Editor Erik Brudvig unboxes Microsofts new Xbox 360 console, showing off its new features and slimmer look.
....Oh my god it still has a disc tray! And still no blu-ray! It's such a shame. But I guess with such a huge base already, how can they have 2no. disc formats running. Cost nightmare for all developers. It's a shame :o(
I'm so happy the 360 will FINALLY have WiFi!
Lol, notice RingS of life, not Ring... Dissapointed that the console retains the fugly power brick, i swear its grown lol....
Last console this generation not to get WI-FI... I still believe it's the only console not to have WI-FI as standard. Are Microsoft going to keep making the old models?
NO HD cables at all... Another way MS can make a crap load of money the official component cables are quite expensive.
im sorry i just have to ask but did u get a hd cable with ur ps3? coz i didnt with my ps3 so ur point being?
I'm sick and tired of hearing people complaining about it not featuring a Bluray player but please tell me how they'd do it for games? Thus, alienating their 40 million dvd9 users. Does that sound smart or should i say logical to you sir?
A BluRay player is capable of playing DVDs so I don't see how it would alienate DVD9 users.
because dvds can't play blu-ray, smartipants.
i just can't believe it took them 4 freaking years to finally become almost like a complete ps3 with the way it's built.
look like it's been hit with a sledgehammer. and the biggest brick ever... lol. and it HAS to stand up-right? that won't fit in any stereo rack...
Oh IGN, I see you got your goodie bag.
Yea but the free swag doesn't effect them, they're above all influence. /sarcasm
Well, journalists always receive free hardware and software to review. Do you think all those sites pay for their stuff? They just received review copies.
Giantbomb bought most of their stuff :P
Looks neat. Picking it up tomorrow.
...it looks great. When Sony released their revamped PS3 it looked cheaper than its bigger counterpart. The 360 slim is a glossy beast that does not look like its skimped on anything in terms of looks. I really like having USB ports on the back and wish Sony would do the same thing. Now, if they have free on-line play I'd pick one up but with 5 people (my wife, my 3 kids and myself) in my household that would want to play on-line (using their own profile)...well, the cost soon adds up.
Model is still the best imo. The only thing i feel jealous about is the updated wireless N the new sku's are rumored to be having.
confirmed, you mean. wireless N specced at 300 mbps.
how many people have a 300 mbit wireless internet connection anyway...?
Sonys looked cheaper but it WAS cheaper. This is the same price as existing console and include wifi which is all well and good but to be fair it would have cost them about 2 dollars to put that into the console. As for the Hard drive.. well they been ripping consumers off on the HDD's for years.
...however, I am probably wrong, but did the HDD he pulled out in the vid have its own proprietary case meaning you can only use MS approved HDDs?
Believe I bought a new 360 4 months ago. Sigh. Oh well, I'm upgrading my ps3's 60gb hardrive. 500gb it is. I don't think owing a new 360 console will be really necessary, at least for now. So those are my "upgrades" for now.
they should have made a handheld 360, and have all the components in the power brick, not including hdmi cables is bad, but i do like the extra usb ports, but i thought ms banned external memory
PS3 never included cables until recently. The 360 was the first to contain HD cables, then they were taken out of the box.
I just want someone to take apart
Can somebody explain what they mean by the new 360 being 'Kinect ready', aren't all 360s ready considering you just need to plug the product in?
its just marketing, its like the ps3 saying, on-line ready, or a TV saying HD ready.
It's PSU related. new 360s can power the kinect unit, whereas old ones need you to plug that unit in to the wall.
sweet i love that totally awesome hdd space. i might not need all of that. anyways, i hope it does not attract alot of dust like the older versions of the ps3 do
And what luck I got my graduation cash just two days ago.
For those in the UK that recently bought a 360 or is still in 1yr warranty get a USB flash drive and transfer your saves to it. Then go back to the store you bought it from and say its got a fault with it then boom swap it for a new 360 S ^_^ Secondly has this new 360 got HDMI 1.3 or the old 1.1?
Or just leave your old 360 on for a bit and there's no need to lie :P