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BGR: Microsoft source claims Xbox 720 at E3 2012
Posted: 28.06.2011 08:20 by Comments: 7
BGR is claiming that a Microsoft source has told them unequivocally that Microsoft will be unveiling their next generation console at E3 2012 next year.

According to the site: "A source with knowledge of Microsoft’s plans within the company’s Entertainment and Devices Division has confirmed with BGR that Microsoft intends to unveil its next-generation Xbox console at E3 2012 next summer. The source is not aware of Microsoft’s launch plans for the new Xbox, which we are told has been in development since 2006. Microsoft has sold nearly 54.4 million Xbox 360 units since the console’s introduction in November 2005. The video game system is currently the ninth most popular gaming console of all time behind Nintendo’s original NES and just ahead of Sony’s PlayStation 3, which has sold 51 million units to date."

This isn't the first time there was a claim that the unnamed eighth generation Microsoft console would be debuting in 2012, though Microsoft has stated that the Xbox 360 is only "halfway through its life cycle".
Source: BGR

Comments

By DaSilverTitan (SI Newbie) on Jun 28, 2011
DaSilverTitan
I'm not buying it. 360 isn't all that old yet. I must admit that a new console would be cool, but I just doubt the reality of it.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 28, 2011
PowerJack
Not happening, and wth is that image seems like a Scrin Stormrider.
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Jun 28, 2011
JPerry06
if thats the new xbob style it looks sick.

i agree with the above posts though, xbox doesnt seem to be struggling in the market at the moment so dont really see the demand for a new consol yet.
By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Jun 28, 2011
Xyfer117
The next xbox probably wont be out until 2015 EARLIEST imo, even IF they unveiled its development at 2012 E3
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 29, 2011
herodotus
Hell, the damn thing looks like a belt buckle. That would be cool. I'd buy one if it was proudly holding my pants up...and playing games.
What a chick magnet!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jul 01, 2011
FoolWolf
With Kinect out - I think that releasing a new Xbox too soon will simply piss off many console owners.