Two Xbox 720 models reportedly planned

It will reportedly offer a "pared down system to be released as cheaply as possible, and positioned more along the lines of a set-top box (the use of 360 as a Netflix viewing platform in the US is colossal) and perhaps as a Kinect-themed gaming portal".

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xtremexx2281d ago

i dont get the point of this, its for GAMING!

fluffydelusions2281d ago

Consoles have become very multipurpose this gen. Take for instance the PS3. It is the most used device in the US for netflix viewing.

Godmars2902281d ago

Even though media sites generally only talk about the 360 and Netflix.

Meanwhile no one talks about the PS3's browser or Youtube.

WhiteLightning2281d ago (Edited 2281d ago )

"Consoles have become very multipurpose this gen"

The difference is the PS3 was always shown to be this entertainment console with multiple purposes, the "It only does everything" campaign supports this.......the 360, not so much. Instead they are focusing on this now alongside Kinect when to be be honest gamers would rather them open new studios to focus on new IPs.

richierich2281d ago

I hope next gen they focus more on hardcore games and not casual a console cant be a jack of all trades

torchic2281d ago

i live in Europe but sometimes i can have like 10 American PSN friends all online using Netflix. that's when i realized how multipurpose consoles are nowerdays

Bastion172281d ago

Actually the Wii is. But no one mentions that i guess.

Shadow Flare2280d ago


"Meanwhile no one talks about the PS3's browser or Youtube."

There is a reason for that. It's a pile of crap. A toilet on dial-up connection has a better Internet browser then the ps3. And I'm a playstation fan btw

kaveti66162280d ago

Godmars, the PS3s browser is crap. Please stop mentioning it.

Skip_Bayless2280d ago

Whatever it is I'm gonna buy it day one. Next generation I'm buying VITA, PS4, and Xbox 3 day one. I'm boycotting Nintendo.

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gypsygib2281d ago

I love the fact my PS3 and 360 don't only play games and can act as complete entertainment hubs.

I'm always using them for movies and music. I'll welcome added functionality (TV, Internet).

Bob5702281d ago

You didn't read this very carefully did you?

"It will reportedly offer a "pared down" system to be released as cheaply as possible, and positioned more along the lines of a set-top box..."

A "pared down" system. A separate cheaper version to be a set-top box. In other words, there will be a gaming one which will be more expensive and be able to do everything and one that will be cheap and be able to Netflix and non-gaming related things.

xtremexx2280d ago

exactly, why would they make one that doesnt do gaming -_-

Shadow Flare2280d ago

You didn't read it very carefully either, it said the pared down version will be a 'cheap as possible' version designed to be a set top box like system for netflix etc but also to be a kinect themed portal, so it can play little kinect craps. So it's not non-gaming.

Clearly if true, they're aiming this at the casuals who don't game hardcore so much but are interested more in things like watching tv, films, and spending their evenings stroking a fake tiger and looking like a complete gonk in front of their friends. And then there's the more advanced console designed as a traditional gaming console

Bob5702278d ago

@Shadow Flare

I don't consider Kinect and similar gimmicks to be gaming.

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BlmThug2281d ago

Taking this with a grain of salt

xtremexx2281d ago

taking this with a spoon of salt

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