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Seems there are some more words coming out about XBOX 2.0. Details include:

  • XBOX 2 might not include a hard drive, but instead depend on flash memory.
  • They are not sure that XBOX 1 games will work on XBOX 2
  • IBM will be the chip supplier (already knew that)

Scary ... I have been making a huge investment in XBOX 1 games and controls and wouldn't want to really upgrade. I doubt game vendors will have XBOX 1 and XBOX 2 versions of their new games that come out after the release of XBOX 2. Yikes, I think, but I will wait for more information before jumping to any conclusions.

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2004 8:09 AM Social Life , Microsoft , Gadgets | Back to top


Comments on this post: XBOX Watch: New XBOX late next year

# re: XBOX Watch: New XBOX late next year
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Releasing early would be, IMO, a disaster for Xbox.

Unlike the PC market, there are not many early adopters in console gaming. I think most users are going to wait for PS3, given its current broader user base (despite its inferior hardware and games).

Sega tried it with the Dreamcast. They now work for their former competitors. The TurboGrafx16 couldnt beat the first gen NES, despite superior hardware. Same with the 32X, NeoGeo, etc etc.

Part of these console's failures can be attributed to poor marketing and poor quality games, but the DC was an excellent console that got done in by the PS1's popularity. All gamers needed to do was wait a few more months (while they played quality PS1 games still), and they'd have a next gen system, comparably priced, with a DVD player to boot.

Will Xbox make a similar move? I certainly hope not. Xbox Live is quite strong (I am a dedicated XBL gamer); they have a firm 2nd place position in the US (I doubt they will ever win over users in Japan), and they have the capital to survive a release after PS3.

My 2 cents. My blog has an interesting CNN Money editorial about this very issue, and I agree with a lot of their points.
Left by Elliot Rodriguez on Feb 10, 2004 4:23 AM

# XBox - Blue and White Versions
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i've seen blue version + white version for Japan Release...

http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/2004/01/13/103,1073986279,19940,0,0.html
Left by eiTTieDD on Feb 25, 2004 5:11 PM

# re: XBOX Watch: New XBOX late next year
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they should make the new xbox be able to use the old xbox games because then people will have to buy all new games! Playstation lets you play there old games.
Left by jon on Jun 29, 2004 6:12 PM

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I hope the Xbox keep it's hard drive. That's one of reason Xbox is better then the PS2.
Left by starrsha@ on Aug 17, 2004 2:21 PM

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the PS3 is coming with a DVD recorder I hope Xbox don't let me down.
Left by Liz on Aug 17, 2004 2:25 PM

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I really dont know what to get i have a PS2. I know Xbox is better but i hope PS3 wins this one. since it will be out sooner i think more people will buy th PS3 than the new xbox
Left by Alex on Nov 15, 2004 9:46 PM

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WHEN IS THE NEW XBOX COMING OUT
Left by cory on Jan 12, 2005 11:04 PM

# Get Ps3 is is goiong to be way better
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hey kids out there im a kid to i got xbox because of halo and halo2 and because I DON'T NEED TO BY A MEMORY CARD!!!!! but now xbox2 u need to by a memory card which is going to cost $20.00 plus xbox2 $300.000 and then buy 4 controlers that about $90.00 there and then new games with it thats another $100.00 there. That will cost a forchin and just by ps2 or 3 or ps3 or xbox2. the new one or ps3 coming soon or psp which is good to. but im not saying don't git xbox2 thats just my oppinine. so u pick which is better ps3 or xbox. add more at the bottom screen thanks for lisiting. BY!!!!!!!!!
Left by Jorden on Mar 25, 2005 9:45 PM

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It's posts like these that people type today that make people never REALLY know what the future is to bring. Ha!
Left by Ben on Nov 20, 2007 2:42 PM

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hi is there a new xbox coming out next year and what it called please and what do it do could u mail me back thanku
Left by leo on Oct 28, 2008 7:59 PM

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