Rumor Time: Microsoft Working on Xbox-Branded Set-Top Box?

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 23, 2012 in Tech, Videogames |

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With how hard Microsoft has been pushing the multimedia content for Xbox 360, perhaps this should come as no surprise to you all: The Verge is reporting they have multiple sources saying that Microsoft is creating a set-top TV box branded with the Xbox name. The concept is to be similar to the Apple TV or Roku, supporting videos and music, as well as apps and games. Granted, it wouldn’t play full-fledged console games (that would still be the next Xbox’s job) but for consumers who use their Xbox mostly for Netflix (you know who you are) this is an excellent move. Will it succeed though? I wonder if the Xbox name is too¬†entrenched¬†in “gaming” but perhaps that’s an unfounded concern. Will this hook people? 2013 will be an exciting year!

Seen via The Verge.

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