Posted on July 14, 2008,

New 60GB Xbox 360 Simply Replacing the 20GB

As if this hadn’t already become clear, Microsoft has issued a press release that officially announces the new Xbox 360 model that will ship with a 60GB hard drive. This will replace the 20GB SKU, which has had its price drop to $299 — while supplies last.

From the look of it, it seems that the new 60GB system will be exactly the same. You’ll still get a wireless controller (with battery life of up to 30 hours on two AA batteries!!) and the same free month of Xbox Live Gold.

Considering it lists the three SKUs and their current price tags throughout the press release, I get the feeling that today’s Microsoft E3 press conference won’t be announcing a price drop of any sort. That’s just a guess, but it seems like they would have waited with these announcements for the press conference if that’s what they had in store.

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5 Comments on New 60GB Xbox 360 Simply Replacing the 20GB

ManOfTeal

On July 14, 2008 at 9:03 am

I completely forgot that E3 was this week. I guess that is just how exciting it has become huh? :roll:

Anyway I wonder if Microsoft will be releasing the 60GB hard drive as a separate purchase for those of us that have the 20GB. It would be a cheaper alternative to the 120GB hard drive at least. I don’t need 120GB, I don’t need THAT much space personally, but 60GB would be nice.

Go Marlins!!!!

Norbit

On July 14, 2008 at 10:05 am

cool :mrgreen:

waste of money lol

Sk8man

On July 14, 2008 at 10:28 am

So the 20 gig price cut is just a fire sale?

Steve

On July 14, 2008 at 5:17 pm

The cost of a decently sized hard drive today is trivial (go ask anyone who sells/builds PCs). Both Sony and MS should be ashamed for charging what they do for what is ultimately “more space”.

Regardless, the materials cost to manufacture a 60GB hard drive is more than likely the same as a 20GB now. I don’t see MS changing strategy by offering a “cheap” upgrade option for existing 360 owners. Your best bet is still going to be hitting ebay for that.

For existing 360 owners, this news is more exciting:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/14/microsoft-details-other-360-improvements-including-hard-drive-g/

Now, if MS would just simply kill off the non-hd SKU. It really has no purpose now.

A dude

On November 2, 2008 at 2:28 pm

oh damn i spent 300 bucks like 2 months ago for a 20gb and now you can get a 60gb for 300. sigh.. :cry: