Microsoft Casual Xbox “Set-Top Box” Due in 2013

According to The Verge, Microsoft is building an Xbox set-top box, a low-cost alternative to its Xbox console, designed to provide access to core entertainment services.

The set-top box is allegedly part of a two-SKU strategy for Microsoft’s next-generation of Xbox hardware that will be unveiled in 2013. The device, set to release ahead of the holiday shopping season, will run on the core components of Windows 8 and support casual gaming titles rather than “full” Xbox games. The Xbox set-top box is said to be part of Microsoft’s broader effort to ensure its core architecture for the next-generation Xbox is scalable enough to run on a number of devices.

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2 Comments on Microsoft Casual Xbox “Set-Top Box” Due in 2013


On November 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I don’t see this being successful. It will have to compete with tables and smartphones and it’s now mobile. Who want’s to pay for xbox live when you can get an android table that you can take anywhere.


On November 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

I just hope this “Set Top Box” doesn’t take up valuable personnel and resources that could have been used on the X-box people will actually care about for more than a week…