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‘Xbox Lite’ to launch before next-gen console, Angry Birds Space blasts off to 10 million downloads in three days
by Ben Abbott at 8:06 pm on Monday, 26 March 2012

We could see a redesigned Xbox 360 before any next-generation successor, if MS Nerd - responsible for various prior leaks concerning upcoming Microsoft consoles - is to be believed.

MS Nerd asserts on Reddit that at “some point after [the Xbox Lite], we'll see a Xbox Next, a true successor to the 360. Details about it are very hazy, except that, like the 360, it will do games for core-audiences and the same media apps as the other device, also with Kinect”.

It has been widely suggested that this concept of a slimmer Xbox could be in line with prior rumours of a more Kinect-focused product powered by Windows 9, codenamed the ‘Xbox Loop’. Naturally this is as of yet unsubstantiated rumour and should probably be treated as such.

Meanwhile, Angry Birds Space developer Rovio has revealed that the title has achieved 10 million downloads in only three days. Rovio’s chief marketing officer - Peter Vesterbacka - claimed last week via an interview with Bloomberg that the franchise could reach two billion downloads across all platforms by the end of 2012.

Source: CVG
- Ben Abbott

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