After a no-show at CES’12, looks like gamers have to wait even further for the announcement of the successor to Microsoft’s Xbox 360. The company has recently came up with a statement that they will be no new hardware to be revealed at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June – the very event that many expect Microsoft to unleash the new Xbox.

Here is the statement by Microsoft in full:

"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. For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360-and it's the best year ever for Xbox 360. The console is coming off its biggest year ever - a year in which Xbox outsold all other consoles worldwide. Xbox 360 didn't just outsell other consoles, it also outsold all other TV-connected devices like DVD players, as well as digital media receivers and home theatre systems. And in our seventh year, we sold more consoles than in any other year-defying convention.

This year, we will build on that Xbox 360 momentum. With Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Fable: The Journey, and other great Kinect games on the way, our 2012 Xbox lineup is our strongest ever. This year, we will deliver more TV, music, and movie experiences for Xbox 360-as we'll make it even easier to find and control your all entertainment. And this year, Xbox games, music, and video are coming to Windows 8 so people can enjoy their Xbox entertainment wherever they go."
As the console slowly counting down to its seventh anniversary this year, there is no doubt that the console is already starting to show its age although with the introduction of Kinect, its appeal has managed to be extended for a little bit longer. Just like what the statement above has indicated, there is no reason to hack down a product that is still selling so well.

Still, there is no denying that gamers are due for a new Xbox especially with the fact that Nintendo and Sony are already working on Wii U and PlayStation 4 respectively. Now that 2012 release date has been shot down (sort of), consumers should start to look forward to 2013 for the official announcement - and possibly the release as well – of the new Microsoft Xbox.


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