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No new Xbox in 2012 says Microsoft

by William Schwartz


Affirming what the company has pretty much been saying the entire time, a marketing director of Microsoft France revealed that the company has no plans of bringing a next generation console to gamers in this calendar year. Cedrick Delmas told the French website, le point that there “will be no new console in 2012.”

“If we wanted to counter Nintendo, we would have to be in a position to release something immediately, and that is not at all the case.” “We’re in an industry that talks a lot, that likes telling stories. I am not convinced that things will happen this year. The Xbox 360’s cycle is not over at all. The proof is that we haven’t price cut this year.” “We’re not here to counter Nintendo and they’re not here to fight the other manufacturers. Nintendo has put itself in a different cycle, it’s going forward to its own rhythm, with success as we have seen with the Wii, and now it’s their turn to present their innovation.”

Delmas doesn’t shoot down the possibility of an E3 announcement by Microsoft though, “Afterward, what will happen at E3, it’s still too early to say. What’s certain is that there will be nothing new in 2012.”

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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