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Redesigned 360 Revealed, Built In Wi-Fi And 250 Gig Hard Drive

And all for just $300!

Those italians were right on the money. At the end of the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, Executive Don Mattrick announced that the rumored Xbox 360 redesign was officially happening. How happening, you ask? The redesigned 360 is shipping to retailers today, and will be out this week. Not since the Sega Saturn launched at the end of Sega's E3 Press Conference in 1995 has a piece of announced hardware made it to retail shelves so quickly. 

The major upgrades to the 360 include it's smaller form factor and built-in wi-fi (finally, the 360 catches up to the Nintendo DS). The 360 redesign also ships with a 250 gig hard drive inside of it's smaller-footprint shape. The new black box will run you $300 dollars. That's the same price of the retail 360 with a 120gig hard drive. And that one doesn't even have wi-fi! Think of the savings! Of course, Microsoft's Kinect hardware will be compatible with the 360 redesign. 

Here's the trailer for the hardware revision went up on the Xbox 360 once the Press Conference was over. 
  
  
Remember, you can only see that new Xbox trailer on an Xbox you already own. That's dark irony at work. 

What do ay think, folks? Interested in picking up the new 360?

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Posted by MattBodega

Those italians were right on the money. At the end of the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, Executive Don Mattrick announced that the rumored Xbox 360 redesign was officially happening. How happening, you ask? The redesigned 360 is shipping to retailers today, and will be out this week. Not since the Sega Saturn launched at the end of Sega's E3 Press Conference in 1995 has a piece of announced hardware made it to retail shelves so quickly. 

The major upgrades to the 360 include it's smaller form factor and built-in wi-fi (finally, the 360 catches up to the Nintendo DS). The 360 redesign also ships with a 250 gig hard drive inside of it's smaller-footprint shape. The new black box will run you $300 dollars. That's the same price of the retail 360 with a 120gig hard drive. And that one doesn't even have wi-fi! Think of the savings! Of course, Microsoft's Kinect hardware will be compatible with the 360 redesign. 

Here's the trailer for the hardware revision went up on the Xbox 360 once the Press Conference was over. 
  
  
Remember, you can only see that new Xbox trailer on an Xbox you already own. That's dark irony at work. 

What do ay think, folks? Interested in picking up the new 360?

Posted by MajorToms

I dunno if I want this
if it's quiet I might, but it better never red ring

Posted by HariHazler

Doesn't look that sexy, but we'll see.

Edited by metalsnakezero

Looking good and they finally put wi-fi in the damn thing.

Posted by ArchV1le

want, but won't get probably

Posted by Kieran_ES

Looks like a fugly desktop.

Posted by MeatXbeatsXman

WANT ONE.

Posted by BibleDoctor

I won't lie I am very likely to purchase this soon.

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

I do like that its sexy black and the wifi but, there's nothing wrong with my RE5 blood red xbox that I bought a while back.  Ugh, the limited edition was more expensive too.

Posted by Afroman269

Why do they keep saying that it's kinect ready? Are they trying to say that my regular xbox isn't going to work with it?

Posted by coreykrosting

I am looking forward to this, but I expect that they will have resolved any build issues.

Posted by TheSilentTruth

I'm not too crazy about the glossy finish, and hopefully my current 360 won't die any time soon.

Edited by MattBosten

I'm pleasantly surprised that MS are putting it out at the same price point as the existing hardware.

Posted by Snail

The guy might as well be saying "Hey! Look! Our console doesn't suck anymore".
 
Looks like a decent console for a change.

Posted by DeF

besides the fitness game, this is what got me excited. why? cause I have mass effect and alan wake sitting on my shelf and I've been holding out on buying a 360 (got a ps3/wii already, this is the only one missing). I was expecting a price cut but THIS is even better, let's hope the hardware itself is even less prone to RROD now. and built in wi-fi! yay!

Posted by Seedofpower

Holy shit on a pickle! If my shit craps for the final time, I will pick this up.

Posted by Milkman

With my current 360 taking its last breaths, I'll probably end up buying this.

Posted by rentfn

dont buy it...please dont buy it!!!!!!!

Posted by Solskugga

if it is quiet im gonna trade my old one in for it. no questions asked

Posted by lemon360
@EndSarcasm said:
" Looks like a fugly desktop. "
YES
Posted by Rinkalicous

I wasn't sure about this, but according to the guy, it's the xbox 360 I've been waiting for, so obviously I'm sold.

Posted by Blueman

Maybe i'm just getting caught up in new console hype, but i think this is one of the best looking consoles ever.

Posted by cfflymolo

That thing is as good as bought for me, Amazon cannot put this thing on their site fast enough.

Posted by VoshiNova

Awesome, need a new xbox and that thing has built in wi-fi!

Posted by Pishogue

My xbox is out of warranty, so if it RRODs on me, I'd love to get this, but I wonder if I can transfer the contents of my current hard drive to this one.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

I'm glad that consoles are going back to being all black. Fuck white.

Posted by EthanielRain

Recently sold my old 360, now they pull me back in! 

Posted by Downandout
@Afroman269: You will need to plug Kinect into a separate power outlet with the older xboxes but with this you wont need to
Posted by ReDfr0st

so we dont have to pay for wifi, yea right they find a way! catching up to the wii, smart!
Posted by TerraDelu

"  (finally, the 360 catches up to the Nintendo DS)" 
 
hahahahah, yup!

Posted by SilenceUK

i will get one when they say if it works with the HDDVD drive and if you can transfer from a 120 and how easy that is
Posted by BlueStriped

soon ill get a slim

Posted by Vafthrutnir

That gloss, only thing stopping me from buying one, well not the only thing but w/e.

Posted by MajorToms
@Afroman269:  Nah, Kinect will require a seperate power source on the original Xbox 360s.
THIS Xbox 360, however, will have enough juice to power both the 360 and the Kinect. So a seperate power source for the Kinect isn't needed on the New 360.
Posted by targ

mmmmm donuts, err i mean xbox.  i dont know if it's because it's shiny or what but i want one.

Posted by Tuggah

If I didn't just buy a new X-Box, I might get this.

Posted by mrhankey

I think it would look better if it was a matte finish as opposed to a glossy finish.

Posted by Masfo

I'll get one when my Elite takes its last breath

Posted by Psi_FX

No more RED RINGS OF DEATH....... please

Posted by PowerBombYo

At least now when it red rings...it will look pretty doing so.

Posted by JustinSane311

The new 360 looks pretty sweet, I actually think I might pick this up!

Posted by dr_mantas

I don't know if I have been WAITING for it, but it's fine

Posted by Meteora
@Afroman269 said:
" Why do they keep saying that it's kinect ready? Are they trying to say that my regular xbox isn't going to work with it? "
Not sure, it could mean that the software is already installed on the console instead of waiting to install a update for all consoles. Or its just a marketing term. Kinect will be compatible with all existing 360s, this has been confirmed before. 
 
Also I'm not too sure about the matte. It'd have a lot of fingerprints on it compare to the matte on the old 360s.
Posted by Arrested_Developer

I never thought I'd actually want my old 360 to red ring before but man I want that.

Posted by Master

Day one.  (And I just bought a 250 gig HDD last night.  *facepalm*)

Posted by Crono

Will I be able to transfer date from my current 360's hard drive to the new one?

Posted by Sovereign13

I'm considering buying an xbox 360 for the first time in ages.

Posted by Infinityslimit

It's about time they improved the xbox the worst part is having a 20gig that is loud as a plane and has no hdmi. Im getting this to replace that for sure.

Posted by CreativeColossi
@Crono: USB drives can be used to transfer saves, yep.
Posted by Make_Me_Mad

Are they going to mention whether or not this one will unexpectedly die on me?  Because that is something kind of important to know.