Microsoft announces new Xbox 360 SKU

New Xbox 360 SKU available from today.

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Microsoft has announced a new Xbox 360 SKU.

Speaking at Microsoft's Xbox E3 press conference, Microsoft said the new Xbox 360 SKU would be sleeker and more in line with the design of the upcoming Xbox One.

Microsoft said the new, redesigned Xbox 360 was smaller and sleeker than the previous model--which was announced back at E3 2010. It will sell for the same estimated retail prices across the 360 SKUs: $199.99 for the 4GB console, $299.99 for the 250GB, and $299.99 for the 4GB Kinect Bundle.

Microsoft has also pledged "hundreds" of games coming to the Xbox 360 over the coming months, including Wargaming's popular massively multiplayer online game World of Tanks.

"There's never been a better time to experience everything Xbox 360 has to offer," said Microsoft chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi. Elsewhere in the press conference, Microsoft announced a November release date and a $500 price for the Xbox One.

The new Xbox 360 SKU will be shipping today to retailers across the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. Microsoft said the device will reach all Xbox regions in the coming months.

Discussion

72 comments
philstone1968
philstone1968

The marketing & sales strategy of M'soft is something I'll never get a handle on.  I've really enjoyed my games on Xbox, Xbox360 (reflecting my Achievements)! But I can't foresee a long future for the 360 like M'soft tout. Maybe their interpretation of what purpose the 360 & the new xbox360zku will be ONLY BE free games like Fable 3 & new Arcade titles yet to be released??? There is that Tank game which looks good, but in 2 years time would any such games developers even glance at the 360, I'd be shocked?!

philstone1968
philstone1968

Got heaps of PS reps in this blog, you guys should ask for a bonus to your wages for all your hard work. Parroting the same negatives from one blog looks much the same in another about M'soft.. Clearly you've no interest in the product. Blackace is one of the few gamers that has managed to stay on topic (still negative, but mostly original).

blackace
blackace

WTF is wrong with M$? Why didn't they lower the price by $100 or more? Stupid numb nuts. You release a smaller slim that's obviously cheaper to make and you lower the price. This is a huge fail for them if they don't lower the price on the 360 by at least $100 before the holidays.

gbus316
gbus316

Microsoft thinking it has the finger on the pulse...

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

So the "HUGE" news for 360 was World of Tanks? Are you KIDDING me????

blind59
blind59

I was expecting a price cut somewhere for any system

obsequies
obsequies

the second version was the best

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

I probably should pick one up at some point, but I might wait until they get really cheap (after the Xbone is released.)

I've been needing a new 360 so I can play RDR since that never got a PC release. Unfortunately my current 360 is in worse shape than any console I've ever owned, even though I've probably taken more care of it than any of those consoles. Oh well, Microsoft I guess.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

don't have a need for this though if my 360 bit the dust might as well get this model am I right? 

tim1935
tim1935

They must be sneaking in something or there wouldn't be a need for it.

DarthLod
DarthLod

Why? They already did this once. Pointless man.

Dumper1
Dumper1

Just when you think they can't screw up any more. The 250GB should be half that price by now.

WoodenStick
WoodenStick

I can get a select brand 250gb HDD for 40$, a new controller costs 35$ leaving the new 360 console with a price of 224$.

Take the 160$ Gamepad off the Wii U and you still have a 140$ console that's more powerful and also plays Wii games.

M$ you're such a rip-off.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

so they didn't even lower the prices *laughing* 

way to go Micro$haft 

another brand got butchered by an apple like managers *sigh*

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

$299.99 for the 250GB??? 

FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

So an Xbox 360 Superslim? For the people who are really really late to Xbox?

DakuhiroUzumaki
DakuhiroUzumaki

Wow people will find anything to bitch about. I like the way the Xbox One and the 360 looks like but the One is cooler to me. I have a first Gen Xbox 360 and the 360 slim so one is shiny which is apparently a huge bullet point for a console. so at least it's shiny so all the biased neanderthals can be satisfied with that.


obsequies
obsequies

wheres the fukcing picture?! wtf

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

Nice they are following Sony's idead of giving games away. Halo 3 and AC2.. well, heres hoping they put up better games in the future.

grbolivar
grbolivar

How much will be this new SKU? If its ~$200 then I may get one plus a Gold subscription and enjoy my two free games per month, add to that my PS+ subscription and I'll be getting like 10 games free each month, much more than I can handle :)

Jyakotu
Jyakotu

Surprised that Microsoft is still going to support the Xbox 360, because they dropped the original Xbox rather quickly.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Not sure why they decided to make the 360 looks like an old VCR as well. Previous design was sexy.

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

$500 for XBOX One + $60 for XBOX Live + $60 game= $620+Tax Next year +$60 more Next year +$60 more Next year +$60 more

The console that keeps forcing you to pay.

blackace
blackace

@Ripper_TV I think it was the redesign on the 360 Slim, which I hate. That's not HUGE news. Lowering the price of the 4GB 360 to $99 and 250GB to $150 would be HUGE news. Stupid fools.

blackace
blackace

@Dumper1 100% agree. That's what I thought they were going to announce.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

@Megavideogamer Actually with the failure rate of 360s this is more a replacement if you plan on playing any 360 games in the future. It's either make one console that doesn't get its period every month or sell one crappy console and then make people replace it every couple of years. Which nets more profit?

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

@Megavideogamer More for lowering the production cost.  I think even MS knows that the 360 will be the real high performer after the launch hysteria for Xbox One, if there is one, dies down.

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

@DakuhiroUzumaki this is gs.  I've been a member for almost a decade...unfortunately.  because it's filled with morons.  now more than ever.

beavisj
beavisj

@Jyakotu It looks like they will let the new one "ride out" to see how well it does, better yet, how bad it does before they lose focus on the 360

RandyAU93
RandyAU93

@AngelsongCA If you're paying $60 for Live, you're doing it wrong. The market rate is more like $40. Online shopping is your friend.

deltaalphagamma
deltaalphagamma

@combigotes I liked the 360 slim, but it began to be a decoration item so I sold it and could buy a Wii (not the U) 

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

@combigotes Would have made more sense I guess if they had announced a price cut as well.

deathblow3
deathblow3

@Pikdum @Judgemynt @AngelsongCA pc games use peer to peer consoles cant do that with out lag not enough processing power. or private servers also just how many games does pc get i can name 20 games i have that the pc has never seen. so it is a moot point as pc is free but lacks the content

deathblow3
deathblow3

@AngelsongCA @Pikdum @Judgemynt @TrueGB @RandyAU93 pc games use peer to peer consoles cant do that with out lag not enough processing power. or private servers also just how many games does pc get i can name 20 games i have that the pc has never seen. so it is a moot point as pc is free but lacks the content

deathblow3
deathblow3

@AngelsongCA @TrueGB @RandyAU93 well angel looks like your fck now with the way you think all those servers it takes to run your multiplayer games you will have to pay for with both systems. because you need psn+ for multiplayer now

RandyAU93
RandyAU93

@SalahDinThe2nD @TrueGB @AngelsongCA And now that online multiplayer won't be free on PS4 (and at same cost of $5/month or $60/year, without online shopping), it looks like the only console of choice will be Wii U, if those complaining about the price of online gaming were being intellectually honest ... right?

Pikdum
Pikdum

@Judgemynt @AngelsongCA @TrueGB @RandyAU93 I have heard this excuse since 2007, it was never true then and it isn't true now. You are deluding yourself into believing somehow, for some reason, the exact same multiplayer games are somehow a better experience than elsewhere. In reality there is little to no difference, why do you choose to defend Microsoft's greed?

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

@Judgemynt @AngelsongCA @TrueGB @RandyAU93 PC has premium multiplayer for free.  Why does it cost on XBOX?

Judgemynt
Judgemynt

@AngelsongCA @TrueGB @RandyAU93 You're paying for Premium access to multiplayer gaming online.  Sorry but the PSN and Wii U network can't compete in terms of overall quality of online play (individual game servers notwithstanding).  Remember the old adage, You get what you pay for.