Posted on July 13, 2008,

60GB Xbox 360 Coming in August

No longer a rumor, it looks like Microsoft will be releasing a higher-end Xbox 360 than the current Pro SKU offers. The Xbox 360 dashboard’s Inside Xbox area has a page with the announcement, which reads:

Microsoft is giving consumers more gigabytes for their buck! Available in August, the upgraded Xbox 360 will include a 60GB hard drive for storing the growing wealth of digital entertainment available from Xbox Live Marketplace, your one-stop digital download center. Now you’ll have even more room for music, movies, television shows, demos, Arcade games, and game content.

This seems like the kind of announcement Microsoft would be making at E3; I’m guessing this was inadvertantly posted ahead of time. Combine that with stores selling the Pro system for $299.99 starting this week, and it looks like the wind is really being taken out of Microsoft’s E3 sails.

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20 Comments on 60GB Xbox 360 Coming in August

Bounce

On July 13, 2008 at 10:07 am

lol only 60? What’s the standard size harddrive these days? 500gb at least.
M$ ripping people off yet again.

erm

On July 13, 2008 at 1:00 pm

:???: erm. 60gb why are 360 copying ps3???? first they changed the concle to black and now the gb has increased a tiny bit what a rip off people dont even realise there stealin your money paying for online gameplay wat the hell pc and ps3 are pures for online gameplay 360 is useless everytime i go online on xbox live its either a 13 year old kid messing around or a 40 year old virgin asking for my number :neutral:

The only advantage i have for my 360 is that its flashed so i get all my games for free anyway and i use my ps3 for online gameplay because its free and better people to play with and more people…

i want to hear Norbits response to this “60GB xbox 360 coming in august” pfff rip off.

OMG

On July 13, 2008 at 4:07 pm

lol I love how fanboys/girls always stick to the system they bought.

” i use my ps3 for online gameplay because its free and better people to play with and more peopleā€¦”

WHHHHHAAATTTT???

I’ll have to agree with the “free” part but that’s about it. Sony is still trying to catch up with MS in terms of features for online services and gameplay and so far, they haven’t provided that. 2.4 was a step closer and that even had to be pulled off since it was crashing peeoples PS3′s.. fortunately, mine has been alright.. so far.

As far as a 60GB hard drive though, I think they should just keep the elite and drop the price of that instead of adding another sku. MS and Sony are both doing the same thing with the mutiple skus and I think it just confuses the consumer more.

jaron

On July 13, 2008 at 4:42 pm

bounce, youre a dumbass. this is a VIDEO GAME CONSOLE NOT A COMPUTER!

erm

On July 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm

@ why are you saying what? :???:

im just saying in my opinon i have played Xbox Live and PSN and i prefer PSN, you may not like psn u may not like xbox live or u prbs dont like both? i was just saying that it dosent have stupid 13 year old kids on grand theft auto 4 team killing all the time etc. lol and jaron u can plug in external hdd anyway i think thats what he was trying to say… :razz:

Fanboys are a joke!

On July 13, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Place your bets! Norbit is either A)Erm B)Bounce C) Both
LOL, what a joke! :lol: :lol: :lol:

GiveGatesMore$

On July 13, 2008 at 6:41 pm

all i have to say is i had a 360 few years back and im glad that piece of is out of my household and replaced with a FRESH ps3 all u 360 fan s can go eat a burn your 360 because it sucks and im not no fanboy im just stating the facts it is quite clear that the ps3 s all over the 360 ooohhhh hold on pffftttt ahh just laid a mean fart thinking about that garbage ass console :shock:

Fanboys are a joke!

On July 13, 2008 at 8:35 pm

…or D)GiveGatesMore$. Hello Norbit! Bwahahaha!

bye bye fans

On July 14, 2008 at 2:35 am

you fan boys make me laugh, all thats happening is that M$ are making the lwoer end sku have 60gb not 20gb and thats a bad thing?

ps3 fanboys cant raelly play much online as they service is supierior, yes you pay for live but you get what you pay for, annoying little kids, just mute them stupid!

Mikouen

On July 14, 2008 at 5:28 am

Jesus H Christ, you morons are proof that serial killers should be allowed to kill as many stupid apes as they like.

GiveGatesMore$, just a word of advice. Swearing isn’t smart, it isn’t funny, and it isn’t going to give you any more credibility. It just proves that you’re ten times worse than anything Xbox Live has to offer – at least the so-called “XBL nubs” can form a sentence.

You haven’t stated a single fact, or even a single remotely truthful word. You’ve just stated fanboy bollocks.

If you’re anything to go by, PS3 is the platform that got all the nubs. And all the crappy software.

I hate Microsoft as much as every other computer technician on the planet, but when it comes to gaming the 360′s lineup of software kicks the PS3′s lineup in the nuts.

Metal Gear Solid 4? Cross Edge? Driver? Eye of Judgement? Final Fantasy XIII? God of War 3? Heavenly Sword? Killzone 2? Crappiest line-up of exclusives I’ve ever seen. None of the decent PS3 software is exclusive to the console, whereas both the 360 and PC have great software the PS3 is never going to see.

PS2 beat the Xbox senseless in the games department last generation. The 360′s getting revenge now. And doing a spectacular job of it, I might add.

Of course, the PC still beats both of ‘em senseless, so you console fanboys arguing over which is the best platform is all the more retarded – because both console lines fail at life in comparison to the almighty computer.

Also, were you not completely moronic, you’d realise that you said you had a 360 “a few years back”. Which means you have no way of possibly knowing the current state of the system and are therefore in no position to judge the quality or lack thereof of the Xbox 360.

In fact, your opinions seem to be totally based on launch day 360s, which by the way *don’t exist any more*. Every single pre-2007 360 has either been replaced and destroyed or retrofitted to the standards of the newer models, which work far better than Sony’s PS3s.

On the other hand, the PS3 has had no revisions despite a multitude of serious problems cropping up since launch day – but then, why should Sony fix the PS3? You morons are buying them regardless, and it’s cheaper to just leave the production specs as they are.

You people are stupid enough to buy the PS3 and sing it’s praises even when it’s broken to the point of being derelict, so Sony’s profits aren’t hurt by leaving the console in it’s current condition, therefore they won’t fix anything.

Unlike 360 owners, who are objective enough to complain about things that go wrong, and thus have them fixed.

So you keep your broken PS3. 360 users can keep their broken-but-progressively-fixed 360s.

I’m gonna sit here laughing at all of you thick bastards for buying worthless heaps of fiberglass, when you could’ve instead spent the money on a top-of-the-line PC and got access to games that are actually worth their RRP instead of the mass-produced crap that gets pumped out on consoles because you simple-minded creatures can’t tell the difference between a video game and interactive software.

Gamers? More like sheep. ‘cuz you’re all getting constantly fleeced in what is nothing more than one of the biggest scams in society.

Sk8man

On July 14, 2008 at 5:59 am

“Gamers? More like sheep. ‘cuz you’re all getting constantly fleeced in what is nothing more than one of the biggest scams in society.”

-Scientology?

erm

On July 14, 2008 at 6:34 am

your acutally sad saying OMG FAN BOYS ARE SO FUNNY. no loser there just saying there own opionons unlike u who can’t afford a 360 or a ps3 go suck poor bastard.

“it is quite clear that the ps3 s all over the 360″

LOL

Mikouen

On July 14, 2008 at 7:09 am

Yes, because not having a console means you can’t afford one. Nice logic. :roll:

You make it seem like PSN is full of angels compared to XBL, but it’s a known fact that the free service is going to get just as many – usually more – jokers simply because it’s accessible to more people. It’s just like MMORPGs, WoW has it’s nubs, but free MMOs like FlyFF or whatever it is the kiddies play these days, are ten times worse because there’s nothing stopping every prat this side of the Sun from playing.

XBL is problematic, but PSN is nowhere near perfect, and it’s definitely not better for online gaming given that it has far less online games. Why would an ‘online gamer’ want a service which doesn’t have many online games?

Sk8man:
Not really Scientology, just simple economics and marketing.

ManOfTeal

On July 14, 2008 at 7:17 am

I own all of the current crop of consoles and I have to say that the Xbox Live online experience is by far and away a much better online service than PSN. In most instances of things, you get what you pay for, PSN is free, which is nice, but when it comes to features and lag, free = FAIL.

On another note I am currently playing Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune on my PS3 and I have to say that it is a great game. Anyone who has a PS3 and wants to play a great game….Uncharted is excellent.

Go Marlins!!!!

plz die

On July 14, 2008 at 11:16 am

If I had 2874687432587325 dollars, I would buy this site and then ban all fanboys. :(

Mikouen

On July 14, 2008 at 12:33 pm

You and me both, pal.

Fanboys are a joke!

On July 14, 2008 at 4:18 pm

I’m with the both of you. Fanboys really are a pathetic bunch.

georgey boy

On July 17, 2008 at 10:37 am

i currently own a 360 but halo 3 doesnt do it for me anymore… im really liking the fact ps3 has blue ray and considering selling out! what does everyone think?? is ps3′s games really ?

ive got assisns creed halo, fifa, fear, gears of war etc…….

does ps3 have its halo 3 game in comparison???

Mike

On August 1, 2008 at 4:37 pm

All of the consoles have their pros and cons. XBL is the true online leader currently do to more people playing on XBL then PSN, not b/c of software or easy to use. Both PSN and XBL offer the exact same service “PLAY ONLINE”. The fanboys will say that theres is better but that is not true I own all 3 consoles and they all do the same thing except the Wii has no kind of Friends list or chat, can still play games online lag free. Between Xbox 360 and PS3 they both ave 95% of the same games so it comes down to the 5% exclusives titles, regardless what the fanboys say they both have EXCELLENT exclusives and to be honest if you are a true gamer then you should buy them all. ATM only really good game I see coming out for Xbox 360 is Gears of War 2(hopefully longer and with the framerate problem the 1st had), Halo Wars, and KOTOR 3 (if they actually decide to make it. PS3 is looking more attractive with God of War 3, MAG (256 players online at once, it will be the best game of the new generation consoles), inFamous, Resisance 2, Socom, LittleBigPlanet,Uncharted, and the PSN HOME. In my book PS3 is better but I still like to have them all =)

exclusive

On August 7, 2008 at 4:54 am

xbox 360 has got the halos,gears of war1 and 2,fable2,too human, mass effect, GTA IV dlc, fallout3 dlc