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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:09 PM

GameStop Informants: Xbox 360 Core Discontinued, New Low-End Unit
Posted by XanTium | September 28 15:09 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From kotaku.com:


Apparently an email has come down informing [GameStop] store managers to pull down any signage regarding the Xbox 360 core system, because once their current stock is gone there isn't going to be anymore. Seems like stores are preparing for the rumored new Core system, that comes with the 256MB memory card and wireless controllers. There are rumors upon rumors, but this one rings true.


Full Story: kotaku.com






#2 steveju

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:44 PM

Nice typo on the topic biggrin.gif
Maybe it's "Xbox 360 Core Discontinued"?

Good news anyhow, hopefully it'll hit Europe sometime this year too.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:56 PM

Essentially its the same thing but what are they going to call it now?

The Premium Deluxe Core Xbox 360? tongue.gif

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE(metalcoat @ Sep 28 2007, 07:32 PM) View Post
Essentially its the same thing but what are they going to call it now?
My money is on "Xbox 360 Core". Don't see any reason why they would have to change the name, since eg. HDMI was introduced without any namechange to the premium system.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:34 PM

core is discontinued... so? the new ones come out at the same price of the core w/ hdmi and xbla and wireless controller. basically an upgrade for no price increase

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:56 PM

"Xbox 360 Family Pack"

it's taking on the Wii.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 12:07 AM

if true, at least its not a massive freaking ripoff like teh core was, though still a ripoff compared to the premium

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 12:38 AM

QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ Sep 29 2007, 01:32 AM) View Post

"Xbox 360 Family Pack"

it's taking on the Wii.

I second that beerchug.gif

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 04:52 AM

Very happy to see they have included wireless controller(s?) and a 256MB memory card, about fricken time. If only they would drop the price off the HDD so it isn't as expensive for core users to upgrade over time.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 11:32 PM

Oh nice, now I'll have the "RARE, HARD TO FIND" white bezel on my XBox 360. But not quite. Damn.

Ah well, my friends all still envy my Top Loader NES that I got in 94.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 11:58 PM

360 Lite tongue.gif

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:06 AM

Too many models!! They should have just ran the Premium as the Xbox 360. So the game developers wouldn't be handicapped by the HD/no-HD crowd.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:27 AM

I agree, it's way too confusing for typical consumers, especially the casual "family" gamers they are targeting.

For a company that prides itself on making things easy and user friendly they certainly have made odd choices in marketing recently with the 360, much like the 32 flavors of Vista.

The original idea was fine, a simple lower cost console and a loaded console, all they had to do was fix the hardware issues, make the Premium the new Core, and the Elite the new Premium.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 01:25 PM

I was almost sure I read on here advanced ads calling it the "Arcade".

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 07:52 PM

Microsoft should have done this a long time ago, or better they should not have ever lauched a console with wired controllers... Thats horrible.





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