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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:34 PM

Microsoft Launches 60GB in UK - Press Release
Posted by XanTium | August 11 11:34 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From the press release:


Today, 60 officially becomes the new 20 as Xbox 360 announces a 300% increase in storage capacity of the original console from 20GB to 60GB for the same price - 199.99 ERP.

Available in stores across the UK from 15th August at no extra cost, the new 60GB Xbox 360 enhances your capacity for fun by giving you three times more room to download the things you love. Whether it's blockbuster movies, music or games, Xbox 360 offers it all through its online entertainment network - Xbox LIVE. Pioneering the digital revolution in your living room, Xbox LIVE is the World's largest entertainment provider of High Definition experiences with over 12 million members, and a new member joining every five seconds.

"No one device offers the depth and breadth of entertainment that Xbox 360 can deliver and we know consumers need increasingly more and more space to store the amazing digital entertainment content we provide" said Neil Thompson, Senior Regional Director, Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft Ltd. "Now the Xbox 360 has triple the space to house all your entertainment needs at no extra cost."

Xbox 360 is just one of three Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment systems Microsoft offers. Microsoft's Xbox 360 Arcade, which comes with a 256MB memory unit and five Xbox LIVE Arcade games is great value for the whole family to enjoy at 159.99 (ERP), while the Xbox 360 Elite, with a huge 120GB hard drive, delivers the ultimate entertainment experience for 259.99 (ERP).

Out of the box, the Xbox 360 console is ready to provide an incredible gaming and entertainment experience:
* Xbox 360 console. The console comes in a stylish cool white finish and is powered by three processors capable of producing the best in high definition (HD) entertainment (up to 1080p for gaming), 16:9 wide-screen cinema aspect ratio, full surround sound, anti-aliasing for smooth on-screen textures and "high-definition multimedia interface" (HDMI) output.
* 60 GB Hard Drive. The 60GB detachable hard drive allows gamers to save their games and store movies, music, pictures, trailers, levels, demos and other content available from Xbox LIVE Marketplace, the premier one-stop digital download centre for entertainment.
* Upscaling DVD Player. With an HDMI cable (sold separately), watch your favourite normal DVDs in near high-definition using the upscaling capabilities of Xbox 360.
* Xbox 360 Wireless Controller. This award-winning, high-performance Wireless Controller features the Xbox Guide Button for quick, in-game access to friends and music. It has a range of up to 30 feet and a battery life of up to 30 hours.
* Xbox 360 Headset. The headset lets friends and family around the world chat while playing games, watching movies, or sending voice messages on Xbox LIVE.
* Xbox LIVE Silver Membership. For no additional cost, Xbox 360 owners can chat with friends online, collect Achievements to improve their Gamerscores, send and receive voice and text messages, and access Xbox LIVE Marketplace content such as game demos and HD movies, as well as the best in downloadable games from Xbox LIVE Arcade. (Broadband Internet access required.)
* One-month subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold. An Xbox LIVE Gold Membership provides a complete online entertainment experience. Those who subscribe to this premium service can engage in competitive online multiplayer matches, tailor their matchmaking via feedback and accomplishments, and chat with an entire group of friends at a time.








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Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:53 PM

I can see a PS3 price drop tongue.gif this will shift a lot of 360's, 60GB Sku 199 = bargain lol.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:08 PM

Nice, so I guess we will see the 60GB version in the rest of Europe too?

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:11 PM

Microsoft obviously failed at maths, as 20gb to 60gb is a 200% increase, not 300.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE(Xirix @ Aug 12 2008, 03:47 AM) View Post

Microsoft obviously failed at maths, as 20gb to 60gb is a 200% increase, not 300.

ah, i think you must of failed at maths. 200% would be 40Gb, so MS is correct that 60Gb is %300 of 20Gb

anyway, great news

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:54 PM

Wonder which rom drive will be packed with them....

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE(ITRUK @ Aug 11 2008, 08:30 PM) View Post

Wonder which rom drive will be packed with them....

I'm pretty sure it will be a Lite-on (or other unhackable drive).

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE(ITRUK @ Aug 11 2008, 07:30 PM) View Post

Wonder which rom drive will be packed with them....

Yes I am too, and also whether it's the 65nm Jaspar GPU. MS has been saying it is taking doing well in Europe especially seriously so maybe Jaspar may come out here first, now.

Edited by Anth, 11 August 2008 - 07:14 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE(scuba156 @ Aug 12 2008, 04:01 AM) View Post

ah, i think you must of failed at maths. 200% would be 40Gb, so MS is correct that 60Gb is %300 of 20Gb


20GB + 50% = 30GB
20GB + 100% = 40GB
20GB + 200% = 60GB

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE(scuba156 @ Aug 11 2008, 11:01 AM) View Post

ah, i think you must of failed at maths. 200% would be 40Gb, so MS is correct that 60Gb is %300 of 20Gb
announces 300% the storage capacity
20GB x 100% = 20GB
20GB x 200% = 40GB
20GB x 300% = 60GB

announces a 300% increase in storage capacity
20GB + 100% = 40GB
20GB + 200% = 60GB

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE(ekruob @ Aug 11 2008, 08:59 PM) View Post

20GB + 50% = 30GB
20GB + 100% = 40GB
20GB + 200% = 60GB


The above is correct in that it's a 200% increase, which is 20GB + 2 * 20GB = 60GB. Microsoft is wrong in that it should have said it was 300% of the ORIGINAL amount, not a 300% increase of the original amount. The same logic problem also occurs for "giving you three times more room to download," when you only get two times more.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:15 PM

QUOTE(guwysa @ Aug 12 2008, 06:06 AM) View Post

The above is correct in that it's a 200% increase, which is 20GB + 2 * 20GB = 60GB. Microsoft is wrong in that it should have said it was 300% of the ORIGINAL amount, not a 300% increase of the original amount. The same logic problem also occurs for "giving you three times more room to download," when you only get two times more.

Which is worse than what Western Digital and SanDisk did when advertising hard drives and memory cards!

Class Action anyone?!

Edited by ekruob, 11 August 2008 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:23 AM

Who cares about 60GB. I want a 360 that will last longer than 6 months muhaha.gif

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:17 PM

Anyone know how much the 60gb hard drive is on its own? Some of us early adopters may want to upgrade

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE(MasterGouken @ Aug 12 2008, 12:53 PM) View Post

Anyone know how much the 60gb hard drive is on its own? Some of us early adopters may want to upgrade


Early adopters get screwed again! It would be nice if MS offered us the chance to exchange our 20gig drives for one of these 60gig ones for the cost of postage or for a small fee. I am running out of disk space!! (and i quite like the sound of being able to store one or two games on the harddrive for quick loading) The 120 gig drive is still extortionatly priced imo




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