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Rumour: Microsoft To Bring Out Two Next-gen Gaming Consoles Not One

According to latest reports, software giant Microsoft might be working on two gaming consoles in their effort to replace the present generation of Xbox 360.

There are reports that says the new consoles might reach market in 2013 and this will allow Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) sufficient time to test as well as refine the 28nm process of manufacturing, reported Slash Gear (opens in new tab).

The technology giant from Redmond is rumoured to be "developing entry-level" system and also a true next-gen hardcore gaming console.

Microsoft is known for introducing multiple consoles as it is already selling the Xbox 360 at various price ranges, however, the consoles with different price tag have little difference which are mostly different capacity of hard drives or limited edition offerings or may be a game along with accessory bundles.

It is believed that the low-end model of the next-gen console would come at a very low cost according to past observations and would be positioned exactly like a set-top box.

As per the reports, the new units will be targeting streaming media service such as Netflix and will definitely appeal more to casual gamers and thus it is described as Kinect-themed portal.

Besides, Kinect might also be getting some substantial upgrade in accordance with the line of the latest version of Windows to be launched next year.

Ravi Mandalia

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