Microsoft: No New Xbox in 2012

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Microsoft has declared that the next Xbox will not be arriving in 2012.
In a discussion with French site Lepoint.fr, Microsoft France’s Cedrick Delmas simply mentioned that the next Xbox will not be releasing this year, despite the circulation of recent rumors gone rampant.
“We’re in an industry that talks a lot, that likes telling stories. I am not convinced that things will happen this year. The Xbox 360′s cycle is not over at all. The proof is that we haven’t price cut this year. Afterward, what will happen at E3, it’s still too early to say. What’s certain is that there will be nothing new in 2012.”
When asked about Nintendo’s WiiU and the attached 2012 release window, Delmas stated that Microsoft isn’t looking to counter them directly.
“If we wanted to counter Nintendo, we would have to be in a position to release something immediately, and that is not at all the case. We’re not here to counter Nintendo and they’re not here to fight the other manufacturers. Nintendo has put itself in a different cycle. It’s going forward to its own rhythm, with success as we have seen with the Wii, and now it’s their turn to present their innovation.”
While no Microsoft console will be released this year, it’s still too early to condemn the possibility of announcements being made, particularly at industry events like E3 in June. As Delmas stated, the Xbox 360’s cycle isn’t over just yet; there’s still some life left in the system.