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Parts Makers In Asia Claim Microsoft Is Planning Xbox 360 Two In Q1 2014

By David Richards | Sunday | 24/11/2013

As Microsoft rolls out its new Xbox 360 One in Australia, leaks have revealed that a newer version of the all new gaming console is being developed for a Q1 2014 release, some say it may be a cheaper version of the current model.

According to reliable sources in Taiwan, component makers have told the DigiTimes that they have been asked to begin shipments of the new model in Q1 2014.

Shipments of Xbox One from the manufacturing side began at one million units a month in the third quarter and monthly shipments have increased in the fourth quarter, the sources indicated.

Microsoft has recently announced that its Xbox One features Internet Explorer, supporting both HTML5 and CSS3 technologies. The system will also support gesture and voice control.

Microsoft has claimed it chalked up record sales of one million Xbox One video-game consoles globally on the first weekend in which the new games machine went on sale in 13 countries, including Australia. But this appears to be below rival Sony's claims of a million sales in the US alone for its new PlayStation 4, launched a week earlier.

The Xbox One went on sale in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the UK and US on Friday/Saturday. But the company cut eight other countries from the initial sales list, following claimed production problems.

In Australia it is selling for a recommended A$599. Sony's PlayStation 4 goes for a recommended $549.95

Microsoft and Sony are competing for the attention of gamers in a bid to revive the console market which declined 32 percent to US$13.3 billion from 2008 to 2012, according to market research firm NPD.

Both are offering machines with upgraded graphics and more entertainment facilities.,

But increasingly games players are turning to free or low-cost apps on smartphones or tablets, rather than outlaying major sums for dedicated games consoles.

Microsoft, which has been pitching the Xbox One's motion-sensing Kinect camera as a controller for many forms of living room entertainment, has focused its message on applications and supposedly exclusive content, including Ryse: Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3 as well as the promise of an upcoming live-action TV show from Steven Spielberg.

Sony and Microsoft are each expected to sell about 3 million consoles worldwide by the end of the year, according to projections by Piper Jaffray. That's pretty small beer compared with the expected sales of smartphones and tablets.

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