Bloomberg reported last night that Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox console will most-likely be coming in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season. Bloomberg’s sources declined to be identified, but have indeed that although Microsoft still wants to milk every penny they can out of the current generation, a fresh piece of home-gaming hardware is coming soon.
“[Microsoft] hasn’t decided whether to unveil the new Xbox at an industry event such as the E3 show in June, or a separate event devoted solely to the machine, one of the people said.”
The next generation of consoles are shaping up to be a very interesting bunch. With the Wii U already released and rumors swirling regarding the next Xbox, it is only a matter of time before the race is in full swing. Interestingly, there have been nearly zero rumors regarding Sony’s next offering, but it’s only a matter of time before they start rolling in.
Last generation, Microsoft had a head start being the first to release their seventh-generation console, followed by Nintendo and Sony a year later. The game is different this cycle, with Nintendo releasing the Wii U a year before its competitors will most likely see store shelves.