Microsoft: Don’t expect a new Xbox anytime soon


Microsoft is happy to hear there is excitement surrounding a new
Xbox, but the company cautioned recently that it’s still premature.

“While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon,”
Microsoft Corporate Communications chief Frank Shaw told All Things
Digital in an interview published Friday. “For us, 2012 is all about
Xbox 360.”

And for good reason. Microsoft’s console has been handily beating the
PlayStation 3 and
Wii in monthly U.S. sales. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it sold 426,000 Xbox 360 units in February,
easily outpacing the Wii’s 228,000 unit sales. Sony didn’t divulge unit
sales for last month. And although the Xbox 360 just celebrated its
sixth birthday, sales are actually accelerating–a feat not often seen
in the gaming space at such a late stage in its lifecycle.

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