The NowGamer team gets to grips with a special press bundle for the new Xbox 360, ahead of the console's UK release on Friday...
I'm sticking with my Xbox 360 Elite 120GB.. There's no need to upgrade to this one. If mine gets the RROD/E74, I'll just send it off to Microsoft again for 'em to repair it Simples :D
Doesn't it remind you of how exciting is to get a new toy? I love getting stuff home and unpacking it!
YES... I love it getting new toys!
Can't wait to do that on friday when mine arrives. Now I just need to sell my Elite and my older Premium before 'nobody' wants them. Still, a bit sh*t that you don't get a hdmi cable. Should be in there.
Why would you buy a third 360 if 2 others are working fine... You and people like you are the only reason MS has sold 40 million 360 and not 20 million. They should send you a free game or year of xbl gold or something for your loyalty.
It's the same reason that existing Wii owners picked up a black Wii or existing fat PS3 owners picked up the resdesigned Slim model. Some people just like having the latest and greatest.
sony peeps do the same thing. In fact it was Sony who started this slim trend, and it was successful because people bought a second playstation. Its poeple like that are the only reason Sony has sold so many consoles.
i understand how your trying to be a fanboy with that statement but... Since SODA said he is selling his other two Xbox"s, doesnt that mean that there will be "new" Xbox owners (even though they are used)
People buying redesigned systems is nothing new and happens with all consoles. As for Sony starting the slim trend, thats not correct. System redesigns have been happening for quite a bit before Sony became involved in consoles.
I've been waiting 3 weeks for this. I sold my PS3 Slim for this.
Go, I don't know if the SonySoldiers can take that.
Im getting mine on Friday I traded my Elite to Gamestop for a discount I cant wait
What does Gamestop give for trade in on original 360 units? I am trying to resist getting a new model S and most likely will not get one because I currently own 5 of them and don't want to have to put my XBL account on a USB stick. Every time I see one of these articles I get the urge to go out and pick one up and the temptation is getting harder to deny. I must resist. I must resist. I told the wifey after my last 360 purchase (8th) I wont purchase another. We have a standing bet that I wont last 3 months. I will probably wait until the holidays because you just know there will either be a price drop or a hard to pass up bundle deal for a great price.
They will only give you about $60 for the 360 itself now.It was $100 during the promotion. I got $100 for the 360,$30 for the 20G HD,and 5 bucks for the headset. The only drawback was they called me the last day of it and informed me I had to turn my old one in EARLY to still get it.So I went a week and a half without a 360.
If you are lucky enough to catch a gamestop that still has systems in stock you can still take advantage of the trade in promotion. Had a friend of mine that lived near a store here in CO that had some extra after the preorders and was able to bring all his stuff in with him and still get the deal. So best suggestion is to call the stores around you, particularly if you have a decent relationship with the staff, to call you in when they get their next shipment. If it happens before the 17th or 18th then they have to honor the previous promotion.
Thx for the info DB n Logi
Got mine last week on Friday. Traded in my Premium system and a bunch of other stuff and ended up paying 20 bucks out of pocket for it. I still have an arcade system that I bought from Target on the cheap, and will say that when I unboxed the 360S, it did look smaller. One other thing, the heat that builds up on the S seems to build up just above the fan vent (I lay my system horizontally.) The rest of the system was actually cool to the touch. All in all I do like the new style.
Got mine late last week too with a trade in deal. Replaced my 3 year old 20G Pro. Ended up paying about $40 over buying a comparable HD for my old one. My obersavations/comments: It is quieter. Didnt really realize how much untill I went to my buddies house and played his a few days later. Was my old one that loud? Blows warm air out of the "top" vent (I leave mine laying flat). No problems running hot or anything.Then again my old one always ran fine too. The pack in composite cable sucks.Even the hybrid component/composite cable my old one had was better. Bought a cheap HDMI cable to compensate. It is a fingerprint magnet, but I never have to touch the thing unless im changing games. The power brick is alot smaller and the console is lighter. Havent used the WiFi. Already have a ethernet cable in the living room. Controller is the same (besides the color). But the Xbox button is chrome instead of silver. The small "beeps" when opening the drive or turning the system on are neat.The touch functions work well. Took me a second to find the "controller syncronizer" button on the unit at first.Lighting was dim in the living room and it is a dark colored console.Its the only non touch sensitive button on it. Recovering my DLC and activating my Live account on it was easy.Havent transfered any data from my old drive.
Definitely quieter than the old systems, but noticed that it isn't all that much if at all quieter than the newly produced systems. My old Pro was from 2007, that thing sounded like a vacuum cleaner. The arcade I bought was made in April 2010. It is just as quiet as the new design. So they definitely addressed that later in the old designs life. As you mentioned, heat definitely comes from that top fan. I didn't notice it anywhere else on the system. And as you mentioned I never did have any issues with system over heating. I guess if you don't have an extra HDMI cable floating around or can only use component cable connections you are screwed, but thankfully I do have those cables available. One thing to note, the AV/HDMI input location isn't cut out the same as with the old systems, so when you go to use one of the older component cables it doesn't sit flush, so be aware of this. Not much to say about the fingerprints. Would have preferred matte to glossy, but oh well. Brick for the new design is about the same size as the bricks for systems that have been manufactured in 2K10. I was actually more surprised that the arcade I bought had such a small brick compared to the Pro I traded in. Wifi works great, but am very disappointed that it is not dual band. I think that's one thing that MS didn't mention much about the add on N adapter. It was definitely expensive, but at least it was dual band. So much for having a Dual band router. Controller - nuff said. Beeps are cool, but on/off and eject buttons are what they are. Didn't have to worry about the sync yet, but i was more agitated by the usb ports. I was trying to plug in the transfer cable for my 250GB drive and the usb ports seem to sit to close to the hinge for the door that hides the ports on the front. Made it difficult to just plug the usb part of the transfer cable in without thought. When sitting horizontally they should have been positioned a little lower. And the transfer went without much issue. Also there are some demos on the drive. I found pinball, peggle, and I believe one other along with Hexic HD.
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