Xbox 360 Arcade Spotted on Retail Shelves

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The existence of Microsoft's Xbox 360 Arcade package has been definitively confirmed by way of sightings on retail shelves this weekend. The unit has been rumored to replace the Core model at that SKU's $279.99 price point.

Photographs confirm the $279.99 price point, and indicate that the games Boom-Boom Rocket, Pac-man, Uno, Feeding Frenzy, and Luxor 2 are indeed included on a compilation disc. Like the Core, the Arcade model lacks a hard drive, but apparently avoids being quite as crippled by including a 256MB memory unit for saved games and Xbox Live Arcade downloads.

There have been several sightings of the unit, with one made by Shacker Prozium of Tucson, Arizona. Microsoft has yet to officially announce availability of the unit, suggesting that this scattered retail presence is unintentional and likely the result of distributors or store staff failing to adhere to the Arcade's release date.

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    October 14, 2007 6:10 PM

    http://www.projectoffset.com/ just updated their site with more info about character and such plus some screenshots.

    • ArB legacy 10 years
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      October 14, 2007 6:17 PM

      You're such a free spirit. You just post wherever you want!

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        October 14, 2007 7:14 PM

        well seriously is the 360 arcade really even newsworthy?

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          October 14, 2007 7:25 PM

          I would say yes considering that MS hasn't officially confirmed the unit.

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      October 14, 2007 6:34 PM

      that game looks pretty sweet

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      October 14, 2007 10:56 PM

      guild wars looks just as good

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      October 15, 2007 12:09 AM

      Do you all have unlimited funding? Because from the ambitious overview section it doesn't look like it's any where close to release, even though it's been in development for 3+ years.

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