Microsoft's senior director of marketing and PR Jose Pinero comments on Xbox 720 E3 rumors and Microsoft's plans - or lack of plans.
Personally, I don't want to see a new console from either Sony or Microsoft for a while. I still think both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have a lot of juice left in them to stick around for a few more years.
E3 is in June and it would be silly to announce 720 or even intimate that from Microsoft. People keep think that if they are announcing the console that it means they are launching that very minute. The hardware won't be in stores until Fall/Holiday 2013. But it's interesting that they are saying that the Live service is going to bring ALL content across all applications in the future. That is actually pretty ambitious if they pull it off. Evil
why not?you're not forced to buy the new hardware soon as it's released.many of us would enjoy some new hardware to play with.
Like hell they still have juice. We havent seen any real updates to the firmwre from sony or MS in years. Games have been maxed out on each console and PC is starting to really get ahead graphically. We need new consoles by next year. There will be an announcement for ps4 and xbox 3 sometime this year no matter what the big companies tell you. Next gen begins 2013. Mark my words. Ive been saying this for years.
What is it with people wanting games to look better all the time. Just because a Game looks amazing dose not mean the game is any good. Look at some of the best selling games this gen. Halo 3 Mario Kart COD. None of them are the best looking games in terms of graphics yet they sell millions because they are fun to play. Games Like BF3 GoW3 Forza 4 GT5 UC2 and 3 all look amazing and unless your playing a game that is on a pc and console next to each other you wont notice the difference. Both the 360 and PS3 are fine for another 12 to 18 months in terms of power. Yes pc games look better but there is also a cost to that. Let the developers work out new ways to push the PS3 and 360 just like turn 10, Epic have done with the 360 and Like Pd and ND have done with the PS3. Look at the best selling consoles over the last few gens. PS1 PS2 Wii Gameboy, GBA, DS. They were all the lest powerful console of there gen yet sold the most and had some amazing looking games on them. Lets keep this gen going alittle longer as the consoles offer more than they have ever before and the sales are still strong for both sony and ms in terms of consoles and games. Until there is a decline in this none of them will show off there new console.
They still have juice. End of story.
Spoken like someone who has thier mom buy their consoles for them. Keep living in your fantasy land buddy. My ps3 is aging and fast.
@mcstorm I agree...for the longest time I enjoyed Ultima Online despite its horrendous outdated graphics. Why? Because it was one of the most in-depth games that let me do virtually anything i wanted...You don't see that kind of depth with a lot of games or MMORPGs these days... Unfortunately, UO was ruined trying to modernize.
Spoken like a true typical N4G user who makes stupid comments and criticizes without knowing anything about the user he's trying to criticize. I buy my own consoles, for your information, and quite frankly, I think the current generation should stick around for a good while longer. Games still look great regardless of what would-be pundits such as yourself want to believe, and developers themselves have stated that graphics / tech won't be pushed that much farther with the next generation of consoles. Also, it's spelled "their" not "thier." Maybe you need to ask your mommy to teach you how to spell.
Next Ben begins when the first next gen system is released... WiiU comes out this yr so next gen starts late 2012
>Attacking a simple typo because you have no real argument. The fact is, you have a disagree ratio of 1:3, while I have a ratio of 4:1. So im right by default.
Actually, dumb-dumb, the whole paragraph before I made fun of your lack of spelling knowledge was my argument. Of course, I would definitely expect you to completely ignore that given your delusional mindset. Also, no one is right by default. The fact is, yours is an opinion, and people who disagree or agree with either of us are expressing their opinions as well. But the fact is that neither console manufacturers nor developers will be doing anything with new hardware for a while. Here's another fact for you: Sony is currently focusing all of its efforts on the PlayStation Vita. It would be foolish of the company to announce a PlayStation 4 this year. The PlayStation 3, the very system you're whining about and calling old hardware, is here to stay for a good while.
WiiU it is then. Everybody that bought a 360 during it's first year will buy a WiiU
The Wii U's rumored prices are a big turnoff for many
Yeah sure. Maybe if you're 12.
Only a little kid would say that...
Nintendo has created some of the best games ever made. I bet you probably think any movie that isn't rated R is crap too.
It could be at E3, but no need to hurry for Microsoft they sell tons of xbox with Kinect and 360 is actually doing really good. So it's not an obligation for them to show a new console.
Why would Microsoft announce they are releasing a new Xbox so early. They want people to still buy the 360.
MS and Sony are in a staring contest, neither wants to blink first. Because if MS announce first then Sony will add 512MB more RAM to the PS4 and vice versa.
Time and time again we have seen that hardware specs don't win the console war. It is more about intelligent design and experience at this point. There is a reason why MS is able to match the PS3, despite releasing a year earlier and not having a custom chip like the Cell. There aren't as many bottlenecks on the Xbox 360.
True that also even if they announce it they dont have to give all the specs
current gen hardware "consoles" can't be compared to current gen pc tech so in that respect, if people want stunning graphics/physics then they will need new console hardware. i just played killzone 3 and it looked poop compared to crysis2 dx11 on pc
looks like all Eyes will be on nintendo this E3
There was a sense in the air that this was the year for new consoles, but that feeling seems to be quickly fading.
They are doing things that should be tried on these consoles first before the new consoles...like cloud gaming for example. Let them make mistakes and see what needs to be improved before they shove a new console down our throats.
im ready when microsoft and sony are ready! but i need some advice from u all. going to buy a NEW tv soon, which one should i get a 55in 240hz LED or 65in 600hz plasma? both 1080p with a tag of $2500. at best buy. its going into the livin room and lighting is not a big deal.im kinda curious about the 240hz but 65in is HEAVEN to me. i currently have a 42in samsung plasma in the livinroom. just lookin for a great deal. THANKS!!! psn: cedaridge / xbl: cedaridge
Plasma pros: slightly richer contrasts. Cons: they are energy hogs and are too reflective for rooms with any amount of ambient/articfical lighting in them.
I agree. I just bought a plasma, because it was cheap so I am happy. However, if I was to spend significant money it would be on LED/LCD. Most can't tell the difference, between LCD/LED and Plasma, yet the reflection is noticeable and very annoying. Any savings on a Plasma might get eroded due to the slightly increased cost in energy. Just watch out for input lag on the TV....
Try http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/s... (HDTV Selector) If you choose size 42" or bigger, screen type 'All' and budget 'Not sure' you'll get a plasma on top 3 pretty much no matter what else you choose. If lighting is not a big deal, there's hardly any reason to go for anything but plasma. LED is just a marketing ploy and its improvement over regular LCD is negligible.
OLED TV's are the FUTURE!
Well considering OLED's arent even supposed to be out until fall 2012 and they are expected to be riduclously price. OLED is still a couple of years away from being a legitimate contender.
"These rumors were based on "third-party publishing sources" claiming that Microsoft had signaled to partners that they would detail its next-gen plans at E3 2012." They probably will behind closed doors. anyway right now I'm excited for the Wii U. That tablet controller has a lot of potential.
Great...so I have to read more fanboy comments and read more completely pointless arguments about which console is better. Not that next gen will be any better with this stuff but people will be to star struck of their new console and there will be a moment of fanboy silence for a little while.
I'm not sure what universe WiiU fans are in exactly. See, i find it implausible that casuals are in these forum discussions...but it must be! Any hardcore gamer will tell you Wii was a massive failure for them. A handful of titles in the entirety of a systems lifespan is not good for "hardcore" gamers. So WiiU is coming first...big deal. Nintendo will price it very high, it's what they do. It's no different for the competition. But, that innovative tablet controller....really? You guys are excited to hold that for several hours? It's not going to be integrated with a hover device! LOL Now...Nintendo has an image and it has a huge casual market to cater to, if you think you'll ever see a saints row 3 level of adult absurdity on that machine your as laughable as saints was! In all honesty, it'll be a nice machine. It'll fail huge at launch and will pick-up after it's first price cut. The problem the big N has placed itself in is that casuals are not early adopters. Price points for casuals is not a match for launch pricing of any console. Nintendo also has no major gimmick to wow with. If I was to a console manufacturer....I'd fear MS hologram tech. Many years away....but that shit is scary! Sony's got the patent and nano-tech paper tablet working as a prototype, that can't be more than 5 years away? Anyhow, good times all around I guess...they're all making profits now.
Im not sure what universe you're in. Go to IGN e3 2011 coverage and latest Ces coverage where people said the WiiU pad was comfy... What about at E3 when Ninty had that clip announcing all the 3rd parties like ea with FIFA and battlefield and madden assassins creed, batman arkham city, tekken, darksiders, metro last light, aliens marines.... Before the 3DS when was the last time a Ninty product was expensive... The Wii was 250 the ds was like 130... For real Nintendo was hurting when the 3ds was expensive you think they'll do that AGAIN... The reason this consoles is less gimmicky is because it's a blend... They want casuals to buy it. It they said they want to reclaim old mid-hardcore gamers which they can do with good looking games online and 3rd parties
In other news microsoft accidentially confirms the dumb name of Xbox 720 and states you will have to spin in 2 circles for kinect to turn your console on
I seriously DON'T understand how MS could NOT announce a new console this year at E3... I mean, WHAT THE FUCK do they have coming out for this year?? ANY EXCLUSIVES?? NO! JUST HALO 4! Do they seriously think that Kinect is going to keep them in the game for the rest of this year???? FUCK NO.
i could be wrong, but i believe ms is gettin the same great third party games that sony will get, saving on in-house costs and reaping in full profits, it's wroked this long for them, why stop now
Thanks to everyone who replied! I appreciate it!!!
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