Next Xbox Console Won’t Be At E3 2012

By: Beyhan Moustafa

next-xbox-console-wont-be-at-e3-2012Microsoft has revealed that there will be no news of the upcoming Xbox console at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short.

Bloomberg News reporter Dina Bass said in a Tweet “For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360,” and Microsoft’s Dennis responded by explaining that there will be no talk/show of new Xbox at E3.

Kotaku reached out to Microsoft for confirmation on the statement. Microsoft replied with a statement which said, “While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon. For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360-and it’s the best year ever for Xbox 360.

“The console is coming off its biggest year ever-a year in which Xbox outsold all other consoles worldwide. Xbox 360 didn’t just outsell other consoles, it also outsold all other TV-connected devices like DVD players, as well as digital media receivers and home theatre systems. And in our seventh year, we sold more consoles than in any other year-defying convention.

“This year, we will build on that Xbox 360 momentum. With Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Fable: The Journey, and other great Kinect games on the way, our 2012 Xbox lineup is our strongest ever. This year, we will deliver more TV, music, and movie experiences for Xbox 360-as we’ll make it even easier to find and control your all entertainment. And this year, Xbox games, music, and video are coming to Windows 8 so people can enjoy their Xbox entertainment wherever they go.”

After Sony announced that they will not be talking about their upcoming console this year as well, this leaves the floor open for Nintendo to show off the Nintendo Wii U in full, as they prepare for their launch towards the end of 2012.

SOURCE: Kotaku & Gaming Union


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