Backing up from what Kotaku heard from Europe earlier today several sources familiar with Microsoft's Xbox 360 marketing tact have confirmed that the rebranded Xbox 360 Core is legit and will likely be announced in the US some time for the holidays.
They are including the MU. A console with no memory is useless.
they should have done this from the start. now there really is no reason to get a wii over the 360 when the price is so close.
edit: @below - yeah, however the 360 has stuff for the causal gamer too, and the wiis hype wont last forever. also the 360 has a lot longer legs than the wii does, the wii's tech was outdated the day it launched... i'll give you the motion controls though, the 360 doesn't have that, however, i personally would rather have some graphical balls than motion control. but again thats my opinion, not everyones.
People aren't buying the wii just because of price alone. Its the motion controls, the hype, and the appeal to casual gaming that keep the wii in high demand.
to the same or slightly lower than Wii, and a lack of Wii supply will mean big sales--especially if they have Halo sitting right next to it for little Johnnie (stupid parents don't read the ratings anyway). gCM
ya its good that they re branded it like that, the arcade is what makes it appeal to the casuals so branding the cheapest one as a spot to gets a ton of great games is a good idea.
How many models do they have? like 7? Jeez
the correct answer would be 3.
Let's count shall we?
Core (2 types), Premium (2 types), Elite, Halo 3 so it is more like 6.
well seeing as there will be only one core, one pro, and one elite after stock is cleared, also the halo 3 is a LIMITED edition, so again the correct answer would be 3.
A person walks into a store they see 3 diffent options, core - pro - elite.
and if you dont agree i could do the same thing with the ps3, ok theres the 20gb one, the 60gb one, the 80gb one then theres the 60gb bundle with two controllers, then theres the bundle with motorstorm then theres the bundle with... see where this is going?
and how many ps3 sku's do you need? there is (was) the 20gb ps3, the 60gb ps3, the 80gb ps3, the "starter pack" ps3, and how many more will we see bundled during the holidays? you have no logic in your argument...
What if that person wants a premium with a HDMI output? They have to ask specifically for it they just can't assume that every premium models will have the HDMI output (same thing with the core). Let me ask you a question is Halo 3 version another 360 model? I don't give a damn whether it is a limited edition or not the consumers will have a choice to buy it and that makes it another modle for MS. You know how MS always said about CHOICE. People have choice for this and for that. So what they do they put out a whole bunch of different models for it.
I don't see how his logic fails? Currently there is only the 60 gig and 80 gig PS3 sku's. Sony is phasing out the 60 gig so practically there are is only the 80 gig bundle pack. However, microsoft is still producing and selling the core, premium, and elite.
3 egg, cant you count?
dont try and count it as more just because its boxed with a mu
was the gears or viva pinata a different xbox?
There is a 3 in your name, maybe you should find out what it means or was it just a purrdy symbol to you?
It's cool I guess.
Yea this is a pretty good deal if your a casual gamer, I wonder what they have in store for the hardcore ones.
Not surprising. This will be their direct competitor for the Wii. It's also rumored to have an HDMI port, which seems to have (finally) become the standard for the 360.
A 256MB card, tho, doesn't address a potential future problem: The likelihood that 360 games will require a hard drive.
Note to MS: Release this, then drop the 20 GB HD price to something much more reasonable, like $50 or less.
It would be cool if they would give the core system a 10 gig. That would put it in some serious business. It just seems like having that empty hard drive slot on the top of your 360 would be such a drag...
MS is trying so hard too bad it going to F......
you mean like the ps3 is F....?
your comment is just dumb... talk about the pot calling the kettle black. its like the fat kid in gym running the mile and while he is in last place hes going on and on about how the schools track star is slow and how he, the fatty, would kick so much more a$$ if the gym teacher wasnt lazy.
what do you call it when the ps3 does the EXACT same thing? last time i checked, the ps3 came out wiht a 20gb and 60 gb version...now it is 60gb and 80gb...plus there is a starter pack version....both companies are trying SIMILIAR approaches in order to grab some of the momentum and potential buyers of the Wii..
Again DrRage u duma$$ Sony is phasing out the 60 gig just like microsoft is phasing out their first core xbox 360.
what r you talking about??? YOU are the DUMBA$$ because microsoft is not phasing out the core...it is still the core, they are now adding arcade games to it....go jump off the sony lemmings mountain because all you sony sheep keep pointing fingers at microsoft, but when sony is doing the EXACT same thing as microsoft, you seem to claim stupidity and follow along like blind lemmings....pathetic...
why in the fauk would they have two cores then?
MS also said that they are going to make a Xbox 360 with HD DVD built in next year so I was right it's 7. I'm sure consumers will have plenty of "choices" in the future.
umm no they didn't, in fact they have stated multiple times that they would NOT have a sku with a HD DVD drive in it... just cuz some 17 year, old minimum wage earning, clerk at a gamestop says something doesn't mean it has any truth attached to it.
and using your logic the Nintendo DS would have like 20 different skus yet you say nothing about that... there DS, the DS lite, then there's the blue one, the red one, the pink one, the black one, the Final Fantasy one, the Brain Age one the... and on and on and on....
Anyways, and i hate to use my last bubble saying the same damn thing over and over again there are 3 skus for the 360. A person walks into a store they see 3 different 360 boxes, one that says Core, one that says Pro, one that says Elite - thats 3, not 6, not 7, not 132562, 3.
So, I guess now people have 7 more reasons to buy an Xbox 360.
Yep you're right and unlike bloody diarrhea your counting level is not as low as his.
even though I'm a 360 fan I dont think this will compete with the Wii, yes the Wii sells very well due to the price but also those kind of gamers also really like the gimmick controls they are not hardcore gaming fans, they like simple easy games and thats the appeal of the Wii seriously people it has the really casual type gamers on lock, the moms, the 8-14 yr olds, the grandma's, the family gamers= thats the majority of the wii's audience and micro or ps3 for that matter arent really going to steal a significant portion of the wii's core audience, the wii is just like marijuana its the gateway console ninty has got them interested in gaming, once they get hooked later they'll move on to the more hardcore stuff, so expect by 2009 the wii sales to be much lower with 360 and ps3 sales at the very least a bit higher.
In 2009 there will be many new 8-14 years old ready to get "started" into gaming by the Wii so i think if thats your point is going to keep selling.
..... M$ shoulda come out with a newer one call "Super Elite". howabout that?
JokesOnYou. Although I do believe that a lot of the core audience that bought a PS2 at the $200 price range for games such as MAdden and GTA are more apt to buy a 360 at the Cores price range.
I feel that both the PS3 and 360 are out of the higher percentages of gamers hands at even over a $300 range.
alls they needed to do was include a harddrive in the core and left it at $299 instead of dropping the price!
of you are so blind as to think that price isn't the biggest reason for the Wii's success. Whichever, be it the 360 or the PS3, drops to a price that most are willing to pay, that being under $200, isn't going to beat the Wii. People buy the Wii for two reasons, one its the "hip" thing to buy right now, but more than that, its cheaper than the rest of the "next-gen" consoles.
they should have just gave the core a hard drive, without one it's just useless.
Are the cables component or composite?
another day another xbox 360 sku
Man...there's actually like 50 different 360s.
Seriously, you have the premium..then they decide to make a fool out of everyone and upgrade it..so previous people got "pwned"..then the core is upgraded and now people who bought the 1st edition core...are like.."WTF i just got jacked :|"...then they have the elite...then they are releasing new 360s with the new chip...then thye haave the 3 yr warranty.
I mean, WTF, I swear microsoft is just trying to get peoples money (duh), I can bet that there are people constantly upgrading their 360, i mean the Elite? Like 3 weeks (not literally) after 360 came out...and then that made you go "WTF Why didnt they tell me there was an elite coming...i just got jacked :|, because I spent this money on a premium and got jacked"..360 owners...you can't tell you don't feel ripped off..when you buy a system..and like 2 weeks later (not literally) some new upgraded one comes...I mean it's not like there's only minor differences...It's like the difference between your console over heating...and not over heating...The difference between HDMI and no HDMI..sdlkfjkfj. -.-
I think the core needs to go...soon the core is going to be the premium -.-...like seriously. They need to release one SOLID system...where all you have to do is d/l upgrades once in a while. I don't need all these new consoles coming out because then i feel like i got jacked.
Please don't yell at me :"(
They aren't trying to get money, they're trying to win the next gen console war. They even stated that the 360 wont turn a profit until a couple more years. They are loosing billions of dollars but it seems like their only concern is to beat sony no matter what. 2 years in a look how many different models. Most people see this and decide the hell w/it, Why buy it now when they might release another version. Make up your mind M$ b/c im ready to jump in dammit!
HDMI along with MU or else I see as a fail.
not to bash but this is really ridiculous.
to many different model. its not that the comsumers will get confused, its the fact that an uninformed parent won't have any idea what there buying.
is this the core with the built in memory?
is this the core with HDMI?
is this the premium with the added heat sinks?
is this the premium with the HDMI?
whats a halo 360?
does an elite play HD DVDs?
do i have to buy the add on if i only buy the core to use the HDMI?
why are there so many different models and add-ons?
Answer all these important questions for the people who are planning to buy a XBOX360 ONCE AND FOR ALL.
They should just drop the core. Or like everyone else said lower the price of the freaking HDD's. I want a 120 gb but I refuse to pay $180 for one. I think they could just have the premium (with a game or second controller) and the elite. I still believe that every system should either come with 2 controllers or a game bundled in.
and the rumored build in hd-dvd
IF this MS idea of CHOICE then they can go to hell.
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