360 Magazine: Industry analyst Michael Pachter has told 360 Magazine that he expects a new 360 to launch next year to coincide with the release of Project Natal.
i think we were all aware of that ever since Natal got announced. new Sku coming.
Why this guy gets paid the big bucks is beyond me. It's not like one would need a degree to predict the obvious. It does beg the question though, what will this new console look like and will it be rid of any unreliability issues that have plagued the 360 thus far?
Chances are the only way a new 360 will be released is the rumored slim version they been working on. That could be out this xmas or early in 2010. As far as a new xbox (720) well...prob not till 2011 or 2012.
retard articles coming out tha woodwork today, for sure. must be a slow news day regarding gaming.
“In order to succeed at its original vision, Microsoft probably has to sell us a new SKU,” said Pachter, after we asked him how long it will take Microsoft to deliver on its vision of a converged entertainment hub. “The true entertainment hub will need a huge hard drive, DVR functionality, an always on Internet connection, perhaps an HDTV tuner, and a ton of content available. I didn't consider the DVR + HDTV tuner, but that would be pretty cool although I don't have cable TV.
Didn't he say not too long ago that there would NOT BE another system from either Sony or MS? Or am I thinking of someone else?
Pachter's job is to predict things, both obvious and not so obvious. Its not his fault that people make articles on his more obvious predictions.
But seriously though if microsoft released a new console next year with new hardware I would be pissed! Its just way too soon.
talltony, Xbox 360 will be 5 years old next year if the slim released. Right now PS3 is barely 2 1/2 years old with talks of a PS3 slim coming next month. Please tell me you're joking. XD
Pachter is sh1t. He couldn't say what he was having for dinner with any degree of accuracy. Sick of him syaying the obvious and , when not doing so, getting things entirely wrong. I'm past caring what he thinks-I'm not even sure he believes half of it so we might as well listen to HHG for insight as this guy. It's not just me is it? He's always getting things wildly wrong this gen.
By new 360, he means new SKU.
So patcher has been so wrong all the time so he is now sticking to predicting the obvious..
I thought Pachter meant like xbox 720. Not a new SKU. I know their will be a new SKU next year. Big deal.
No. Not at all. At the Natal Launch, they said "Natal will work with *all* current and future Xbox 360s". You're spreading nonsense. Even if a new Xbox 360 (slim?) or Xbox 720 does arrive in 2010/11, Natal will still work with all Xbox 360s.
"So patcher has been so wrong all the time so he is now sticking to predicting the obvious.." And he usually gets THAT wrong, too!
I think a slim version is inevitable, but not necessary. I think that people are expecting a new console to launch at the same time as Natal. I dont think it will have anything more than the current version has.
Yes, he did say that this was the last generation of consoles.
i say 2012 to tell u the truth i really dont want a new console right now
No xbox until at least 2012.
Pachter is a$$hole.
this guy is a tool. there isn't a new 360 just a new sku that includes natal, which when released you can buy by itself and add on to your existing 360.
It's going to be a bundle with 360+natal+Halo: Reach, the first natal interacted release game. I'm calling it now.
That's what I am thinking as well. And Pachter needs to stop acting like the Ms. Cleo of the video game industry..
Good good, far enough into the future that nobody will remember his claim, but not far enough for him to pretend it isn't a guess. Pachter may know more than us about this stuff, but he still isn't Microsoft. Only they know when and if it will come.
It couldn't be much more obvious that a new 360 design is coming. Great job Patcher. :S
Launching natal is the most ideal time to launch a new xbox 360 sku, adjusted to their more download approach. With the ability to install games and download full games Microsoft will need an console with a large (cheaper) hard-drive. Most likely the elite xbox 360 will become the normal xbox360. But most important natal will most likely be included in the box with a standard controller. Pricing wise I don't see microsoft raising the price but with the added value it could be perceived as a price drop. If there will be an xbox 360 slim, I hope they will use the same hard drive approach as sony (if not only that if the xbox 360 becomes slimmer that doesn't leave much place for the current hard drive.
Well as PS3 fantards allways say Pachter is never right (thats one thing thats sure), the next 360 will not come in 2010/2011, but in 2012 or 2013.
C'mon, if you want to insult me, your gonna have to use a vocab over a 2nd grade reading level Patcher's next prediction: we will use these things call 'controllers' to play videogames.
lol, fantards? yeah, i know a fantard!
no no...we're going to use our hands or maybe even magic wands as controllers. Now THAT'S a prediction.
The next Generation of RROD haha get it up ya loser!
WTF! First he is saying that the PS3 will beat the Xbox 360 in 2015 and now he is saying that a new Xbox is coming 2010/2011. I hope this guy has a REAL day job!
im tired of the talk of the next gen already. its going to come the systems are going to be sick people are going to buy whats cheapest
didnt steve balmer already state this