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Rumor: Microsoft Might Reveal New Xbox Hardware This Year

Rumor: Microsoft Might Reveal New Xbox Hardware This Year - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 March 2022 / 2,844 Views

XboxEra co-founder Nick Baker in the latest XboxEra podcast teased he heard that Xbox has some new hardware in development that it is looking to show later this year. However, with everything going on in the world an announcement might be pushed back.

"All I was told that I am allowed to say is that this year...or should I say maybe sometime this year. Because there's a lot of stuff delaying things lately, whether it's the Ukraine situation, still COVID issues, chip shortages, [and] all that sort of stuff. So I'm not going to say it's definitely happening this year, but I've been told it should be this year.

He added, "Xbox currently has some hardware to show that they want to show or that they're going to show that falls into a different bucket than people are probably expecting."

The hardware he says is different from what people would expect from Xbox. This could be a tease of a new Xbox Series variant, or an Xbox Cloud Gaming device, or something entirely else. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Ljink96 (on 22 March 2022)

Xbox Series E. Finally we'll get to experience Xbox Series S.E.X.

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Yassgragra Ljink96 (on 22 March 2022)

we've all been thinking it

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Dulfite (on 22 March 2022)

A Switch/Deck competitor that is as powerful as the Series S. Can be docked to play on TV as well, would be awesome! Gamepass on the go, make it a more appealing form factor than Deck, please!

MS could even sell it as a loss as long as people subscribe to GP for a certain amount of time.

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gtotheunit91 (on 22 March 2022)

I wonder if this is the heavily rumored streaming stick that just connects to your TV and you can cloud stream your games?

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trunkswd gtotheunit91 (on 22 March 2022)

That is what I am guessing.

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rapsuperstar31 gtotheunit91 (on 22 March 2022)

If it's a sub $100 streaming stick I'll pick it up for sure. I'd imagine these could be produced quickly to help alleviate some supply constraints of the main systems.

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Imaginedvl gtotheunit91 (on 22 March 2022)

If there is something, that would be it. Which is cool, esp. if the rumors are also true about the fact that it can stream from cloud and locale consoles.

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NextGen_Gamer Imaginedvl (on 23 March 2022)

This would be especially nice and absolutely something I think Microsoft should do. And it doesn't need to be $100 either. In fact, I would say MS could do two versions - one streaming stick only at $49, and one stick+Xbox Controller bundle at $99 (a savings of $10ish over buying them separately). The Stick+Controller bundle would be for people who would primarily use to stream from the Xbox Cloud center. The other could be marketed towards people for local streaming to another TV in their house, who of course would already have a controller or two lying around.

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Leynos (on 22 March 2022)

Streaming stick for Game Pass for those who don't want to buy a console

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VAMatt (on 22 March 2022)

If the rumor is that they "might" show something, it really isn't a rumor at all as it is automatically correct.

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Alistair (on 23 March 2022)

4nm Steam Deck competitor, basically a Series S in the Switch form factor with a dock. Do it.

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AkimboCurly (on 23 March 2022)

I think their next product is a handheld xbox streaming machine. But I don't believe this rumour that it will be this year. Doesn't make sense timing-wise

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DroidKnight (on 22 March 2022)

Xbox Series H

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Yassgragra (on 22 March 2022)

A full sized Series X fridge to compliment the bar fridge.

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Yassgragra (on 22 March 2022)

VR headset

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Azzanation (on 22 March 2022)

Maybe a Series X all digital editing

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SKMBlake (on 22 March 2022)

Portable Series S

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 22 March 2022)

XboxPodcast , rumours , " insider" = " infinite articles "

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Mr Puggsly (on 22 March 2022)

Finally, we are getting some true 9th gen hardware.

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