Microsoft says no plans for new Xbox anytime soon

March 19, 2012
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Microsoft says it's not coming out with a new Xbox gaming console anytime soon.

Some video game players had hoped that Microsoft Corp. would unveil an upgrade at the E3 Expo in June, a big, yearly video game conference in Los Angeles where show off new wares and titles.

Microsoft Corp. said Monday that it won't be discussing new Xbox hardware at the event. Rather, it plans to focus on games, music and other entertainment for the Xbox 360, which came out in 2005.

Nintendo Co. will be showcasing the Wii U, the successor to the Wii. Unlike the or the PlayStation 3, the current doesn't offer high-definition graphics, so it's in greater need of an upgrade.

Microsoft's stock fell 40 cents to $32.20.

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5 / 5 (1) Mar 20, 2012
Hmm it isn't surprising how so many jokes were made of Microsoft during the 90's. I believe its time to put some more up-to-date ones about.
P.s how uninspiring to know that nothing has changed since then with their gaming ideas.
not rated yet Mar 29, 2012
define 'soon' in this context.
0 / 5 (35) Mar 29, 2012
Microsoft is too busy destroying itself with windows 8 to do anything with the x-box.

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