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Xbox 360 slim model in the works?

By Jos
Mar 17, 2010
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  1. mv670

    mv670 TS Rookie Posts: 75

    A slim Xbox360? Well its time to play the "I told you so" part to my brother and a few of my friends. Patience can pay off, sometimes :p
  2. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 592   +45

    Both Sony and Microsoft plan on this generation of consoles lasting 10 years. That puts the PS3 and the XBOX 360 out to 2015. Personally, I don't mind as I think that people will become bored with the outdated hardware and will upgrade to the PC. With the release of the CryEngine 3, I'm hoping a lot of developers adopt it, meaning that there will be a wave of games that are natively coded for all 3 platforms, with the PC versions having MUCH better visuals than the console versions, all at no additional cost or programming. With the CryEngine 3, gone are the days of console ports to PC.
  3. boyese

    boyese TS Rookie Posts: 20

    hopefully these wont results in a new batch of RROD from overheating.
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,237   +79

    Huge *** fan, hope this avoids the famous 3 red lights we all saw at one point :p
  5. It definitely hasn't been five years since the last process shrink that the 360 has had.
  6. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    cool, performance better?
  7. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 130

    It looks more then 2x cheaper factory cost then the first 360....
  8. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Interesting concept, could they go even lower that $200 price tag? Heck I even saw some awesome deals for an arcade console for about lower than that. I guess an xbox 360 with a 120gb for $200 will really start hurting all the profit sony is been making with the ps3 slim.
  9. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    If it is slim, could it be sexy too?.. Lol... It's a nice effort to compete with Sony's PS3 Slim but in order to compete with Sony user's (in gaming), you must also be a sony user. Sony has been a conformity factor in our area...
  10. rufio

    rufio TS Rookie Posts: 51

    slim version huh... the only concern i would have is overheating and hopefully they can find a way to overcome that problem if they make the case smaller. and i'm sure all xbox owners will know what i'm talking about when i say red ring of death
  11. supyo

    supyo TS Rookie Posts: 42

    This is a great idea, i hope they start making them.
     
  12. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    Yeah I could see a slim 360 coming, would the problems be fixed? Hopefully.
    That HSF looks exactly the same as some stock Intel coolers on 775 boards in various HP PC's.

    No matter what it MUST NOT have problems like the original.
  13. sagejay

    sagejay TS Rookie Posts: 24

    It's true that the PS3 slim was a success with the drop of price, it might just be the same thing with the 360
  14. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    You're right gameplay > graphics. And those who push graphics only over everything else could have hurt solid gameplay which breaks a game more then looks does.
    But console hardware can hurt innovation or take steps backwards too, I mean look at some of the recent FPS games that exclude prone and lean from the PC version because the console couldn't support it. Balancing issues can of course be fixed but it just feels wrong that older games have features that newer ones lack or that PC games are console ports =P.
  15. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 977   +31

    "the retarded casual gamers that only cares about graphics"

    Huh? Only hardcore gamers care about graphics. Casual gamers play on the Wii, they play Flash games, etc. Unless of course you meant to insult the hardcore gamers that care about graphics by calling them casual (which IMO doesn't work well as an insult).

    Regarding the rumoured slim 360, hey, it won't hurt. The lower cost will allow 360 + Natal to not cost too much over the current 360, and a new box design might appeal to the Wii crowd.
  16. Thompson

    Thompson TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Pretty late in the game to be copying Sony's strategy of reducing the size of their consoles.
    I wonder how this will effect the red ring issue, a smaller box will make it even hotter.
  17. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 245

    They are already building the next console the same time they are working on this. They are just cashing out the people who hasn't bought a 360 yet by providing enough incentive. By the time people buy one, they are already rumors for a 720.
  18. unrealmp3

    unrealmp3 TS Member Posts: 49

    I don't want to get into a PC/consoles flamewar, but it's just a matter of choice and preference.

    PC gamers are often more knowledgable about computers in general, so they'll use that knowledge to get the most out of their systems with the freedom of hardware configuration. Console gamers are generally more casual persons, and they just want to focus on the gaming part without having to manage the complexity of a computer.

    To each their preferences. It's PC all the way for me.
  19. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,237   +79

    Dude... new technology is what makes manufacturers make slimmer and cheaper consoles. For as much as they would like 4 years ago this couldn't even be dreamed.
  20. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    I always thought PCs were more powerful, but I suppose Consoles work out cheaper in the long run. Considering you dont have to upgrade your graphics card everytime a new game comes out.
  21. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 232

    I think that's more than enough reason why they'd want to slim it down a bit. Whats wrong if there's slim model I can't wait hopefully this is in the works, I hope they change its hard drive I hate the current and that its can't find the word I'm looking for :/ but it only being for the xbox360 and not like the PS3 that is using Laptop SATA Hard drives.
  22. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    This slim model, in my opinion, is just a trial to copy off of Sony when they made their Playstation slim models.

    Just a way to save space. I think this is a greener way to make a gaming unit, however.
  23. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    Maybe i would consider if it had a blu-ray drive too :)
  24. bigclick

    bigclick TS Rookie Posts: 49

    More hardware as yet unconfirmed. If it is in development, I expect it sooner rather than later. I'm not into consoles, but I'd try to wait if I could.
  25. What if they are sliming down the internals to make room for a PSU or what if they are integrating somthing else there is a PCI-E bus that could be tapped into also.
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