Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has mentioned that the next Xbox will cost $99, and will offer television services for a monthly fee. It’s somewhat similar to the offer they have going on now with the Xbox 360.
“I think Microsoft’s got it right, and I think Sony will keep plugging away because they have an integrated strategy across all of their consumer electronic products,” Pachter said. “Microsoft, they have a strategy to take over the world,” he said at the Develop conference (via IncGamers)
“Console will have to be multiple purpose devices, though. The Xbox 720, this is my prediction, is going to be your television as well. You’ll be able to tune into television through it. You won’t need a ‘smart TV’ when you’ve got an Xbox 720, it will be your television and your internet. It’s going to be open architecture and I think it’s real trick will be that one Xbox will be able to display television to as many screens as you have in your possession.
“The next Xbox will be Windows for sure, and you’ll be able to open up multiple TV channels in different windows and you’ll use SmartGlass to shoot off different channels to how ever many screens you want. That is happening, that I’m certain of,” he said confidently.
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