A new report from Bloomberg claims that the next Xbox console, for now referred to as the Xbox 720, will debut by the 2013 holiday season.

Bloomberg cites some unnamed sources, who reportedly claim that the Xbox 720 could go on sale as early as Thanksgiving 2013, likely to take advantage of the massive Black Friday shopping weekend.

Microsoft could reportedly unveil the next Xbox console at E3 2013 in June, Bloomberg says, though the company may also hold a separate event to announce the new console.

Over the summer a Microsoft job listing appeared to confirm that the Xbox 720 would arrive by Feb. 2014, which falls in line nicely with today's report. More recently, a series of developer leaks caused Microsoft to lock down its software department, likely in preparation for Xbox 720 development crunch time.

Got any predictions or guesses about the new console?

[via Bloomberg]