According to Ign.com
(or more specifically, a source close to the project and Ign) the "Xbox 720
" will hit retailers next year in October or November and will be six times as powerful as the Xbox 360. The GPU is said to be similar to the Radeon HD 6670 and that according to tech blogs Fudzilla
, the new GPU will enter mass-production by the end of this year.
So yeah, it sounds like you may need to start saving up today if you want an Xbox 720
on launch day. Even though prices aren't being bandied about yet, it sure seems likely that at launch, it will be more expensive the Xbox 360 was. And what are the odds that Microsoft will stick with the "Xbox 720
" moniker? It sorta sounds like a move you might do in a Tony Hawk game.
Obviously, none of this is confirmed yet.