The lights are on
In the first few minutes of its E3 press conference on Monday, Microsoft announced that a redesigned model of the Xbox 360 is available now. Though actual details of this new 360 have been somewhat elusive, we know that the redesigned model is coming in at the same prices as the 360 Slim - $199 for 4GB, $299 for 250GB, or $299 for 4GB and Kinect. The Internet is tentatively calling this new model the Xbox 360 E.
So what exactly is the new Xbox 360?
iFixit published an “Xbox 360 E Teardown” today that took a detailed look the new console’s inner workings. They took apart the console piece by piece, analyzing each step along the way. The verdict? It’s uncannily similar to the Xbox 360 S.
The teardown found that many of the 360 E’s parts are identical to the Slim’s, including the hard drive, which is even labeled “Xbox 360 S.” Additionally, the new model’s fan is the exact one found in the S.
The outer casing for the model is different, of course, as it was redesigned to fit the modern aesthetic of the Xbox One. Most of its ports are the same, except for A/V and S/PDIF, which have been removed. The Xbox 360 E has four USB inputs as opposed to the five found on the S model.
The new Xbox 360 “will continue to roll out across all Xbox regions over the coming months."
Sounds like all they did was take stuff away
Wow. So it's the same as the 360 slim, but has less ports...
I'll stick with my R2-D2.....thanks tho.....
So a downgrade? Why?,
Meh, this is nothing unusual, but it's kinda stupid to sell it for the same price.
At least the red Mini Wii was a lower cost when it appeared.
Not sure why so many people were expecting more of an overhaul. They announced a redesign, and it appears that it's exactly what they meant.
Pffft...no thanks. I'll continue to stick with my old Elite until next generation arrives.
I hate the look of all the new consoles. I really do. PS4 looks like an awkward fit, like someone skewed the Xbox One and shot a laser through it. The Wii U is pretty much nothing except a disk drive, and a Xbox One is almost like a VCR.
I don't understand why they didn't make it cheaper too since there actually less stuff.
Basically, if you can't afford the new xbox, and don't want the always connected feature thing, you can get this one, that looks like the xboxone, lol.
Hey Microsoft, need a bigger hard drive!!!
Wow, they didn't even give it more hard drive space and kept the same price. This is pointless.
Ripoff Microsoft. -_-