As Microsoft celebrates the Xbox’s decennial – and the twelve years since the console was first announced – with a new website highlighting the console’s history, a company spokesperson announced today that there would be “no new Xbox at E3”.
“While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon,” explained Microsoft spokesperson in a widely circulated statement.
“For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360 – and it’s the best year ever for Xbox 360. The console is coming off its biggest year ever – a year in which Xbox outsold all other consoles worldwide.”
“Xbox 360 didn’t just outsell other consoles; it also outsold all other TV-connected devices like DVD players, as well as digital media receivers and home theatre systems. And in our seventh year, we sold more consoles than in any other year-defying convention.”
According to rumors and leaks from the company, Microsoft may opt to hold their own event to unveil the new console.
As Sony has confirmed the successor to the Playstation 3 will not be making an appearance at E3, the only manufacturer with new hardware at the show will be Nintendo.