Coming Soon: Xbox 360 Elite


The rumors are true… There is a black Xbox and it does offer HDMI (1.2). And unlike Apple TV, Microsoft kindly includes a HDMI cable. In lieu of of the Premium’s 20GB hard drive, the Xbox 360 “Elite” bundles a 120GB drive. While I see no reason (yet) to upgrade my Xbox (though my current drive and fans are too loud), the new package runs for $479 and will be available towards the end of April.

In other Xbox 360 news, Microsoft is adding additional content providers to the Video Marketplace, warranty service is being improved, and Guitar Hero II is out today.

3 thoughts on “Coming Soon: Xbox 360 Elite”

  1. Wouldn’t it be easier to just buy a bigger hard drive to put in the 360? I can’t believe the “Elite” system doesn’t even integrate the HD-DVD drive.

  2. Rumor has it the larger hard drive will also be sold as an accessory ($179?) and it’s true that the new model doesn’t include a HD-DVD drive.

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