Microsoft says no plans for new Xbox anytime soon

Mar 19, 2012
Xbox 360

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.

Explore further: E Ink isn't just for e-readers any more

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Nintendo's 'Revolution' becomes 'Wii'

Apr 27, 2006

Japan's Nintendo announced that its new gaming console -- known during development as "Revolution" -- will be called "Wii" and will be unveiled next month. ...

Rumor: Xbox 360 games to be playable on Windows 8 PC's

Jul 12, 2011

(PhysOrg.com) -- A number of different sites are reporting the rumors that are making gamers ears twitch. The rumor says that Microsoft is about to make a big addition to the desktop version of its upcoming ...

US video game sales drop 21 percent in December

Jan 13, 2012

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 21 percent in December from a year ago to $3.99 billion as players bought fewer games for their aging consoles, according to market researcher ...

Xbox exec Shane Kim to retire after 19 years

Sep 15, 2009

(AP) -- Shane Kim, the Microsoft Corp. executive who oversaw the growth of its video game business from the original Xbox and through such hits as "Halo" and "Gears of War," is retiring after 19 years with the software maker.

Recommended for you

E Ink isn't just for e-readers any more

7 hours ago

E-readers may be passe, but you could soon see the black-and-white, easy-to-read screens that helped make them a big hit in a lot more places and products.

User comments : 3

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

HydraulicsNath
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.
Doc_aymz
not rated yet Mar 29, 2012
define 'soon' in this context.
Vendicar_Decarian
0 / 5 (35) Mar 29, 2012
Microsoft is too busy destroying itself with windows 8 to do anything with the x-box.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.