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He said that the price cut will affect all three Xbox 360 models. The $299 Core pack will drop to $249; the $399 Premium pack will drop to $349; and the recently released $479 Elite model will drop to $399.
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Isn't the 360 Elite just a Black 360? Maybe a slightly larger HDD? anything else... like wifi or maybe plays HD DVD's? or do you still have to buy the external player?
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Isn't the 360 Elite just a Black 360? Maybe a slightly larger HDD? anything else... like wifi or maybe plays HD DVD's? or do you still have to buy the external player?
You still have to buy the external player..
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The 360 elite is nothing special. HDMI and bigger HDD. I cant imagine why they didnt incorperate a HD-DVD player into it.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
The 360 elite is nothing special. HDMI and bigger HDD. I cant imagine why they didnt incorperate a HD-DVD player into it.
cost?? who wants to pay over £400 for a console? i mean look at how well the ps3 has been selling recently

(please do not take offence, i am aware you have one lol)
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Isn't the 360 Elite just a Black 360? Maybe a slightly larger HDD? anything else... like wifi or maybe plays HD DVD's? or do you still have to buy the external player?
Black 360
Bigger Hard Drive
HDMI Out
Revised PCB layout
Less Errors (unconfirmed but believed to be true)
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Black 360
Bigger Hard Drive
HDMI Out
Revised PCB layout
Less Errors (unconfirmed but believed to be true)
So it doesn't have the 33% failure rate?

That and more than likely they have put their new heatpipe HS into it...
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yea, 32% failure rate.

I find the price cuts hard to believe. MS never made a dime on the original Xbox, and as of July of last year, they were losing $50 on every Xbox 360 produced. They also were expecting to start seeing a profit on each Xbox in early to mid 2007 or 2008. This was before all of the broken 360's started rolling in.
    
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Black 360
Bigger Hard Drive
HDMI Out
Revised PCB layout
Less Errors (unconfirmed but believed to be true)
Actually I've been hearing that they have the same amount of errors as the white Xbox 360.

I got a PS3 for Blu-Ray anyway...
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cost?? who wants to pay over £400 for a console? i mean look at how well the ps3 has been selling recently

(please do not take offence, i am aware you have one lol)
No I was merely stating that the Elite IMO could have been more than it is. Also remember the PS3 isnt just your typical console lol. The 360 is a more ''General'' system.
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