Home » News » Games News » Xbox 720 to launch for Christmas 2013?

Xbox 720 to launch for Christmas 2013?

by | Go to comments

Share:
Xbox-720

Microsoft is to launch its next Xbox console - dubbed the Xbox 720 in some quarters -  in time for Christmas 2013, according to a recent report.

Bloomberg cites "people familiar with the company’s plans" as claiming that the follow-up to the Xbox 360 will be out "for Thanksgiving and Christmas sales." That would mean it would have to be out by mid-November at the very latest.

This is backed up by the report's assertion that the Xbox 720 (or whatever the new console ends up being called) will "debut a year after Nintendo's brand-new Wii U," which made its US debut on November 18.

Whilst that seems like quite a gap, it's worth noting that Microsoft sold 750,000 Xbox 360 consoles over the Thanksgiving week, which is almost twice as much as the Wii U managed in its launch week.

Microsoft may feel confidant that there's ample life left in its seven-year-old console to see it through another year.

As for when the so-called Xbox 720 will be revealed, the source claims that Microsoft is undecided between an industry event launch, such as June's E3, or a stand-alone event at some other time.

Elsewhere, Sony is said to be readying a follow-up to the PS3 for around the same 2013 launch period.

Do you think Microsoft would be giving Nintendo too much of a head start be launching its new console in a year's time, or has the Wii U failed to convince you that it can win this next console generation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below, or via our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

More Gaming News >

Go to comments
comments powered by Disqus