Gamestop CEO On Next Xbox “I think the world is going to stand up and take notice”

Posted on Apr 3 2013 - 7:07am by Bryan

We all know that this will be the year where both Sony and Microsoft reveal and release their next generation consoles, with Sony already “sort of” announcing the PS4.  I say sort of since their announcement was literally just specs and nothing else.  Not really anything to go on, so next up is Microsoft.  Does the world think they can do better?  Gamestop CEO J. Paul Raines thinks the next Xbox will be “very hot”.  Here is the full quote:

[quote type=”medium” align=”center”] We’ve been spending a lot of time with Microsoft, but we have to let them take the lead on this, but it will be a very hot, compelling device. They are doing some really cool stuff, and I’m eager to hear them start their announcements because I think the world is going to stand up and take notice [/quote]

It will be interesting to see when Microsoft finally does announce the next Xbox if they not only give us specs but a look at the actual hardware.


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  • I cant wait!!!!

  • Steve

    I thing they can do better. I thing so very much.

  • Adrian Roy

    There they go, misusing “literally” again. Sony showed much more than just specs, they showed working games, they showed the system’s UI, they showed the controller, they showed everything but how the console looks, but why does that really matter? All we should care about is the software and the specs, which they did show, so we do have a lot to go on.

  • Emberwolf06

    I really hope the new Xbox stays focused on games, and ignores all this “all-in-one device” foolishness we’ve recently seen from the 360. The reason so many of us bought Xboxs, and will continue to do so, is for games, and with things like Kinect becoming the “most important” part of every E3 for Microsoft, it’s starting to make the console seem less appealing. Let’s turn the focus back to the Halo 2 days when every thing MS did was to make the gaming experience the best it could be.

    • JudeJude

      Agreed. I remember a line from an old TV commercial about a kid having a watch that couldn’t tell time because it was full of other functions. I think in their pursuit to conquer the living room that they have forgotten what the Xbox should be about: gaming. Before long, M$ will almost have to release a different console for those that use it for media/living room experience and those that want it for gaming. We still have AAA titles and focus from many, but without the console itself being pushed for gaming, this can only slip over time.

  • Ross Wheton

    This site can get ***. Nothing to go on? Have you BEEN on the internet? It’s got PS4 written all over it. Also, the announcement that was ‘literally just specs and nothing else’ was actually not ‘specs’ it was gameplay footage, a controller, some UI. We have a really good feel for the PS4 right now, and yet nothing on the next xbox. Sony totally caught Microsoft by surprise. Also the fact that some douchenozzle that owns gamestop says its really good has the opposite intended effect. If he thinks it’s a good idea, then that probably means he thinks it’ll mean a good paycheck.

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