Microsoft’s senior director of marketing and public relations, Jose Pinero, has told Gamespot the gaming giant has no plans to announce a new console.
“What we have seen with the Xbox 360 is that the Kinect has extended the life of the console,” he said.
“Historically in the 6th or 7th year console sales start flattening or going down because it’s kind of the end of life. With us launching Kinect a little bit over a year ago, what we saw was a resurgence with Xbox 360. It makes 360 a brand new console if you think about Kinect and you think about the new dashboard and the new UI that we launched this past November. It’s like having a brand new console.”
“We want Xbox 360 to be the ultimate entertainment device in your house, giving you games, movies, TV shows, music, sports, and all kinds of entertainment. So I think there’s a lot more that we’ll see on Xbox 360,”
Pinero’s statement along with Sony denying new hardware announcements at E3 indicate we are very unlikely to see much hardware competition for the Wii U at E3 this year.