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.