It's been quite a year-and-a-half for Microsoft and its Xbox 360 console. In the past 18 months or so, we've seen Microsoft launch the Xbox 360 S with new a new style controller, the Kinect come out, and another major Dashboard update, this time with voice controlled navigation and support for tons of apps. Given all these newfangled additions to the 360 platform, it's no wonder Microsoft isn't in a rush to release an Xbox 720 (or whatever it will be called).
According to Fudzilla, any rumors suggesting a new Xbox console will come out in 2012 are false, plain and simple.
"What we are now learning is that while Microsoft might show or talk about something related to the new console in 2012, the console itself will not arrive for purchase till 2013," Fudzilla says.
Until Microsoft makes an announcement, all of the talk and rumors amount to little more than speculation, but what Fudzilla is saying makes sense (and for what it's worth, Fudzilla claims to be getting its info "directly from sources inside the company"). Even with the Wii U on the horizon, the Xbox 360 is in position to lead hardware sales into 2012, and if that's the case, there wouldn't be a whole lot of motivation for Microsoft to release something new.