Xbox One Slim to pressure Sony in 2015

We are again hearing more rumors that 2015 will be the year when slim consoles are introduced by Microsoft and Sony. Now, some additional details have turned up, suggesting that Microsoft has already finished production on a Xbox One Slim that will arrive next year and be cheaper than the current model.

Don’t forget that this is coming off the back of a recent announcement by Microsoft, which issued a Xbox One price cut to just $349.99 over the Holiday season – thus making it now cheaper than the Sony PS4 which remains on $399.

This week, the rumors have come from a very revealing LinkedIN account, in which a certain Daniel McConnell, employee of AMD has apparently slipped up on some juicy information.


They include listings for work completion on not one Xbox One model, but two which will feature smaller 20nm technology. Take a look at the listing below in full:

“Successfully planned and executed the first APU for Microsoft’s XBOX One Game Console in 28nm technology and a cost-reduced derivative in 20nm technology.”

There’s also more further down on his profile:

“Assembled and grew two cross-site execution teams for 2 successive XBOX APU revisions. This included developing key technical leads into senior positions allowing for successful execution and future team expansion to handle more SOCs.”

While Microsoft are obviously remaining silent with regards to this information, it should be noted that the profile in question has already disappeared from LinkedIN.

An Xbox One Slim console in 2015 with a 20nm processor, compared to 28mn on the current model is now looking like a safe prospect – surprising though that Microsoft has reportedly started work so early.

As a result, don’t be surprised if Sony are also working on a Slim PS4 model in 2015 too, as they wouldn’t want to be left behind during Holiday 2015, especially if Microsoft is planning another price cut.

Are you now ready to jump on board the Xbox One bandwagon and will pick up a slimmer model? Give us your reaction to this below.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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