4GB bundle appears on Amazon, due for release in August.
Add an everyday 16GB usb drive and you got 20GB. This will be the first time the arcade model will actually be worth something. The sales of this will make the current slim sales look pathetic.
Speaking of drives, can't wait to pop that old 120 gig from the old 360 onto the new arcade....doh!
Nice try... but you can get a arcade from target for $130 and get a 30 gift card with it! Yes you heard me right... Basically an arcade for $100!
I'd still rather get a system with a hard drive in it. MS is still missing the point by not having every system include a drive. This is an old argument but i think it hurts devs not knowing what the base line is for every system. This doesn't exactly help. Though, at least by putting something bigger than 512 MB in there you give devs a little more to work with if they choose to do a lot of caching to the usb stick. Still, i think it kind of sucks.
The storm is coming for both of you. It's just a matter of time now. But I will agree with Omega on the Arcade Slim actually being useful now. If it has the Wifi still in as well, it'll be a great commercial success. Now the only thing MSFT needs to do is figure out how to price Kinect. At $150, most casuals aren't going to get it, even if the Arcade Slim is $199. What MSFT REALLY should do, is price the Arcade at $149, and then price Kinect at between $70-120 at the most. And a Arcade/Kinect Bundle for $200-250. Anything other than that, and Kinect'll flop hard.
and why kinect still in the top charts at us$150??
Kinect is always in the top 5. Even if they sell a Arcade/Kinect Bundle for $299 that's still $100 cheaper then a PS3/Move bundle. Now if they put the bundle out for $250, then that really cuts more into Nintendo Territory then Sony. Because you get an HD console and the casual one for only $50 more then a Wii, plus you can play all the great Microsoft titles. As for people arguing about the HDD, some people just like to game. They think 250 gig HDD is overkill. To save games and play online you actually need very little drive space. After all these are just video games to some of us.
You make a good point, but I'm still a skeptic when it comes to Kinect, and I really don't think that it'll move the numbers MSFT wants it to, unless it's competitively priced, and I just don't feel like $150 is that golden niche price. But that's just me. But yes, 250GB is overkill, but I believe that MSFT put it in because they say they want to last another 4 or 5 years, and it's too late in the console's life to switch HD storage mediums, so I think that mandatory installs (Or at least, Optional Installs) are on their way. Pretty much, they'll have to make the Xbox 360 a computer, installing game, if they want to keep up with Sony. That or the 720, which we know is somewhere in the R&D phase.
I think the 250 gig HDD 360s that is out now appeals to people who like a lot of media. Download a ton of items and the like. However the Arcades appeal to people who just want to game. it's like the Wii is casual, offers little to no media capabilities and yet sells like crazy. People sometimes clearly just want to game. For anyone that was on the fence about getting an Xbox 360 because of RROD, well we now know the 360s models have no issues and if an arcade is $199, well that's a great price for an HD console and Microsoft does have a large and nice library of games. Especially if your new to the 360.
It won't have Wi-Fi.
Really? How'd you get an Arcade already?
Yeah I would guess it wont have WiFi either. Wonder if it will be $149 or $199?
Why would they take something out that is built into the console now? The hard drive is removable the Wi-Fi is not. The back of the console doesn't even have a spot for a WI-FI adapter to snap onto. Your comment is fail.
I suppose from a manufactering standpoint, it may actually be more cost effective that all 360S are built the same, the only difference would be what size HD is put in it. But never said I knew for a fact slick,so I find the "fail" comment a little rude.
360s WiFi module: http://www.anandtech.com/Ga... http://www.anandtech.com/Ga... It's external, still (not integrated on the MB).
I'm guess there will be WiFi... Yes, MS wants to make a cheap version... but unlike the old 360s you won't be able to add on the WiFi adapter.
Why wouldn't you be able to add on a wifi adapter exactly? It plugged in via usb, the thing has 5 usb ports on it. What would make you be unable to attach one? @Zir0 The clip is for aesthetics, it has nothing to do with functionality. If you look at the N Adapter it also has little legs that fold out so you can sit it on it's own.
The current adaptor has a clip on it which only fits onto the back of the old models, so if it doesn't have wifi MS will need to release a new accessory
um i have wifi for my old 360 and u can plug it in anywhere mine is hanging off the front usb port its not complicated lol
if you think ms will add wifi N to the arcade , well then your delusional, sorry if i offended you
I'm pretty sure it will have wifi, It's pretty cheap and if ms want those casuals paying a gold fee they can't expect them to go to the same lengths core gamers would to get a video game system online. Moms don't like 30 foot cords running through the living room (I know mine didn't for my 20gig so I had to use an old laptop which sucked for connection) and it defeats the purpose of the Arcade to release it and then make a 70 dollar wifi peripheral. So consider this a disagree.
wifi is crap,ethernet is way better and reliable.
My main Box is hardwired... secondary is wifi
But N Wi-Fi is most assuredly not crap. My ping is higher than nearly every person I come on across on Live. I do agree that ethernet is still the best route, but to say that Wi-Fi is crap is ignorant as it works really well for me. I have a nice dual band N router with the XBOX 360s N Wi-Fi and I have never had a problem.
lol hacker keep dreaming wait till ps3 price drops to 199 rip 360 than
With Sony supposedly just starting to break even on the cost of PS3, it wont be going to $199 anytime soon. They have lost enough billions for 1 generation.
The same price as a current arcade model, it's pretty obvious if true it's a xbox 360s. Saying that I don't see any reason at all why Microsoft wouldn't include wifi in a new arcade model priced at the same price as the old arcade model.
Hmm I hope PS3 drops in price too, this is good news b/c if either my 360S or PS3 phat breaks I can I'll probably be able to get a new one for only 50 bucks more than it costs to repair. If PS3 doesn't drop in price it will have a difficult time sales wise - but a price drop is inevitable it just a matter of when, next year could see them continue to trail against 360, one this year could see them gain alot of ground. Very interesting the console race is to me and I dont know why, I have both systems.
I want a PS3 and if this comes to the US, and the sales are great, then Sony may drop the price of the Slim.
wtf? 4GB only? failed...............
You even can't install any game... It's probably flash memory inside console.
4GB is fail in the most harcorde sense possible.... considering most decent DEMO'S on XBL average about 1.6-2.0GB and that's before we add ACTUAL XBL games,which put games on demand titles waaaaaaaay out of reach of arcade owners i guess i can download the first half of gears whooooohooooo.....no regarless cant wait to get mine on thursday whooooohoooooo
wow 4gb wow soi next gen thats amazing.
Well i guess it's an improvement from the Wii's 512Mb. And a downgrade from the Original Xbox's 10Gb drive.
300-350 for slim/kinect sports game bundle and the compitition is over i have old 360 20gb id sell it and buy a slim bundle for sure and everyday people would think ps3 for 300 or new slim and natal for the same il get the 360. i hope they dont pull a 400 dollar bundle because thats too high w economy and the compitition for 300 and under
They wont make one without it now. It'll probably have Wifi and the new Wired controller that they are selling on Xbox dot com. That would be a good deal and I can see why Microsoft is holding it back for a bit, get a ton of sales off the regular version, then release an updated arcade and then release the bundle with Kinect. Microsoft is definitely marketing things right and at the right time too. Great deal. I already got the new xbox 360s but I might pick up one of these arcades too. I love the new 360s. So sexy.
So sexy and QUIET!
thats nice,it would be about 50 pounds cheaper than the 250gb lol.ps3 is still 250 pounds.
Unlike how light and cheap a PS3 feels.
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