Ballmer issues apology over 'NextBox' comments

"I confused the issue with my poorly chosen words," says Microsoft boss

Will Natal tech be built in to the next Xbox

It takes a big man to apologise. And Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has gone ahead and done just that, issuing an apology for his recent comments regarding a new Xbox console releasing in 2010.

Ballmer's recent 'NextBox' comments were widely reported last week, with many speculating that the next Xbox console will have motion-control Natal tech built-in.

Comments cleared up

Steve Ballmer was quick to clear up the matter this week, issuing IGN the following statement:

"I confused the issue with my poorly chosen words. There is no news in my comments. Things are as reported after E3. Sorry."

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Stay tuned for more news on slightly confusing speculation about future games consoles based around the poorly chosen words of Sony, Nintendo and/or Microsoft execs as and when we get it!