The new Xbox 360 Elite will not influence availability of the existing packs, says Microsoft.
Microsoft has assured us that the Xbox 360 Elite won't take over from current Core and Premium packs, saying it's about offering a further option to gamers.
"Both the Premium Xbox 360 and the Core Xbox 360 are very important for offering you as much choice as possible when buying an Xbox 360. The Elite Xbox 360 does not replace either of these", Mike Newey, Platform Marketing Manager, Xbox Europe, has explained.
He continued, "...rather, it offers a further option for the kind of gamer who wants the biggest possible hard drive, HDMI connectivity at a great value price."
Although Xbox 360 Elite has only been confirmed for the US so far, Newey said that Microsoft is "definitely committed to bringing the Xbox 360 Elite to Europe". But he can't offer further information on this at this time.
Xbox 360 Elite, which is decked out in black and features a 120Gb HDD and HDMI support, launches in the US on April 29, priced $479.99. A 120GB hard drive will also be sold as an add-on for $179.99.