New Xbox Lite release to precede Xbox 720 launch?

Sub £100 Xbox 360 overhaul expected to touch down ahead of Xbox 720 release

Long the thing of mystery, the eagerly awaited Xbox 720 looks to have been pushed back once again with an 'Xbox Lite' release said to be incoming

With much rumour and speculation surrounding the eagerly awaited Xbox 720 release, new reports have suggested Microsoft will launch a new ‘Xbox Lite’ model ahead of the next-generation console’s arrival.

Further prolonging the launch of the long mooted Xbox 720, repeated Microsoft tipster MS Nerd has claimed next year will see the Xbox 360 manufacturer out a ‘lite’ version of its current console enticing gamers with a sub £100 price tag.

Having updated the original Xbox 360 to launch the Xbox 360 S in recent times, Microsoft looks set to cut down its 360 casing once again with the newly rumoured ARM-based ‘Xbox Lite’ set to entice new gamers into the world of Xbox and Kinect.

Whilst teasing the upcoming arrival of the 360 overhaul, latest reports have suggested the Lite will precede the long awaited next-generation Xbox 720.

"At some point after [the Xbox Lite], we'll see a Xbox Next, a true successor to the 360,” the reports have claimed. "Details about it are very hazy, except that, like the 360, it will do games for core-audiences and the same media apps as the other device, also with Kinect."

Xbox 720 Rumours

A decade after Microsoft unveiled the first Xbox console a number of rumours had previously suggested the Seattle based tech powerhouse would official unveil its third-generation console, the heavily rumoured Xbox 720, later this year at E3 2012.

These suggestions of a 2012 arrival were quelled by Microsoft’s French Marketing Director Cedrick Delmas who last month announced “What will happen at E3, it's still too early to say. What's certain is that there will be nothing new in 2012.”

Reported to feature a processor six times faster than its predecessor, with the next-gen console to hit stores with a price point considerably lower than previous console introductions, the Xbox 720 has been rumoured to be heading to launch with a controller similar to that of the Nintendo Wii 2 boasting an inbuilt screen.

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Via: CVG