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Microsoft to launch Xbox TV next year, focuses on streaming and casual games

By Jos ยท 6 replies
Nov 21, 2012
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  1. Microsoft has been hard at work making the Xbox 360 more than just a gaming console, adding a host of video options and apps alongside features such as the new SmartGlass and a web browser. According to a report from...

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  2. "Microsoft to launch Xbox TV next year, focuses on streaming and casual games"
    So... they are re-releasing the Xbox 360?
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Weird, why would they diversify their Xbox product lineup, when they're trying to incorporate a ton of features into the one product?

    Also, type on 2nd last paragraph: "...which costs which costs current owners..."
  4. Sunny87

    Sunny87 TS Enthusiast Posts: 115   +11

    They all want a slice of that Wii pie and the Wii U want's a slice of that Xbox 360 pie it's like complete role reversal.
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I hope we get at least some of the content in Canada.
  6. I think they need to focus on their OS which is a " HIT or a MISS"
  7. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,332   +135

    I think that Sunny87 is right. The Wii and other products (Kinect, tablets) has shown that there's a big market for casuals, and it looks pretty obvious that they can be addressed with a low spec product. Ouya is trying it, now Microsoft is trying it. I think that Microsoft has more of a chance of success, but the concept in general is sound.

    I think that such a console is likely to compete decently in power with current consoles, I.e., it will offer significantly more performance than the Wii, and probably be able to play semi-hardcore titles.
    Sunny87 likes this.

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