UK to get 60GB Xbox 360 on Friday
More storage for the same price
Microsoft has confirmed that its much hyped 60GB Xbox 360 will be available in the UK on 15th August for £200 (€255/$400). That’s this coming Friday, folks.
Neil Thompson, senior regional director for Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division, said: “Now the Xbox 360 has triple the space to house all your entertainment needs at no extra cost.”
The 60GB machine replaces the existing 20GB model, but retains the smaller-capacity model’s price. So, you’ll get more bytes for your buck, more capacity for your cash, etc, etc.
Microsoft's 60GB is now also the second cheapest Xbox 360 available, the least expensive version being the £160 (€205/$320) Arcade model, which has no hard drive. The flagship 120GB Elite model costs £260 (€330/£500).
@Rog69 & AC
I totally agree! Where do MS get these beadle hand hard drives?
re: Tiny Hard Drives
It's pretty crappy. I have a 500GB monster in my PS3. The best bit, is it's a standard 2.5in SATA drive, and fitting it does not affect my warranty, infact, the handbook even showed me how to swap it...
Now that the 360 is struggling, and has to install games to a HDD, a 60GB unit (with only 50GB of usable space), can install like 6 games at most.. The installs take HOURS... (check Gizmodo for details). Hillarious... What a pile of junk...
Tiny Hard Drives
Am I supposed to to get excited about a 60GB HD, why not add a 500GB or a 750GB? Where do MS even find these tiny drives from.
I can install a whole 3 Multi-DVD games on this puppy before I run out of room, and have to queue up at Microsoft to be reamed for more money...
***"Now Im happy to admit the Wii is a niche console..."***
Actually its probably the other way round. The other consoles are fighting over a 'niche' market (so called "serious" gamers), the Wii is aimed at a much wider audience, which explains *why* it outsells the other two put together. It isn't fighting for the same punters.
Though, when you play MP3, you wonder why all FPS games aren't made this way.