Wii 2 to launch before Xbox 720?
You might remember my frustration a couple of weeks ago, at Michael Pachter being the only analyst we ever hear any Wii 2 theories from. Well, the unthinkable happened. A different analyst has finally spoken up.
Nintendo Wii’s successor is likely to launch before the next Xbox. While Nintendo’s next console could be a 2012 release, 2013 is more likely, and I’m not expecting a next generation Xbox before Q4 2014.
He’s basing this assumption on the recent advert Microsoft put up on LinkedIn, which asks for new employees to work on the Xbox 360′s successor. Pidgeon’s rationale is that if Microsoft is only just beginning work on the Xbox 720 now, it’ll be a few years before they’ll have anything to show; while Nintendo is rumoured to have been working on the Wii 2 since at least 2006.
Here’s Pidgeon’s full comment:
As for a next generation Xbox, recruiting talent to create and build the hardware has to take place years before a development kit is available, and developers would need a least a year to eighteen months lead time to market release to create games for the launch window.
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