CVG: Touch-sensitive buttons, 802.11n Wi-Fi, quieter fan, integrated optical audio out port.
ill keep my launch console(gotta spend my money on booze and the bitches)
Lol this should have been the Xbox 360 standard. Why are they charging $300 when it is exactly the same as before? Even Nintendo had Wi-Fi 6 years ago.
I mean if someone gives me one for christmas I would take it, but slim or no slim, I dont think its worth my hard earned money for the time being. I remember when Ps3 slim came out and I was like "holy sh*t" but now that microsoft is trying the same thing, my gut reaction is just like "nah....." Maybe that will change in future. No one knows.
you had me at hello MS
even my 10 yr old nokia phone has wifi
Why are you haters even commenting here? "xbox has no wifi and small HDD LULZ, who wud buy dat?!? Lol!1one!" MS releases xbox with wifi and 250gb hdd "wifi is SO 6 years ago hahah why is xbox the same price as xbox?! WTF" Do you clowns even read your comments before you post? PS Anyone who games on wifi is in for lag. No matter what. There is ALWAYS inherent lag over wifi connections vs wired connections. If you're using it to browse the net, it's perfect. No wires. If you're gaming... haha well, enjoy that.
Every console since the days of the 2600 has gone through a makeover and suddenly people think that because MS is making a slim 360 that they are pulling a "me too" on sony? If you had no interest in the 360 before and still dont then so be it. No sense in poking jabs at improvements when we have had a machine get stuff removed recently. I should clarify something. The sense of double standards are what drives my previous statement. While we all know the 360 was no where near perfect, it has improved over time. Revisions to the hardware to make it quieter and less power hungry and yet still the same criticism about it lacking this or that or its reliability always come up. Here is the chance for redemption in the eyes of the gamers. Making a single sku with hard drive standard, built in wifi (wireless N no less), revised physical form and improved cooling/power requirements, number of usb ports have been upped from 3 to 5. What has been removed are far less than what has been added. The loss of the memory card slots will be a blow to those who have those cards (I myself have a 256 i use on my pro with my profile saved). That's really it if you think about it. Oh maybe RROD if it turns out the hardware is far more superior to the original (which it should be). Now if we look at the ps3, there is a system where right from the beginning was speced and priced beyond normalcy. Sony had to right away start axing features they felt werent cost effective. Backward comp w/PS2 games, media card slots, USB ports, and those are just hardware changes to cut cost. The debacle that is Other OS is debatable but i have to give credit to sony for adding more to their internal feature set as well as their psn network. When viewed from a neutral perspective, ps3 has lost the most in terms of hardware features and 360 the very least. Looking at hardware additions you dont have any for the ps3 but you do have several for the 360. So I just find it so odd that criticism could still be harsh for a system that is striving to improve on itself when viewed next to a system that has had things taken away. Who is really getting the free pass here? Hatred towards a company is one thing. Hatred towards a console that only serves to entertain is another. I may hate sony for their pricing and business tactics (MS is no better in that dept) but that doesnt mean i have the same feeling towards their respected consoles.
Ghost of Sparta Because people will buy it? If there's demand, why not charge more?
No HDMI slot????
How can they sell it for the same price as a superior PS3? Should be $199.
Looks slick, I like the design and size.
as if sony and ms have changed places...again. Last gen, xbox had hdd std and ps2 was option. this gen 360 it was option and ps3 std. ps3 was glossy black and 360 elite was matte finish. ps3 slim is matte and 360 slim is glossy. I wonder where they will cross paths at next?
No one cares...move along...
Aaron Greenturd sat on it.
...I can now buy a Microsoft 360 "Slim" ;-)
But not now,I'll wait a month,to see if this one has hardware failure too like the original Xbox360 did.
now thinking should I keep my perfectly fine jasper 360 or get the new 360?It would go great with my black sony bravia tho hmmmm.....
any words on a canadian release date and/or any trade-in offers for the old 360?
This is like the 32nd article about the same thing. woohoo.
touch sensitive buttons? where have i used that before...... should have ditched the archaic disc tray while they're at it.
I used it on my samsung TV
I used it on my PS3 in 2006.
It sounds like a 60gb PS3(except N and HDD size).Touch buttons,quieter,wi fi,shiny black,intergrated toslink instead of the unusable one on my launch 360. I'm surprised at how much I like the look of it.Xboxs have always been ugly.
It'll be a sad day for 299 xbox's if sony comes out with the rumoured 199 ps3 price cut, which they said was a typo. Question is how do you typo a jpeg?
as a web developer... typos are all too common ;-)
It was a screen shot of a web page.
The thing that had the price is an image on the page. Not coded in html or java, so somebody made a picture in photoshop that said 199. What was probably a typo was putting the name of the pic in verse the name of the one that said 299.
Ah ok well my mistake then. I would think that would be the problem as well.
Naa I'm sorry I'm a dumbass, I just went to the page again and it was text.
Also the ps3 was already 299 why were they even playing around with the image used to display the price. They have stock 299 images.
Sorry but the fact that it can't use my HDD was a deal breaker so imma just buy an arcade. Still looks cool
But I have to point out: Touch sensitive buttons? Whose copying who now?
nice features but no bluray, no deal
but it comes with a DVD drive. What?!
Microsoft wouldn't even consider putting Blu-Ray in any model of the Xbox 360. No developer would consider producing their games on Blu-Ray for Xbox 360 because they would alienate all the millions of current 360 owners whose consoles don't have a Blu-Ray drive. The only thing it would be good for is Blu-Ray movies, and Microsoft isn't going to add a Blu-Ray drive just for that, because it would raise manufacturing costs. In all likelihood though, Microsoft will probably use a Blu-Ray drive in the successor to the Xbox 360, or at least something comparable.
Well, if they put Blu-ray in it now people will say "I thought the PS3's light's were blue not green" or "is this the new PS3 now" etc, etc
It's about f-ing time Microsoft put Wi-Fi in one of there 360 models. Every other system, including portables, has built-in Wi-Fi. That includes the Nintendo DS for crying out loud. Now they just need to get rid of that hard-drive-less joke they call the Arcade model, and make new controllers with rechargeable batteries.
I'm actually considering the arcade version since I'm one of the few to have a 360 Hard drive. Buying a the 360 will serve no purpose and buying an elite will also serve no purpose.
Is that there are MORE Ps3 fangirl trolls here than people legitimately interested in discussing the article. No wonder N4G is the laughing stock of the gaming world. Keep it up kids. Stay classy.
these features should have been there since he beginning... and still the ps3 is better value when you look at it at a hardware perspective.
Didn't know this article was about a 360 vs PS3 "value" discussion. Oh, wait you were trolling.......my bad, my bad.
What buys me the most is, *Smaller and more efficient power supply Looking at the current one its way to big and creates so much heat.
I want to see somebody take that new Xbox apart to see whats inside there.
Yeah I would definitely want to see that done but not in a nice way *cough* sledgehammer*cough*
Let me tell all you hopefull new Xbox slim wanna buy peeps. You are all suckers if you buy into this new Xbox. Why you say, well let me explain. If you are the few that look at this system and say man I'mma get that but don't wanna drop the change for a PS3 I feel sorry for the way you think. The PS3 has been there and done that and has way more than what the Xbox offers (in system spec wise). Now MS has just dressed up there system to look like a (lower spec) PS3 and they are hoping people wont notice and just say oooooow shinny and buy. Just look at it for what it is and say to yourself if I'm gunna tell myself to buy this, then you should just go all the way and get a PS3. Now listen good I'm not try'en to get in the argument of the PS3 takes a sqat on the Xbox, but Microsoft is try'en to pull a fast one with this "new design". So don't be suckers!!
Why would I buy another PS3? I already own a PS3 with the past 3 years and I own an Xbox 360 with a year and a half. If your not looking to be flamed then its too late with a post like that you are after starting an argument.
Ok let me put it in smaller sentences becuase paragraphs scare people. In this new 360 "re-design" micro just made a PS3 without the blu-ray and muti core prosessor. Now with the new glossy case, touch senative buttons and the slidein trayed HDD. Come on open you're eyes.
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