Unboxing the Xbox 360 250GB

At Microsoft's E3 2010 keynote address, the company unveiled, and released, the new Xbox 360 250GB. The new machine will cost AU$499 and comes with built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and a 250GB hard drive among its many upgrades. Microsoft also gave the console a glossy black case and a more svelte look. New consoles are already en route to stores and should be widely available on 1 July.




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Markoflife posted a comment   

it still have that MASSSIVE power supple OMG microsoft although it uses less energy at least make the power brick smaller. also improve the ---- hardware...... everything from that its a good new console with better feature. i hope green rind of death isn't that bad LOL

 

JimmyG posted a comment   

Still got a massive brick of a power transformer, seems they forgot to skinnycise it!

 

Timberwolf131 posted a comment   

All those extra USB ports on the back could come in handy, I never understood why when they released the PS3 slim they didnt give it some USB ports on the back, instead we have all these cables being messy out the front

Simple things make a big difference

 

whatever posted a comment   

Most of the comments appear to be from current owners or possibly sony fanbois.. I think the main emphasis of this upgrade from microsoft isnt to take these two demographics, in particular the former, its just a more refined console for someone that is finally going to jump in to this generation of consoles.

 

mavishill posted a comment   

Looks great! Finally a compact removable hdd and built-in wifi! Wish it had blu-ray... not for the bluray movies, because dvds are not going anywhere anytime soon and bluray movies still cost much.

but i notice as games are getting higher in graphics, their gameplay length is getting shorter. recent examples being cod modern warfare 2, splinter cell conviction..

While microsoft wants to in the direction of digital content distribution rather than a physical disc, i would have been happy to have bluray in this slim version, so that xbox games length wouldn't be restricted by the disc size.

I'm sure had ms not ripped off xbox owners on the expensive hdd and external wifi adapters (AU$150!), most xbox gamers would've rather gladly paid for a builtin bluray player instead. Not all games on xbox need a bluray, but most top games these day would certainly benefit it.

other than that, new xbox looks great.. it's cooler, much quieter, 15% smaller and much sleek and like alienware :D

And complaining about Kinect is pointless, because it is obviously mainly targeted at non-gamers.

nevertheless anyone who thinks it is not a leap in terms of gaming technology is obviously in denial.. it certainly has great potential and hope it evolves in the right direction and also becomes truly useful for us gamers :D dance central and Child of Eden look great! imagine it coupled 3D! woah! :P

 

Next gene posted a reply   

Its time to get a Ps3 sony owns blu-ray so keep dreaming until Microsoft will.... Microsoft would not give a large amount of profit it will be ridiculous imagine Microsoft and sony together LOL. all microsoft is to buy out every company to be the dominate company that ever exist as they tried to buy out google a couple years ago

 

Spartan Jack 17 posted a reply   
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"Its time to get a Ps3 sony owns blu-ray so keep dreaming until Microsoft will.... Microsoft would not give a large amount of profit it will be ridiculous imagine Microsoft and sony together LOL. all microsoft is to buy out every company to be the dominate company that ever exist as they tried to buy out google a couple years ago"

That is sort of true, Sony does own blu-ray, but its not that Microsoft won't pay for it, Sony won't let themput it in the xbox. They hold a patent for blu-ray in consoles.

 

spurs posted a comment   

Will it last? My 360 died less than 2 years after I bought it [RROD} but because I had lost the receipt they didn't want to know me.Didn't mind taking my $600 bucks though{halo edition} so I'm in no hurry to give microsoft my hard earned again.Bill has enough cash

 

Jet posted a comment   

Although - I would have liked to see them remove the disc tray for what the Wii and PS3 have instead. Less scratches that way when you do play the game from the disc and not the HDD - especially if you move the 360 slightly forgetting the game is in there when its turned off.

Hopefully the disc tray is improved anyway considering they've had the change the size of the thing. HOPEFULLY!!!!


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