Microsoft’s Financial Year 2013 Quarter 3 earnings conference call is going on now, and with most listeners keen to see whether the platform holder mentions anything about next-gen hardware, it’s an interesting discussion.
The company announced they’d sold 1.3 million Xbox 360s in the last quarter, which is impressive indeed, but it’s on the subject of their next console that news is thin on the ground.
Of course, they’re not going to announce the 720 right now, but there are hints that suggest a reveal isn’t going to happen any time soon. “The Xbox has great momentum,” said Microsoft. “With E3 only a few months away, we look forward to sharing more soon.”
Rumours previously suggested a May reveal for the new console.
Chatter about the next quarter also suggests a potential release date. A brief mention of the company’s Entertainment and Devices Division (which posted revenue of $2.53 billion) was followed by an expectation that revenue will grow “mid teens” in Q4.
Research and development expenses – which could be interpreted to be focused on Xbox 720’s still-secret innards – reached $113 million.
The company added that Xbox LIVE now has over 46 million members.