introduced its slimmer, quieter
Xbox 360 design last month. The console, which is priced at $299
for the 250GB version, quickly shot to the top
of the sales charts for the month of June surpassing both the Wii
Microsoft is looking to bolster its efforts in the console market
even further with the introduction of a new entry level Xbox 360 with
4GB of flash memory instead of the 250GB HDD. The Xbox 360 4GB also
forgoes the shiny black plastic exterior of its older brother for a
matte black finish, however, gamers will be happy to hear that
802.11n wireless support is still included.
other Xbox 360 news, Microsoft also today announced that the Kinect
motion control accessory will be priced at $149. A bundle which
includes both the Xbox 360 4GB and the Kinect will be available for
for Xbox 360 offers tremendous entertainment value for the whole
family," said Dennis Durkin, Xbox 360 COO. "With full body,
voice and the ability to play games with your friends right out of
the box, Kinect is the most unique, complete and affordable way for
everyone to enjoy controller-free fun and entertainment."
quote: since the wii is still selling at $199 w/ 2 games & addons--it's actually quite competitive at the price point (it also doesn't require live membership to stream netflix).