Microsoft UK boss Neil Thompson has confirmed the 4Gb Xbox 360 will be the "primary SKU" for Kinect at launch, with no plans in place to sell the motion-control device together with a 250Gb system at a discount.
... and find out 4GB of HDD is practically nothing nowadays, and a couple of months later see a 250GB bundle on the shelves... Also, you'd think MS would WANT it's customers to have enough HDD-storage, so they'd be more inclined to buy DLC, XBLA games, etc...
Hard to believe you get quadruple the storage on a PSPGo than you do with that bundle. Couldn't they cough up a little more?
What's worse is that it's even less than the original XBOX at launch.
Well their certainly going a different way than Sony that are offering a 320 gig bundle. I may be strange but I would rather spend the extra hundred and get 316 gig more storage.
Hey at least it's not as bad as the old arcade or the Wii! 512Mb ftl
any usb flash drive should work as storage unit
Lol and there was an article saying that some microshaft big wig thought core gamers would adopt kinect.. this alone proves otherwise. 4gb is all you need for the majority.. it's for under 10 year olds and house wives anyway... they probably won't even connect it to xbox live and even if they did, they wouldn't bother looking at XBLA games. They also won't have to worry about DLC.. going off by what we know of the quality of the games for it, microsoft will release DLC as a sequel and charge full price thinking these sheep will still pay for it.
lmao bubbles for yewles1 Shit just got real.
Seems wise not to confuse new consumers with to many SKUs at launch. No doubt it will come out some time next year. As for HDD space add 2 usbs for 36GBs.
Agreed. All MS has to do is throw a 16GB USB or two in the box down the road, and they can advertise a 20 or 36GB SKU. A $400 250Gb bundle I dont think would be as enticing to their Kinect launch audience. I do think they should have priced the standalone Kinect for a little less though. Or maybe a promotional price/rebate for existing 360 owners?
4gb..will you be able to download demos and themes...4gb doesn't seem like it's enough...why would ms do this I do not get it....
innocent parents will buy this bundle, and later will need more space so there is where the overpriced Hard drives come in Jump In!
thats their plan. Then want people to look at the move bundle and 360 kinect bundle. The ppl will choose the cheaper. These ppl dont think that they will have to buy a hhd later thus making the price closer to the ps3 bundle. they cant think that far ahead and thats what m$ counts on
I've worked at Gamestop and not once did a Wii buyer even inquire about, let alone complain about the storage size in the Wii. Why would only 4 gigs suddenly be an issue for them when the Wii only had 512mb and they didn't care?
wtf is up with ms? i guess i wont be upgrading. i was looking forward to a bundle like the ps3 and move. i guess ms couldnt comepete in price considering how expensive hdd is and how high tech the 360 still is.. /s they really are just shooting for casuals. i just get that feeling ms wont be around next gen, i wonder who is next to step in line? apple?
they just want some nintendollars. once again blinded by greed
Of course not, for what? casuals think 4 gigs is alot
Casuals know the difference between a 2GB iPod Nano and a 250GB iPod Classic. They're not that dumb.
Did you hear anyone complain about storage issues for the 360 Arcade? It had like 512MBs. They use it for saves and maybe some avatar stuff and that's it.
My 360 with a 20GB HDD (which is actually 13GB) still has 12GB free. But with that said, I think that 4GB is a joke. They probably could have put in a $20 60GB HDD in it and not have made a dent in the production cost.
It's for the same reason they don't include HDMI cables. Believe it or not, most people don't need them, because they don't have a HDTV.
yea that is stupid on microsoft behalf i just knew they was gonna make a 250gig kinect bundle it was the logical thing to do..... so let me get this straight A 4gigkinect bundle for 299 vs a ps3 160gig move bundle for the same price hmmm guess i'll be gettn the ps3 bundle then dam MS u really fuckn up but still i will get the newer 360 fa my lil girl not the kinect bundle tho
@Freshnikes ms does this because its a cheap bundle you get kinect with it but with 4gb you cant do much tho but you can add a hard drive to it but then the price goes up that's why am only getting the halo reach limited xbox360 and am not a big fan of kinect
the only thing you can't really do is install full retail games. this is a bundle aimed at casuals. hell, im willing to bet most people with 120GB and 250GB HDD's don't even install their games.
knowing microsoft you fans will probably get massive discount or 10 free games. LoL
MS is just looking for the quick buck. 4g is not a lot but, they have to do something to slow the PS3 momentum.
"with no plans in place to sell the motion-control device together with a 250Gb system at a discount" How can they fail harder??
The Kinect bundle is aimed at the very casual casuals. Mum and dads ppl who dont ever play videogames. No one complained about the Wiis lack of storage. Kinect buyers are not going to play video games for the very 1st time and 2 days later want to download GTA Gears 1 & 2 and Halo.!!! If they become big gamers a year later its not as if they cant buy a bigger drive. But carry on chatting below and say 4GB sucks...
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