IDC Researchâ€™s Lewis Ward has, amid a fair bit of speculation regarding Xbox and Kinect, really thrown the cat amongst the pigeons with some pretty bold statements regarding Microsoftâ€™s next moves.First and foremost, he doesnâ€™t see the Redmond company dropping the price of the Xbox 360 anytime soon, â€œsince itâ€™s already selling quite well,â€ although he does indicate a small price cut could be in the offing. He does, however, see the recent price drop of the Kinect peripheral (down from $149.99 to just $109.99 in the United states), as an indication that the Kinect 2 could arrive in October. The shots of the Kinect 2, which we revealed a couple of weeks ago, suggests the new motion sensors will be able to detect even the slightest movements â€“ a marked improvement on the current functionality â€“ but even those revelations donâ€™t seem to offer enough to corroborate the suggestions of IDCâ€™s Ward. Meanwhile RW Bairdâ€™s Colin Sebastian reckons thereâ€™ll be an Xbox 360 price cut in the early stages of next year, with the Xbox 720 announcement following thereafter. â€œFor now,â€ he said, â€œMicrosoft is happy with Xbox sales and some early traction in the different pricing models they have rolled out at retail.â€ In expecting the next Xbox to launch in the Fall of 2013, he believes the 360 price cut will certainly not occur until after the holidays, although he did stress retailers will likely offer their own reductions.Microsoft has said itâ€™ll launch the new Xbox in the next year-and-a-half.