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Rumor:Xbox Next ready for manufacturing

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 06 May 2012 4:07 User comments (3)

Rumor:Xbox Next ready for manufacturing According to sources, early manufacturing is already being done for the Xbox Next (Durango).
If accurate, the work is being done in Austin, Texas by Flextronics, the same company that manufactured the original Xbox and the current-gen Xbox 360.

Of course, the manufacturing will not be for retail SKUs but likely for developers to work out debugging.

As has been standard, Microsoft declined comment but did add the following: "Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend its lifecycle like introducing the world to controller-free experiences with Kinect and re-inventing the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships.

"We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention. Beyond that we do not comment on rumours or speculation."

Microsoft is not expected to unveil the console until E3 next year as it has already confirmed there will be no announcement at this year's event.

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3 user comments

16.5.2012 21:11

yeah prob for devs

27.5.2012 13:32

I think they can milk a little more out of the current gen. I picked up one and think it is not bad at all. Love the kinect, so too does my daughter.

313.5.2012 10:51

"Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend its lifecycle".....

What?!?!?!? yeah after the rrod, disk read errors, open tray issues, leaving rings on disks, and other problems, the 460 reall found ways to EXTEND something.....DOWN TIME and REPLACEMNT RATES

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