Welp, news is still scarce nowadays, so here’s a bit of an interesting rumor concerning the next XBOX (assuming that you’re not tired of them already!). The newest rumor states that Microsoft will release a “mini” version of the XBOX 360, much like how Nintendo released a Wii Mini console that was stripped of pretty much all features except for playing Wii games. This XBOX Mini will sport an always-online connection, and there will be no disc drive on board.
(*Note: The image above is not the proposed XBOX Mini, rather, it’s just interesting.)
The purpose of the XBOX Mini is said to be to connect with the next generation XBOX, which rumors say will not actually require an always-online connection to play games. This would then allow the next generation XBOX to have backwards compatibility with digital renditions of XBOX 360 games. Nevertheless, whether or not these rumors prove to be true, we’ll all find out once the big XBOX reveal arrives next month!