New Xbox 360 Elite Doesn't Include HDMI Cable

With the new price on the Xbox 360 Elite being $299 starting August 28, it might be the perfect time to pick up Microsoft's console all dressed in black. After all, it is the Elite model, right?

The thing is that, unlike the previous models which sold for $399, the latest ones shipping out from Microsoft seem to have dropped the HDMI cable alongside the $100 price cut. Surely anyone would be willing to give up an HDMI cable that can be had for several dollars at online retailers, but now it makes the Elite price drop seem more like just a 60 GB HDD bump for the Pro SKU.

It does, however, still come in black.

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  • That is pretty lame of them... especially since, if end users can buy an HDMI cable online for about $5, then Microsoft can certainly obtain them for cheaper in bulk. Is it really worth it to leave it out of the package and upset new customers?
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  • Unfortunately there will be salespeople at some electronics stores pushing Monster Cable HDMI to go with your new Xbox Elite.
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  • Non issue, IMO. This coming from a PS3 guy.
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  • Non issue, IMO. This coming from a PS3 guy.
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  • That is pretty lame of them... especially since, if end users can buy an HDMI cable online for about $5, then Microsoft can certainly obtain them for cheaper in bulk. Is it really worth it to leave it out of the package and upset new customers?
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  • They could have kept it in there, it can't cost them that much to keep it in. Shame really but I would rather leave out the HDMI cable and see some other accessories drop in price too.
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