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Does anyone know when it will be available at retail stores? Like Best Buy?
I have a bunch of gift cards I want to get rid of. I see ebgames will ship them again on 3/17, but I don't want to buy a stupid bundle. All I want it for are PGR3 and Fight Night 3
     
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If you mean a completely reconfigured console, like the PStwo vs. the original PS2...maybe years, maybe never. They never released a reconfigured Xbox.

If you mean just better manufacturing, etc...console makers don't normally reveal those changes. You get what you get, you and your buddy could both buy X360s that were sitting next to each other on the shelf at the exact same time, and they could conceivably be different "versions". The only real way to tell is to pay attention to scene sites (like xbox-scene.com) that keep track of minor deviations found "in the wild" and indexes them based on manufacturing date and location, etc. Kind of like looking for the best stepping of a CPU, it all depends on when and where it was made.
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Different versions of a product often occur, just as in the original XBox (ver. 1.0, 1.1, 1.2-1.5, 1.6(b)) better manufacturing of the product doesn't necessarily denote a "second" version.

With that said, I expect that the next wave of 360's will have minor tweaks/improvements, but nothing worth labeling the box differently.

Edit: And to the point: Yes, this March shipment is supposedly the wave that will have us actually seeing the 360 on the shelf.
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Well I work at Best Buy and we get shipments in every few days. Some times cores and premiums or just one of them. We sometimes get 10 of them and theyre gone by the end of the day. Best way to get one is to call up their evryday and ask if they have them. THEY WONT advertise when they get some in. Just go their or call their evryday until you get one =)

EDIT:

Are you talking about a new version of the 360? I hav eno clue about that.
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I think he just meant the next wave of them being manufactured by Microsoft and if he did they aren't going to be any different than the ones currently going out now, remember Microsoft hasn't even acknowledged that there are any problems with the 360.....I guess its this closed minded thinking that led them to release such a buggy and clearly unfinished/untested product in the first place, typical of them
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Originally Posted by Remonster
I think he just meant the next wave of them being manufactured by Microsoft and if he did they aren't going to be any different than the ones currently going out now, remember Microsoft hasn't even acknowledged that there are any problems with the 360.....I guess its this closed minded thinking that led them to release such a buggy and clearly unfinished/untested product in the first place, typical of them

Close! I want to know when the current xbox 360 will be available in retail stores at the normal price. None of these bundle rip-offs.


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Well I work at Best Buy and we get shipments in every few days. Some times cores and premiums or just one of them. We sometimes get 10 of them and theyre gone by the end of the day. Best way to get one is to call up their evryday and ask if they have them. THEY WONT advertise when they get some in. Just go their or call their evryday until you get one =)

EDIT:

Are you talking about a new version of the 360? I hav eno clue about that.

So you are still getting periodic shipments?
     
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Yes we get shipments of Xbox 360's in evry week, sometimes only a few, sometimes alot. You have to check evryday.
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Yes we get shipments of Xbox 360's in evry week, sometimes only a few, sometimes alot. You have to check evryday.

Wow, what day usually? You guys sell them at 299 and 399?



Edit: Cool, just called the BB in Costa Mesa, CA and they should be getting some in tomorrow.
     
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Glad you found some mate. I hope yours doesnt kill you when it goes up in flames
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Like I've been saying all along, wait for PS3. When the equipment is this expensive, make sure you can make an informed decision. Maybe 360 will be the best, but we haven't really seen the competition at all yet. Plus, none of the current 360 games are any good. The second wave of development will yield better stuff.
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