Okay I have to admit that I am a little confused about the recent spate of news about the fact that Microsoft are already working on their next console.
Isn’t this blatantly obvious? I bet if I went back and did some searching I would find a Microsoft employee who admits it… yet people still keep writing stories about it to prove that Microsoft don’t know what they are doing.. Anyway I just had to get that off my chest…
Bruce Everiss of Seeking Alpha has written a theoretical article about what he thinks the Xbox 3 will be like and why it will give Microsoft market supremacy…
He think Microsoft are going to release a handheld gaming device which will integrate seamlessly into the next Xbox which will also have a gesture (Wii) interface and more than likely a high definition drive of some sort….
Isn’t that the PlayStation 3?
Anyway he also thinks that the new Xbox will arrive next year sometime which I think is mad, I don’t expect to see it until the holiday season of 2010 at the earliest.
However what he does have a point with is that Microsoft normally become dominant in an industry during their third generation (if they last that long) and it is obvious that the 360 is going to hold its own in this generation at least. So is having someone like Microsoft as the dominant console a good idea?
Here’s hoping each console gets 33% market share….
Last Updated: January 15, 2008