New Xbox 'Likely To Launch In Spring 2014'
Industry figures predict Microsoft will wait until it can satisfy demand...
The next generation Xboxconsole is being tipped for a 2014 launch by industry experts, so that Microsoft can accommodate demand for the machine.
CVG reports industry analyst Michael Pachter as suggesting that the new console could hit the shelves in spring 2014.
He said: "We have heard no word yet from Microsoft or Sony about their plans to launch new consoles, but both manufacturers are widely expected to launch consoles by year-end 2013, although we believe that Microsoft could delay a new console launch until spring of 2014 in order to accommodate what is certain to be overwhelming demand among hardcore gamers."
And this theory appeared to be supported by another prominent industry figure, GameStop CEO Paul Raines.
He said: "I'm getting a lot of rumours that are very interesting about 2013.
"We have not been expecting two more consoles in 2013. We're expecting Wii U this holiday, another one next year, and another one in '14.
"These rumours change every week, but we're hearing more about next year."
Sony are believed to be closer to launching their next-gen PlayStation than Microsoft are the Xbox successor.
There have previously been suggestions that the new Xbox could be sold cheaply, with a subscription plan.