The official word on the glossy Xbox 360

You may have heard last week that Microsoft is changing the outer finish of the Xbox 360 250GB consoles from a glossy black to a matte black finish, similar to the current Xbox 360 4GB model

Some of the news outlets that covered it mentioned having a choice between matte and glossy Xbox 360s this holiday.

I wanted to set the record straight and let everyone know that that is not the case. 

We are actively transitioning all our Xbox 360 S consoles to a matte finish.  The consoles will start to arrive in stores over the coming weeks, so if you really love the idea of a glossy console don’t wait much longer.

Of course, we still may offer a gloss finish on Limited Edition consoles like the upcoming Gears of War 3 Console, but if you have your eye on a glossy black console you don’t have much time left.



  • Dipesh Patel

    what is the point the glossy 1 is like the best and there taking it away i traded in my elite and got this one what is the point glossy one looks good there were 8 consoles sold in 1 day keep it major nelson please


  • Bruno Barreto



  • Mohamed Rikaz Mohamed Thaha

    one of the smartest and best transitions, I really like the gloss finish, however after couple months of use I hate to see the finger prints on it,


  • Alberto Rodríguez

    I bought the 4GB version and the HDD separately just for the matte finish ^^

    The glossy finish is so tacky with those silver plated borders.


  • Xbox 360 Owners Getting DLC For Skyrim First | Unique Gadgets

    […] here on November 11th so if you want first dibs on DLC, looks like you better pick up Microsoft’s glossy black console. The highly anticipated title has been wanted by fans for a long, long time and […]


1 3
blog comments powered by Disqus