Xbox 720: Gamestop CEO Says Microsoft “Doing Some Really Cool Stuff”

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Many consumers are already anticipating the release of a new Xbox console.

Microsoft last released the Xbox 360 all the way back in 2005. Dubbed by many speculators as the “Xbox 720” and code named “Durango,” the new device could arrive sometime this fall.

Meanwhile, some may have already gotten a peak at the still unreleased product. In a report from Game Industry International, Gamestop CEO J. Paul Raines discussed his thoughts on what he’s seen from Microsoft regarding the next Xbox so far.

“We’ve been spending a lot of time with Microsoft, but we have to let them take the lead on this, but it will be a very hot, compelling device. They are doing some really cool stuff, and I’m eager to hear them start their announcements because I think the world is going to stand up and take notice,” he remarked, according to the report.

Raines also discussed the viability of Nintendo’s Wii U console, commenting, “This industry has a lot of cynicism and people love to say stuff isn’t going to work, but we think the Wii U is a real console that’s been disappointing for a couple months, but we think there’s more there when the first-party titles come out. Nintendo’s got a few up their sleeve.”

To read Game Industry International’s fascinating interview with Gamestop CEO J. Paul Raines go here (

Same Ole Controller?

Impressive tech specs could be in the mix for the next Xbox. But that’s not the only thing – According to a report from, the new controller is actually quite similar to the current one for the 360.