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Xbox Lite – What You Need to Know

Last week, we told you how Microsoft could be planning to release a scaled down, cheaper version of the Xbox at this year’s E3.

It would be an exciting prospect and something to really look forward to, had it not been for the fact that we were half expecting to see a next-gen Xbox at this year’s event.

The disappointing news was unveiled by Microsoft blogger and rumour monger MS Nerd, who has claimed that Microsoft want to see how far the Xbox 360 can go.

There is no concrete evidence to back up the claims, but it would make sense given how well the Xbox 360 is still doing.

Microsoft said in a statement recently:

“For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360-and it’s the best year ever for Xbox 360. The console is coming off its biggest year ever-a year in which Xbox outsold all other consoles worldwide,”

“Xbox 360 didn’t just outsell other consoles, it also outsold all other TV-connected devices like DVD players, as well as digital media receivers and home theater systems. And in our seventh year, we sold more consoles than in any other year-defying convention.”

But Microsoft needs to give us something at E3, and there’s a chance it will be the Xbox Lite. So what do we know about the console so far?

Xbox Lite Not Just About Gaming

A ‘Lite’ version of anything is never going to blow us away, so Microsoft is far more likely to focus on Xbox’s network features.

So expect to see lots of video content, lots of apps, and heavy use of the Kinect software to keep us all entertained.

Xbox Lite Price

As you might have guessed from the name, the Lite is expected to be a fair bit cheaper than a fully-fledged games console.

Rumours have suggested it will be similar in price to Apple TV – the set-top box form the US tech giant. So expect a price of around £100.