Microsoft plans to launch its next-generation Xbox video game and home entertainment console ahead of the holidays next year, according to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times.
They should unveil it at e3 2012
That would cut into the 360's sales, which is still selling very well.
MS have already stated no new Xbox talk at E3. Now there are certain people on this board that swear it is going to be there and we know which person about whom I am speaking.
@Shok - Why would it? Who the hell would hold off on buying a 360 and wait for the 720 until Nov 2013, also all MS has to do is give the 360 a price drop and bamm. @Onyoursisterback - Tacos give me diarrhea so I refuse to eat them. @ Morgan - Companies say stuff like that all the time to try and stray the public always - NintendO said the same about the Wii U rumors lasT E3.
@morganfell MS also denied the possibility of announcing a slim version of the 360 at E3 2010. Obviously they lied. And when asked whether or not they are going to announce the next gen Xbox, do you really think they are going to say "yes"? Anything any company in the game industry says regarding future announcements cannot be taken with any weight. They are not going to tell you their plans early just because you asked. They are going to show the world when it's ready to be shown.
Spring release would be better but..it had to be 2013 and no later, the base has been waiting how long 2 years now? So this gives us a PS4 release and that's all I care about.
Which is starting to sell well? So what it was selling poor in the past? Anyways on topic here I fear MS hand might have been forced by Google/Motorola here over this new patent war and if MS lose it they would no longer be able to sell the 360 meaning a new console is the only way they can make money from xbox as people will start switching to ps3 and other alternatives.
Next Gen can't come soon enough!
I don't think will hold off on a console for over a year and a half from an announcement like that. I also expected ps4 to be put out hopefully around the same time.
Very well in only the United States. Other territories the PS3 is outselling it.
@Patriots_Pride Nope, Nintendo actually said they would officially announce the Wii U at the E3 2011 show (they said it in March or April, something like that), just like they did with the Nintendo 3DS. Youre using the wrong example. And I don't think Microsoft has a lot of things to talk about at this year's E3 so they will probably at least say that their new console is coming.
the way Motorola is trying to ban there system in the U.S. "there sales will do a dead stop!!! I say release it Friday" :)
Giving Nintendo a year head start it's bad for Microsoft and Sony. If ‘Xbox 720′ is slated for November 2013 then MS will present it between GDC 2013 and E3 2013. Wasn't the X360 announced at E3 2005 and come out November 2005 ?
A year head start? More like a 6 year late start.
I agree with "TooTall19"i dont see how wii having a year head start will be bad to anyone. the wii u hardware is outdated and is playing catch up with the ps3 and 360 let alone compete with the ps4/xbox720
Stop dragging this out! The time is Now for The Last Console Gen to Begin! But it's a smart move to make sure the Wii U doesn't have some Huge surprise!! Sony better not wait till 2014 or it's Game Over for them.
Wouldnt matter so much if Sony would work on: Unit Price Marketing
sony already made it clear that they are not so bothered about releasing their console last. it will be intresting to see if ms and microsoft aim for 2013 or 2014
"Sony better not wait till 2014 or it's Game Over for them" Just like the ps2, xbox, gcube got slaughtered by the Dreamcast because they were late to the party, right?
Sega didn't have the backing of a lot of 3rd party developers and didn't have the money to compete with Sony even though they launched a year earlier. That is why they lost. Plus remember that Nintendo and Microsoft released their consoles a year later than the PS2. Timing will be huge this time around too...
That's what most likely will happen do you actually think that MS will let Nintendo do to them what they did to Sony this generation by releasing a year later. My money is on MS announce it on E3 and release it early next year and Sony will announce their on TGS and release a month after MS . My opinion not a fact.
Should yes, but will they? I rewatched E3 2004 footage and funny thing is they were launching Halo 2 in November 2004. They are launching Halo 4 this November. Kinda funny how it all sounds the same. ha Looks like it might not show up at E3 2012, but still very certain it will launch in 2013. Still though I do believe they did confirm they were working on a console in 2004. So they are likely to do the same. You can't let competition out pace you in the public eye or your sales will diminish. Last time they did show new console at E3 2005 for X360 as first viewing. At the time though we all knew it was coming in 2004 anyway despite it not being showcased at E3 2004. All the leaks and details out there. Just like this time we already know 90% of the when and the details. We just need some confirmations and some view of what graphics will look like for the next 6 years on a home console. Sony did announce in 2004 pretty much confirming it. They will likely hint or announce this time as well. Especially with Nintendo launching this year. You would think one of them or both of them will want to grab that attention away from WiiU. Even though WiiU might not be graphical powerhouse that PS4/XB3 might be. It could possibly hold the position that the PS2 had when it launched. It was weaker one of the generation. Had lots of third party support and grew an enormous fanbase. WiiU could do the same have the same sucess. If their system holds enough power to make decent enough graphical power over the PS3/X360 consoles. It wouldn't need god like graphics GPU to rule the generation in sales.
The next gen dashboard!! I can't wait!
sure, if you wan't Halo 4 to flop
Microsoft should announce a console for next year or for the year after, cause its going to force Sony to act. Sony will have no choice but to cut ps3 exclusives to make ps4 exclusives. since the next consoles will require all development teams they can muster. ...and by doing so the ps3 will die. ff13 vs has went a whole console's lifetime, its probably going to be on xbox3's top lineup when the console comes out.
Might be risking a lot of 360 sales from this summer to next November if this is the case. Doubt they would do that. Maybe, if they were blocked from selling 360's in US, then I could see them pushing next one out soon as possible.
MS will pay the money before it gets blocked lol. For a start if they allowed it devs would NOT be happy and that could give their competition a chance to get a step ahead of them. They can make more than double 4 billion (im sure thats the cost) after a year even though it would be a serious blow to them.
MS also got a block on Motorola phones so I'm sure they will come to an agreement.
Hoping so but like Akuma said they should show it off at this years E3. Leaving it til next years will be too close to release.
MS won't show off the next xbox until 2013....This E3 will be the 360 final lap with MS being xbl app focused......
Man i wish it was this year...
Fall 2013 at the latest, imo.
Maybe they will reveal next year but not release. They typically want a year of marketing before releasing and just like Sony they are not announcing this year.
That would be as stupid as putting Facebook on the stock Market! Microsoft know what they are doing and instead of rumours let's wait until we see there hand.
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ok where can i get this info :P xboxplanet? XD
My wallet still hasn't had time to recover from this year and next year is looking stacked to. Better grab another job to support my gaming.
MS has no problem showing off games 18mos from launch, why not show off the new box. They'll probably show some 15 sec clip that shows nothing but a logo and leave everybody speculating for the next year. Bastards!!
This post describes what Sony would/has done lol.
The new generation of gaming starts around fall of 2013! The hints are all slowly coming together!
it better be
makes sense... probably just in time for yet another new call of duty only this time a next gen call of duty. If priced right they will sell the next xbox like hot cakes then.
This sounds good. I can wait until 2013 to grab a new console. Very excited to see what MS has in store for us.
Word on the street is that they've improved the eject button over the 360 slim model. Now if you walk within a foot of the console it will eject the disc. ;)
Well, as long as it is confirmed. Number two way to get hits on the Internet is talking next gen. Number one is having barely clothed women doing a workout video.
Obviously. Wii U will have been well established by then. They can't let them gain too much momentum.
Im going to go with Spring of 2014 at the earliest. There are still games for the xbox360 with release windows for fall of 2013. Assuming they actually dont show off anything about the next xbox this year do you people REALLY think theyd show it off then release a few months later? when has that ever been done?
Why not its not like they are going to stop supporting the 360 when the 720 is released. Why give the 360 a price drop and support both sorta like Sony has done with the PS2.
if memory serves me when the 360 came out MS dropped the xbox like a brick there was hardly any support for it soon as new console came out and i think it will be the same for the 360 unless 3rd party devs do the supporting.
I wont go into details on why MS dropped the first XBOX and will just say that the install base for the 360 was very small and the xbox got slaughtered by the PS2. The 360 on the other hand has a huge install base and has become a house hold name in America - no need for MS to drop it since they can still make a profit from it even when the 72o is released because not everyone can afford to jump gen.
@raymantalk1 The original Xbox was selling at a huge loss per console sold. Also, the company that made the chip for the original Xbox stopped producing them, which forced Microsoft to launch the Xbox 360 a bit early and was behind a bit of the RROD issue. Microsoft is setting up the Xbox 360 to continue to sell to casual and family markets. That is why they are adding all of these apps and things like that. From everything we've heard about the 720, its clearly aimed at the core gaming audience and its clear that Rare and Lionhead are both working on core games for the 720.
Games has nothing to do with it. God of War 2 came out not only after the PS3 was announced, but after it was released. And guess what. It remains, to date, the best selling game of the series in Europe and there's not much in it in the other territories. So no, announcing or releasing the next console is not going to make software for the current gen become dust magnets on video game retailers' shelves. This is primarily because not everyone who currently has a 360 would rush out to buy the 720 as soon as it comes out.
these game for 2013 will launch 360 and the new system. Bungie has already confirmed there next ip they are working on will launch 2013 for 360 and next gen system. I'm sure most devs will follow the same plan for 2013.
I very much hope so!
I think MS is going is going to announce its next console in a manner similar to the way Apple does a new product launch.
I think they'll go with a mega price drop at E3 and call it the best value ever, then formally announce the new Xbox at next year's E3 or at their own event--or the VGAwards or something... I also predict a price drop for the PS3. A battle of value! Interestingly, the article says MS will release an Xbox ARM Lite in the fall then release the full machine at Christmas? Interesting strategy...I wonder why. To work out the kinks?
X720 will need more exclusive games in order to compete against Wii U and PS4.
The Xbox 360 launched with a ton of exclusives, we have heard that Rare is working on two core exclusives, Lionhead is working on something as well. Crytek, and Epic are also supposed to be working on Xbox 720 exclusives. Alan Wake 2 is also supposed to be in development for the 720 at this time. I think Microsoft realizes that exclusives sell a console to start off a generation. I'm interested to see what the other first party studios have up their sleeve.
Well yeah, the first few years they support hardcore gamers. But after that, it always goes downhill. Remember the Xbox 1? And now look at how the Xbox 360 is with no recent new exclusives except Halo. I don't get why people would buy a new console from MS after getting shafted like that. Can someone help me understand?
@Asgaro Nobody is getting shafted, Microsoft gas obviously seen about the same amount of success as Sony recently and they have done so without having to spend millions and millions on exclusives that aren't going to sell particularly well. I play a little bit of everything, so I'm happy right now with a few core exclusives from Microsoft a year to keep me busy. Its not like I don't buy a ton of third party games for all the consoles as well. Its getting towards the end of this console generation, it'd be really foolish to expect a ton of new IP's or exclusives. Its not like I play a game when its new and toss it aside, I still play Gears 3, Forza 4, MW3, Battlefield 3 and Halo Reach online on my Xbox 360 and I still play Uncharted 3, R3 and Killzone 3 on my PS3 online. I'll be honest and say that I think its cool that Sony releases so many titles to please their fans, but there isn't a ton of them that I actually buy. I buy God Of War and Uncharted and things like that, but I wasn't a fan of Infamous or Heavy Rain or things like that.
If anything, MS proved that they didn't need that many exclusives to compete with the others. Not sure things will be different with the 720.
MS recently opened 7 new studios. I think this issue will be rectified.
If they launch it with an exclusive Call of Duty game it won't need much more.
I think MS could announce the 720 at E3. That would slow 360 sales. But they could also drop the price of the Arcade to $149 and they would pick back up. I believe what Nintendo does will have a lot to do with it. If Nintendo has a much more powerful than expected machine(by most), MS and Sony will quickly move to "leak" closed door footage of the new consoles. If Nintendo is stupid and makes a slightly more powerful than current gen console, MS and Sony can wait until next GDC or CES. I think Nintendo will have a very powerful machine. So no matter if E3 disappoints, the weeks soon after will be great for gamers.
I love how people think ms will be risking sales if they release the next Xbox in 2013 and reveal it's launch at e3. Where were you people when the ps3 was launched and announced at e3? Yet ps2 sales held strong. I guess they are special. S/c. And ms might want to do something quick, they may be banned from selling consoles given motorola is winning in court. But Obama would have to sign a ban on Xbox sales and I doubt he would do that.
Obama hates video games. I remeber he did a speech tell parents to not let their kids waste their time on gaming and focus on school and stuff.
Even in your own comment that makes no sense. He absolutely never said he hates video games. Obama partnered with the video game major trade group to promote healthy living and moderation for kids and adults who game too much with little fitness activity. Quit making stuff up and repeating crap you heard some idiot say!
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