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 $299 for 4GB and Kinect. The Internet is tentatively calling this new model the Xbox 360 E.
So what exactly is the new Xbox 360?
iFixit published an “Xbox 360 E Teardown” today that took a detailed look the new console’s inner workings. They took apart the console piece by piece, analyzing each step along the way. The verdict? It’s uncannily similar to the Xbox 360 S.
The teardown found that many of the 360 E’s parts are identical to the Slim’s, including the hard drive, which is even labeled “Xbox 360 S.” Additionally, the new model’s fan is the exact one found in the S.
The outer casing for the model is different, of course, as it was redesigned to fit the modern aesthetic of the Xbox One. Most of its ports are the same, except for A/V and S/PDIF, which have been removed. The Xbox 360 E has four USB inputs as opposed to the five found on the S model.
The new Xbox 360 “will continue to roll out across all Xbox regions over the coming months."
So its slightly worse but costs the same...great...
In fairness, Microsoft never said there would be anything new about the system. It's just a superficial redesign. I'm sure there are still a lot of people out there who do not own a Xbox 360, and perhaps if they decide to get one, they may prefer the new design over the older ones.
Pathetic. So, if I were to get this, I wouldn't be able to plug my Turtle Beach adapter in this?
Goddamnit. With every passing day since the One reveal, Micro$oft just continues to fail.
Basically, they made it look like an Xbox One in the hope that some senile dude'll buy it as a christmas present
Smh MS you really got a little to greedy on this cycle didnt you.
I don't know why Microsoft would do this, especially with a new gen of hardware on the way. The Slim (my current model) is better or equivalent in just about every aspect.
Figures. Thanks a lot Microsoft.
$299?! and 250gb! nope, stick with a PS3 bundle or a Wii U basic pack.
I thought about getting this, not anymore.
No SPDIF WTF!!!
Nothing to see here, move along folks.
Seems like a downgrade and not an upgrade. Microsoft is just losing money day by day.
Even the new PS3 changed enough to make it different than the other models. This is only an asthetic change for the Xbox 360.