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The next Xbox console will be released in time for the 2013 holiday season, people familiar with the platform holder's plans have told Bloomberg.

The new console will be in stores in time for the lucrative Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping season, meaning a release date in line with that of the Wii U this year (November 18).

A date for the new console's reveal is less certain, with a source revealing that Microsoft is yet to decide whether a big conference such as E3 in June or an independent launch event held by Microsoft would be preferred.

Sony is also expected to launch its PlayStation 3 successor late in 2013.

Microsoft Xbox spokesman David Dennis declined to comment when approached by Bloomberg.

Source: Bloomberg

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Think that's a tad early in my opinion, hope they're not going to rush it just for the festive period.
Posted 16:21 on 30 November 2012
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This is in line what I've heard and been expecting for a while now. I don't think they will announce it at E3, I think it will get its own event a few months before then (maybe after the GTAV hype has died down...) and then E3 will be dedicated to showcasing games.

I will be there day one for this, because Surface shows that Microsoft can actually do hardware now and that was my only problem with the Xbox 360. They have the best network for consoles, and services are going to be a big deal this generation.

Sony's recent downgrade to BBB- (I think??) is a sign of instability, so I won't be investing in PS4 until I know what's going on with SCE and Sony Corp as a whole.
Posted 14:11 on 30 November 2012
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