The Nintendo Wii U is experiencing huge sales thanks to very little new competition, and now a new report suggests that the Microsoft Xbox 720 and Playstation 4 (PS4) will give Nintendo a dominate role through 2013.
According to the report by tech blog SemiAccurate, the Xbox 720 could be delayed over some confusion on how the consoles are progressing which may lead to supply chain issues. The website also reveals that the Xbox device is now code-named “Kryptos” and not “Durango.” The Playstation 4 has also be renamed from code-name “Thebes” rather than”Orbis.”
Rumors are pointing to a 28-nanometer AMD chipset for the PS4, a chipset that will be manufactured by either IBM or Global Foundries.
If the rumors are true, the PS4 could be delayed through the spring 2014 or fall 2014 while the Xbox 720 could be delayed between fall 2013 to 2014.
The Xbox 720 was believed to to be progressing along nicely. Last month Xbox World claimed that Microsoft had already integrated Blu-ray disc support, Kinect 2.0, directional audio, and TV output and input controls. The report also pointed to a new “innovative controller” and augmented reality glasses support.
The Xbox 720 is also believed to feature a magnesium alloy shell.
The PS4 is nothing to yawn at either with a reported 16GB of RAM and 256GB storage, although other details outside of speculation have yet to be revealed, and Sony tends to be tight-lipped about devices until they are ready for sale.
Both Sony and Microsoft are expected to debut the Xbox 720 and Playstation 4 at E3 2013 this coming June.