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Report: 360 Slim existence leaked in ad

Mon 14 Jun 2010 7:44am GMT / 3:44am EDT / 12:44am PDT
Hardware

Images from Italian sites seem to confirm long-standing rumours of new Microsoft console SKU

Images from advertisements in Italy appear to indicate that an Xbox 360 Slim will be one of the big reveals from Microsoft at this year's E3 Expo.

The console, apparently shown on a host of websites in Italy and picked up by Console Tribe, have since disappeared - although sources have confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that Microsoft has indeed lined up a new slimline addition to its Xbox 360 portfolio.

The move follows Sony's now-well trodden path of introducing a cheaper, smaller version of its consoles once production techniques have been refined enough. However, in this case - if the images are to be believed - the new Xbox 360 will feature a 250GB hard drive and built-in wireless technology.

No price points have yet been leaked, but if true the news will hit later today when in the official Microsoft press briefing.

11 Comments

Gregg Baker
Head of Community Strategy

17 0 0.0
Hopefully the tech is slightly improved too, otherwise the nice pretty 'slim' case will be a ball of plastic in no time!

Posted:4 years ago

#1

Kingman Cheng
Illustrator and Animator

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Second that Gregg, give us more but keep it fairly priced.
Especially with Kinect coming up.

Posted:4 years ago

#2

Joe Bognar
PR Account Executive / Journalist

99 2 0.0
Yeah! Hopefully it will be areound 150-200 only! (or even cheaper) (don't think so though)

Posted:4 years ago

#3

Gregg Baker
Head of Community Strategy

17 0 0.0
With a 250GB HD? Think its more likely to replace the Elite price point.

Posted:4 years ago

#4

Aleksi Ranta
Product Manager - Hardware

273 127 0.5

Posted:4 years ago

#5

Private
Industry

1,176 182 0.2
Looking at the pictures and using the DVD tray as reference point it does not seem to be a really slim version, at best a tiny little bit smaller in height.

Posted:4 years ago

#6

Jack Loftus
Contributing Editor

95 0 0.0
Nice router

Posted:4 years ago

#7

Alan Botvinick
Producer

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I wonder if it is going to come bundled with Kinect. A bundle will help the new peripheral to establish an install base. We'll find out in a few hours at the MS conference.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Alan Botvinick on 14th June 2010 3:32pm

Posted:4 years ago

#8
Look pretty good imo. Certianly better then the old design. I'll need to see some more pics to get a complete picture...

Posted:4 years ago

#9

CaseyB
Artist

12 0 0.0
will it still cook my toast and eggs?

Posted:4 years ago

#10

Peter Bond
Studying Art & Design

66 18 0.3
not bothered anymore, been off the 360 for a year and abit now, as i have been through many rrod's! its just ps3 all the way for me now! 360 is one of the most defective console i have ever experienced in all my time of gaming!... (it doesn't even have internal battery for time and date) - not much of a 'pc in a box' is it?...

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Peter Bond on 14th June 2010 7:25pm

Posted:4 years ago

#11

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