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Next Xbox to be cheaper from the start, says analyst

by Bill Hess on March 22, 2012


Microsoft’s Next Generation Xbox is slated for an unknown release, with many speculating on the timing of an announcement. Today we have another prediction about the next generation Xbox, and its from Doug Creutz of Cowen & Company.

The analyst believes that the console “could” launch in the fall of 2013. He also believes that it’s highly unlikely that the next generation Xbox will be a digital only console, but does believe that Microsoft will be cheaper than the competition, again.

It’s unclear exactly how Microsoft will accomplish this considering Mark Rein’s recent comments about the next generation. “If you don’t stretch just far enough, you don’t just have enough of a difference to make people want to take the leap with you… it all falls down,” Rein said when talking about Unreal Engine 4 and the next generation. Rein also recently voiced his concerns about the tech in next gen consoles, pleading for “bleeding edge” or face the wrath of Apple.

It’s not uncommon for console makers to sell at a loss at launch, but if this turns out to be one of Microsoft’s main focuses, it may be a certainty.

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  • Brevs

    You cant really complain or bash MS about this.

    • Aka ZZZ

      Allan will find a way.

  • Brevs

    STFU about allen

  • Cool dude

    Enough about the Allen stuff. Hes not even trolling any more and im happy about that.

    Anyway, I dont know about being the “Cheapest” again. I mean, theoretically MS does have the largest budget out of all the big 3 but as a profit-company? I’m not sure. It could go either way.

  • IHATETROLLS

    wait cheaper than the wiiu????

    • Cool dude

      Exactly what I was thinking.

    • mrhertz

      seems they dont think wiiU will be on par… (me neither :)
       
      so , compared to the next gen consoles, or the sony console, ms will come a bit cheaper.
       

  • Brevs

    Maybe cheaper than the release price of the xbox 360

  • IHATEHIPSTERS

    I hope it has the new kepler 680 as it runs on 200 wats and has a 28 mm archtecture. Its also 3 times as powerful as the gtx 580.

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/22/kepler-comes-of-age-nvidia-unveils-geforce-600-series-gpus/

    • Cool dude

      Wow MAMA!! We can only dream of those speeds on our current consoles.

    • Cool dude

      I mean, next gen consoles

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/iamtheallmightywiz iamtheallmightywiz

      I have to agree, if Microsoft’s Next-Gen system includes those stats or has Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 680 GPU, I would buy it without hesitation. As of right now, I’m just hoping that it won’t be a digital-only type console.

  • Heavenswarrior121

    Cheaper? Yup 720 is doomed to have bad hardware already,get ready for the SUPER OMEGA RED RINGS OF DEATH lol

    • Brevs

      Cheaper price not cheaper hardware dumbass.

  • Heavenswarrior121

    You dont see the point i was trying to make So clearly your the retarded one

    • Cool dude

      I think he knows well and clear that your trying to troll the next Xbox thats not even released yet. Sorry but your the retarded one who cant keep his mouth shut.

      Your making an assumption as though the Xbox 720 will have another RROD event. Did you take in to account that MS would’ve learned by now?

      Reply?

      Yeah I thought so…. idiot.

    • IHATEHIPSTERS

      Shut the fck up.

    • That Guy

      y dad bought a laptop for $2000. i could buy a laptop today that would blow the pants off it for less than a quarter of that.

    • That Guy

      meant to add in there he bought it 8 years ago.

  • Heavenswarrior121

    Its official the government must be putting chemicals in the water because you humans on this website are by far the dumbest piece of shits on earth by The love of god i never met so much retarded people in my life,most of the time its point -less even trying to talk it seems like most of you are brain washed by peter griffin(hopefully most of you will get that bUt i doubt it

    • Cool dude

      Hrmmm… wonder who started this whole thing at the first place….

    • IHATETROLLS (WHO DOESN’T)

      GTFO troll

    • Brevs

      Hey, whatever water your drinking must be in a lot worse condition than ours.

  • Allen

    You guys are all seriously brainwashed, you see what appears to be good news and you are just all over it. Well I’m sorry, but since you told Xbox it was okay to screw you and all your friends and eventually the entire industry over they will never in a million years give you anything.

    This does mean cheaper “hardware” for Xbox and not a cheaper price for the consumer. You just wait, when everything is pay to play it’s all on you and when xbox live goes up and this next box comes with $hit features you’ll see. No it won’t RROD this time, but you are fooling your self if you think they are ever in a million years going to give you a damn thing for your buck. m$ has got to be the absolute worst company in the world

    • Cool dude

      no

    • Brevs

      You guys are more stuck up than anyone else on this website. You guys think the ps3 is so damn cool because it doesn’t charge you that deathly $4 a month and it has an internet browser(that is what a computer is for) oh and blue ray, Which would suck not having. You also think the ps3s hardware is better(lol). The xbox and the ps3s hardware are both the same. S*itty. But you like to come on here and right the same essays trying to convince people how the ps3 is better and how the 7 year old hardware somehow completely outplays the xbox’s 7 year old hardware when its the same exact thing and all people do is laugh at you. You love to snap and say how people are so brainwashed when you and heavens warrior clearly are the ones brainwashed. People honestly don’t care what you guys have to say. We just like reading it because its humorous. You guys really need to grow up and realize that it doesn’t matter or just custom build a pc ffs ;p ….. if you know how to -_-

    • Sony

      im sorry Allen, we will be shutting down. we haven’t made any profit in years. we used the same techniques as microsoft but the difference is our userbase is blood sucking leeches. microsoft sells expensive propriatery hardware (so do we), microsoft introduced subscription service we can’t because all the blood suckers will leave, we just recently shut down two first party developers with another one rumoured while microsoft gained 5. microsoft sold their console at an average price, the blood suckers forced us the lower ours from $1,000 in countries such as australia. microsoft supports hd dvd because that was the global standard at the time. we put blu-ray because we love out customers, lol jks we put it because we own it and make the money back in blue-ray movies sold haha fooled you.

      you see we also try to make profits but our userbase is too cheap to fork out <$4 of our their monthly salary to support us. the only reason we are still afloat is because of our movie production but our userbase probably pirates the movies because $30+ for a blu-ray for 2 hours entertainment is more than $4 a month but we understand. Allen stay strong, don't ever go to a microsoft gaming console. if the worst happens get a wii, because you know free online.

  • bigjershby

    i see ur point

    when food went up because of gas going up did the price of food go back down when gas did…no because they knew thay could get away with it……….same principles apply with what allens saying

    • Cool dude

      Same principles apply with any company.

  • Heavenswarrior121

    There all stuck on stupid if they really believe the next xbox wont have no problems,xbots fans need to take there tongue out eachother asses…xbox 360 biggest piece of shit ever takes all your money and does what with it exactly?…thats why sony is great and always will be,they dont have as munch money as ms does but still pleases there fans

    • Cool dude

      Call me when you say something Allen hasn’t said yet.

    • Photon_Embargo

      A History of Excellent Gaming Hardware Analysis by Heveanswarrior121:
      _________________________________________________________

      Post1:

      “Cheaper? Yup 720 is doomed to have bad hardware already,get ready for the SUPER OMEGA RED RINGS OF DEATH lol”

      Post 2:

      “You dont see the point i was trying to make So clearly your the retarded one”

      Post 3:

      “Its official the government must be putting chemicals in the water because you humans on this website are by far the dumbest piece of s**ts on earth by The love of god i never met so much retarded people in my life,most of the time its point -less even trying to talk it seems like most of you are brain washed by peter griffin(hopefully most of you will get that bUt i doubt it”

      Post 4:

      “There all stuck on stupid if they really believe the next xbox wont have no problems,xbots fans need to take there tongue out eachother asses…xbox 360 biggest piece of s**t ever takes all your money and does what with it exactly?…thats why sony is great and always will be,they dont have as munch money as ms does but still pleases there fans”

      ______________
      Need I say more?….

  • AIRFREAK

    I feel so fortunate to be a pc gamer

    • Brevs

      Lol so do I

  • Spartan-Kratos

    Allen should just shut the hell up and get some sun.

  • Allen

    OH wait a minute I understand now.

    Xbox put out cheap hardware just to be out first but they fixed that

    Xbox still costs $299, no one knows why but it’s a good deal

    Xbox even went on record to say that since the xbox is selling well they see no need for a price cut.

    Then we had expensive proprietary adapter for wifi ($100, damn that’s spendy) plus add on HD DVD if you wanted it (Fail), no blu ray option, no browser and controllers aren’t blue tooth, no gyroscope nor built in batteries yet still cost $50.

    Then we have xbox being the only gaming platform pay to play (+ no exclusive content, lol)

    Then we have xbox making you pay for gold for the right to pay to a sub to netflix or like service

    ***This is the point I was getting to here……

    I understand now…after seeing what M$ has done this entire generation I can see that they will pass the savings onto you just like they did this whole generation.

    • Cool dude

      Im Allen and I complain about Xbox controllers not having gyroscopes.

      Ohh no what a scam!

    • Brevs

      @Allen Everytime I see you completely bash MS I’m just gonna copy and paste sony’s comment. LOL

    • Andrew

      Lol @ Brevs, I think that should become the new global standard.

  • Brevs

    im sorry Allen, we will be shutting down. we haven’t made any profit in years. we used the same techniques as microsoft but the difference is our userbase is blood sucking leeches. microsoft sells expensive propriatery hardware (so do we), microsoft introduced subscription service we can’t because all the blood suckers will leave, we just recently shut down two first party developers with another one rumoured while microsoft gained 5. microsoft sold their console at an average price, the blood suckers forced us the lower ours from $1,000 in countries such as australia. microsoft supports hd dvd because that was the global standard at the time. we put blu-ray because we love out customers, lol jks we put it because we own it and make the money back in blue-ray movies sold haha fooled you.
    you see we also try to make profits but our userbase is too cheap to fork out <$4 of our their monthly salary to support us. the only reason we are still afloat is because of our movie production but our userbase probably pirates the movies because $30+ for a blu-ray for 2 hours entertainment is more than $4 a month but we understand. Allen stay strong, don't ever go to a microsoft gaming console. if the worst happens get a wii, because you know free online.

  • Brevs

    Allen, its laughable you are going outside your house while playing ps3. And you say you are an adult? D:

  • AIRFREAK

    Why is attack of the fanboy not picking up on the huge ass BF3 patch tomorrow? New commo rose, new mini map, AA options for console, etc. Exciting shit.

    • SIR_MALLICK

      That would be because aotfb isn’t the best site for gaming news ever… it’s just fun for discussion.

    • AIRFREAK

      I agree. But the patch would be nice to discuss

    • AIRFREAK

      At this point they should just wait a day for it to come out

    • Cool dude

      AA options for consoles?
      Anti air options? Anti-aliasing? What is AA?

  • FONY

    Dear Sony Customer,

    We have had many problems as of late due to the loses we have suffered during last year. Our next gen system will not be due out until we see a profit and our online is improved and more secure then it was before. These are a few thing we tend to do, the next system will have a 6ft charging cord instead of the 3ft one. We will also be including a 6ft HDMI cable as well this time. The PlayStation move will become the stranded controller with built in force feedback. The motion camera will be built in the system. This time the system will have a loading tray due to the several complaints of disks being stuck. The memory will be expanded from 256 to 512 for a shared memory of system and video The PSU will be separate from the system to help reduce heating so it can be stored in more confined spaces. We have also decided on a retail price point of $649.99 even though our competition will release at $349.99. We will also be delaying our launch date by at least 2 years after the competition.

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