X360 Wednesday, March 28, 2007 | 10:56 AM

Xbox 360 Elite Q&A

Xbox 360 Elite Q&A

As I'm sure you all already know, the Xbox 360 Elite has finally been announced last night. XCN just sent us this nice Q&A session with Michael Newey, Platform Marketing Manager of Xbox Europe.


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Commented on 2007-03-28 11:16:51
First-day purchase from me.

Sorry, but I'm a sucker for black. =)
Commented on 2007-03-28 11:18:21
*DING* sold
Commented on 2007-03-28 11:30:08
i really wished there was a white version of this
Commented on 2007-03-28 11:36:50
Although the black looks cooler, I couldn't care for the "elite"...why go for all the trouble from white to black.

And as far as I know with me and my 360 is that I have a 2 years warranty...and it has passed 2-4 weeks so I can not trade it in or return it...so there is no option for me to get it.

But hey like they said...it does everything the premium does...instead it's black.

I however might get a black wireless controller when it is out...but other than that...what ever.
I even have a HDTV with it's original HD cables...so I am all set.
Commented on 2007-03-28 11:39:44 In reply to OriginalBuckRogers
Posted by OriginalBuckRogers
i really wished there was a white version of this
there will be, black one is a 'limited' thing
Commented on 2007-03-28 11:44:29
One major issue : no 65 chips, still 90 !
Which means you'll want to buy the next Elite (Platinum, whatever ?) which won't overheat and will have less GPU issues.
Pointless to ship without 65 chips, IMO !
Commented on 2007-03-28 13:04:55
my ex girlfriend went from white to black
Commented on 2007-03-28 13:19:15
black 360 looks cool :( but i wont be getting it coz of price + i dnt have HDTV so i wont spend soo much money on just bigger HDD and colour
Commented on 2007-03-28 13:23:17
This anouncement seems to be upsetting more people then it's pleaseing at the moment! Me included, NO WIFI what the hell!

Using the same markup that they have on the premium, would mean this is likely to cost £325 in the UK so if Sony drops the price of the PS3 to £399.99 when this comes out would mean you pay only £75 more (and 60Gb HDD less) for Blu-ray, WiFi and a rechargeable controller and free online play. Not sure this is the best move by MS and I know the 20Gb PS3 doesn't have WiFI either but if it comes out at £325 or even £350 the inclusing of Blu-ray will tempte alot of people. plus for the £25 difference you could get a bigger hard drive for the PS3 anyway!

Disclaimer: I have both x360 and PS3 and at present am enjoying the PS3 experience more. Though this might just be because the PS3 is shiny and new.
Commented on 2007-03-28 13:25:34
They should atleast have thrown in the wireless headset, all black and stuff, not the wired one. Anyway i think it looks cool, but it's just a bigger HD and HDMI + it's black so we don't get confused when we want to buy one :P
Commented on 2007-03-28 14:57:32
I think that releasing this particular version of the 360 at this time is a colossal error on MS's part.

Couple the that there's no wifi with the fact that the new CPUs will outdate it by Christmas, and you have what can only be described as kind of a lousy deal. This also confuses current customers and will piss off those who buy now before the new chips and the HDMI upgrade becomes integrated into all 360s (which will almost definitely happen).

I just don't get it.
Commented on 2007-03-28 15:11:18
is this black one smaller revised xbox we've been hearing
Commented on 2007-03-28 15:12:33
Big pile of BS if you ask me. Won't be getting this, my Launch 360 is fine apart from being noisy and I'm coping well with the 20G HDD.

All about options my ass... (very angry at this news)
Commented on 2007-03-28 15:31:08
I love my xbox but come on.. No built-in HD-DVD player?? No built in Wi-FI?? No cooler cpu and fan...what's the point...
Commented on 2007-03-28 15:36:13 In reply to codename6
Posted by codename6
I love my xbox but come on.. No built-in HD-DVD player?? No built in Wi-FI?? No cooler cpu and fan...what's the point...
make more money from people who think are getting new console
Commented on 2007-03-28 16:19:44
I really don't see why this is upsetting to so many people.
Commented on 2007-03-28 16:31:39
I just want the 120gig HDD and a those "migration cables", thank you :]
Commented on 2007-03-28 16:34:55
should have been black all the way from the beginning. At least the controller, what looks really dirty looking after a while (specially if you are a smoker ;).
Commented on 2007-03-28 16:44:21
I'll pick this up. I've wanted the HDMI for some time now. Also the bigger HDD helps. I've had my 360 since launch day and will be selling it to buy this one.
Commented on 2007-03-28 16:51:30
Why would they sell the HDMI cables seperate if the original 360s don't have an HDMI socket.........?
Commented on 2007-03-28 17:02:38 In reply to Panzer83
Posted by Panzer83
Why would they sell the HDMI cables seperate if the original 360s don't have an HDMI socket.........?
Because it will work on our current 360 :D

Nonetheless I don't think this is such a bad idea good move by Microsoft. I wouldn't be surprised to see a price drop on the other versions of the 360 soon.
Commented on 2007-03-28 17:05:12 In reply to Optimusv2
Posted by Optimusv2
Because it will work on our current 360 :D

Nonetheless I don't think this is such a bad idea good move by Microsoft. I wouldn't be surprised to see a price drop on the other versions of the 360 soon.
How will it work on our current systems sir, judging from the photo, it looks like a normal HDMI cable to me.
Commented on 2007-03-28 17:56:06 In reply to Panzer83
Posted by Panzer83
How will it work on our current systems sir, judging from the photo, it looks like a normal HDMI cable to me.
Maybe they'll release some sort of adaptor? Not totally sure =P
Commented on 2007-03-28 18:10:47 In reply to DeadSaint
Posted by DeadSaint
there will be, black one is a 'limited' thing
[Kevin Spacey] Wrong! [/kevin spacey]

The Xbox 360 Elite is not a limited edition package and will not replace the current offerings, but will be treated as another SKU.
Commented on 2007-03-28 19:14:45
This is a joke, its confirmed to cost £349.99 here in the UK

Xbox 360 Elite 120GB £350
HD DVD Drive £130
Wireless Kit £50
Plug n Play Charge Kit £15

Thats £565 ($1,108.81)!!!

PS3 60GB/Wifi/Blu Ray/PnP Charge £425($836.01)!!

So basically were paying £140 ($275.39) for an extra 60gb of hardrive space, lol! The ps3 actually seems cheap now :S
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