A few signs about the new Xbox 360 design point to it as being real.
Looks like a high-end PC.
yeah when i look at that i think of a PC
It looks awesome. I recently bought an Elite and feel like a moron for not waiting. I really hope MS uses this to have its own little rebranding to jump-start the revitalization process for the 360. It worked so well for Sony. I especially am hoping for MS to take LIVE to new heights, that thing is long overdue for some huge features. Looking at OnLive and seeing it's online features makes me think MS really can add a ton of new things for LIVE and I expect them to do it. Tomorrow is going to be all about the Xbox, not Natal, and I am so, so excited. I am highly anticipating a restructure or an evolution for LIVE and please MS, show us new games. Why are people disagreeing? Aren't people excited for E3? Don't you guys like the redesign? Certainly it looks much sexier and more modern.
It does, the only thing that pisses me off is that they seem to just be copying Sony's every move. A redesign, price cut, bigger hard drive, etc.
@above Yeah, cause Sony didnt copy anything from Microsoft. /s This industry is all about jacking ideas. Microsoft mimics Sony, Sony mimics Microsoft. If you think that upping the HDD size is "copying", then youre clueless. Digital distribution and the ability to save your games to the HDD requires more space. And redesigns to a smaller model isnt Sonys idea. Its been around for 20 years.
Um, why does that piss you off? A price cut? Everybody does price cuts... would you rather it stayed the same price forever? MS is competing with Sony and they don't want Sony to win. So price cuts are a great way to do that. Smart move IMO, and very beneficial for gamers. Sony didn't create redesigns, that has existed back before the PlayStation even existed with Nintendo. Sure they've redesigned all their consoles, but they certainly weren't the first to do that. And once again, this redesign has many benefits, which once again, benefits the gamers. A bigger hard drive is sort of expected don't you think? I mean, both PS3 and 360 use hard drives, and the bigger the better wouldn't you say? Shouldn't the fact that this is getting copied be a GOOD thing? How could you possibly be upset with this when gamers are benefiting?? These are good ideas that should be promoted. Sony didn't "Create" any of this and Sony sure as hell copied from MS too, but why fight that petty war? I encourage the sharing of ideas and features. Great ideas benefit the consumer. No offense but I can't believe you got 4 agrees for saying MS copies Sony when they really didn't. I'm so confused with the logic around here.
Sexyyyyyyy :P And who knows a new design could solve many of the problems that revolve around the internet... RROD, loud fan, disk scratching? I don't know how common they are but they could be over if its designed well. Edit: oh please Psfan999 shut your gob. Next you will complain that every car company copies the driving wheel. Or that phones copy touch screens and the button layout. Its not about what you copy but whether you improve upon the copy or not.
"It does, the only thing that pisses me off is that they seem to just be copying Sony's every move. A redesign, price cut, bigger hard drive, etc." I think there's no hope for you guys...
if u see motherboard pic of this xbox 360 ... youll clearly see that ginormouse cooling fan is made in china ... hence rrod.
lol never noticed that... I don't get how everything that is made in China breaks or breaks something else. Is this some kind of evil plot enforced on by the Chinese government to take over the world?
Waiting all day...things are happening fast...can nobody keep a secret anymore...lol...luv E3....New machine looks sharp...the prices being mentioned are a little high...definitely looking at the bundle...probably won't be confirmed until tomorrow... So much for lockdown...lol...Rumor...$190 for stand alone...hope that's wrong...
No wonder it looks so awesome then
It cracks me up how some people think all MS does is copy and everything that Sony does is original. I see lame arguments like "A redesign, price cut, bigger hard drive, etc." and laugh. Redesigning, cutting the price and adding on a bigger hard drive are necessary for business. MS is a pioneer in online gaming. The Xbox wasn't the first console to do online gaming, but no one can argue that MS has taken online console gaming to new heights. Also, MS was the first to have analog trigger buttons on their controller, something very important for shooters. Sony blatantly copied that, without redesigning the rest of the controller to make it more suitable for shooters. When you hold a PS controller, your fingers rest on the L1 and R1 buttons, so what do they do? They make most PS games shoot with the L1 and R1 buttons and waste the triggers. My point isn't to blast Sony, because Sony are originators and extremely successful. My point is that Sony is not above looking toward the competition to enhance their own product (just like the others), and my point is that believe it or not, MS can innovate too.
Like if the Wii and an Alienware PC had an offspring, this ugly thing would be the result :P
Built in wi-fi and 250gb hard drive for $299? That sounds like a much better deal to me than the previous elite. Too bad I just bought one of the old models :(
Really hoping it's true. Thinner model that runs cooler and quieter with built in WIFI and a 250 GB HDD is nothing but win.
It kind of looks like an Elite with a dent in the top of the case.
Looks kind of like they took they front of the original 360, redesigned the button and tray, and then gave it a sharp angled case mod similar to the Wii's.
@ nike agreed, that's what I thought. I wouldn't go calling this a slim... it's more of a redesign. The Wii-like angularity seems to be a deliberate move. Maybe the shape is designed to catch the subconscious atention of the very 'wii-aware' consumer segment? If that's the theory, and if it works.. very clever.
As long as they've fixed the issues with the current 360, I don't mind. Looks a lot better than the current design imo.
Too bad it isn't. But seriously, both sides appear to be similar, so won't it be awkward putting it face down? If it's real, that is.
wats your point the 360 look like a dell
High-end PC with a Magnavox Odyssey inside.
its still a brick its using a dvd drive minimim size for that is 5.25x1.25x6.5 slighly longer if it is still a swar model based off of that it gives a rough dimension of 11x10x2.5 inches larger if it incorperates a psu directly putting it on par with a ps3 phat in general size if they did the wise thing and off set the gpu/cpu and heatsink to the lower half of the machine directly ubnder those ridges it could reduce over heat issues by a significant amount, the hdd will lily be internaliszed as if wifi and other goodies are intheree then that would be about the right size
I think that what we'll see tomorrow is the re-designed console bundled with Kinect retailing at $299. MS will probably move to 2 models: This new one from the banner will be the Elite - $299 (250GB HDD & Built in Wifi) There will be another with a smaller HDD bundled with Kinect - 299$ And the smaller HDD console standalone - 199$
Kevin Butler infiltrated E3 and leaked MS's big announcments! Well played Sony. In all seriousness though. I think it looks good.
look more like a computer tower than anything
My thoughts exactly considering I have a tower that looks VERY SIMILAR, except it has LEDs scattered throughout the case. I think it's a great move by Microsoft.
Comfirmed, see here for pics and videos: http://www.ps3news.com/XBox...
Looks like im buying my First Xbox 360.
Tho, i do feel the same. i won't act on it. OT: i think it's real.
The disagrees you got tells a thousand things about the population on this site...
Looks 2 b legit
please have a built in natal or kinect and i hope they got rid of the pwoer brick
Probably will have a power brick, just hope it's a smaller one!
I almost want my 360 to go belly up after it releases if that's the redesign......I'd rather have an all black awesome looking game console collection with my PS3, PC and that design.....
^Its called the XBOX 360 ELITE...... btw XBOX Kinect is a new console relaunch for MS
God I hope that comes to be true. I'm getting tired of starring at this white box all the time and wondering if and when it'll show me 3 red rings. New design, New features, New price..Can't Wait!!!
looks like a dell optiplex
will sell together with natal at 299! i think is a very competitive price!
Kinect will sell like hot cakes trust me. All of the kids and mom's even hardcore will try and play this at Target, Walmart, Gamestop, etc. No one will look at Move
I mean its cool but how much will this redesign cost though ? It does not look any smaller then the elite. And no I'm not trying to troll I just wanna speculate if this will be the same 300 dollar price tag or a 250 dollar price tag or even better a 200 dollar price tag.
Sadly man idk if we can see the 360 at $200 yet i trust it is possible of course. But the lowest id go if they do drop the price is $250
Let me Guess NO Show Right.I bet this will Shut him up for awhile.PS Colonel-Killzone you have been Killzoned.Allways wanted to say that.LoL
"It does, the only thing that pisses me off is that they seem to just be copying Sony's every move. A redesign, price cut, bigger hard drive, etc." You got to be kidding me...since when did Sony invent the "price cut" ? LOL Redesigns exist since the Megadrive or something. Bigger hdd ? Yeah...if it wasnt for Sony MS would NEVER have thought about that... What the heck lol.
Without blueray there is no point in investing in an XBOX this late in the generation. Better to have a PS3 that can stand the test of time.
Blueray is present but not feature! Dont you see what is happening outside of your little ps3 world?
...it IS a feature...
...even though it sound like a good thing to do. It will cause all the hd-dvds that the 360 uses to become useless, and that would alienate the vast majority of people who wouldn't have bought it the new version, because their would be no way that publishers could release both BluRay and HD-DVDs for the same console. That's just bad economics.
But HD-DVD is dead.
Ok Wifi included, you gotta start somewhere... MS next step: upgradable non proprietary hard drives, then of course the most obvious, don't force us to pay to play online. And finally built in rechargeable controllers. Then maybe they get it.
Words spreading like Hotcakes now.Hats off to Microsoft.Sony FB Must Bow Now.Change is Here ,The Hype is Full Blown.Let E3 begin
im a 360 guy and i dont get the celebreation, this redesign looks ugly and huge, if natal is called konect then thats a fail too and from what im hearing this whole day was a complete fail. me angry
if its same price as the current arcade model i mite get myself a new 360 because my current one has been freezing a lot lately.
the celebration is because there will better price and feature not because design!!
I guess Microsoft doesn’t have everything as locked down as they thought they did... nuclear codes my ass...
It's very sexy!!! Alienware console!!!
To bad it doesn't have the performance like an Alienware.
duh, it's like 5 year old tech and they couldn't change the hardware if they wanted to unless they wanted to alienate the other 40 million people who have already purchased a 360. no console is going to match the power of a high-end PC anytime soon. but the redesign does look very sexy.
it looks nice but what is the price going to be.... as you can do a redesign and still not lower price, the 260gb and wifi matches the 260 gb PS3 at $349.... which could also mean the accessories may get a price reduction.... also i expect them to cut the price of the arcade to at least $149
We will see. Though my Falcon Console is fine and dandy.
I wonder what Company will release the Slim Version in the Generation. Sony made the redesigned PS3, now Microsoft, Nintendo is not necessary.
nintindo cant make a wi slim there already using a case slightly bigger then a dvd drive even if they use a slimline dvd drive there still mainboard and heatsinks to stuff somewhere
It looks pretty bad ass, but i dont think the 360 needs a redesign. The PS3 Slim fixed everything that was wrong with the PS3, from the price to the marketing and that's why the PS3 re-branding was so effective. I dont think the same issues that was plaguing the PS3 a year ago is plaguing the 360 now, so i would hope the M$ knows that much, but i dont care what anybody says that new design looks sick.
There goes the Microsoft surprise.
yeah, but, honestly, I was expecting something like this. Still, it's a great thing and I will be selling my 3 year old console as soon as they release this baby...if it's true.
I like the look, if this is it.
a new design to hail their new casual audience. it's a fresh start for xbox, bye bye hardcore.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... this video seems to all but confirm the new 360 with the new banner ad in action.