[Rumors]Xbox720 Pricing, Subscriptions, No B/C, $99 Xbox360

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Would you buy a NextBox/720 based on these rumors?

Poll closed Apr 22, 2013.
  1. I'd have to think about it.

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  2. Microsoft all the way!

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  3. Nope.

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  1. rad140
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    It's the NextBox Rumor Roundup!

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    According to WhatTheTech podcast host Paul Thurrott, his "sources" have some interesting things to say about the next Xbox... the "NextBox", if you will.

    First off, pricing. The NextBox is rumored to cost $500, but interestingly, there will be a $300 subscription model also available. The NextBox will be releasing this November with a $99 Xbox360 codenamed "Stingray". This is apparently because the NextBox will not have backwards compatibility.

    His sources also confirm the rumor about the NextBox requiring an Internet connection to function.
    He also stated that there will be a reveal event on May 21.

    Again, these are rumors so take them with a grain of salt, but definitely some interesting things going on if these are true.

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  2. Ergo

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    I refuse to believe MS could be this stupid, so I'm going to pretend, for now, that this is just idle rumor-mongering--always-on DRM, massive pricetag, cellphone-like plan--and that they'll wise up (if they plan to do this) before launch.

    (And I don't even really care for the 360 or MS in general.)
     
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    I don't think there's a company stupid enough to do that, so I refuse to believe so until they officially state so. But if it's true, you can count me out, and if it's otherwise, still going to stick with the Wii U and PS4 (maybe).
     
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    Never thought I would see the day a subscription based console would be released.
    PS4 all the way for me.
     
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    Day-1 buy for me! Always-online, $500 price, media focused, how could you resist!
     
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    The subscription thing's probably going to be more like the current 360 deal - pay $99 for the Xbox and pay for Live monthly for two years; it's not an altogether terrible deal, but if you have the cash to pay up-front then it's pretty useless.

    No BC - I only see this as viable if there's a major architecture shift, like the PS3 to PS4... but as far as I'm aware the 360 is x86 based (or it's PPC based and I'm just talking out my ass, but I'm not gonna google this shit), and I'm certain the Nextbox will be too. At the very least they've got to offer BC for some Marketplace content as I'm guessing there's not going to be a huge out-of-the-box library otherwise.

    Always online - the Wii U doesn't do it, the PS4 doesn't do it, and most worthwhile PC DRM systems don't do it. Won't bother even picking up a used model if this is actually the case, although I doubt MS is truly that ignorant.
     
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    360's PPC.
     
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    The Xbox 360 has a 64bit PowerPC architecture, not x86. If they opt for x86, which I'm sure they will, then there will be no hardware BC.
     
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    Microsoft, I get it, you want more of the Asian market, but pulling the marketing equivalent of harakiri just isn't going to cut it.
     
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    Eh, I'm already pretty sold on the PS4 from its presentation plus Sony's current track record so the Nextbox wouldn't be appealing regardless. However I won't pass too much judgment and I'd rather see what it features rather than just price point and always-online being the two things we know.
     
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    So like...it plays games, right? That's still a feature? Yeah? Excellent! Maybe I'll get one!
     
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    Nah, why play checkers when you can play Whack-a-Nextbox?
     
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    Forget all you negative people. Sex-Box 69 is going to be the best system out of all of them.

    Xbox Master Race signing out.
     
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    I think I'll just stick with my Wii U.
     
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