The XBox 360 Microsoft’s gaming console is still riding high. If you want living proof of this, check out the 750,000 units that it sold over the Black Friday weekend. Much greater news for all the avid gamers out there is that Microsoft is reportedly planning a next generation platform of the XBox by 2013.
As reported in Bloomberg Microsoft is planning to update a new generation of its popular XBox video game machine by the next holiday season in 2013. Evidently the update would be seen as an attempt to tap upon next year’s Black Friday rush along with the Christmas and thanksgiving sales. This next generation XBox is being planned exactly a year timeline after Nintendo’s Wii U, which has started sales in November. Worth a mention is that even Sony is planning an upgrade of its popular PlayStation console in around the same time indicating that it would be a war of the gaming consoles in the holiday season of 2013.
The XBox 360, which was the seventh generation of the video game console launched in May 2005, features many popular features like the integrated XBox Live service which allows users to compete online, download arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, music and movies and its Windows Media Center multimedia capabilities. What remains to be seen is that in the next generation XBox how would the features be generated because the XBox has still a long way to go in its product lifecycle which was cited by Microsoft till 2015.
For now its a worthy wait and watch for the next generation Xbox and to see whether the next generation in gaming will be by Microsoft.