And we are off to the Next Xbox races. Microsoft’s Major Nelson posted a countdown clock to E3 on Wednesday, sparking immediate speculation that Xbox’s next console edition is close. After dropping off the radar during the launches of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, the Xbox franchise is likely coming back onto the scene in a meaningful way: it’s time to retire the Xbox 360. The device, launched in 2005, has sold more than 70 million units. Now more than 7 years old, the console is all but a geriatric technological hangover from a different period. That said, the device continues to sell well. Making the reference all the more explicit, Nelson included a link to E3 in the post. The only text provided was “And it’s on…” Naturally, keep your hat on, Microsoft could be up to something else. Read the full story at The Next Web.