X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor)

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X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 2:51 AM ( #1 )


Noted Windows blogger Paul Thurrott has claimed during the latest What The Tech episode (via NeoGAF) that the Xbox 720 will launch in November beginning at $300 for a subscription-based model. A standard model will sell for around $500, he said. 

He described the platform overall as "expensive."

The Xbox 720 won't be the only new Xbox on shelves this season, Thurrott claimed. The writer said Microsoft is planning a $99 "Stingray" Xbox 360. He did not provide any further information about this platform. 

As for when the Xbox 720 could be announced, Thurrott said Microsoft is planning a reveal event on May 21. This matches up with an recent analyst report suggesting Microsoft was readying a reveal next month.


I bet the kinect 2 adds 150-100 dollars to the price.
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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 3:08 AM ( #2 )
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Noted Windows blogger Paul Thurrott has claimed during the latest What The Tech episode (via NeoGAF) that the Xbox 720 will launch in November beginning at $300 for a subscription-based model. A standard model will sell for around $500, he said. 

He described the platform overall as "expensive."

The Xbox 720 won't be the only new Xbox on shelves this season, Thurrott claimed. The writer said Microsoft is planning a $99 "Stingray" Xbox 360. He did not provide any further information about this platform. 

As for when the Xbox 720 could be announced, Thurrott said Microsoft is planning a reveal event on May 21. This matches up with an recent analyst report suggesting Microsoft was readying a reveal next month.


I bet the kinect 2 adds 150-100 dollars to the price.



Considering the rumoured PS4 pricing and now the 720's, if Nintendo can release a critical title or two (X, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart, Smash Bros) and bundle them respectively into a cheaper package, personally I imagine it'll be a slow start for both Sony and MSFT... 
Having said that I'll be picking one of them (PS4 or 720) up on launch, just need to see the official reveal of Xbox 720 first before deciding
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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 11:21 AM ( #3 )
Don't do this to me MS...
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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 11:23 AM ( #4 )
It's like watching my beloved child who only had A+ in school joining a gang and doing drugs.
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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 12:08 PM ( #5 )
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It's like watching my beloved child who only had A+ in school joining a gang and doing drugs.



You called?

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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 12:29 PM ( #6 )
Build a PC. Sorted.


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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 12:56 PM ( #7 )
If it cost that much then the specs have to be off. Either that or the price is off. 

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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 12:58 PM ( #8 )
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If it cost that much then the specs have to be off. Either that or the price is off. 


It's this or Kinect 2.0 drove up the price. 
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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 1:12 PM ( #9 )
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Having said that I'll be picking one of them (PS4 or 720) up on launch, just need to see the official reveal of Xbox 720 first before deciding
 

Oh my god...an N4G first! 50 forums points to you, sir.

Looks like another thread that can/should be merged into a central Next Xbox rumour thread. 

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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 1:26 PM ( #10 )
This thread was on NeoGaf and a journalist, Tom Warren Senior Editor at The Verge, commented on these rumours:

"As for the always online / always on stuff. It has been rumored a crazy number of times from dev doc sources, Kotaku, Edge, etc etc. There's no doubt that Durango will support always online and always on modes with Connected Standby. Durango is built from the core of Windows 8, which provides instant on and Connected Standby support. It's essentially an x86 machine that's optimized for gaming. Whether or not Microsoft requires this connection for features, like the rumored activation for blocking used games, is another question. Nobody seems to know this, but if we look at last week then it starts to shown signs that something related to "always online" is happening. Microsoft issued a rare comment on an employee talking about it on Twitter. They want to manage the message carefully for the next Xbox, and employees got a gentle internal reminder after those comments that details of the next console must remain confidential. If those details weren't accurate, Microsoft wouldn't have gone to the effort of releasing a statement and reminding employees internally. It's just a question of how the always online feature works."


He also mentioned that pricing was way off, but he failed to say whether it was for the $99 360 or the Durango.

Edit: The date for the reveal will be May 21st


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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 1:37 PM ( #11 )
Yeah, the rumor was that the reveal had been moved from this month to May, now sources are starting to say May 21st. It feels right in that the Xbox 360 was revealed around the same time.

I do believe that the Xbox will be an "always-online" console that'll have some features that utilize it, but I truly don't think Microsoft would cripple their potential sales forecast by making it so the console can't be utilized offline.

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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 2:01 PM ( #12 )


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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 4:07 PM ( #13 )
that online service better come with a happy ending
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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 4:12 PM ( #14 )
Can they possibly keep the always online stuff after the backlash? Surely not...

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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 4:31 PM ( #15 )
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Can they possibly keep the always online stuff after the backlash? Surely not...





is it rumor still that you have to have internet connection to play games or was that BS or still a maybe lol..if so 300 dollars is to much to have online play..i dont care what they add
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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Monday, April 08, 2013 7:45 PM ( #16 )

Microsoft would cripple their potential sales forecast by making it so the console can't be utilized offline.



Surely not...
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Re:X-Box 720 To Cost 500/300 Dollars(rumor) - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 8:12 PM ( #17 )
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Can they possibly keep the always online stuff after the backlash? Surely not...

 Doubt they were ever going to make the console mandotory online to begin with, and don't call me shirley
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