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Old 22-03-2007   #2
Join Date: Jan 2006
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its just another futile attempt to derail the ps3. i think they should honestly look at contending with the wii

Various news media on Tues. reported that Microsoft will release a new Xbox 360 SKU that will include an HDMI input and a 120GB hard drive.
Dubbed Xbox 360 Elite, the new version will be clad in black and will be sold next to current models, including the Core System and Premium System.

Technology website Engadget on Tues. said that the Elite will cost $479 dollars and the model will eventually be sold as the Premimum System.

In addition, the model will not include a built-in HD DVD drive to compete against Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3, which includes a Blu-ray disc drive for high-definition media.

The addition of a new SKU would mark the first time Microsoft has upgraded the Xbox 360 hardware since launch. In Nov. 2005, Microsoft released the Xbox 360 Core System at $299 and the Premium System at $399.

Sony has began to make revisions to its Playstation 3 hardware months after release due to balooning production costs that produced a loss for each unit sold. It will sell a revised SKU that limits backwards compatibility to older Playstation titles and future models will sport a less costly Cell processor.

Microsoft has shipped 10.4 million Xbox 360s worldwide to date. It expects to ship 12 million by fiscal June.

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