E3 2010: Xbox 360 Slim Ships This Week - $299 / 199 - PIX

Faster wifi, bigger drive

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The quieter, bigger-HD'd and faster WiFi'd Xbox 360 slim (well, little) we mentioned this morning has indeed come to pass. And it'll be out this week for the same price as the older, louder, slower 360.

The unit was confirmed this evening at the Microsoft press briefing in Los Angeles, as was the price: $299 for the new unit. Although the European launch has been confirmed as July 16th. The price is apparently 199 in UK, 249 in mainland Europe.

Don Mattrick lifted an old, white Xbox 360 from a table to reveal the smaller and - he promised "whisper quiet" - unit that will be "shipping to retail this week". Those journalists attending to event, including SPOnG's own Joe Chagan (@SPOnG_Lupos on Twitter), received a unit there and then.

The new Xbox 360 comes with a 250Gb hard drive and 802.11.n wiifi as opposed to the Elite 120Gb drive and no wireless built-in.

It was a highly upbeat end to an otherwise underwhelming press briefing. Full details on that as soon as Joe gets out of the venue.


headcasephil 14 Jun 2010 20:15
the press briiefing just felt nintendo even the new 360 looks a bit nintedo i just hope nintendo's e3 dont feel nintendo
deleted 15 Jun 2010 11:10
Apparently it will come in Arcade flavor too at Arcade price point as the old Arcade SKU sells out, which is what im more likely to get as i see this more as a media hub for the living room with Kinect.

also agree it feels very Nintendo infact looks like the bottom half is a Wii attached to a 360.
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YenRug 15 Jun 2010 15:21
Shouldn't that be "includes WiFi", rather than "faster"?
Andy P 15 Jun 2010 15:42
"Highly upbeat" - because you got a new 360? Shame!
Oh 16 Jun 2010 22:12
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