The official homepage of microsofts new announced premium sku. The Xbox360 elite.
I'd rather get a PS3 just by default they screwed me over.
I'm at work, can't read the article because of filters. Does it say whether the HDMI is 1.3 or not?
I too am put off by this and feel a little...disrespected. If this would have come out at launch I would have bought it. Its a hassle now to sell the 360 then go by this thing. Plus, not opening up the hard drive to use bigger (available) hard drives is still not cool. 120gb is nice but i have had 250 in my computer for 3 years now.
Personally, this is worse than not supporting the Xbox after the 360 arrived, ring of death (because it hasn't happend to me), and the HDdvd $200 add-on that doesn't play HDdvd games.
Not cool MS...
I may be off, but I'm a little put off by this move by MS to put out another SKU for the 360. It seems early in the life cycle of the 360 to upgrade the system with a brand new SKU.
I'm not sure what they really wanted to have happen. Unless you have a lot of spare $, I don't think that any current owners are going to go for a more expensive unit. So the real target market are those that don't have a 360 yet.
My personal opinion is that they waited to see if the PS3 was really going to sell at it's price point and then decided, "Hey, if people are really buying the PS3, lets upgrade our system and increase the price just enought that it's nearing the price point of the PS3. People will obviously pay."
Just my opinion and a little disappointing to me. Please feel free to agree or disagree.
-Yah! maybe you should its probably best go out and get a PS3.
#2 I think most of the new 360s will be bought by current 360 owners.
The XBox360 ELITE: Translated: OMG WE FUCC'D UP.... SONY Was right again. We will just sneak in a quick upgrade slap some black paint on it and call it elite. Our customers are usually anti-sony and Microsoft die hards. They wont know the difference. Hell they will call it "choice".
Even though their 4 hundred dollar premium model is no longer premium after less than 2 years. Their is a reason we included HDMI and Bigger HDD. Because gamers are going to need it. So if they need it how is that choice.
Microsoft. Number 1 consumer rapers. lol
so they payed $399 for their first Xbox 360, and now pay $479 (or what ever it will be) for their elit..... If i'm not mistaken, a PS3 and then a 120GB drive for it, is less than $850+... who has the cheaper console now?
I thought the idea of being able to upgrade the PS3 HD was nice before, now i love the idea
The Elite is around $8 cheaper still.
now how is the elit still $8 cheaper???????
stop your lies
It's incredible how Sony fanboys are going nutz over this news. I hate to burst your bubble, but there is nothing you can do to make it go away. You don't vote with your money. We do. Heck I am getting one of this. So, you can b!tc all day long.. all the long.. the way you doing. and guess what? What you say is like the fecal matter or feces I deposit a week ago in a public rest room. I have no idea where it went or it's condition. The xbox 360 is here to stay. Aren't you tired by now? You being trying to push microsoft of the industry for ever. What have you accomplish? So, please save yourself the time you are using trying to convince people to hate microsoft and the xbox 360, it's not working. Use that time to play with your PS3. Seriously what you say means $h!t and has no effect on the market.
I been trying to tell you XBox360 fanboys that since I joined this site.
Go figure. It takes a another sku from Microsoft for you guys to understand.
"Fanboys mean nothing to the market".
Fanboys said the original Xbox360 was perfect and it didnt need HDMI or a Bigger HDD. Appearently Microsoft thought different. So yes. Your 100% right.
This is an optional SKU. We can still play our 360 without HDMI. I'm not buying it for HDMI...I'm buying it because it's a black 360.
HDMI has always had it's advantage, but in my view, it is not a selling point to buy a PS3 over a 360, nor is HDMI a reason I would buy a 360 over a PS3. And we always new a bigger hard drive would come...that's why it's detachable.
You guys are talking as if we're forceed to buy this. Remember the core? Ps fanboy's raved on about the fact that the PS3 doesn't need 2 SKUs e.t.c. and yet the Sony did a Microsoft...
Hmm, Xbox 360 elite edition features...It's Black basically. Still want one.
I cannot believe that alot of the Sony fans are bashing Microsoft, it's not like they own an Xbox 360 now is it?
Microsoft is not putting a gun to your head forcing you to buy it, it's up to the consumer.
As clarification so people don't think that I'm just a Sony fanboy, I own a 360 and opted for it over the PS3. I'm an owner of a 360 that doesn't understand why MS would do this. No one is holding a gun to my head to buy one (BIG DUH!!!). I bought the Premium 360 b/c it was the top of the line and now MS has trumped that. I realize upgrades will happen and I feel that should be incorporated as additions/peripherals to the EXISTING top of the line SKU, not a new SKU costing more $$$.
In other words, you want a black 360 :D
and I wanted to buy it in Nov. 2005. Instead I bought a not so Premium. I enjoy my 360 and will continue to purchase games for it but this is still dirty pool.
Just think, all those rumors back in the day and Microsoft is lying saying they don't need HDMI. I hav not purchased any of the next gen consoles and I am pissed at this. How the heck can you bash a company for being 3 years advance and smarter for making one system that is ready for upgrading versus you coming out with something to match them? I guess this is Microsoft for ya, they are a computer company. I heard they will be coming out with another version of this thing next year that has wi-fi capability. Talk about a one track mind company! Sony here I come!!!
P.S. I will get an XBOX 360 TOO since I am a gamer, but this is till wrong. Microsoft dropped the ball and they knew it. Sony saw the future, and gave it to use. Microsoft is trying to catch up.
Does it include the newest Ben-Q DVD drive, does HDMI output look better than HD component output, is it quieter and does it run cooler? Micro$oft inquiring minds want to know.
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