Microsoft could be planning an ESPN branded Xbox 360 if a leaked mock-up is authentic.
Gadget blog Engadget posted an image on Wednesday that it claims was found on a Microsoft PR server. Microsoft recently made ESPN 3 available in its Xbox 360 Fall 2010 Dashboard Update. It’s possible that both companies may be planning to link up for branded console shortly.
Microsoft recently launched its controller-less accessory, Kinect, for the Xbox 360 in the United States and Europe. Microsoft expects to shift around 5 million Kinect devices this holiday season. Thousands of people queued overnight last night in the UK as several stores opened at midnight for eager fans.
Microsoft’s ESPN branded Xbox 360 is built on the new “slim” console but it’s not yet clear whether Microsoft ever plans to bring this to market and at what price point or feature set.