Everyone's favourite games analyst, Michael Pachter, expects the next Xbox to cost just $99 bundled with a monthly cable TV subscription in the US.
It's not totally crazy, as Microsoft does offer the Xbox 360 for $99 with a two year subscription at its own retail stores in North America.
"I'm pretty confident that in the US Microsoft is going to partner with a cable TV provider, so I expect that the console will be priced like a smart phone. I expect you'll be paying $99 for the console with a cable TV subscription.=," he said at Develop, via IncGamers.
He made the prediction based on the assumption that next generation consoles will have an even greater multimedia focus.
"You wont need a 'smart TV' when you've got an Xbox 720, it will be your television and your internet. It's going to be open architecture and I think it's real trick will be that one Xbox will be able to display television to as many screens as you have in your possession," he said.
"The next Xbox will be Windows for sure, and you'll be able to open up multiple TV channels in different windows and you'll use SmartGlass to shoot off different channels to how ever many screens you want. That is happening, that I'm certain of."
By Ben Salter - Bio