Tonight is the unveiling of the latest Xbox gaming console from Microsoft. The features of the new device have been kept very secret and no one really knows what’s going to be in the new system – rumour mills as always have been churning over what it thinks could be in the new system from the removal of the DVD/HD drive to a slimming the whole unit to compete with the PS3 slim. Microsoft are the last of the Gaming consoles to release a new unit in recent times and you can guarantee that all three vendors will be fighting for the top spot at this year’s E3 show next month.
The gaming market has become as cut throat as a trading floor. Microsoft will want to increase the performance against its old 360 unit that was the first to be released to the marketplace but was never top of global sales. When it comes to the best games console there are many people who will choose different units. With technology growing and software becoming just as important as the hardware, designers have to be at the top of the game.
Nintendo have already noticed that Gaming community is not for the light hearted with the WII U not selling as they had hoped. When the Xbox came on the market it landed with an explosion of graphics and games which left gamers and game-makers smiling. Now the world is a very different place – mobile vendors change hardware every other week and games are now more common from places like Steam and origin.
Microsoft doesn’t need to worry about Sony or Nintendo they have to worry about Apple, Google and Samsung. Microsoft always packed in loads of extras to the Xbox for example Sky Player and DNLA capability’s to make it a complete entertainment system. As an Xbox owner I will be sitting waiting for the new unit to be unveiled.