The Guardian writes: "With the amount of decent stuff on Live now - Braid is my current fave - you can see how the space is needed. Although you have to feel sorry for current owners who want to get a bigger hard drive."
With the game install feature coming soon it fits inn nicely. But is the price for the elite worth it now? with the only difference of black+60gb? Hope the elite drops even more in price.
the only problem is then id want a hdd but they cost more then half of what i would be paying for the console itself
I Think the "average-consumer" will see a better value with this 60GB SKU instead the old 20GB, therefore it will attract more consumers! With a killer-autum gamewise and this 60GB SKU and a new "Casualgamer Update/ New Xbox Experience" things looks good for the Xbox 360 this fall..
It seems to me that this will sound at best like those New and Improved stamps you see on cat food and toothpaste. Either that or more number blind shoppers getting confused. It will be great for those looking to buy already and willing to wait a bit for a better deal though. For everyone else they won't realize but buying this and the Playstation are about to become better deals shortly.
Will it help? Not according to Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/be...
if I were you I wouldn't use amazon to try to imply some sort of trend... did you take a look at in what position is Metal Gear 4? Even Halo 3, Too human, Fable 2 and even the very expensive Gears 2 collector edition are beating it... anyone see Resistance 2?... 60GB is yet to be released... who on their right mind would pre-order an xbox 360 not knowing if or when there will be a price drop...
Why not? It beats VGChartz. And considering the remarks you have uttered in the past why would I bother listening you? Well the fact is I wouldn't. You can call me number 132. You deserve it. What kind of push have they made for Resistance 2? Any figures? Any thing? No.
... but certainly not at the current price, plus there isnt even a game included... Cant believe they still havent released a bundle for the Elite yet. I definately dont want an Arcade, or Core, or whatever they called it now, and also cant say I'm very interested in a 60 GB white Xbox. I just want the Black one, but like I said, certainly not at the current price. They should make a 'new' Elite, this time with wireless Lan/WiFi built in! Bundle it up with 1 or 2 new games, maybe give some free MS points for some marketplace content/games, etc. If I want a new console and I have to choose between a 370 euro Elite or a 400 euro PS3 with wireless Lan and Blu-Ray, I'll obviously pick the PS3. Microsoft needs to offer a better deal!
I bought my Elite and it came bundled with 2 games. It was the Christmas bundle... but I thought all Xboxes came bundled with games?!
I doubt it. Will the average person even know that the previous unit was 20GB?
Waiting for a $100 Elite pricedrop, then I'll be interested in the Xbox 360.
I just want them to drop the price on the 120 Gb HDD so I don't have to buy an elite!
That's why I think Sony's 2.5" standard hard drive approach deserves respect.
I think it's the best PS3 feature, outside of the built-in bluetooth.
I agree. A 120 gig HDD for 360 costs $180 at Best Buy, and I paid a whopping $60 for a 160 gig HDD for my PS3. I really don't understand why they have to charge so much for a HDD.
Propritary bullcrap. That's why. The thing is, the 360 HDD is just a 2.5 SATA HDD in a plastic case. It's uncalled for the price jacking, it should be illegal.
the more likely your peer 2 peer connection will get the rrod update. 60gb? That's it?! my ps3 has 320gb & other ps3's have 2 terabytes. 60 gigs is a starter kit! you are going down xbots! Way down. xbots are gonna buy another broke box for 40more gigs, for what? you can't buy & own hd movies or download any psp games either! ha ha ha! ps3 wins again! whatcha gonna do xbots? Spend more $$$! home is coming!!!
mah PS3 has a 320GB :D
Mine got 500GB :)
Daaaaamn Omar. :O How much did you pay for that? I want to increase my space a little later on.
You need it. You have 3-5Ggb downloads for every game now. Xbox 360 doesn't. You're console also has horrible games and not even one Exlcusive RPG when XBox 360 will have over 10 by the end of 2008. More in 2009 ; ) Star Ocean 4. Final Fantasy 13 HHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAH AHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA Despertae PS3rd fanboys trying to always prove there crappy last place, inferior purchase of the PS3rd to someone. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAHHA HAHHA
You are so foolish, there are so many things I can insult the xbox 260 with, its almost not even worth my time insulting it. It being called a next gen console its also pretty insulting, but I will save that for another topic. Sony does not bribe companies for a 33% Failure of a console ty. This is Living. Said CELL [=
I got 120 GB so I'm good.
I have a 320GB.
I just installed it (320g) today.
I have the 320GB in the system, I have a 250GB WD Passport external, and Tversity streams everything off of 2TB of PC drives. It is hard to ignore the 320GB when you look at the cheap prices. You can find better than this pricewise, but this is a major endseller: http://www.newegg.com/Produ... Pricewatch listing on 32GB drives: http://www.pricewatch.com/n...
Ooops. That should say Pricewatch and 320Gb drives, not 32. 500GB models start at just over $200 USD.
It depends on the individual. I just hope the price lowers on the Elites so I can get one.
Yeh shame it has crap games
yeah i agree the3fixme got really some crap games coming this year
Go PP, Go PP, Go PP, Go PP!!!!! U da man now! :P
There is word that there is a price drop in the next few weeks. Elites at 399. I will buy an Elite at 399 since by then they will have the new Jasper chips. At that point I will move all my content via the DRM method, so I will have one console for everything (vids, arcade), etc. Plus the Jasper will likely run cooler and quieter. This will give me two elites. Perhaps I will just have one Elite for games and one for Movies/TV. People sitting on the sidelines not getting a 360 for fear of RROD are really missing out on a lot of good gaming. Now with the save games to the HDD coming in the fall and the new more social xbox experience this fall and the price cut you better get your wallets ready. However, bigger HDD's or the ability to replace the HDD would be a great bonus. My PS3 has that since I swaped in a faster and larger HDD. That would make the streaming from the game from the HDD even better. Imagine a Raptor HDD connected to a 360 or 4 Raptors and your entire 360 collection saved to the HDD. I would imagine that 30% increase in loading from Microsoft's initial reports of this new feature would go up a lot more.
oh there it is..
About the new Falcon motherboard, and that it was supposedly RROD proof (which was obviously false). And now we have more buzz about a new motherboard that's also supposedly RROD proof? Never have I seen so much hope for reliable hardware. Each motherboard revision seems to be treated like a Hollywood premiere.
All of us were new to this site at one time. It amazes me how juvenile some people can be. "Um you just joined so you suck" GTFO Cviper. I call BS on your post.
Do you think you own N4G ? = ROFL WTF is wrong with this guy's post & WTF does it matter if he just joined N4G ? He has every right to post, frankly it's much more of an intelligent post than most of the juvenile fanboys on this site... Lol, I guess you sir are of the latter... You have a right to disagree, but why be such an a$$ ???
The reason why is because some people get the impression that new user = liar when it comes to news. Sometimes it is true (like in Guitar Hero or Rock Band's "leaked" setlist), mostly it's just another input from some person. Because he has no verification people just write him off. But here is my question, what is Microsoft doing to prevent the RROD this time? Are they moving around the chips and stuff? Or is it just new chips or something. I haven't really read up on this.
I will say it will increase sales for a few holding out. The PS3 and a gaming PC are all I need this gen with the combined features of both I don't need a 360.
im there with u
Good luck upgrading your PC every year iso just buying an Xbox360 at half the price. Also, some of the exclusive Xbox360 titles: Viva Pinata Crackdown Forza PGR Kameo Banjo Saints Row Dead Rising Ninja Gaiden 2 Dead or Alive Kingdom under Fire All the exclusive JRPGs theres probably more.
I agree. The only games I'm interested for on 360 are all on PC anyway.
This will make no difference. XBox 360 will continue to decline in total sales. Microsoft is placing too many SKU's on the market and this will do nothing more than confuse the consumer. Plus it's painstakingly obvious that if you're looking for a real next generation console, Xbox 360 is a route that will force you to take the detour. That path leads to where gaming is good and everything else is even greater, PLAYSTATION®3. Dark Sniper has had his 60GB PLAYSTATION®3 since 2006. It took Microsoft 3 years to provide something Sony has had since launch? $niper
I agree that an extra 40gb of HDD likely won't increase sales much. However an increase in HDD and a price drop next month(if the rumor is true) certainly would. And the Ps3 is in no way shape or form the better choice for a game console. The 360 has more quality games than the PS3 & Wii combined. Hell the 360 has more games with a meta score of 7.0 or higher, than there are total games in the ps3's entire library. 360 http://www.metacritic.com/g... PS3 & Wii http://www.metacritic.com/g... http://www.metacritic.com/g...
and getting an elite later this year (120gbs!). I wanna see the price on that one drop a little, though. If MS can do that, they'll sell more since the consumer will be looking to extend their hdd space for the coming time. There's just going to be so much online content and with games getiing installed to the hdd, they're going to see the obvious need for more space. 20 gb premium has to go.
Hey CViper I am not sure what is BS. If there is no price drop, what I heard was BS yes. However, the Jasper chips have been reported by a lot of sites, some that actually get paid to report this stuff. Now will it take a little longer for them to get into Elites? Perhaps, but I will wait till it is official "confirmed" that the model I get has the new chip via the number on the system. The second paragraph was basically "hoping" but it will not happen. Microsoft makes too much money off of the addons (HDDs) to allow for user replacing them. IMO this is one of the PS3s best advantages. A HDD in every box, which strangely enough was the Original Xbox's gimmick. But we all make mistakes even multi-billion dollar companies. But that is just my opinion, and it might be BS. I would love for Microsoft to release an Ultimate 360 with a 300GB VelociRaptor in it, but if I said I heard that it would be BS, because I just made it up. Did I sign up to post that one message, no actually I signed up to post more than just that one message. At some point for people to use a message board they have to sign up. You just read my first. Congratulations!
Well, I guess you've already seen the true colors of most of the fanboys on this website already... But, never fear, there are a few GAMERS around here, welcome to N4G, & since you've been personally attacked on your 1st post (LOL), have a bubble on me.
I don't think the mass market that they are trying to reach cares all that much. They care more about price than anything. Now me, I'd like a bigger HDD for my 360, but I'm not willing to pay Microsoft's insane markup on them.
Im sick of the fact that my 20bg HD is actually a 10gbs HD.
Wow im really loving this gerneration of games a lot, awesome graphics and new stuff but im also starting to really hate it... I just hate the fact that the consoles now, ALMOST have no difference between PC gamers... and there is almost no point to buy a console (except certain stuff) when you have a computer that can get 1 terabytes of memory for a price of a 300+ Gig HDD for a ps3... but GAME ON!
Maybe some, me nope but i guess some people would like this.
the 360 still retains it's full Backwards-Compatibility. I have an Elite with at least 10+ demos, a smack-load of videos from the marketplace, over 100 game saves, etc & I still have 40+gigs left. 120 wasn't really necessary unless you CAN'T stream stuff from your PC.
well i do to an extent-im starting to hate this generation of consoles for another reason- too many damn different sku's. how will this attract new users other than the price-which is still kind of irrelevant. as time goes on anybody knows that the 360 or ps3 will go down in price but hell seems like with every year in this generation sony and microsoft keep bringing out different versions of their consoles-causing confusion to many consumers or the ill wait for the next and probably better version before i buy attitude. attract "new" users id say no, more like keeping them away from either console would be a better guess if you ask me. xbox360 elite, xbox360 pro, xbox360 core, ps3 20gb,ps3 40gb, ps3 60gb, ps3 80gb, ps3 80gb-revised version. wow now i got headache-sad thing is i keep up with this crap most consumers dont so they have a bigger headache.
i just wasnt goin there with it. i was just makin another point about the different versions i didnt go into detail on each versions technical differences- just the fact that theres too damn many. i hope next gen isnt like this with sony or microsoft, but who knows its doin well for both of the comapnies, just makes me wonder if i should wait all the way until almost the end of next gen after this before buying another console- maybe then ill get what it seems like they shouldve released at launch
and it's been like 2 years, so for now 120 gig is more than enough. Everyone is different when it comes to what they store on their HDD's. I'm more Excited about the Fall update but with that FallUpdate + This Cheaper, more reliable Xbox 360 and the games coming out, it's the right time to buy.
Well it sure aint going to hurt!
its a better value then the core or any others but its still expensive i dont think it will entice many new buyers but it ma result in another wave of elite upgrades people trading in 20s for the new 60 i peronsly wont be buying one might get a arcade for xmas as i only need 256 meg storage for the game that interests me
Thank You Lord Vader! I must say I was initial caught off guard at his post. I was trying to figure out which post he was talking about. Then it dawned on me he was talking about me. I guess the BS was the price cut. It has been reported that at least some skews will get a price drop on Sept 7 if I am not mistaken. I think I can comment on all systems since I pretty much have them all since the Atari. I think the only one I haven't owned give or take one here and there is probably the Neo Geo. I am a fan of gaming, and right now the 360 and since launch has been my console of choice. However, I have my PS3 hangin' out on the Audio Stand. I was ticked when the HDD couldn't be upgraded (360), and I was so happy to have the PS3 upgradable. I even tried to throw a SSD in the PS3. However, unfortunately it did not have the increase load speed I had hoped. Granted I didn't buy the $1,500+ super speed solid state HDDs, but I went with a middle of the road one. I ended up returning it. Not sure why I am talking about SSDs but it is a HDD topic, so... Anyway, I opted for the 200GB 7,200 drive for the PS3. A little quicker. I think my Ultimate 360 is a great idea. I would love to have a 10,000 RPM harddrive with my entire 360 collection on it. That would be nice. However, the cost of said system would be expensive, and not that many people can afford even a arcade 360. Here's to hoping. Thanks for the bubble!!!
Hell my 20gb (13gb free) 2 year old still has 10.1 gb of space with over 30 games played, saved, live arcade etc on it. THis one will definately come in handy once the installable games becomes norm.
The prices for accessories for 360 are out of hand. Especially the harddrive price. I have a original pro. 20gig or should I say 10gig drive. I am really looking forward to installs, Netflix support and the new live experience but.... I just cant bring myself to drop that much on the 120 gig drive. I'm hoping they put a 60 gig drive for sale as a upgrade soon and hopefully they get there head out there a$$ and lower the price to reasonable levels.
mmmm installation games on the 360 mmmmmmmm
and you sony wannabe fan girls are always at out sites side crying over your pathetic just wait til this or this so called ps3 console, well you've proven that sony is this gen.s loser and we really don't care what you've got or want b/c we've got more and are getting all of yours on top of it all. So go suck it fan girls. YOU LOSE !
haha, yea, lets just hope that the update doesn't brick... cause then we WOULD be following in sony's footsteps..
i have a 20gb ps3 and i known that i need more space since i bought it and i still know now that 60 gb is NOT enough space . so i put 160 (85$) in and it was cheaper than m$ made hd (129$) so you tell me whos not think of the gamer.
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