Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will release the next version of its Xbox console in 2013 at the earliest, as the company squeezes at least one more year of sales out of its current model, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
pretty obvious after m$ said no new system this year. next xbox and ps4 will launch within a few months(or even weeks) of each other
I do expect something of an announcement at E3 though, even a tech demo. Microsoft are doing quite well and with Halo 4 releasing this year the last thing they want is a new console stealing halos thunder. As for the PS4 I do see Sony previewing it at this years E3
How plain can MS be? They's categorically denied anything will be announced about the next XBOX at E3. No tech demo, no hints, no hardware, no games- nothing.
This seems like a plausible case because Halo 4 is releasing this year so there's no way Microsoft is going to announce a new console and dampen the hype which will surround Halo 4 during its release.
If not E3 2012 then most definately 2013. Especially a release.
I'm surprised by it. I thought MS would at least not let Nintendo parade around the show. When N show GTA V people will be opening champagne bottles at their hotels all night.
They are probably waiting to see what Nintendo is up to, before MS releases their next console. One year head start is an advantage, but it is far from detrimental. In many ways, releasing later gives you plenty of advantages IF you take advantage of them.
Clearly M$ and Sony don't consider the Wii U a threat. The WiiU is really a current gen console. It would be crazy for M$ and Sony to release their next gen and far more expensive consoles alongside the old current gen WiiU this year. Most consumers buy with their wallet and not their brains.
Ugh. Do you know how powerful is the wii u? No?
Only around twice as powerful as xbox360....so yes he does know and so do I
If the Wii U is only twice the power of the 360 Nintendo will be making a huge profit when it launches. Technology surpassed the 360 and PS3 sometime in 2006 so the parts to beat them will be really cheap.
@dcbronco...Isn't that Nintendo's M.O. these days!?! They use older tech, still decent enough to create their IP's with. Then, just rake in the money. I can't hate on them because people will always want the next Mario (cart, paper, world, etc.), Zelda, Yoshi, Luigi...you get the point.
Have you guys still not seen the Samaritan WiiU tech demo. Unreal Engine 3.9 = 1080 on the WiiU. UE 4.0 = 640 or less on WiiU.
Exactly Droid. The people that made the Wii a great seller, all of the families and grannies, are not going to run out an purchase a Wii U. The Wii U is heading for familiar territory. The Gamecube was there as well.
People underestimated the Wii... and look what happened. Nintendo is not a company you would take lightly of the three.
I hope it's a kinect only system. Imagine playing Halo or Gears with our arms and hands? [Epic]
If its Kinect only they can keep it> I much rather play with a controller at least.
As opposed to playing with a controller which uses your...arms and hands...
at least HonkeyJesus can read between the lines lol.
Seems plausible. I'd be very surprised to see a Xbox 720 full reveal at E3 2012. Even more so to see a PS4 reveal. I think at most you'll get confirmation that the new xbox is in development, and maybe a little vid or demonstration of what to expect. But i'd say you'd be pretty lucky to even get that. Sony has only just launched the PSV. It'd be ridiculous of them to show a PS4. I expect a full blowout of new PSV exclusives. As for Xbox, new IP's... GTA5 demonstration, Halo 4. More of the same.
Sony already announced they would not show a PS4 at this E3, but I doubt it with a lot of resources being funneled towards PS Vita. This might delay PS4 into 2014 especially considering the state of PS3....
yeah they only started making a profit off of it in what, late '09? the PSV argument is also valid. would expect Sony to be getting behind that for the majority of the next 12/18 months. expect Kinect, Halo 4, new CoD, new Forza etc. from Microsoft this E3. will be a boring E3 from the two, but does it really matter? as long as the hardware is flying off the shelves then of course not!
I think that there will be an Xbox 360 price cut this year, probably announced at E3. With the 250GB model receiving the 320GB hard drive as standard later this year. I think that Microsoft and Sony will say nothing about the next gen at the E3 and also say nothing until 2013 E3 where they will be announced for launch late 2013. Reckon that Sony and Microsoft will be very aggressive this year in an attempt to take some gloss away from the Wii U launch and rollout.
Next Playstation and Xbox will be announced at E3 2013 both launched in 2014.
Everyone is pointing at Halo 4. Halo is old, a new developer who is taking over what has become a yearly franchise, etc. It will be well received by critics, it is a AAA franchise game!, and sell well enough... but it just doesn't have the juice it used to. There are X amount of Halo fanboys, catering an entire E3 to them after the amazingly bad E3 last year for MS makes no sense. They will do pre-rendered gameplay give some general specs saying it is (?) times more powerful than 360 and maybe announce two or three newish IP's. The game market is beginning to stagger right now, and MS is going to give the PC market and rigs a huge boost if they have nothing to say this E3. I might jump in.
Xbox 360 had record sales in 2011, and most importantly, Microsoft (and Sony) are now making good profits from the consoles due to the lower cost of making the hardware. Microsoft and Sony won't want to divert attention to new hardware when they want to maximise revenue from the current gen consoles. Sony and Microsoft have clearly stated that they will not talk about the next gen consoles at this years E3 and in the near future. Also, I don't see PC's as competition to consoles. I can't see many people migrating to PC's just because they are lagging a long way behind graphically. PC's are nearly always way ahead of consoles in graphical power anyway. Microsoft will have plenty to talk about at E3 anyway. It is just that a lot of it is about Kinect which is discounted by many hard core gamers. I predict another record year for Xbox in sales this year (after a big price cut).
Mark my words. Both MS and Sony will release their next gen systems in November 2013.
Xbox 360 was announced on MTV just after spring in 2005 and launched that winter. It is 100% possible it will launch the same year as announcement just like the 360 did.
The only thing worse than MS squashing rumours about E3 2012 announcement for the next XBOX is all the bloody articles reporting the rumours of a 2013 announcement. Seriously, the next gen isn't going to start until 2014 at the earliest- get used to it. For "rumour" read "made up crap".
Why would Microsoft and Sony give Nintendo a 2 year head start. That doesn't make any sense. It will be released in Fall 2013.
Lets ground this in reality with facts for a moment, what is your evidence for Autumn 2013? By evidence I mean actual facts and not stuff in your head that you've made up.
Go 360! Good to see MS and the xbox doing great. That's good news indeed, but let me tell you Internet guys something and this is a proven fact, the 720 & ps4 will not be significantly more powerful than the wii u. Actually, the wii u uses a better and faster graphic card than the 720. Look it up on YouTube. Also, being that nintendo steped their game up and now has a next gen console with next gen graphics, a revolutionary tablet controller, major 3rd party support and an online that matches the 360, they are going to murder xbox and ps4 just limethe wii did. Do your research people.ms and Sony cannot beat nintendo. Have u seen the Zelda tech demo?
" Actually, the wii u uses a better and faster graphic card than the 720" No official specs have been released for either, so that's impossible to confirm. " major 3rd party support and an online that matches the 360" Support that matches the PS3 and 360? Hardly exciting. Online, like specs, is an unknown. "Have u seen the Zelda tech demo?" Do you know what a tech demo is?
Redcrimson101 Really? This is all conjecture, not a proven fact. Even the Wii U specs have not been formally announced. I think the next Xbox and Playstation will be more powerful than Wii U but the difference won't be great and will mean stuff all in the scheme of things. The 'major 3rd party support' and 'an online that matches 360' is also conjecture. We will know all at the E3 game show in June however when Nintendo provide all the details. In my opinion, the Wii was a one off, we will never see one console dominate like the Wii did.
I personal hope that M$ and $ony have a E32014 accouncement of Next Gen consoles.It would be a win win for us,them and deveolopers. Also I read somewhere that M$ and $ony have both agreed to hold out on next gen console announcement and releases till atleast till 2014.Wish I had the link but I am sure if you google it or you tube it you will find the story.
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