Without confirming or denying the authenticity of the document (and thereby not confirming or denying the details of the next Xbox), the Microsoft bod may have found it easier to simply say that “Microsoft doesn’t comment on rumours.” Instead he (or she) had this to say:
“We understand there is great interest and anticipation for what comes next for Xbox and we are lucky to have customers who are so passionate about the platform.
“Today, there has never been a better time to own an Xbox 360 console. We have found new ways to extend the console lifecycle by introducing controller-free experiences with Kinect and we’ve re-invented the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships.
“We are continually thinking about the future of the platform and when we have something to share, we will.”