Xbox 720 to be Announced Before E3 and Cost Around $400, Says Research Firm

Rocky Jan 14, 2013

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    The next Xbox will be announced before E3 in June, will cost around $400, come bundled with an improved Kinect set-up and launch in November this year, according to research group Baird Equity.

    “Given the fragile state of the console game market, we expect the E3 trade show in June will take on added significance, most likely providing the industry with the first public opportunity to examine next-generation hardware,” wrote Baird’s Colin Sebastian in a note to investors.

    “Our checks suggest that next-generation console hardware will be largely built from ‘off the shelf’ high-end PC components, along with hybrid physical/digital distribution models, enhanced voice controls and motion sensing (Kinect integration with every Xbox), and broad multi-media capabilities.”

    “Moreover, a PC-based architecture (Intel chips in the case of Xbox) should have a number of advantages over custom-developed silicon: for one, the learning curve for software developers will be shorter than completely new technology. Second, the cost of production and retail price points should be lower than prior console launches,” he continued.

    “Third, it will be easier to build online services around PC chip architecture, including flexible business models (free-to-play, subscriptions) and multi-media (over the top) content offerings. For Microsoft, this design will also allow for more integration with Windows 8 and Windows Mobile devices.”

    The Xbox 360 launched in the US in 2005, the most expensive bundle of which was $399.

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    I been reading everywhere that it will be cheaper than $400. In todays money is £249.30 which is cheap I think for all the stuff we are hearing that's going to be in it. Especially as the PS3 day one was £299 but by the time it gets in shops and everyones battling to sell it the best price and offers like get £100 for you old Slim Console I think its going to be a good price and cheap even if they do no offers and its £249.30 I'd be happy and it comes with the new improved Kinect I think its really cheap at £250 ;)
     
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    I'll be very happy with that £250 price, I'm sure I read somewhere there is a Hardcore Version coming out aswell.
     
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    I agree £250 is very cheap for a possible 500-640GB HD and Built in Kinect 2.0 all that for £250 its really cheap but have you read that you can get it for free after the $99 deal they have been doing in the US if you purchased 2 years Gold membership at $14.99 a month I've been reading that they may give the "720" away for FREE* the little star * meaning obvious T&C's lol.
    Read this> http://www.examiner.com/article/microsoft-might-give-away-the-xbox-720-for-free
    I'd rather just pay for the "Pro" package
     
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    cant wait!! to see hwat it looks like ahaha
     

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