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Paul Thurrott: Xbox 720 is expensive: $500 or $300 for sub model, 5/21 Unveil

#1DarkTyrantXPosted 4/7/2013 12:51:45 PM
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=536163

Apparently Microsoft is launching a 99$ Xbox 360 codenamed "Stingray" this November alongside of the Next Xbox.
According to Paul this is because the next Xbox isn't going to offer backwards compatibility for 360 games.

He mentions that it's going to be expensive. Apparently around 500$ for a normal unit, or 300$ for a subscription model.
It was also relayed to him that the device does indeed require a constant internet connection to function, although that is better discussed in this dedicated thread.

He also mentions that nothing that he has read about the next Xbox sounded negative to him.
#2the_great_tidusPosted 4/7/2013 12:55:40 PM
always online doesn't sound negative to him? LOL
#3shotgunheadshotPosted 4/7/2013 12:59:06 PM
the_great_tidus posted...
always online doesn't sound negative to him? LOL
#4HENTAIDOJIPosted 4/7/2013 1:00:45 PM
Sweet. Mattricks premium pricing of the 360 is why it's the last man standing this gen.
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#5JigSawXPosted 4/7/2013 1:01:48 PM
HENTAIDOJI posted...
Sweet. Mattricks premium pricing of the 360 is why it's the last man standing this gen.


last meaning last place,i agree. enjoy kinect and not owning games.
#6Super CreaturesPosted 4/7/2013 1:02:24 PM
DarkTyrantX posted...
Apparently Microsoft is launching a 99$ Xbox 360 codenamed "Stingray" this November alongside of the Next Xbox.


He's a bit late with that, such a plan as been available for over a year.
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#7chizzaroidPosted 4/7/2013 1:05:23 PM
I wonder what the $300 subscription model is. Like a cell phones contract or something?
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#8SearchmanV16Posted 4/7/2013 1:09:35 PM
Go PS4. I am leaving Xbox myself if the hardware is not as good.
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#9SS_MetalSonicPosted 4/7/2013 1:12:19 PM
I have plans to storage my hdmi fat 360 and buy the S model. But maybe i will wait for the stingray.
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#10MouthBreather82Posted 4/7/2013 1:13:15 PM
500 is not terrible for the top end model....however I am reserving my judgement until more details come out....if it is alway online ala Diablo 3 where you must absoluetly be online to do anything I will pass...If it is just certain aspects I will probably still buy it....Good to hear a 100 dollar 360 will be released as I will buy a couple more as I have a huge backlog for the 360 for this gen and would not like to be SOL if both my 360's I currently have crap out 2 years down the line.
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