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Microsoft, Tech News 23rd May 2013 1642

Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One which will go on sale later this year.

For all you gaming lover out there!  Mircosoft's Next Generation is just around the corner.

The next-generation console was shown off alongside a new Kinect sensor and a redesigned gamepad.

The US firm described the voice and gesture-controlled machine as an "all-in-one" system offering games, live TV, movies and music.

 

The firm's Entertainment and Devices Division accounted for $9.6bn (£6.3bn) worth of sales in Microsoft's last financial year.

 

That only represented about 13% of its total revenue for the period - but one analyst said the importance of this launch should not be underestimated.

 

"Microsoft is very strong in business software and the enterprise cloud business, but its consumer businesses are facing tremendous challenges: PCs are declining rapidly and Windows Phone handsets have only a fraction of the market shares of rivals," said Jia Wu from consultants Strategy Analytics.

 

Xbox OneMicrosoft has added the ability to watch live TV with channel selection controlled by voice

"Xbox represents Microsoft's core strategy in the consumer entertainment market, especially after it sold its Media room video distribution business to Ericsson earlier this year.

 

"This is also the unique asset which Microsoft has that can differentiate itself from Apple, Google and several of the other large tech companies."

 

Microsoft's decision to show off its new hardware in the opening minutes of its presentation sharply contrasted with Sony's PlayStation 4 press conference in February when the Japanese company decided not to reveal the look of its machine - a move that was mocked by some commentators.

 

Despite earlier speculation, Microsoft's machine does not require an always-on internet connection and will run second-hand games - the firm told the BBC it would provide more details about this "in the coming weeks".

Article Source from  news.bbc.co.uk

David Allen

In addition to looking after our Solihull customers when they need help, David builds and maintains all our websites and IT systems. David is CompTIA A+ certified, Microsoft MCDST certified and has extensive expertise in web design. David is part of the PC PAL HQ 'Genius Team' and provides support to our franchisees when they hit issues onsite.

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