- Several sites are reporting that Microsoft is planning to get rid of the Xbox 360 Elite, with only Limited Edition game-themed models coming with 120GB of storage.
The recession and lowered prices of the other SKU's have allegedly been contributing factors towards this change.
To quote: Necessity dictates that if you're an Xbox lover and fan of HD downloads, then the Xbox 360 Elite is the only way forward. But it seems that all is not well with the most expensive of Microsoft's hub, with reports emerging that the console is about to get a dose of the Red Rings of Death.
According to Electronista
, the top end console is going to be killed off in its everyday incarnation, with only limited edition, game themed models coming with 120GB of on board storage.
Word is that the recession, coupled with knockdown prices for the Arcade and Pro versions, is causing the £230 console to pile up in stores the world over.
Microsoft is planning an Official announcement in the next fortnight, with those after more storage for XBLA and movie extras being offered bigger upgrade drives instead.