Xbox 720 Reportedly Arriving Holiday 2012, Debut At CES

By Colin Tan on November 10, 2011, 2:56AM EDT

Microsoft's next generation console may make its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, according to reports from IGN.

Rumours were circulating the web speculating that the new console, codenamed "Loop," will supposedly be smaller and cheaper than the Xbox 360, with a system based on Windows 9 and ARM processing architecture.

Tech journalist Paul Thurrott suggested otherwise, claiming that Microsoft would use CES as a platform to debut the new console and that it, like many of Apple's products, would be heavily integrated with Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

"What I'm hearing is the console is going to come out for holidays next year," Thurrott said in an episode of Windows Weekly meaning that they would almost have to announce this at CES, wouldn't they?"

"They want this thing to integrate very tightly with Windows 8 and Windows Phone," he added. "Which is a problem with the current Xbox."

Microsoft have not commented on the report, so take it with a grain of salt. CES kicks off in January, no doubt all eyes will be on Microsoft and their rumoured new console.

Source: IGN

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