GameStop Knows About Xbox 720, Doesn’t Know Exact Release Date
Wants it to be out before they start talking about it.
GameStop president Tony Bartlet revealed that while they know about the “second console” – the Xbox 720 – they’re far more comfortable talking about it when it’s out.
Speaking to Videogamer, he stated that “The problem is that we just – we have one console [PlayStation 4], and we have some knowledge that we can share, more knowledge that we can’t. We also have knowledge of the second console, but I’d rather that, that be out in the public before we discuss our digital goals for 2014.”
CFO Robert Lloyd also stated that the exact release date of the next Xbox is unknown. “As of now, there’s been one console announced for a fourth quarter launch. Guidance at the low end of the ranges reflects that one console coming to market. Guidance at the high end of the ranges reflects the launch of a second console, should one be announced.
“We are making broad assumptions about launches within the guidance, as we do not have launch date information for quantities, prices or available software.”