

just wait the real specs ;)

kreate1247d ago

Why would u bet ur account than say 'just wait the real specs' ?

Why dont u urself just wait for the real specs?

IRetrouk1247d ago

So you dont believe the too bad to be true rumors but you do believe the too good to be true rumors??? Ok then.
If you think the next xbox is gonna have two gpus then you are going to be dissapointed, i honestly believe that the next console from ms and sony will be basically the same with some slight diffrences such as ram and a few other smaller details, you are a bit more delusional than normal.

doctorstrange1247d ago

I can't wait to see what's true or not

alexcosborn1247d ago

Yeah me too. It's time to clear up all the rumors.

ftwrthtx1247d ago

A blu-ray drive is a must have component.

knifefight1247d ago

Building a new machine in 2013 without one seems a little silly, yeah.

CEOSteveBallmer1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

Yes its a must have. Steve ballmer must put aside his pride. I remember him downplaying the Blu ray saying, Its not needed, Digital is the future!!. He is quite right I agree with him, but going full digital? its still early for everyone to adapt it. There are many conditions for it to work properly and less consumer complaints. Conditions like everyone should have an internet connection, stable and very fast, then very very large hard drive since games will be more spacious and HDDs are not cheap specially the bigger ones. So maybe this statement of ballmer is the reason they want an always online to implement and start digital distribution. But this will get them in the bad side of retailers if they cease to produce physical copies and many of us including me prefer Disc based media.

Gameplay9991246d ago

Digital is the future... eventually. I think Mr. Ballmer let the cat out of the bag a wee bit early.

dbjj120881247d ago

Can't wait for the reveal! It's going to be a long May.

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