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New $199 Xbox 360 Slim (Arcade) Imminent

Well, here's more news for you Arcade lovers. As you've probably figured out all by yourself, the cheaper pricing is Microsoft trying to move old stock and Redmond has confirmed that when fall rolls around, it will offer a $199 version of the new Xbox 360.

Kotaku cites an internal Q&A document from Microsoft's marketing department that definitively states:

Q: Will you sell a $199 version of the new Xbox 360? A: We will offer a $199 Xbox 360 this fall.

Microsoft didn't mention any specifics about the upcoming $199 Xbox but it's likely it'll lack the 250GB HDD present in the $299 model (similar to the current Arcade). No word on whether or not the WiFi will carry over. Fingers optimistically crossed for that one.

The document also confirmed that Kinect will be available bundled with the new Xbox 360 as well as the upcoming $199 model.

  • Teen Geek
    Awesome!
    It just better have WiFi...
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  • blakeyon2asd
    Lol I just traded my xbox for some computer parts lol at least I got a sapphire 5870 out of it
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  • borisof007
    If it doesn't have the hdd (and still hopefully has wifi), can I take out the hdd of my regular 360 and put it in the new one?
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  • Userremoved
    "likely it'll lack the 250GB HDD present in the $299 model (similar to the current Arcade)." The 299$ model?!
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  • Trueno07
    blakeyon2asdLol I just traded my xbox for some computer parts lol at least I got a sapphire 5870 out of it
    That 5780 is worth more than the console lol
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  • joytech22
    Funny, while reading this there was a ad below the comments "360 RROD Repair Service"

    On a lighter note, i hope these new 360's aren't plagued by any bigs, glitches or hardware failures!
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  • Userremoved
    Userremoved"likely it'll lack the 250GB HDD present in the $299 model (similar to the current Arcade)." The 299$ model?!I'm an idiot I forgot the new one was 299$
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  • amk09
    soldier37Isnt this slightly outdated by 5 years or so...Their repackaging it, new paint adding bigger hard drive games will look the same old crappy 720p with jaggies, no thanks. Now back to playing Bad Company 2 at 2560 x 1600 with 8X AA and 16X AF no jaggies. Thats 1600p for those of you that think 720p is HD, lol.
    Even though you are clearly an arrogant dbag I am extremely jealous. Although I guarantee I still own you on BC2 with my 1440x900 low settings on a laptop. Yay for 45 fps.
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  • thejerk
    borisof007If it doesn't have the hdd (and still hopefully has wifi), can I take out the hdd of my regular 360 and put it in the new one?

    Nope... the HD is basically sealed in an enclosure in the 360 slim.

    Sucks.
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  • ColMirage
    borisof007If it doesn't have the hdd (and still hopefully has wifi), can I take out the hdd of my regular 360 and put it in the new one?
    Nah, the new Xbox model has an internal hard drive that's shaped differently. I haven't heard of any external slot for the old HD model.
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