Another big e3 rumor is coming our way, this time from the same man that confirmed Halo:Reach before it was announced at last year’s E3. Neogaf member ” Annoying Old Party Man” is known for being “right” with his inside information.
I believe it. The real question is..how much? edit: dude, if this with Natal bundled in it is sold for 300 bucks...then 360 will "win" this generation as far as sales are concerned. Not even joking here. Right now, I have ZERO plans to buy a 360..but if the price is right, I'm buying in a heartbeat. Microsoft seriously has a chance to topple Ninty this generation if they price this bundle correctly. @dangert12- I find it sad as well. Mainstream America will look at a Slim 360 with Wi-fi built in and will praise Microsoft, completely disregarding the incredible value that Sony has been giving us for years. However, the reason M$ can get away with this is because they came out FIRST. In 2005-2006, people got used to getting ripped off and not having Wi-fi. If the PS3 had come out first with Wi-fi built in, the 360 would've have been screwed.
what i find sad is both the over console had built in wifi since launch 4 YEARS later it comes to xbox and its news WIFI in a console is news 4 YEARS after the other competing consoles did it and it comes as standard in lot of tech these days
Don't talk about this from a technical point of view. Its just economics. The only reason 360 didn't have WiFi is because they wanted it to be really cheap and save as much money as possible. Now that all the hardware has dropped in price it will be cheaper for them to give it for free.
wii had wifi and still was lower then the other consoles, wifi is not that expensive to implement so stop with the horse-sh**
WTH are you talking about? Of course Wii would be cheaper no matter what. Do you think the hardware in the 360 and the Wii have similar capabilities. I am not even trolling or being a 360 fanboy because I never had a 360 and I don't plan on getting one my PS3 is enough. But MS didnt leave the WiFi out because it didn't fit or something it was just to save money. I think you stupid if you disagree.
xbots think ps3 and wii, have never had wifi or even free online play for that matter.
@Guntroll Even the DS hsd Wifi so, still the horse-sht on.
anyone who believes this is going to go for under 299$ is delusional. its not going to happen. Microsoft just have to compare to how they are screwing over their customers with price of add-on devices and at 299$ it looks like the deal of the century.
another 360 slim article
thats what im like why is everyone lookig for a 360 slim like it doesnt make sense for microsoft to revision the cpu in the 360 multiple times to fix a hardware malfunction to no avail and then decide to shrink the size of the components it just confuses me sony shrinks the ps3 for cost efficiency so why is microsoft doing it
if they do bring out a 360 slim will it have the power brick built into ?
just because sont did it, you think microsoft will do too, uh uh
This might actually make me buy a 360. $199 isn't a bad price considering what you're getting (that is, if the hardware is functional).
If true, I suspect the price will be about $400! It looks as if the 360 has a price cut on it's way due to the fact that there are games bundled with it. A redesign will allow then to add the N wireless tech and bundle Natal with it. That would allow them to have that bundled and offset the price. For some reason though, I kept thinking that MS was going to throw a BR player in there with the slim redesign. I guess because they said they would probably release a blu-ray player for the 360, but haven't said much since then. I suspect Sony will do some kind of bundle with the Move as well. The only thing about a Ps3 bundle I can't figure out is if they will replace the dual shock 3 with the Move, or include them both! Because technically, you can replace the DS 3 with the Move. I guess we'll find out in a couple of days!
It's looking like the PS3 might get a price cut even though no one seems to be asking for it. I would expect MS to release a slim console with a build in HDD and Wi-Fi for 199 to match Sony. I expect both to launch bundles that include their respective motion controllers.
360 on old n4g.
When was the last time Microsoft price anything right?? How much are the stand alone HDD, wirelss N-adaptor, or xbox branded jump drives?? I would hold your breath for a 300 dollar price point. especially if its packed with natal.
From what it says here the PS3 debut with WiFi included. Not that I ever used it because of how it will affect online MP matches. "All models, excluding the 20 GB model, include 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi." http://bit.ly/aFhFP Unless MS adopts Blu-ray I don't see them being on the same level. The tech is just not comparable and MS needs to suck it up and bite the bullet and start shipping the box with Blu. I would hope that one day both boxes will be at the same level performance wise because then we could start focusing on what really matters....games. Natal + WiFi + 250 HD = very expensive. Don't expect MS to debut a new technology and take a loss on it. They're in this business to make money and not give away hardware just so fanboys have something to brag about. But if you want all this tech and more for a good price then just get a PS3. Amazing exclusives 3D gaming Free online gaming PS Move($50) Blu-ray WiFi easily swappable HD All for $300 with move $350 Looking at this line up I think Sony is going to take it this year. Whoa!
Amazing exclusives yeah when there short lived and no one talks about them seriously how many people are still playing KZ2 or MAG for that matter haven't heard a single peep from any of my friends that own a PS3 I know many people that still play MW2 halo 3 and BC2 on 360 3D gaming Oh so you experience it first hand and know it's good even though no game on PS3 supports it yet next please Free online gaming yeah come back to me when your download times and updates don't take about forever please and your web browser doesn't suck and your interface isn't a cluttered mess at least MS totally revamped it's dashboard and doesn't require firmware updates every once a week PS Move($50) uh excuse me you have offically word of the price point of move even though sony never announced it yet dumb comment and retarded speculation moving on Blu-ray for what? extra storage space your totatlly right about that espically since Uncharted 2 is still only 8-10 hours long and doesn't support more then 8 player cap limit but how is that it's bluray man it's a blank disc adds no power to the PS3 aside from storage space it's a BLANK ****ING DISC they could add a lemon minted smell to it and you fanboys would drool like nerds WiFi this is the only claim you get points on but your still retarded easily swappable HD at least MS doesn't enforce mandatory installs on us and the HDD don't crash and cause complete reformatting losing all data in the process
OF CORSE PEOPLE STILL PLAY MAG THE GAME CAME OUT ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO. As a matter of fact people still play KZ2. You don’t have a PS3? No?Then shut the fuck up. 3D gaming Are you a fucking retard? Stardust HD and Wipeout HD are in 3D moron! Local shop here in NY has a 3D capable set w/demo. What, you mean to tell me that the Xbox still doesn't have 3D gaming?! But you knew that already http://bit.ly/7GeqX0 Free online gaming You’re fucking stupid. PSN DL/UL speeds are fine. PS Move($50) That’s the rumor. Oh did I not mention that? My bad. Blu-ray Yeah why Blu-ray...there’s no need...pfft! Blu-ray just happens to be the de-facto standard for the movie industry and whether you want to admit or not it fucking matters. Dude stop talking out your ass. WiFi Trolling moron. Swappable HD What the fuck does that have to do with swapping out a HD? Oh because you’re a fucking troll and everything that you listed is pure BS. But of course MS invented a technology that some how makes it immune to harddrive crashes and data loss. lol idiot! Last question - You mad? lol
Poontangpie People are still playing Warhawk,let alone the other 2.There are some games that now support 3D(Super Stardust,Wipeout,Motorstorm PR new demo) PS3 has a web browser,unlike 360 and it does work. PS3 features more players per game online,less lag and is more reliable(Live didn't work for 2 weeks,xmas 08) Uncharted 2 looks better than any 360 game ever,as does Killzone 2 and God of war3,why?Blu Ray/Cell combo. Hardware arguement is your best though.I've put a 320gb western digital HDD is my PS3.Better than MS rip off AND the 360 dies completely,a lot. I can say all this because I've owned both since launch.Personal experience. You don't and never have owned a PS3,have you?
There are still a ton of people playing MAG, there are still a ton of people Playing KZ2. Obviously you don't own a PS3 or those games, but I think you only mentioned 2 of the PS3's massive list of exclusives here. What about Modnation which has TONS of people on everyday, I still haven't completed everything in God of War so I still play that, same with Uncharted 2. Oh, and just so you know, your mention of MW2 is foolish because how many PS3 users are still playing that game? A TON! I could go on about the other bull you posted, but I think this is enough.
199 for a slim 360 with wifi and hd would be sexy.
it would, IT WOULD, but to bad
Wi-Fi built in?? This is MS we are talking about they will never include Wi-Fi with the console purely because they are making a fortune on the adapters. I think everybody who knows MS by now knows they won't kill sales of one of there biggest profit earners as well as there biggest selling accessory. Get real. FAKE. Gamesthirst are just bashing out anything they can think of off the top of their heads here. This is like the 3rd BS rumour today??
Deadreckoning..... You already have a 360! Why buy another?
Because it does what its told!....it also puts the lotion on its skin...
...........or it gets the hose again.
If this is true and the price is right i will buy it (with NATAL bundled) i am really hoping it isn't anything over 400$ for this if its bundle plus a game (and remotes still)
Is my guess. The 250GB HD makes me believe it won't hit the sub-200 mark.
the 250gb hdd drive looks to be a great addition, and in my book it will be the 2nd best console this gen behind the ps3. and wifi will also be a great addition.
That's probably too low..they will leave the arcade model at $199 and Introduce Natal+Slim at $299 most likely
$249 with Natal. Barebones, it will be $199
So Natal comes free? I don't see how that's possible
Can't I get some of that chronic too sir?
i dont think theres any doubt that we will see a slim 360 next week. real question is, how much will it cost?
i am guessing 150-199$ and if its true this will be used to be bundled with NATAL which i am guessing bundle price between 300-400$
The arcade version will go down to $149 at least.
It would make sense since for the average consumer it may seem like a better deal than the ps3 slim at 299$ although we all know its far from the truth.
I wonder how the slim 360 looks like.. I will buy it even though i already have one.
A backup console sounds like a good idea
Yeah.. whatever thats supposed to mean
who will NOT be buying a fifth (!) i know exactly what he means
I see what you did there...LOL!
Well I hope not Since I only recently, as in a half a year ago, bought an Xbox 360 Super Elite.
Good thing I held off buying a 360. If this is true then I'll definatly buy one, since lack of Wifi as one of the main factors of not buying this earlier.
the x360 will finally become a PS3 by the end of this gen. Not surprise at all. The PS3 is the best console ever. MS would be stupid not to copy it.
bias much? News Flash 360 is a great console PS3 is a great console See how easy this is? /on topic I am almost 100% sure they will announce a slim.
i could not stop laughing after i read "The PS3 is the best console ever." You sir should be on Comedy Central!
from a technical standpoint yes the ps3 is the best console ever constructed thus far. the 360 comes in second. The point is whenever you don't have to buy as many peripherals as the next guy than you know you got yourself a nice piece of equipment. Even if they do bring out a slim it will only show Sony was right all along. I still have to get batteries for my 360 pads, and i refuse to keep buying batteries or let alone another controller. I watch bluray movies on my machines, and i already got an extremely cheap 500gb hard drive on my 60gb unit as we speak. Now if you want to say xbox live is the best console based online network ever constructed than i would simply have to say, yeah you're right because it is. But as far as the consoles themselves are concern yeah the ps3 is the best console ever constructed thus far. The Dreamcast was the best console constructed until the ps2 arrived, than the ps2 got beaten in this department by the original xbox which was more powerful and packed a hard drive in every unit. And now here we are the ps3 is the best console ever constructed this gen.
i was one of the few that actually bought a PS3 on launch, a 60GB system....i do NOT use wifi because i do not like the chance of my connection going out. The Controller (Sixaxis) was a complete piece of crap, it was too light, too small and did not rumble. I turn the PS3 on..i start to play Motorstorm, i had been used to custom soundtracks since the Xbox and was mystified and confused when i called Sony and they told me that there was no custom music on their system (at the time) At this point i knew my 599$ was well wasted. Then i try to play online..and this is in the days before the XMB was usable in game, so i would have to leave the game just to check my inbox.. so i take it up the ass for 3 more years.. and then the great day came that my PS3 died (YLOD) and my 360 was born....ty
lololololololololololololololo everybody is entitled to their opinion but wow. An article about 360 and this troll comes in to say playstation 3 is the best console ever. R u worried or something?
im going to buy a replacement slim if it comes out, but wifi doesn't bother me as i will still use a cable. The harddrive would be great as my 20gig hd is getting a bit full.
Rumor of a Rumor of a Rumor? can't these guys just wait. -_-
Wow, if true this is a big punch to the nuts for me. Built in wifi is overdue.
I've got a PS3, and I have the WiFi adapter for my 360. I only use WiFi for the rare occasions I have to move one of them to our bedroom if my wife is studying in the living room or wants to watch some Netflix or something (PC is hooked up to the living room TV). WiFi is useless for MP gaming, or even Netflix HD movie streaming...2 things I do A LOT OF with my 360. I use the ethernet ports 95% of the time on BOTH consoles...MUCH better connection.
one in my bedroom that i run wi-fi, and netflix works fine. i cant imagine it being much of a difference on 360
Sometimes I like moving things around but I'm forced to make decisions based on where my Xbox 360 and PC are located. I prefer Ethernet as well but built in wifi would be nice for those occasions.
Well damn, about time. That only took 4 years to happen if this rumor is true.
I think the real question is will it have a 54.2% failure rate? Let's hope they can at least halve the failure rate this time around.
make sure this slim xbox doesnt have a bad failure rate, like the previous one did when it was released.
now it just needs a Blu-Ray drive to become a PS3
Well, that and built in WiFi, bluetooth, controllers with usable d-pads, free online play, the ability to upgrade the hard drive without being price gouged, and a better processor. But yeah, it's just about there. (And yeah, I have both systems...the PS3 is better in every way except for Live's online-party handling).
Totally agree with you.
if true i will get one, but not straight away, i got burnt the last time i did that, will wait and see how they perform first
I'm gonna have a new console standing next to my PS3.
Its still an inferior PS3.
Standing next to a 360, the PS3 would indeed be inferior. :)
I don't have a 360 now so I will wait 'til E3 to see if this approves true or if there is a slim.