Friday, November 16, 2007

New Xbox 360 Arcade Console

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Juicy news is making its rounds on the internet this morning with a Belgian Microsoft source revealing details about a new Xbox 360 console, potential re-branding and the extinction of the Core as we know it.Retailers in the US are taking pre-orders for a new Xbox 360 Arcade bundle, due for release later this month.The Arcade bundle consists of a Core unit, a memory card, wireless controller and five Xbox Live arcade titles including Pac-Man Championship Edition and Uno.

Toys R Us and both have the deal listed, with a price of USD 279.99 – the current asking price for the Core unit.

In the US, leading retailer GameStop has removed listings for the Xbox 360 Core, leading to suggestions that this new Arcade bundle will replace the existing USD 279.99 SKU.

Microsoft was not available for comment at the time of writing.

Whenever the console officially lands, you can expect to pick up the hard drive free console for around $299.99 , which includes a 256MB Memory Card, a Wireless controller, an HDMI port minus the cable, and a disc that includes demos of Xbox LIVE Arcade games Boom Boom Rocket, Feeding Frenzy, Luxor 2, Pac-Man Championship, and Uno.


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