Microsoft is likely to offer a new Xbox 360 slim model, 250 GB hard-drive and motion controller Project Natal in a hardware bundle for $299 by the end of the year.
That would be a steal of a deal..
It's the Natal360. The cam will be integrated into the console, thus the reason for the redesign.
@ ChozenWoan Maybe, You might be right. I would like to see what it looks like. Also with the current 360, you can stand it up or lay it down. I wonder if you would still be able to do that if its one piece? You know what I mean?
I think MS may even do it for 199 and throw in a built in wi-fi in the new model... They have always said 199 was the magic price point and this may very well be the time for it. But I don't think they'll reveal this bundle price at E3... I think that they'll tell us about the games knock our socks off with that and give a real name to the device. At most I think they'll tell the price of natal stand alone attempt to clear out all old models first then at the Tokyo Game show reveal the bundle price of the new slim model and natal and maybe even Lost Odessy2 or a new Blue Dragon...What ever they do I think we will be suprised MS is always up to something and they've just been too quiet lately.
wrong BAD BAD BAD move. if so then you need to have your console right under and in the middle of yor HDTV righ? BAD MOVE!
Before anyone else says something stupid like, "The Natal camera will be built into the 360"... Keep in mind that statement doesn't make sense! What if you want to move over or rearrange something? You have to keep moving your console around. Natal will be an external peripheral. Please quit making yourself sound dumb people! The camera is meant to stand in whatever spot you want to place it... Didn't you see the videos!
Free online play for silver members (with a catch). I was told by a gamestop employee that MS is considering making child accounts on 360's that have a gold membership be able to play online. Basically when you create a sub account for achievements and such they are considered silver members. I always thought it sucked that I am a gold but my son couldnt play online using his silver status even though his profile is on the same system as my gold. MS may change that (god i hope so). He wants to play several games his friends play online but has to do it using my profile. I would rather him use his own but I dont feel like paying for a second gold account. The gamestop guy said so long as a gold profile resides on the 360, this change would let any silver profile play online as well. Nice if true!
Aproved :D I hope the Xbox 360 Slim will have a 42nm (or smaller) motherboard.
I wonder if they will have an arcade slim model too for $199, since $299 seems a bit high if they are going for a casual audience.
Agreed, it would seem a little high priced whilst aiming at a casual audience. I'm sure Microsoft will package Natal with the arcade console, would seem daft not to really.
I would be impressed if they can pull that off. That would undercut the entire market with a console, camera and 250gb hdd for that price.
Seriously, a slimmed down 360 with a large enough HDD to store stuff AND Natal... My only beef is, this is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. A total fantasy.
My wife and I watch a lot of Netflix stuff. We also both have Live accounts so if this was true, I would totally pick up a 2nd 360 for our bedroom upstairs. Especially if it had built in wireless (would hate to have to buy another wireless adapter). (my ps3 is downstairs with the 52' BRAVIA TV. Don't play any online games on the PS3 so there is no reason to get a second one of those...yet
Gears 3 in April 2011, Slim/Natal holiday 2010. Expect an xbox 720 announcement In June 2011 for release fall 2011. Calling it now.
I agree, they'll be a new X360 in 2012 and an announcement at E3 2011. If not why would they be bringing all thier big guns before June, fall 2011?
Never thought about it but they could be announcing all the headliner games early because they don't want to steal from new console announcements. It is getting to be that time.
Sounds like the source is pachter.
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Slim 360, Natal and 250GB HDD to be bundled for $299 Microsoft is likely to offer a new Xbox 360 slim model, 250 GB hard-drive and motion controller Project Natal in a hardware bundle for $299 by the end of the year. That's according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, who also suggested that should Microsoft lose significant market share to Sony in 2010, it could cut the price of the current Xbox 360 before the end of the summer. "At a minimum, we anticipate the introduction of a more feature-packed Xbox 360 as the standard SKU in late 2010 (likely with a 250GB hard drive) at the same $299 price point, and think that Microsoft will cut price before the fall only if it begins to lose significant market share to Sony," Pachter told investors. "It is far more likely that we will see a slim version of the Xbox 360 with a 250 GB hard drive and with Project Natal bundled into the box while maintaining the $299 price point, especially if Sony does not lower the price of the PS3 by the time Natal and Sony’s Move controllers launch in the fall." A slim Xbox 360 is currently only a rumour, although images currently doing the rounds are offering a convincing argument for a new model console from Microsoft.
so ey re working so hard on natal and its promotion just to bring xbox720 6-12 months after its release when all focus ll redirect of course on xbox 720.Then whats the point of bringing natal at all? I know ey might support 360 even after 720 release but natal d not have enough time to penetrate the market or have any impact at all.
This sounds about right, hence the Any usb as memory support. That alone hints at the removal of the memory card slot to slim down the xbox.
price is right...now they got to have the games....I hope they have big game surprises at E3... cause I have not seen anything from Natal (or Motion) to get me to invest in new hardware.. beyond AW and Reach, thats my must buy list for my 360 this year..
Pretty good deal for anyone who does not already have one.
hmmm guess i should wait and not buy the 250 gb hardrive for my pro model save my self a hundred and wait for this instead i guess 60 gb will do for the mean time
I highly doubt Ms will bundle everything like that with the way they rip people off for accessories now. I could see an arcade bundle with Natal for 299$ but not with a hdd.
The person who disagrees doesn't understand MS selling ethics. They may be the cheapest upfront but to have any of the additional(DLC) content you have to have a hdd and that is where they make you pay more then anything else.
"to have any of the additional(DLC) content you have to have a hdd" WRONG! Stick to what you know in future.
Im in if true, Im in period if they have a slim model.
I'm totally buying one. My last xbox was allergic to dust and heat; poor fellow. I'm a little apprehensive due to the rumors about a new box right around the corner. Waiting and seeing how E3 turns out.
HA! This is Microsoft people! They once charged $100 for a device that is usualy $30. Seeing this would be the day.
i would buy
Seems like an awful lot of stuff for $299.
with a system that break down so damn much, i built in 360 natal would a disaster waiting to happen! you think the 360 over heat before just wait for this one! i would never buy it! separate maybe
It is separate. Always has been and always will be.
Slim is possible... But, the bundle sounds doable with or with out the slim. Just consider it the price drop that isn't coming. And that is the way MS works. Bundle a couple games... or increase the HDD size with the Elite... it's been done time after time. Arcade w/Natal $199 Elite w/Natal $299 It's going to force all future 360 buyers to have Natal, which in turn will encourage more Natal development.
oh;;; its pacther... nothing new here people move along. ;)
If true consider it bought.
This is not a "rumor", its a prediction by the dumb ass analyst Patcher. When was he ever right?
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