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Xbox sales slide as Xbox 720 hunger increases

Xbox sales slide as Xbox 720 hunger increases

Demand for Microsoft's Xbox 360 has slumped, with underwhelming sales pushing the company's usually high-flying Entertainment & Devices Division to post an atypical loss. While Microsoft's overall made a profit in Q1 2012, the Xbox team saw a 16-percent decrease in profit in its division. The company blamed lower demand for the aging console, as well as increased research, development and marketing costs for Windows Phone, which also falls under the divisional umbrella.

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Xbox 720 rumored to have 16-core CPU

Xbox 720 rumored to have 16-core CPU

Another day, another next-generation console rumor. Once again, the specifications for the Xbox 720 are being hinted at. Previously we’d heard that the Xbox 720 will come in two flavours: a low-power and basic ARM version that will run apps, and the “main” console. The more powerful of the two was tipped to have two GPUs that could render graphics independant of each other, and a new rumor indicates the Xbox 720 could have a CPU with 16 cores.

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E3 to reveal PlayStation 4 ‘same day’ as Xbox 720

E3 to reveal PlayStation 4 ‘same day’ as Xbox 720

This week we've got several sources speaking on what will be happening later this year when the two titans of console: Sony and Microsoft, go head to head with reveals of their next-generation gaming systems. One source speaking with vg247 this morning about the situation is noting that fans "should be watching the timing of next year’s E3 keynotes, and who’s going to go first.” Meanwhile our own source corroborates this possibility saying that the keynotes revealing these next two systems "may be happening on the same day."

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Xbox 720 tipped for dual GPUs: may require always-on internet

Xbox 720 tipped for dual GPUs: may require always-on internet

It was only a few days ago that we learnt of the rumors that the PlayStation Orbis and Xbox 720 would both attempt to kill the used game market, locking purchased games to your specific account. Other details surrounding the Orbis also emerged, including potential specs, and now the same has happened with the Xbox 720. Some old rumors crop up again, and there are some new ones to boot.

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PlayStation Orbis and Xbox 720 both restrict “used” games

PlayStation Orbis and Xbox 720 both restrict “used” games

Console game giants Microsoft and Sony may be ushering in a new era of media control with their Xbox 720 and PlayStation Orbis systems as both have been tipped this month to be placing unheard-of controls on so-called "used" games. These tips would have the next-generation console gaming systems both cutting down on game rental and sales services like GameStop and would essentially put online re-sales of games at a standstill. How this will affect sales of the consoles themselves is yet to be seen.

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Microsoft Xbox 720 job listings hunt game and audio talent

Microsoft Xbox 720 job listings hunt game and audio talent

We don’t know when Microsoft are planning to spring the next-generation version of the Xbox upon the world, but that doesn’t mean they’re not working on it behind the scenes. The latest information points to Microsoft putting out the call for a software developer engineer to work at Redmond. The job advert, which has since been pulled, read, “Join us as an integral part of the team tasked to revolutionize audio for the next generation of Xbox.”

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Xbox 720 ditching optical drive tip partners

Xbox 720 ditching optical drive tip partners

Microsoft is warning partners that the next-gen Xbox will not include an optical drive, it's reported, with downloads and an unspecified "interchangeable solid-state card storage" the only way to access games on the console. The decision comes with apparent confirmation of a 2013 launch of the console unofficially dubbed the "Xbox 720", amid what sources tell MCV have been "the strictest NDA" encountered from the Xbox team.

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Bethesda job ad points to DirectX 11 in Xbox 720 or PS4

Bethesda job ad points to DirectX 11 in Xbox 720 or PS4

Game studio Bethesda has posted a new job listing for a next-generation console programmer, which gives us insight into what Bethesda's insights are for the Xbox 720 and potentially the PS4. There are some surprisingly specific details about what the position will entail. The job is titled "Future Generation Console Programmer," something we expect will be changed before any business cards are printed.

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Xbox 720 reportedly codenamed Durango

Xbox 720 reportedly codenamed Durango

There have been rumors that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox console, which some term the Xbox 720, is codenamed "Durango." The report first surfaced on Kotaku, which claimed to have heard the name from multiple sources close to the project. But today, a now-pulled Tweet from a Crytek game developer inadvertently confirmed the codename and revealed a secret developer summit underway in London for the new console.

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