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Submitted by Razzamataz 1555d ago | rumor

Is this the Xbox 360 redesign?

Oh dear, it looks like the rumoured redesign of the Xbox 360 may have been leaked through an online advertisement. (Xbox 360)

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wwm0nkey  +   1555d ago
Looks legit to me, also Kentic compatible? looks like we have the name of Natal now too!
mintaro  +   1555d ago
MASSIVE LEAK
Aquanox  +   1555d ago
If Microsoft pulls a new console desing + sucessful Natal reveal + Big Hardcore Announcement they will steal the hell of this E3 and the hype it deserves for months to come.

Tomorrow, it's gonna be so interesting. It's kill or die Redmond.
Anarki  +   1555d ago
That 360 looks more like a PC!! LOL

Looks sexy though, let's hope it's right. I'll be trading my Elite!
Razmossis  +   1555d ago
Not much of a redesign tbh
GrieverSoul  +   1555d ago
If that is true it looks sick!!! I like it!
If it comes with reliability than I will Jump In for sure!!!

Also, Kinetic is a nice name for Natal.
Dom6390  +   1555d ago
doesnt really look like a real poster theres none of the new green "waves" we have been seeing on all the xbox stuff
HolyOrangeCows  +   1555d ago
It's like they forgot to redesign the other half, lol.

I wonder if it's smaller.
darkride66  +   1555d ago
I think Kinect is a social networking thing for the Microsoft Kin smart phones.
Microsoft has been really pushing social networking for the past while. I think it's more likely that Kinect is going to be some type of social networking thing they'll try to tie into the 360. We all saw last year with Facebook and Twitter that Microsoft is anxious to get people social networking with their 360's.

If it weren't for the fact that the MS smart phone is called the Kin, I probably would have guessed this is the new name for Natal as well. Good catch by cgoodno.

I've got to say, I kinda like the look of this 360. I think this looks legit and the missing wi-fi was always a pet peeve of mine (mostly because I had to shell out for it myself when I bought my new house). I wonder what the price tag on this will be?

Edit at Cows above: Doesn't look any smaller to me, judging on the size of the drive compared to the rest of it. I never thought the size of the 360 was a problem. Remember the original Xbox. That was my favorite console last gen and the thing was built like a tank.
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Chubear  +   1555d ago
Definitly looks like it could be the Natal-slim console
Looks nice and sleek. Kinda like a PC tower kinda. Don't know if that look is going to appeal to kids and soccer moms but gamers will like it.
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Darkstorn  +   1555d ago
My question - is it actually slim?
Delive  +   1555d ago
Kinect compatable.
I thought it said Kenetic, which would be cool for a Natal name (like energy in motion), but Kinect?
Noctis Aftermath  +   1555d ago
It does look legit but neogaf was the first to bring this to light, no credit given?

Also the size is roughly the same as the current 360 so this isn't a "slim" version but more of a redesign(and a visually poor one at that).

Look at the Disc trays for size comparisons.
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kneon  +   1555d ago
Of course it's hard to really judge the scale of the thing from that photo but it does look more like a case redesign than a new slim model. Still it looks a lot better than the current design. Maybe the driving force behind the design was more efficient airflow rather than reduced size.
D4RkNIKON   1555d ago | Trolling | show
qface64  +   1555d ago
this is pretty much CONFIRMED to deny that is to be foolish

but actually looking at it you can tell that it is in fact not slim
technically speaking it is smaller because of the bent sides so that technically makes it smaller but not slimer

also this is a MASSIVE leak how can they steal the show now if you 1 of their BIGGEST announcements has already been leaked?
kinda like sony and the psp go last year
-Alpha  +   1555d ago
We knew a slim/redesign was coming for a long time. I just want to know what it features and I want to hear it from MS themselves that the console has an acceptable failure rate.

I'm upset because I was this new model, and I just bought an Elite. Feel foolish because I've rarely used my 360 and I could have likely saved a lot of money.

Where is the pic gone btw?
kneon  +   1555d ago
I don't expect them to say anything about failure rate. And we can't really have any idea of the failure rate until the new unit has been out for a couple of years.
villevalorox  +   1555d ago
@mintaro
lol. Yeah, being from the usa I'm kinda scared! they said this secret was more secure than the Presidents nuke code! D: ahhhh. shit! the would shall be ending in no time!
ThanatosDMC  +   1555d ago
Glad to see more vents. I just hope it doesnt sound loud. Also, it's the inside that counts. My tower looks like crap but it's damn powerful. I hope they made the 360 specs better... but i doubt it since it'll screw with older 360 models.

They'll probably make it like the PS3 and use 2.5" drives.
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gaffyh  +   1554d ago
This is definitely real now, and looks good to me.

@ThanatosDMC - The 360 already uses a 2.5" HDD, just that it is encased which makes it bigger. But yeah I expect they have a smaller encasement, if any.
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Bloodraid  +   1554d ago
@Aquanox [1.1.1]
I don't really think that showing a new console redesign and Natal (which has already been shown on many occasions) alone will steal the show, just how Sony isn't going to steal the show with another PS3 model & Move.

Hopefully Microsoft has a few interesting things up their sleeve, I'm kind of interested to see what they've got.

Sony's conference should be pretty impressive as well. Seeing as they've released so much stuff before E3 this year, I imagine they've got a plethora of stuff to show. Lets just hope their main focus isn't Move.

Also; about the 'Kinect compatible' thing. Does that mean that current 360 consoles won't be able to use it? If that's true than I can't see it selling too well.
NaViTo  +   1554d ago
LOL
Looks like the bastard son between a Wii and a Alienware PC! Very ugly.
ShinMaster  +   1554d ago
@NaViTo
I agree, it looks a lot more like a PC now...
Imperator  +   1555d ago
If they really do fix all the hardware problems and price it right (no more than 200 bucks), I'll probably pick one up. Looks kinda nice.
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morganfell  +   1555d ago
If they show new hardware they likely will not give a price. And it won't be cheap. But they won't say that. They will let people presume it might be cheap and then they will use the launch of Natal to announce the new price and try to soften the blow.

MS will try to get as many people to hold off buying a PS3 this summer and fall by letting them think the new console will be a steal this fall and Natal will actually function like Minority Report. They have used the tactic before.
Parapraxis  +   1555d ago
I'd like to know how big it is.
BannedForNineYears   1555d ago | Trolling | show
SOAD  +   1555d ago
Other comments from Morganfell that you might enjoy.

"Mark my words. Gears of War 2 will be demoed on the PS3 at E3."
Imperator  +   1555d ago
I doubt MS would price this higher than the 360 already is. It's new hardware, not a new system. I know MS is known for overpricing things, but if they want to keep on par with Sony and Nintendo, they will not raise the price. Heck, they may even lower it like Sony did with the slim.
-Alpha  +   1555d ago
Omg I'm so mad I bought an Elite so late in the game, I want this! Where is the pic by the way, did they take it down?
Parapraxis  +   1555d ago
Here:
http://i.imgur.com/7srDh.gi...

@Alpha, aside from the integrated wi-fi, I don't think you are missing much.
It certainly doesn't look "slim" look at the size of the disc drive for reference.
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ThanatosDMC  +   1555d ago
@ Alpha
If you bought it at Best Buy, you can give it back for the newer version.
Mista T  +   1555d ago
looks smexy
Drac  +   1555d ago
Looks like a black PC, need to see pic's of it and the current model next to each other, to get a good idea of size.

Hope they've put the brick inside the console this time.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1555d ago
WOW..talk about wanting a leak to come true..Natal named 'Kinect'? ..The plot thickens..

Can't wait till every journalist on the planet runs out of 'Circe' tonight and starts blogging from their I-phones..

So close but so far..
Inside_out  +   1555d ago
WOW..exposed!!!....
Well, if this is fake, it's the best one I've seen...Damn...the machine does look really nice...I have 2 360's right now, one upstairs, one downstairs, but man, that looks great...Maybe, one in the basement with a new 3D compatible TV...one can dream...I hope this is real...There is no doubt a new machine is coming...There were no adverts this week for 360 where I live...NONE...and Fathers Day is coming up...Who would buy the old ones if this thing is real...

BTW...M$...I hate you...ALSO...I hope someone cams the presentation tonight...I'll wait up just in case...Tomorrow will be crazy...Whats Sony and Nintendo doing again...lol...NOT a fan of Kinect..like Natal better...just saying...
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iNcRiMiNaTi  +   1555d ago
Hmm a patent for a product called Kinect

http://tarr.uspto.gov/servl...

Labeled under computer software, computer hardware, and computer peripherals.

Last Applicant/Owner of record:
Microsoft Corporation

Also microsoft phones are called Kin one and Kin two. http://www.engadget.com/201...

Kin...ect? Connect? Don't really like the name
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jack_burt0n  +   1555d ago
its a decent name kinect connect kinetically lol

@evil

Kinetic means movement, so kinect is to connect like playing a game through movement. I am pretty sure its natal.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1555d ago
Give Hi6hli6t the bubble of the year!
Great investigative find on the patent..wouldn't have thought about that.

You might be onto something..Microsft could be going phone and handheld like we all thought the PSP2 was going to do..

Because..Kinect doesnt really sound like a Natal type product name..unless it really is going to be about connecting over Xbox Live..like that girl did in the orginal video when the other female 'bought' her a dress.

D@mn..I wish I could get in their tonight..because you know we will know the entire blow by blow wayyyy before Wednesday.

Cez is right though..if they announce at E3..then they got to sell it immediately and give away the old inventory.

lol @Burton..yeah I can see the 100 Kinect jokes flying out if that does end up the name..

I think cgoodo (below) is right..they were advertising that wierd shaped phone all night at the GT E3 special

@ below..

Who cares what Gaf thinks..it honestly looks like a photoshopped black PC case..

It would be funny if Micrsoft leaked this to throw everyone off the scent..looks like I'm going to be up pretty late tonight between the Celtic/Laker game and E3 updates..
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jack_burt0n  +   1555d ago
Yeah evil your right the www.kin.com does look like its going to be heavily intergrated.
andrewsqual  +   1555d ago
Hopefully that's not what Natal is called. Only fuels the whole "Natal is like 5 year old Eyetoy tech" even more as it is even similar to the name of one of the games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
kneon  +   1555d ago
Natal = Kinect
According to USA today

http://www.usatoday.com/tec...
EVILDEAD360  +   1555d ago
BROKEN ARROW..if ths ain't real I don't know what is..
+ HUGE BUBBLES to KNEON (who stole the bubble of the year from my last post..lol)..wow USA Today with the early leak before the show..who knew?

Kinect's built-in camera and microphone (due later this year, no price set) uses facial and voice recognition to let you, for instance, log onto Xbox Live, start games and pause movies. And a new menu lets you choose games or services such as Netflix by simply reaching out and pointing toward the screen selection. Video chat lets Xbox 360 homes connect; the smart camera widens when another person enters the room.

Microsoft's Marc Whitten credits Nintendo with setting things in motion: "They have done some amazing things and brought new people to the category. This is fundamentally different. It's (about) my body being the controller (and) being able to communicate with just my voice to the system."

Among games in the works:

•Kinectimals lets you train and play with 20 different virtual cats, including a lion, cheetah and tiger.

•Joyride, a racing game, lets players use their hands to hold an imaginary steering wheel — pull your hands toward you and push back out for an acceleration boost — and their bodies to execute jumps and tricks.

•Kinect Sports has six activities including boxing, bowling, beach volleyball, track and field, soccer and table tennis. To serve a volleyball, you mimic the real motion; in soccer, you can kick the ball or do a header.

•Kinect Adventures includes a river-raft time trial and obstacle course, playable by up to four players. On the raft, playing as a duo, you and a partner must lean one way or another to steer. Jumping helps the raft reach special areas for extra points.

•Dance Central, in development by MTV Games, brings a So You Think You Can Dance experience home.

•Star Wars characters and iconic Disney favorites will be featured in separate new games being developed at Microsoft in conjunction with LucasArts and Disney.

"This is (Microsoft's) attempt to leapfrog the Wii and broaden the appeal of the Xbox," says Geoff Keighley of Spike's GameTrailers. "The questions are, 'Does the controller-free environment make (the Xbox 360) more accessible?' and 'Is it fun?' "

Is THIS fake???

Salutes Microsft for making the first 'real' volleyball game..take that Wii Sports..lol..I like the whole Xbox Live connection thing where the screen widens when someone enters the room..nice

LMAO @ Kinectimals lets you train and play with 20 different virtual cats, including a lion, cheetah and tiger.

Going hard at that Eyepet money...

It's official..Kinect is for kids..and lazy parents who hate looking for the f-ing remote..I've said this for an entire year..add bowling and you already caught up to the Wii..both Move and Kinest have bowling..Pachter was right..Wii should have released the Wii HD..Sony and Micrsoft are going in hard for the family market
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ThanatosDMC  +   1555d ago
Looks like it'll have an Eye Pet type software too.
InfectedDK  +   1555d ago
No matter what it sure looks ugly.
Like a BIG old modem.
Microsoft Xbox 360  +   1555d ago
It looks like crap indeed. Nothing slim about it at all.
bobdog626  +   1555d ago
looks1000000000000000000000 times better than the PS3
The first Blow before E3 Starts.Better Run Sony Better Run Far Far away.
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k-Lan  +   1554d ago
You have horrible taste InfectedDK. This guy probably drives around in a Ford Taurus with shinny hub caps and thinks he's the man.

If that's the new 360, it's sexy as hell. At $250, it's mine.
mercenarie  +   1555d ago
Everybody
said the PS3 Slim was ugly.. look at that thing! that def is the most ugliest slim console ever
cgoodno  +   1555d ago
I believe Kentic is in reference to the new Microsoft cellphone. At least that's what they were calling that phone they were hocking all night long during GTTV's E3 show the other night.
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whoelse  +   1555d ago
I think Alienware designed this...

If they want to attract the 'casual' market, surely this is the opposite direction they should go for a redesign.
vulcanproject  +   1555d ago
I hope not. It looks like an old bent book from the angle of the shot. Not exactly the slickest piece of design i ever saw.
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Cold 2000  +   1555d ago
Off topic: I've been on other forums lately since a couple of days ago and I'm simply surprised at how completely different every other gaming forum is compared to N4G.

I've realized that N4G is a tiny world almost completely cut off from reality...I advise people like me who only know N4G to have a look around, especially the Sony fanboys, you'll understand what I'm saying.

Everything is like completely distorted on this site, concerning the comments sections especially anything concerning the 360.

@below: kind of why I put "off topic" at the beginning of my post.
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HighDefinition  +   1555d ago
"Everything is like completely distorted on this site, concerning the comments sections especially anything concerning the 360."

You know what`s odd, your comment is the most off topic.
angel_from_above6986  +   1555d ago
cold
don't mind highdefinition, he only can read SONY or MICROSOFT, and the only time he reads microsoft is when he comes in ready to start sh1t in a thread, like the rest of his ps3 zealots on here.

you are 110% right with ya post. i recommend joystiq or any other gaming web site for that matter over n4g. i come on here sometimes cause it "updates" more often than a lot of sites, but you CAN NOT have a convo on here for the ps3 fanboys and their ignorant posts stinking up the damn site.

but hey the mods and admins on here are every bit as sony fanboys as many many of those posts on here are. can only blame them so much ya know.

this site is "ran" poorly, and if it was better/cleaned up it's hits and reputation would increase for the better!

READ THAT DUSTY??? hmmm hmmmm???
ape007  +   1555d ago
I simply agree 100%
the problem is that n4g extreme fanboys think that they are the kings of the world, hahaha this is what I call a "Private Universe" and it's indeed a HUGE universe where everything related to ms is "evil" and 360 owners are sheep this and that, listen you guys are some of the weakest most sensitive gamers I've ever seen, holy shit I ve never seen anything like this, every 360 exclusive is hated and every multiplatform that's right multiplatform is hated, look at the jealosy of mw2, you give sony a bad image, all these pro ps3 comments and anti 360 comments in every damn article day in day out proves that they are incredabily\highly insecure of their product, you often do not see a quality comment in here

I think that most of these guys are teenagers who get bullied and hated in real life, I really think it is
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DaBadGuy  +   1555d ago
Yeah, that basically what I've gotten out of it. I haven't been a member for too long but already I can tell N4G is different from any other site I've been on. IGN, Joystiq, etc. I'm not a fanboy of any particular console yet I can't have an intelligent conversation about any console without some D-bag gumming up the works, as it were. I own all three consoles and enjoy games on all three. Your comment is not off topic as far as I'm concerned, this BS spills over into every single article on this site. It's actually more on topic than most of the articles posted, most of the articles are actually fanboy-made pap. Like the article about Reach being delayed because Bungie is afraid of Black Ops, it's bullshit. If I see one more 5 Reasons article or another article about something outselling something and then another something outselling that something I'm probably going to scream.
news4noobs  +   1554d ago
True
But you know what? Before the PS3 came onto the market it was actually great and civil around here. Long gone those days. But then again, you can't expect anything else when surrounding yourself with a bunch of people that bought the wrong console but desperately defending it. Sore losers so to speak.

Good thing there's still the real world where everyone knows the facts.
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1554d ago
Well,
If the other sites are so wonderful, what the hell are you doing here?
Obama  +   1555d ago
add a cell processor and we may as well call it a ps3.
Boody-Bandit  +   1555d ago
If they do come out with a slim
I wonder if the hard drive will be built in or detachable.
I hope there is a way to use existing hard drives on it.

As far as color I hope it's black like the MW2 edition and not charcoal like the Elite. All of my gear is piano black and the Elite sticks out.
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Blacktric  +   1555d ago
Looks like the first Xbox and PS3 fat had an affair then aborted their unborn children but doctor left some parts inside then it grow by itself gained self conscious and got out and we got this.
spandexxking  +   1555d ago
the xbox "X" logo looks really low-res compared to the rest.
i call fake.
niceguywii60  +   1555d ago
Good news if true
And not bad on Microsoft's part keeping it secret up until 2 hours before they were most likely going to announce it anyways. That is a futuristic look and a very sexy console at that.

This is what happened, they were going to announce the re-branding all at once(including Natal reveal, re-branding, new logos, new hardware, new vision) starting 7:00 PM PDT and the overseas party screwed up. Just waiting for the Natal Wand and sub controller to be announced.

I'm cry... Natal World Premiere or Boston and LA game? *sniff* *sniff* Go Boston.

EDIT

Disagree?

Natal is part of the relaunching of the brand why wouldn't new console hardware be part of that? Or are just bitter because this was one of your fanboy worst nightmares?
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MEsoJD  +   1555d ago
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Megaton  +   1555d ago
The inclusion of WiFi makes me think it's fake. They just released that new overpriced WiFi to replace the old overpriced WiFi (which is still overpriced at its new lower price). Well... unless they still expect to sell those to Arcade owners, assuming only this single model includes it.
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PRHB HYBRiiD  +   1555d ago
look's pretty sweet look's like one of those alien ware pc cases.
Bereaver  +   1555d ago
Well, judging by the size of the disc drive, it does look a little slimmer. not as small as the ps3 slim, but definitely smaller than the original 360.

AS for the name for kinect, kinds sucks.

Anyway, it's real.
NewZealander  +   1555d ago
its ugly, if this is real im not getting it, it looks no smaller, looks like it still has the disc trey, it looks like the 360 got beaten with the ugly stick.
vhero  +   1555d ago
Sorry look ugly but if it lowers the price it will be a winner of an announcement. Still will it be enough to save 360 outside the US?? I am not so sure.. If this happens I can see the $199 PS3 happening too then we will have one hell of a fight on our hands.
GMWPS3  +   1555d ago
intersting
If I were to hazard a guess, I would say Microsoft plans on launching this new slimmer 360 with some new features built in (wi-fi)and then mentioning it's compatible with Natal (or Kinect) to suggest the standard one isn't so people go buy the new one.

We shall know in about 24 hours or less.
Raz  +   1554d ago
um...
XBOX360 Slim = looking an awful lot like the PS3 Slim. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
deadreckoning666  +   1555d ago
I'm happy if true..just hope its not over $300

EDIT: Whats does this "Kentic compatible" mean? Can someone please explain?

@R2D2- Hopefully dude. I'd like to have the option to use 3D in my home, but I don't want to have to by another television just to do so. If Microsoft can keep the price right..I'm getting this new 360 in a heartbeat.
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DeFFeR  +   1555d ago
Natal = Kentic?
I'm thinking that Kentic might be Natal, or the word that they use for whatever they are changing the name to.
Fireseed  +   1555d ago
Its Kinect and I like the name it's got "Kin"etic for movement, and it sounds like connect. Really sweet name in my opinion.
R2D2  +   1555d ago
Not sure yet
It could be MS big surprise. They stated that they have something bigger than Natal in store. My guess is that Kentic is some new hardware/software that MS has been working on like the 3D tech that is beamed directly to your eye.

I guess this is the name for NATAL after all. Got this from wikipedia:

Kinetic Energy
The kinetic energy of an object is the extra energy which it possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its current velocity. Having gained this energy during its acceleration, the body maintains this kinetic energy unless its speed changes. Negative work of the same magnitude would be required to return the body to a state of rest from that velocity.

If the name Kentic is correct then the redesign is also correct - good jobs to the guys who got the name for NATAL first.
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saint_john_paul_ii  +   1555d ago
NATAL. as you are well aware, tonight aparently is the night when Natal gets a real name.

as for the machine itself. not really digging it, but as long as its built for good airflow and quiet, then its all good.

hopefully, the HDD is swappable with an industry standard HDD.
40cal  +   1555d ago
Kentic
I though they where talking about this for a second.

http://ps2.gamespy.com/play...
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Arnon  +   1555d ago
I REALLY hope so. That looks fantastic. This is it loosely translated:

"Live Today
ready for the future
The technology of
tomorrow"
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kaos_fish II  +   1555d ago
How is it the technology of tomorrow when it still has a DVD drive in it.

Not digging (if it's true) that new design - reminds me a Dish Network or DirecTV DVR.
THC CELL  +   1555d ago
wanted a slim xbox not a re designed
SOAD  +   1555d ago
A redesign is more important because it means that MS has been focusing on making the console reliable.

Slimming down the 360 would follow along with the reduction of chipset size, but then the failure rate might remain the same.
RememberThe357  +   1555d ago
It doesn't "mean" anything.
It could mean that they want a new image for the 360 so that is can sell more. I'm hoping that it means that they have corrected their crappy DVD drives and their RROD thing, but they have shown that that is low on their list of priorities.

On THE CELL's point, we can't really see weather it is smaller or not so I wouldn't judge it on size yet.
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Umbrella Corp  +   1555d ago
Personally im liking this redesign I see there are air vents on the side for better air flow.Props to Microsoft for the redesign its slick sexy and modern,not to mention it will hopefully solve many problems of its current design.
qface64  +   1555d ago
remember has a point and i agree i just see this as a re launching of the 360 i mean they did say natal was gonna be like the next xbox so re launching the original would make sense

it most likely is just like the original we have now except with built in wifi

personally from that picture it seems like the size would be the same as what we have now except re designed
XxRoosterxX  +   1555d ago
who's to say it isn't slimmer or smaller.

Just because it doesn't say slim in the name, doesn't mean they didn't redesign the innards.

I'd bet it uses that motherboard that was leaked a couple months ago.
gold5225  +   1555d ago
Look at the Disc Drive and use that for Size comparison it's not smaller...
Hanif-876  +   1555d ago
I was hoping for a slot loader but hey i can work with a trey :-)
XxRoosterxX  +   1555d ago
maybe
but you're missing the point.

If they change the motherboard, it could fix the RROD thing, which is my chief concern about the xbox, not its aesthetics.
Ri0tSquad  +   1555d ago
I'm sure it'll be lighter? I'll take built in Wi-Fi, RROD fixed, and possibly a cheaper price over a slim design (in this case at least).
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The BS Police  +   1555d ago
An Xbox 360 slim wouldn't work.
They can't just magically make our current HDD's smaller.
vhero  +   1555d ago
Still not sure they are gonna give up sales of there biggest accessorie the wifi adaptor by including built in wi-fi.
arabiensoldier  +   1555d ago
Hopefully...
it doesn't rrod....hopefully
Raf1k1  +   1555d ago
I guess time will tell. I'm going to wait a month or two and see what the user reviews are like.
candystop  +   1555d ago
Yeah but the question is when will it release?
dirthurts  +   1555d ago
Looks like better cooling
From the ventilation on the side.
tdogchristy90  +   1555d ago
built in wifi is a good start....why not get rid of the disk tray and most importantly the rrod......but so far it looks like might be upgrading my 360...we'll have to see how things go.
SafeRat  +   1555d ago
E3 360 conference info “locked down tighter than nuclear go codes” ... fail :P
King Hippo  +   1555d ago
Must've been talking about North Korea's nukes.
Mista T  +   1555d ago
why do you go ahead of me!!! HAX1!!!!1!!! :P
mrv321  +   1555d ago
It's as locked down a British Nuclear go codes, as in the only barrier of entry is if you can afford the train fare.
Mista T  +   1555d ago
Epic fail!!! looks like the north koreans or russians had e3 access :P
Cajun Chicken  +   1555d ago
That looks so much better. Looks like MS got a designer finally.
Darkspade  +   1555d ago
Dam Looks nice, We'll see.
trounbyfire  +   1555d ago
that looks UGLY
sorry but cutting the midde down is nothing to get excited about
steve30x  +   1555d ago
There is better cooling by adding more ventillation on the console. That should help reduce RROD's a good bit. Even better if they added a 120MM fan to that ventillation on the side.
xiren187  +   1555d ago
Why is the exhaust on the side...
dragonelite  +   1555d ago
probably because of this
http://www.digitaltrends.co...
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xiren187  +   1555d ago
well that works but.. meh
steve30x  +   1555d ago
That works but MEH? LOL. If that image is true you will see a massive drop in RROd's once they have an exhaust fan still.
LordMarius  +   1555d ago
I thought it was going to be more casual looking, that looks like a PC case
trounbyfire  +   1555d ago
i know thats what i thought
weird
dragonelite  +   1555d ago
Looks nice setting aside money.
All depends if fans are quiet!!!
Fishy Fingers  +   1555d ago
Oh dear, MS wont be happy with this, they managed to keep it quite for ages too.

Much better design IMO, looks almost Alienware.
cmacdonald  +   1555d ago
I don't see a banner company getting info like this first. This is just meant to click to that website.
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Omega4  +   1555d ago
And so it begins.................
redDevil87  +   1555d ago
Thats such a corny thing to say lol
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Omega6  +   1555d ago
LMAO
Seriously, Omega4 has to be the most fanboyish retard next to labwarrior. How this guy still even breathes with microsoft's shaft shoved down his throat is beyond me. I am so glad I don't love the 360 as much as this guy.
UltimateSin  +   1555d ago
How does it look fantastic? It just looks like 2 dents were hammered into the front and back. While a 250GB HDD and embedded WiFi is nice, the new design is a meh to me.
THC CELL  +   1555d ago
Looks fake when i press image link

i can photoshop a image and make it a link

just dont get hope up as yet
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mintaro  +   1555d ago
Click the source, the ad is still up and it leads right to Xbox.com
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biggame901  +   1555d ago
Not bad, could be better, but it is an improvement. As long as the hardware problems are gone, I'll look forward to getting one.
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Fishy Fingers  +   1555d ago
Latest models are pretty rock solid anyway.
dirthurts  +   1555d ago
Looks nice, but
I won't buy another just to have the sexy new one...
candystop  +   1555d ago
If true I'm sure somebody is getting grilled right this moment. Looks nice and slim along the waist line.
zorglub  +   1555d ago
Looks absolutely terrible... :(
angel_from_above6986  +   1555d ago
umm no
i'd hit "agree" on ya post if you we're looking at a ps3 slim picture, now that thing is ugly! especially compared to the fat ones. glad i got an 80 gig.......
Hellsvacancy  +   1555d ago
Nah the slim looks ugly aswell but atleast it doesnt look like a Digital Box http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phi...
dizzleK  +   1555d ago
looks like an alienware and wii mated, only to produce an inbred flipper baby. nice exhaust vents.
Convas  +   1555d ago
I really hope this is how it looks
As it'll flow nicely with the black theme I've got going on my desk. HOT DAMN! I can't wait to see if this is officially confirmed. Built-in WiFi + 250 GB HDD STANDARD?! If it's priced at $199, it'll sell like hot cakes.

And, if, JUST IF, they've managed to get rid of RROD ... It's going to get hot in here ...
ActionBastard  +   1555d ago
Anyone disagreeing with the thought a 250GB, wifi enabled, redesigned $199 360 WOULDN'T sell like x at a rave, has no business following gaming news. That shit would fly off shelves.
Ri0tSquad  +   1555d ago
Wish there were more pics
Kind of looks like a slim desktop from that angle.
Tony-A  +   1555d ago
So it's not a "Slim", it's a redesign.

I don't see that going along with a new box art design at all, especially the ones they supposedly "found", but obviously (if this is real) MS would be relying on the fact that it looks different to try to sell.

If it's about the price of an Elite or higher, I don't know who would go for the one that might not support the stuff that's available for the original already. Oh, and it looks like it still has a disc tray, but no USB ports in the front??

Still, looks interesting. Not exactly the hottest-looking thing, but definitely interesting.

And WTF is it always the foreign sites that "leak" stuff??!
ReBurn  +   1554d ago
Define "foreign". There are people from countries all around the world here on N4G.
whydoyouask  +   1555d ago
I wonder if we can use our regular 360 hard drives with it.
XxRoosterxX  +   1555d ago
that's a good question.

hopefully we'll find out in about 16 hours.
Arsenic13  +   1555d ago
If it performs better than Ill be getting it, but (from this image) it looks horrible. Looks like the bottom half is the new part. Big ass vent lines, some random bump at the bottom.
crapgamer  +   1555d ago
Looks very nice
Plus a plausible name for Natal "Kinect". It's hard to tell from that picture but it does look slimmer. I like the new slogan and the Re-brand so far as well.
To those worrying about Red Ring, that isn't an issue with newer 360's. It's just the fear people have with the early failure rates. This slim is going to cost less, because the parts are cheaper now. Why would someone think a slimmer, more cost effective model would cost more? This is probably going to be the standard Xbox 360 now. $199 or so I'm guessing. 120 gig HDD and they will be priced up with the larger HDD I'm sure. Kind of brings legitimacy to my $99 Natal theory or $250 slim 360/Natal bundle theory as well. Save $50 buy getting a new 360 with Natal.
Microsoft has got it going on right now.

*Edit* Yo PS3 fanboys wanna hop off my sack? as well as Microsoft's? I mean seriously, this is good news and with a lower price and no chance of RROD the 360 has a chance to sell really well the rest of this year. I think it looks great if legit and I'd buy one and I already own an Xbox 360. As for slim consoles, the PS3 slim was still larger the the 360 as it sits right now. Jealousy is such an ugly thing. I knew Microsoft was bringing the heat. Expect the same push, if not more from this new version as the PS3 got last year with their "slim"
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belal  +   1555d ago
you call that slim
seriusly, that looks bigger than the older one lol
N4BmpS  +   1555d ago
I was with you until you took a shot at the PS3 fanboys, which was pointless. I like how the new 360 looks actually, really nice but I would call it a RE60 (I like that it's catchy RE60) since it's a new redesign.
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Somnipotent  +   1554d ago
it "looks" slimmer, but if you look at the proportions of the disc tray, it's not that much more so. what they should have done was use slot loader or at least portable disc drive dimensions. it looks like there's a huge exhaust vent for the heatsink fan so this could perhaps remedy the red rings. took them 5 years though. 5 years too long and 5 years too late.
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