Announcing the new Xbox 360

 

We’ve just announced the new Xbox 360 at the Media Briefing in LA.

 

New design, 250 GB HDD and built in Wifi N all for US $299.

 

Pix here

 

Discuss below

Edit: It is now available for Pre-order

 

Let me know what questions you have and I’ll answer them here or in an upcoming show.

 

Comments

  • Whet Wetty

    I like the looks… almost Lamborghini-esque. I’ll be getting one because I’ve been waiting for the rumored slim. Glad it has the 250Gb + Wifi. Now I can install ALL 40 of my games to the system AND keep my Arcade games handy. Now that I’m on my 4th console repair, any chance for a discount MS?

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  • Whet Wetty

    Oh yeah… forgot to ask: How is that license transfer thing going to work. My most recent repair was in for a dead CD drive just last month. I’m not waiting 11 months to transfer my content.

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  • Shafnitz

    @Whet Wetty: When your console is replaced by MS, they’re supposed to handle the license transfer for you. That doesn’t count towards your yearly use of the transfer tool.

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  • chiruno99

    Now I can buy my console again but now with built in wi-fi.

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  • moocow21

    Looks cool, but I’ll wait for the next price drop. The only reason companies ever do these “slim” redesigns is to cut production costs, and sadly they don’t like to pass that on to the consumers in the form of a price cut.

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  • Capt Moore

    I saw a “fact sheet” at kotaku web site, looks like memory units (along with the old hard drives) are not supported with the new unit. One special port for natal (I thought it was firewire in the pictures) that will provide both power and USB to the Natal/Kinect camera, older xboxes will use USB and a separate power plug (great job to support both old and new series…)

    Shows 5 USB ports, (3 back, 2 front) Optical Audio built in, support for SD composite cables, HDMI (no mention of HD component cable support)

    No mention of IR ports on the new unit, which is a shame as I like my xbox media remote, I wish games supported it such as 1 vs 100… Maybe Natal will make it useless however…

    Please correct me if I’m wrong with anything!

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  • Zorak Malor

    My biggest question has already been asked but I really hope they answer it soon. How do we get content off our old systems onto the new drive? I’m looking at you Major.. find an answer😛

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  • Alimaggs

    Interesting… I just bought an Xbox 360 Elite last week and transferred over my licenses. Is there anyway, if I was to take my new console back and swap it for one of these “slim” machines, customer support would be willing to transfer my licenses again?

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  • Ai Kago

    If my new one, which is still under guarantee just happens to die, can I demand one of these newer models citing the fact that its a design flaw that it keeps breaking?

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  • Capt Moore

    Oh, and will this new unit work with the HDDVD drive? I bought one on closeout, although I don’t use it much I would like to still watch the HDDVD’s I have from time to time……

    Of course, I would prefer much more if microosoft would enable any common USB external bluray drive to be plugged in to watch movies…. HINT HINT HINT…..:)

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  • RayZakk

    I have a few questions?

    1. Do we still have to use microsoft hard drives or can we use our own now?
    2. Have they fixed the bumping thing ala the ring of disc death?
    3. The xbox is supposed to be whisper quiet but what about the dvd drive?
    4. If this comes kinect ready does what about older systems? Are they going to be able to use kinect and how close can you be to the camera because I don’t have a lot of room?

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  • BadFlounder

    It looks fine to me. Sure there are a couple things it doesn’t have like an internal power supply but that’s not the end of the world. The fact it’s much quieter makes all the difference in the world to someone like me.

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  • RayZakk

    One more question. Can it lay on it’s side? All the pictures show it standing.

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  • BadFlounder

    @ RayZakk

    1. Yes you still have to use a microsoft licensed HDD. The HDD is now different but still proprietary.
    2. I have no idea what you are trying to say here…
    3. DVD drives cannot be made “whisper quiet” so it will be the same as ever. Install your games to the 250 GB HDD and enjoy!
    4. This is speculation but most assumptions are the port on the new 360 will power the kinect camera. Old systems will work fine though you may need to run a power cord to the kinect camera.

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  • SEF Jhoanmiguel

    Cuando Estara Disponible a la venta?

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  • Capt Moore

    More info at joystiq.com… the transfer software is built into the new system, so you just use a hard drive transfer cable (I got one when I bought my 120 gig at retail years ago, and the built in system software to transfer your content from the older console.

    Oh, and all the accessories they see are now black, including the chatpad. (I think they were only white before…)

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  • BadFlounder

    I’m 100% sure it can lay on it’s side. I wouldn’t worry about that.

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  • SEF Jhoanmiguel

    When? Available on sale

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  • Hauz20

    Que?

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  • Rykin Poe

    I still wish it was designed like a standard piece of home theater equipment. That is probably the only thing that would inspire me to trade my current one for one of these. Hopefully the Arcade units stick around for a while so I can snag one of them the next time mine breaks down since it is finally out of the Red Ring Replacement Plan.

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  • LawdaddyCO

    That was such a lame press conference. Very disappointed. We’ll see how the competition does.

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  • AnEternalEnigma

    Microsoft should give a free Xbox 360 Slim to everyone who’s had at least one Xbox 360 red ring on them and who has been an Xbox Live member since the launch of the Xbox 360.

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  • Capt Moore

    I would love to pick one up, but my unit is still under warranty until November, doesn’t make much since to replace mine just to get a smaller size. Still, it would be great if I was shopping for a new unit, and Natal should be a bunch of fun.

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  • HereWeGo

    Other than this and the Halo Reach/Gears of War stuff; I’m highly disappointed in MicroSoft this year round. For the past year, I’ve had high hopes with Project Natal…Now I don’t even want it as badly…I have a nintendo wii…I’ve played 80% of those games already. I wanted games. =(. Not really complaining, just stating my opinion of their E3 presentation.

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  • JoJoStarFire

    Darn I would have been the first one to write, but oh, well. I wish the previous ones were like this one. Now I am am debating if I should get a this new Xbox 360 or a PS3(which I was originally going to get), just for the design, built in WIFI and Kinect capabilities. I might get both, and leave my old system to my daughter. Oh well, let’s see what happens.

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