Microsoft to sell next-gen Xbox in 2006

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  1. John Kilroy

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    Microsoft to Sell New Video-Game Console in 2006, Nikkei Says
    By Lily Nonomiya
    search.bloomberg.com/fgcg...SqTWljcm9z
    Tokyo, June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp, the maker of the Xbox video-game console, will release a new game machine with enhanced internet-access capabilities in 2006, Nikkei English News reported, citing the company's visiting chief executive officer Steven Ballmer.

    The new model would be released close to the next World Cup soccer tournament, the report cited Ballmer as saying in an interview Monday.

    Ballmer said Microsoft will use more games software to boost sales of its machines, implying that the company may increase collaboration with software developers, the Nikkei added.

    The world's largest software maker entered the game-console market last November with its Xbox, which it started selling in Japan in February. The Redmond, Washington-based company has had to cut Xbox prices in Japan and Europe to boost sales, which lag behind those of rivals such as Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 2. Tokyo- based Sony controls 80 percent of the home video-game market, the report said.

    (Nikkei English News, 6-25) Click on {NH NEN } for the Nikkei report.
     
  2. Andre F

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    Wow, always planning for the future. I guess most companies have to in order to keep up with technology.
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  3. Chris Bardon

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    Hey, if they ever made that combo xbox/Pvr machine that they were talking about, I'd be all over that (as long as it worked mind you).
     
  4. Camp

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    2006...isn't Indrema 2 due the same year?
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    nah, but possibly Duke Nukem Forever [​IMG]
     
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    ...and the followup from Microsoft:
     
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    Nothing new here. New consoles come out about every 5 years or so.
     

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