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Why You Can’t Alway’s Believe What Microsoft Tells You About E3

Microsoft has just issued a statement to confirm that no new next-gen Xbox console will be shown at E3 2012. Before we get all miserable and slump back down in our seats and just take it on the chin, that – that was that, and cry solemnly into our coffee – or Diet Coke in my case …I’d like to reminisce over how many times I was getting excited about an Xbox 360 Slim console in 2010.

Countless reports were being unearthed from different sources who claimed Microsoft had a new version of the Xbox 360 in development, but official reports from Microsoft told their awaiting public that no Xbox 360 slim would be shown at E3 2010. Rumours provided us with glimmer of hopes and the occasional slip up from a Microsoft employee was soon shot down with yet another statement that “no new Xbox 360 slim is in development” the current model has so much life in it blah…bloody…blah. So, In a kinda Déjà vu moment lets go back in time and read what Microsoft had to say about the Xbox 360 Slim which was in development and then later shown at E3 2010.

Microsoft confirmed via Kotaku that a slim console is not in development because current models have a lot more life in them yet.

“We feel like our system has done very well for us in the current form,” 360 product management director Aaron Greenberg told Kotaku.com. “We have no plans for a slim.”

“We feel that we’re not even at the halfway point,” said Greenberg, “People have invested in these consoles, and we have massively connected communities and we have storage. I think what we did with the New Xbox Experience is a sign of what we want to do with the console.”

…and now a statement about E3 2012 with Kotaku

“While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon. For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360-and it’s the best year ever for Xbox 360. The console is coming off its biggest year ever-a year in which Xbox outsold all other consoles worldwide. Xbox 360 didn’t just outsell other consoles, it also outsold all other TV-connected devices like DVD players, as well as digital media receivers and home theatre systems. And in our seventh year, we sold more consoles than in any other year-defying convention.

This year, we will build on that Xbox 360 momentum. With “Halo 4,” “Forza Horizon,” “Fable: The Journey,” and other great Kinect games on the way, our 2012 Xbox lineup is our strongest ever. This year, we will deliver more TV, music, and movie experiences for Xbox 360-as we’ll make it even easier to find and control your all entertainment. And this year, Xbox games, music, and video are coming to Windows 8 so people can enjoy their Xbox entertainment wherever they go.”

The point we’re making is that at times Microsoft lie because if they came out and said – “hell yes, guess what the new Xbox 720; HERE IT IS BUDDY, knock yourself out, spread the word” it would destroy the hours spent in marketing meetings and PR representatives adhering to deadlines and time schedules.

If, just if there is an Xbox 720, or rumoured Xbox 8, you just have to wait and see what Microsoft have up their sleeves, but all statements should be taken with a pinch of salt. Microsoft are not about to ruin the E3 2012 surprise before it’s even happened…

…you can’t alway’s believe what Microsoft tell you about E3!

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Founder of ThisisXbox.com having previously written for other gaming sites since 2007. Ex-Microsoft Xbox MVP, Elite Member of the XCN, dedicated fan of all things Microsoft and Call of Duty! Can't start the day without a nice ice cold Diet Coke, a non-hippy type vegetarian who will do anything to get on a cruise holiday!!
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  • JOE

    DUDE YOUR IN FUCKING DEINAL MICROSOFT HAS OFFICALY COMFIRMED IT NO NEW XBOX AT E3 2012. OR ANY TIME SOON EVEN AFTER MICROSOFT HAS SAID NO NEW XBOX AT E3 2012.YOU STILL POST YOUR FUCK UNTRUE SHIT.I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR YOU THAT YOU BELEAVE YOUR FOOLISH NESS MICROSOFT AND SONY HAVE BOTH STATED NO PS4 AT E32 2012 AND NOW MICROSOFT HAS COMFORMED NO NEW XBOX 720 AT E3 2012.THE SLIM WAS A SUPRISE AT THE 2010 E3 YES.BUT ONCE AGAIN THERE IS NO FUCKING NEED FOR A NEW SYSTEM AT THIS TIME YOU WANT TO KNOW WHEN THE NEW SYSTEM WILL COM OUT 2013 MARK I FUCKING WORD YOU KNOW WHY I DO MY REASERCH Jason Andrews

  • DLSERVICE123

    Jason Andrews

    ALSO IT WILL BE YOU AND YOUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ON ANYTHING AND WHEN YOU END UP WHINNING LIKE A LITTLE BITCH WHAT NO XBOX 720 WHAT NO PS4 WHAAAAAAA WHAAAA.FUCK YOU YOU PATHIC SHIT.YES WAIT AND SEE PEOPLE LIE YOU Jason Andrews ARE UN KNOWLEDGE ABLE AT EVERTHING YOU DO SORRY TO DISAPPOINT YOUR SORRY ASS.

  • DJSERVICE123

    BECAUSE SONY AND MICROSOFT HAVE BOTH CONFIRMED NO PS4 AT E3 2012 OR ANY TIME SOON.AN NOW MICROSOFT HAS COMFIRMED IT NO NEW XBOX AT E3 2012 OR ANY TIME SOON. Jason Andrews YOU SEE JASON I DO ALITTLE THING CALLED REASEARCH WITCH YOU SHOULD TRY AND TO SAY THIS IS A BUSINESS PLOY WELLJason Andrews AND EVERYONE LIKE YOU ARE IN D E N I A L!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO Jason Andrews GET THE HELL OVER YOU HIGH AND MIGHTY SELF YOU PATHIC LOOSER!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BaseAllstar Neil Bason

    Wow, ever thought of a future in public speaking? That was so eloquent, I'm honestly moved at your words.
    Unfortunately if you believe everything that these companies tell you then I fear you'll end up being one of life's mugs, good luck with it though.
    Personally I'm beyond ready for a new gen of consoles, this one has run it's course for me and is becoming a little tired.

  • http://www.thisisxbox.com/ Jason

    …so when Microsoft said there will not be an Xbox 360 Slim and then there was one shortly after… what makes that any different. Microsoft are always going to say no to unannounced hardware or software before any official reveal. It's common sense.

    Whilst I doubt there will be a reveal because Dev units are still in production this year – that points at a 2013 likely release as I previously mentioned weeks ago here. The post doesn't say there is a console coming, but it does point out why you can't always take their word for it.

  • http://www.thisisxbox.com/ Jason

    I kinda like how my name isn't in capitals LOL, copy&paste…

  • http://www.thisisxbox.com/ Jason

    Looking at your comment history, you scout out these type of news posts for the pure purpose of creating your own kind of comment-entertainment…

    Carry on, but can you please click some of the adverts whilst you on the pages here – much appreciated… cheers.