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A New Xbox Console Dev Kit Has Been Certified In South Korea

Xbox teased new hardware earlier in the year.

Hot off of the back of growing claims around leaked PlayStation 5 Pro specs (which you can read about here), a new dev kit for an unnamed Xbox console has been certified in South Korea, as evidenced by the publicly-listed update from Korea’s National Radio Research Agency.

The certification was shared by X account “Xbox News for Koreans,” which points out that all electronic devices in Korea have to be certified by a national agency to meet radio wave standards.

Previous Xbox console releases have launched within months of their respective dev kits filings to Korea’s National Radio Research Agency, including the Xbox One X and the Xbox Series X|S, suggesting we may see new hardware land fairly soon.

During an update from the Xbox leadership team back in February, a brief mention was given to Xbox hardware and the role it continues to play in Xbox’s business, with Sarah Bond stressing that it’s still key to the “flagship” experience for players. Bond also briefly mentioned during that update that new hardware announcements are on the way, saying “There’s some exciting stuff coming out in hardware that we’re going to share this holiday.”

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Whether that means that we’ll be seeing those earlier, leaked revisions to the Xbox Series X console and Xbox Wireless Controller remains to be seen, but it definitely seems like Xbox has something cooking in that regard, which may or may not relate to this recent certification.

Bond also added that next-gen is very much still in the pipeline and that Xbox fans can expect big things, saying “We’re also invested in the next generation roadmap, and what we’re really focused on there is delivering the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation.”