Activision suggests only one NextGen console to be launched in 2013–Sony and Microsoft to fight it out


In Activision’s recent earnings call  CEO Bobby Kotick let slip an interesting titbit regarding next generation consoles in 2013.

“We can’t really talk too much about next generation console plans, but I think it’s safe to say you have a Wii U coming out and there will be another new console coming and we expect that they’ll be very successful,” Kotick said.

The Wii U will be coming out in 2012, and is at present not expected to set the world on fire, due disappointing performance and limited features, which only come close to current gen consoles released more than 7 years ago.

There are already strong rumours that the next Xbox will be released in Q4 2013, which may mean Microsoft will have the next crucial holiday season mostly to itself.

Of course there are also rumours of Sony introducing their next gen console at E3 next year.

Given that Microsoft launched a year before the PS3, and is closer to hitting the limits of its hardware, it does make more sense that they launch first once again.  On the other hand launching the PS4 first may be the best way to win back market share lost to the Xbox 360.

Which console do our readers think will launch first? Let us know below.


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