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Microsoft Xbox 720 positioned for proactive attack of an anticipated PS4 launch

The sources for the information within this article reside within the campus in Bellevue, WA at Microsoft, where I used to work.  My colleagues departed the information to me that the 720 is and has been ready for awhile.  Of course tweaks and improvements are always the norm up till launch day, but nonetheless, we felt it a newsworthy topic for GameGuideDog.   Pending official press release, this is the best form of ‘rumour’ you can get!  According to N4G moderators, this entry is an article not a “rumor”.  Then again, moderators state this is a rumor not an article.  Seeing as we have better things to do than to nitpic which kind of story this is, we feel it’s a topic our readers would be interested in, and are happy to report it.

The majority of us simply cannot handle our lives without having our video game consoles. The video gaming industry always surprises us with the new innovative advancements to their toys that make us all feel young again. Given that we’ve all come to love the present day home game consoles like Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii, does it really end with these? Of course not! With 3D televisions pushing their way into most homes, and the innovative improvements proven with the Nintendo 3DS being released (you don’t even need glasses to play in 3D), we have a strong feeling that the next systems will all include full 3D capabilities, and you can believe the cost of those titles will be increased yet again,  if not just for the 3D enabled feature alone.

This image is a joke, but we felt it worthy to make our point.  Looks ‘deadly’ doesn’t it?  Can you say “green eye of death”?

Okay so, when is the Xbox 720 Going to be Released?
The original Xbox helped Microsoft identify itself as a viable competitor on the gaming console front. The Xbox 360 offered challenging levels of competition to Sony and has turned out to be one of the biggest selling consoles (other than Wii and PlayStation.) Okay okay, captain obvious, where’s the scoop? Well we all know there has been loads of competition between rivals Sony and Microsoft, as they each have their teams of engineers working on those newest and greatest features and hardware for their consoles. While presently there have been speculations via various sources in regards to the rumors of the launch date for the PlayStation 4 (PS4)  it is also true that Microsoft is virtually prepared to release Xbox 720.  “We are merely holding out for the appropriate moment.” stated by a chief executive officer at Microsoft.


While Sony is hard pressed to expedite the new console release of PS4 there has also been a great deal of rumours with regards to the Xbox 720 release date. Compare which is better – PS3 or Xbox 360.

Games one of the pioneering video gaming magazines has stated that the Xbox 720 release date is going to end up being within the year 2012. When questioned about the Xbox 720 release date, the corporation’s former head of Interactive Entertainment Business Division responded, “We want to support the Microsoft Xbox 360 as far as we can, as for the future gaming consoles we have more than a hundred people working on it and for more details on the release date and price be patient and wait”. The main plan for Microsoft is to sell as many Xbox 360 units it can and wait for the right opportunity to launch Xbox 720 with a bang.

Xbox 720 Specifications:

Right now Xbox 360 really is a highly favored system with 39 million sold by last year at this time, we expect the same will happen with Xbox 720. Reviews state that it’s planning to see the light in 2012 (possibly even 2013, but our gut insticts tells us this might be moved forward due to the recent PS4 controversy) but regardless of the actual date they have completed the overall confirmations regarding the arrangements of hardware updates and requirements in the specs to be included within said new Xbox.
Xbox 720 will come as a generally user friendly system like its forerunner and will also include the same gaming system which is actually visual basic ie .net. That said, it’s safe to say it will also be backward compatible, but this has not yet been confirmed. Rumors additionally point out that Intel has developed a deal with Microsoft to supply the console with CPUS and graphic cards.

The processor might potentially be quad core or even triple core, which in turn would likely be escorted with 16 MB RAM and a principal memory space of 4 GB supplied for high speed. Because the video game system is packaged ready willing and able it is also assumed that each and every household will have a cable high speed Internet connection. Therefore Ethernet online connectivity will certainly be one of the functions with wireless USB hardware as well.  One of the best features in the Xbox 720 rumors collection is the benefit of Blu-Ray (since they lost the gamble opting to include the HD DVD functionality on the 360, and as we all know, HD DVD lost that battle). This inclusion alone does help leap the storage spec capacity of the a game developers freedom from 250 GB to 750 GB. Basically why PS3 games include more content at the present.

Samples of X720 Concept Designs: Um, can someone tell them, they are still thinking on the “clunky looking’ side?


At the same time the latest reports says that Sony is burning the midnight oil to make sure that the PS4 is launched before Xbox 720 and is the better video game system. Well at this time many things are uncertain and you just cannot have a definite answer on the Xbox 720 release date or its price. We just have to wait and watch for the right moment. 

This article is a conclusion by speculation only.  It should not be concluded as a fact, as it is more than likely any word from either of these systems will probably be in the later portion of 2013 if all stays as planned.

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  • D.Vader
    January 28, 2011
    Reply #1

    Wow those “sources” really gave you a scoop of speculation! LOL

    Honestly what did these Sources tell you that all of us didn’t know already.

    Thanks for wasting my time.

    • David J. Garfield
      January 28, 2011
      Reply #2

      Oh, so you knew they already have a 720 on the table.. okay, don’t read about it then.

  • m$FAN
    January 28, 2011
    Reply #3

    Microsoft needs to release something soon anyway, regardless of a ps4 launch. They are behind the times and pretty much stuck there.

  • ThisIsStupid
    January 29, 2011
    Reply #4

    Well…what sources are you using for your own speculation….Of course Sony and Microsoft have been working on the next generation of consoles for a while (they both have stated this before). Also blu-ray won’t come to the “xbox 720” because it would require royalties on every disc to Sony (microsoft would rather develop its own new digital media disc). And who told you those blu-ray specs in the first place? were you high when you wrote this? blu-ray holds 50gb for all games on the ps3 (MGS4 used the older 25gb blu-rays when it came out), 250gb to 750gb? I dnt know what that’s supposed to mean but honestly cmon? Second why would there be 16mb of ram? current consoles have 512 mb of ram…..High end pc’s have around 8gb of ram and you can run any game on the pc maxed out (including crysis and metro 2033 at 1080p with 4gb of ram). This article is 100% speculation written by someone who knows nothing of the things he talks about.

  • Anonymous
    February 1, 2011
    Reply #5

    I think he means 16 mb CPU Cache and 4 gb Ram 😉

  • Diedre Diogo
    February 8, 2011
    Reply #6

    I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case. My God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.

  • Seriously?
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #7

    I believe this to be a debunked subject, but whatever.

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