Microsoft will start shipping the Xbox One on November the 22nd. Latest reports from the Taiwan-based supply chain makers via Digi Times suggest that a new version of the Xbox One may be released in the first quarter of 2014.
The estimated shipments of Xbox One started at one million units a month in the third quarter and monthly shipments have been increasing in the fourth quarter. Having a new Xbox One version launch as early as next year may affect the latter and in terms of sales. Even so, users who already pre-ordered the Xbox One do not want to have performance or compatibility issues when it comes to games if there is to be two Xbox One consoles on the market.
Microsoft has recently announced that its Xbox One features Internet Explorer, supporting both HTML5 and CSS3 technologies. The system will also support gesture and voice control. Its competitor, Sony’s PlayStation 4, is priced at $399 in the US, €399 in Europe and £399 in the UK and achieved sales of one million units on the first day of release.
The Xbox One, at an US price of $499 and €499 respectively £499 in Europe and the UK, may be more expensive, but the Taiwanese sources state the Xbox has a strong ecosystem. While no news is available in terms of specs or price, Microsoft is playing a strange game having two versions of the same console available on the market. Maybe more insights on this matter would shed some light on the matter at hand.
Thank you Digi Times for providing us with this information