Xbox 360 With 60GB HDD Announced; 20GB Price Cut 'While Supplies Last'


Microsoft today officially announced that a 60GB Xbox 360 will be replacing the 20GB Pro system at the $349 price point. The 60GB hard drive is the only difference; the box will still include one wireless controller, a Xbox Live Headset, and a month of Xbox Live Gold membership for free. As we've covered before, retailers are cutting the price of a 20GB system to $299. It seems that $299 price point isn't a permanent one though, as Microsoft points out the $50 drop is one of the "while supplies last" variety. This could indicate that once sold out, the only SKUs will be the $279 HDD-less Arcade system, the $349 60GB Premium system, and the $449 120GB Elite.

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    July 13, 2008 3:08 AM

    So there ya go, you can choose from the Xbox 360 "Crippled", "Premium" or "Elite"

    No such thing as Xbox 360 "Standard" anymore these days.

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      July 13, 2008 3:45 AM

      The crippled is a good way to pick up a replacement system in the event your 360 bites the dust one too many times, like mine did. I already had the HDD and other essentials just needed the system replacement.

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        July 13, 2008 4:14 AM

        A $280 replacement system? You could have it repaired by Microsoft for cheaper...

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          July 13, 2008 5:59 AM


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            July 13, 2008 1:18 PM

            my newer elite is louder than my original launch box :S

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          July 13, 2008 12:08 PM

          I killed the warranty a long time ago when I cracked it open and reseated the cpu and gpu. This time it was the cd drive gone bad, i ripped the tray out and the gears went flying.
          It was a first gen 360 anyway. Bout time to upgrade that sucker.

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      July 13, 2008 7:34 AM

      the standard has been the "pro" for a while now.

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      July 13, 2008 5:22 PM

      Its still cheaper to buy an Arcade and a 120gig drive than it is to get the Elite though, that's gotta mean something.

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        July 13, 2008 6:23 PM

        Actually, you get the HDMI cables kit with the Elite also. Most decent HDMI cables go for about 50 bucks.

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          July 13, 2008 9:35 PM

          You can find numerous 6 foot HDMI cables on Amazon for less than three dollars. Don't buy into Monster Cable's hype.

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            July 14, 2008 12:00 AM

            Yeah, I know, but I prefer cables with better construction. Granted that overall picture quality is the same, but I'm also talking about quality along the lines of the physical cables themselves. Just had bad experience with cables with shoddy materials and workmanship.

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