Feeds

Mag bets on black Xbox 360 for April

Clue in the date?

The Power of One Infographic

Microsoft's rumoured black Xbox 360 will find its way into eager gamers' hands in late April. It's said to pack a 120GB hard drive and - a much-requested feature, this - an HDMI port.

So claims US-based Game Informer magazine in its April issue. Maybe that month is the key here, but staffers have been reported online as insisting the story is not for fools. We'll keep an open mind for now.

According to the mag, the black 360 will retail for around $479, a price that includes an HDMI cable but not, it seems, an HD DVD drive. Owners wanting to play next-generation optical discs on their console will still need to buy Microsoft's external HD DVD drive - you can read our review of the unit here.

the black xbox 360? no, an artist's impression

The report maintains the machine's black accessories and 120GB hard drive will also be made available individually for folk who already own a 360.

Claims that Microsoft was preparing a black 360 surfaced in February. Again, the key features were an HDMI port and a 120GB HDD. Does the Game Informer report confirm this or simply repeat it? We'll find out soon enough...

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports
Composite vid socket binned as GPIO sprouts new pins
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.