New Xbox 360 is Actually Called the Xbox 360 'S'

When Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox 360 just before E3, it called it… the Xbox 360. No, not slim, or mini, or nano; it was just the Xbox 360. The older model is termed the Original Xbox 360.

We suppose that calling it slim would be inaccurate because it's not really that much slimmer. And Sony didn't do much to call the new, smaller PS3 anything different (other than lean more heavily on the PS3 name rather than calling it a "PLAYSTATION 3").

Now that the new Xbox 360 consoles are hitting stores, we wanted to share with you one observation about the new console. Even though Microsoft is still calling it the same name as old, the sticker on the back shows clearly that it's the Xbox 360 S – perhaps taking a page out of Porsche naming conventions.

Check out the picture below that was taken by AnandTech.

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  • flaminggerbil
    S for.....slim? No, no ofcourse not.
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  • insider3
    PS3 owner here, not a fan boy though (kinda grown for that stuff). After seeing that Kinect sensor demonstrated, I've been leaning towards purchasing an Xbox360. Looks more promising than the Move to be honest, and this system seems pretty well built and complete compared to the bigger version.
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  • kawininjazx
    "S" stands for suuuuuwweeeeeeett. Almost got a jealous PS3 owner here. Nice looking system thats for sure.
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    I thought it was actually much smaller than the original, until I looked closely at the picture. I thought that the big port above the HDMI port was the HDMI port...

    Anyways I was already wondering why everybody was calling it the slim in the first place, since it was never called such.

    oh, and nice of them to give optical audio, although I have my doubts that it will be proper Dolby Digital 5.1, it will likely just be stereo.
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  • insider3
    PS3 owner here, not a fan boy though (kinda grown for that stuff). After seeing that Kinect sensor demonstrated, I've been leaning towards purchasing an Xbox360. Looks more promising than the Move to be honest, and this system seems pretty well built and complete compared to the bigger version.
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