The lights are on
Yes, actually. While last week's announcement of the new Xbox 360 slim promised much needed changed to the console, many were left wondering if the system really was more quiet than the current model. Today we received a brand new one and popped in a few games to find out.
Starting with one of the loudest games we've ever played, Mass Effect 2, we fired up a new game and put the TV on mute. The verdict? Well it seems to make the same sounds as before, just much quieter all around. Getting really close to the unit, I could hear the system making it's normal searching and seeking sounds but thanks to the new optical drive and fan system, it's not really an issue. It really is a big difference. And for good measure, the disc version of Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and the Damned was thrown in as well with the same results.
While the amount of decibels a console makes might not really be a reason to buy or not to buy, many Xbox 360s in the wild are either dead or dying thanks to the red ring of death. While we cannot say that these new ones wont suffer the same fate, we can say they pack in all of the good stuff that used to cost more like 802.11N WiFi, a 250GB HDD and more USB ports than you can shake your fist at.
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I'm going to wait until my 360 dies which hopefully doesnt happen until the end of this console generation but if not will get one
I am only considering purchasing this if my 360 hits the bucket. Which it hasn't yet. No problems in almost 2 years. I have hopes that it'll still be working for a while. At least long enough for the price to drop on this thing
Depending on the price i might snag one of these used in the future if there are any used ones at my local gamestop or maybe eBay or somethiing. The Wi-Fi is probably gonna cost a fortune on the overall console price though.
do not want.
Good old 360 desperatly tryin to do what it can.
Good to know.
Personally, I've still got a 20GB Pro model that has never given me a problem rebooting couldn't fix. So it's probably only a matter of time before it does fail. But since I've already got the big dollar-suck, the WiFi adapter, I think a discounted Elite sounds like a better deal than the new "S-Model."
i probably wont get one of these until my current xbox bites the dust
dang.i always get like 200$ for my b-day.heres the problem:i want a 3ds and this.Y'now ive never had anything non-nintendo.:(
let me ask a question? If you had a GM car and the GM car plant said"hey we know the motor is going to blow up 1 month later but we will put the same type of motor that will blow up again for free." Would you buy that car?
Now what if GM said "hey you know that car we sold you that blew up? well we took the same car with the same motor blowing problem and decided that instead of fixing the problem with the car, we would just make it smaller and include a free air freshener" "oh and it's going to cost more"
Now would you still buy the car again?....just asking.
Lets see if the RROD is finally gone(doubt it).
I got one of the Xbox Slims and was impressed by the light fan noise. Playing on my old Xbox is always a funny experience.
Ya. It is quieter. I like it when its that way so I don't have to turn up the volume just to hear better.