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[TechSpot] Rumors claim Microsoft will launch $100 Xbox Lite in 2013 before 720

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Microsoft could be planning to launch a $100 gaming console in time for the 2013 holiday season, according to the latest leak from prominent rumorist MS Nerd. If true, this new console would push back the release date of the next generation Xbox 360 into 2014 or beyond.

http://www.techspot.com/news/47947-rumors-claim-microsoft-will-launch-100-xbox-lite-in-2013-before-720.html

Im just ready for next gen already. New hardware is soooo past do. I swear I remember a new console every 2 years growing up.
 
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$100, not bad.
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If true, this new console would push back the release date of the next generation Xbox 360 into 2014 or beyond.
Were all going to die this year anyway rolleyessmileyanim.gif
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Seems like a waste, especially if the PS4 is coming out around the same time. Even at $100 why would you buy into a dying platform that will likely be replaced in the following year?
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Seems like a waste, especially if the PS4 is coming out around the same time. Even at $100 why would you buy into a dying platform that will likely be replaced in the following year?

Lots of families out there dont have the money to spend on the latest and greatest. A new revision of the 360 for $100 would probably sell quite a bit.
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I think that this is a good idea. Not only is it good for MS because they will be able to get rid of the 360 hardware without having to throw it out without making any money from it at all, it is also good for the people who have wanted 360 but couldn't afford to pay for one.

On the other hand if you can't afford to pay for a 360 then maybe you should work on getting a better job first before you start gaming. I might get one of these though, I have been meaning to get a 360 for some 360 exclusives but I don't really want to spend a lot of money just to play a couple of games.
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For $100 it would be worth it to most just for access to things like Netflix, Last.fm, and the XBL membership stuff like espn. Certainly takes a crap on the Apple TV.

Also if it runs on ARM, it could simply run a different set of digital only games that will also run on Windows 8 tablets. Buy a game for your tablet, and own it for your tv also. Maybe even use your tablet as a controller like all of the next consoles are going to do anyways. When the heck are we getting touch screens with tactile feedback? When that stuff is ready is the day I will buy a device with a touchscreen.
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If this is true, I'm not surprised in the least bit. Even when "new" consoles come out, they'll be running way more pixels so don't expect games to look any different than they do now if they're a console game/port/developed at the same time.
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They already have a $100 gaming console... its called the Xbox 360.
    
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Wii anyone?
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