Slimline Xbox 360 to be named the Pure?
New model, or replacement for Arcade, Premium or Elite?
Microsoft could be in the final stages of renaming one of its Xbox 360 models - or introducing a new one - if a rather sketchy snap is to be believed.
Metal plates have also been disregarded, whatever that means...
A snap of what appears to be an internal company memo has surfaced on website Cheap Ass Gamer (CAG). The memo talks about changing the name of an unnamed model, such as the Elite or Arcade, to “XBOX-Pure”.
It also states that two other console names, “Lean” and “Granite,” were considered before Microsoft finally settled on Pure.
The 'Lean' codename has led some pundits to speculate that Microsoft is preparing a new, skinny version of its console. Either that or its stands at an angle...
You’ll need to take a hefty pinch of salt with this document, because exactly how CAG’s source – named 'GilZ' – came across it hasn’t been revealed. The signatures on the document are unreadable.
However, it’s worth noting that a videogame called Pure is set to be released for the Xbox 360 on 26 September. A simple coincidence?
And CAG insists it's had piccies from GilZ before that later proved to be accurate images of the then unknown Premium.
Wide disc drive on slim xbox
On current Xbox 360s the hard disc attaches to the top of the console when it's vertical. If MS decide to make a slim version of the 360 the current hard discs wont fit so they'll either have to:
1. Put the hard disc on the side which would look rubbish.
2. Abandon compatibility with current hard disc and introduce a new form factor.
3. Not support hard discs and rely only on memory cards. Given the rate at which flash memory capacity is increasing this might be practical within an 18 month time frame.
"Actually you have to thank Sony for starting that with the PS1, MS just see that the supposed biggest and best get away with it"
Actually, you have to thank SEGA for starting that with the Master System and the Megadrive... Both systems were later re-released after being shrunk down and the newer, smaller Master System even had Alex Kidd included on the main board...
Wait 18 months.
According to other sources, the next step after Jasper's die shrink of the GPU is that in early 2010 we'll get the CPU and GPU combined into a single-chip solution. At which point the rest of the board can shrink, and that's when you'll get your smaller Xbox Box.
That, or this is just the replacement for the Arcade. The fact that they're talking about faceplates suggests it might not be a different size to the current models after all.
It's a HOAX
This has been confirmed a hoax. CAG ran a contest to see which of its members could create a fake rumor credible enough to be picked up by a news blog.
sense of perspective sadly lacking
I've got three Xbox 360s and I will now congratulate myself that I hae achieved my evil design of single handedly destroying quality in consumer products. Mwhhhahhhhh A Job well done.
Is this all consumer products? Or just electronic ones? dog biscuits?
Al Quaeda look and learn .... dont bother flying into buildings just buy an xbox.
Sheesh some people