And Futureshop is also giving away a $50 gift card with every sale online:
There are two reasons for this that I can think of:
1) Futureshop bought way too many Xbox 360s for the Christmas season and did not sell enough, therefore, they are pretty much giving me away! Or…
2) The next-gen Xbox will be coming out soon. Likely announced in the coming months so Futureshop knows they need to get rid of as many Xbox 360 consoles as possible so they can sell the new Xbox?
What to expect with the upcoming Xbox which we will call (Xbox 720)?
We will expect to see:
Dual Video Cards?
An AMD graphics card based around the 7000 series running on a 28nm chip. There will likely be two video processing units within the Xbox 720.
* This would help with the cooling of the new Xbox, as we all know how bad the original Xbox 360 was.
The Xbox 720 will likely run 16 cores of processing power.
The Xbox 720 should at least have 4 Gigabytes of Ram (Random Access Memory). To help run those powerful video cards and high-end processors.
*Besides current pcs have at least 4 gigabytes of ram while gaming pcs have around 8 to 16, and even up to 32 gigabytes of ram!
The Xbox 360 only has a DVD drive which many people see as the Xbox 360′s achilles heel. Will the Xbox 720 see a Blu-ray Drive? That is possible as Microsoft is always trying to make the Xbox a better in home experience especially one for your living room. Though with all the great apps that have been released on the Xbox lately that stream movies I doubt we will see a Blu-ray player on the Xbox 720.
What would I rather see then a Blu-ray?
Why give money to their biggest competitor Sony, to license a Blu-ray player? I would rather see Microsoft develop a new disk format for use an existing format and run with it. The holographic disk would be a great alternative to the Blu-ray!
The Holographic disk can hold up to 6 terabytes of data! Yes that is right 6 terabytes which is more than any current hard drive!
Will we see digital game downloads as the primary source for games?
I really doubt that we are ready for digital downloads. Who really wants to download a 10 gigabyte or even 50 gigabyte game from the internet? Most people I know want a game right away when it first comes out. Who would want to wait hours or even days to download a game? I know I don’t.
According to the Verge the average internet speed is only 2.3Mbps as of 2012. Which is way too slow download any games especially Xbox 720 games which will likely be even bigger in size.
What do you think? Will we see a Blu-ray Xbox 720? Will we see a 16 core CPU Xbox 720? Or maybe even a dual graphics card Xbox 720?