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Report: 360 Slim existence leaked in ad

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

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, Jagex Games Studio

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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, Jagex Games Studio

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

Posted:4 years ago

#4

Aleksi Ranta Product Manager - Hardware

288 138 0.5
What Microsoft usually does in cases like this is to pump up the hardware spec (250gb +wifi) and keep the pricing about the same. More bang for the same buck. Im highly skeptical of a 150 pricepoint but rather this will retail at the current price, closer to 200.

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, Gizmodo

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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, Digital Extremes

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

Posted:4 years ago

#10

Peter Bond Studying Art & Design, University of Bedfordshire

76 19 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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