Xbox 720 Archive

The Xbox 720 will not be shown or released this year

There have been a lot of rumours and rumblings about the Xbox 360’s successor. We haven’t reported on most of them since this is a Wii U blog, after all, but this particular one is worth pointing out because it’s great news for the Wii U. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft plan to launch the Xbox […]

Gamers are ready for the next generation of consoles, says Iwata

Iwata thinks that gamers are ready for the next generation of home consoles to start. He sees the declining sales of all three current systems as a sign that the market is ready for something new. However, not just the Wii, but the overall performance of home consoles in December was lower than the previous […]

Rumour: Wii U to be 83% as powerful as the Xbox 720?

An inside source has revealed some secret information to IGN regarding the processing power of the Xbox 720’s and Wii U’s graphics hardware. [The] Xbox 720’s raw graphics processing power is expected to be six times that of the Xbox 360 and will yield 20-percent greater performance than Nintendo’s forthcoming console, the Wii U. Now, […]

The Wii U is luring the PlayStation 4 out early

According to what Jim Ryan, the boss of Sony of Europe, told Eurogamer TV at a recent PlayStation Vita press conference, the PlayStation 4 may be released a bit earlier than everyone expected. He states that, in relation to the Wii U 2012 launch and the rumored Xbox 2013 launch: I think we would consider […]

Rumour: Wii U set for June 2012 launch, Nintendo struggling to finalize hardware

A fresh rumour has just broken loose from 01net, the same site that accurately leaked a motherload of information about the Wii U several months ago – or as we knew it at the time, Project Café. According to their sources, Nintendo’s strategy of using slightly obsolete technology to minimize costs is on the verge of […]

Analyst predicts Wii U will save the home console market

Lewis Ward, an analyst of the International Data Corporation (IDC), believes that the console market still has lots of life left, countering many investors’ theories that mobile devices are out to eat Nintendo’s lunch. Total console hardware and disc-based software revenues are on track to slide a few percent in 2011 compared to 2010. But […]

More proof that the Wii 2 will have a camera

We recently ran a story discussing rumours that the Wii 2’s controller might have a front-facing camera. Now we have more information that seems to add a little more weight to those rumours. In a quarterly results call, the company OmniVision hinted that they were getting ready to ship their 8-megapixel camera for use in a smartphone, […]

Xbox 720 to be revealed at E3? EA denies it.

If the latest rumours are to be believed then it seems that Microsoft is gearing up to challenge the Wii 2 at E3. The website Develop Online has been told by a source that EA has the successor to the Xbox 360 and is busily getting to grips with it. “Quite often when new consoles […]

Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 not coming until 2014

When are Microsoft and Sony going to come out with their eighth-gen systems? Not in time to stop the Wii 2, industry sources say.

Capcom Europe COO wants “single-format future”

Sick of the console wars? You’re not the only one; David Reeves hates them as much as you do.