Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

 

Inside a 60 gig Xbox 360 Console!

50°
324w ago - Key points from Ben Heck: Well of course I couldn't resist grabbing one of these, and since I need parts anyway for an upcoming contest, why not?

"60 GIGA PRO-GEAR SPEC" would be a lot catchier.

The big question of course is whether or not this unit has the new 65nm GPU... check out the photos (linked above) to see!

The box. They stuck on a sticker, but the box print has 60 on it as well. I would have put an exclamation point after "hard drive!" but that's just me...

FYI this unit was built on 6-20-08 and is lot # 825.

There it is. Now your Xbox can have the same size hard drive as a 4 year old laptop. Personally I don't see why the Xbox & Ps3 are so hung up on hard drive space, you either have one, or you don't (ahem Wii) I never even filled up my old 20 gig'er, personally...

Looks normals so far. Current 65nm CPU & heatsink... same old "super" GPU heatsink. I bet a lot of the cost reduction on the 360 was getting rid of the old heatpipe/copper CPU... copper is pretty costly these days!

Ah, I have found a difference! This is the first Xbox 360 I have seen that does not have the bottom-mounted memory chips. I had heard on the interwebs these have been a heat problem in the past (or moreso that people fixed problems...
 

Xbox 360 Console Now Offers Triple the Storage for Same Price

50°
328w ago - Microsoft Corp. is giving consumers more gigabytes for their buck. The company today announced an Xbox 360 console with triple the storage space of the original console, but for the same price of $349 (U.S.) estimated retail price (ERP).

Available in retail stores in the U.S. and Canada starting in early August, the upgraded Xbox 360 will include a 60GB hard drive for storing the growing wealth of digital entertainment available for the console, including music, movies, television shows and game content.

In addition, Microsoft today dropped the price of its 20GB Xbox 360 console in the U.S. and Canada to just $299 (U.S.) (ERP) while supplies last, a savings of $50.

"We know consumers need more and more space to store the amazing digital content Xbox 360 offers, and we're giving it to them at no extra charge," said Albert Penello, Xbox director of product management at Microsoft. "No one device offers the depth and breadth of entertainment that Xbox 360 can deliver, and now you'll have three times the storage to manage all that great content."

Xbox 360 is just one of three Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment systems Microsoft offers. Microsoft's Xbox 360 Arcade, which comes with a 256MB memory unit and five Xbox LIVE Arcade games, is a value for the whole family for $279 (U.S.)...
 

A One-Console Future: Pray it Never Happens!

50°
337w ago - Competition becomes even more vital in an industry that is technology driven. It's quite amazing that Moore's law, which states that computing power doubles every 18 months, still holds true.

This rapid evolution is primarily driven by competition. People are constantly trying to outdo each other. Consoles typically have a shelf life of about five to six years. What would happen without competition?

Where did the Genesis go? What happened with the PlayStation 2? Having nightmares yet?

In other words, we would potentially skip a whole generation of hardware. So what would make this such a likely scenario? Because when no competition exists, then you have a situation where a company's bottom line is less aligned with consumer needs.

As an example, Nintendo was once clearly dominating the market with the NES. While the Sega Master system was on the market, it had less than 5% marketshare. Nintendo was so comfortable in their position they honestly felt like they could have extended the life of the NES by a good couple more years. From a business perspective it made sense.

If they had a massive install base, then they can easily earn revenue with the fees they charge publishers for every game unit sold, a standard practice for all console makers. If they created a...
 

X-Box 360 to lose the Console War in Europe?

50°
338w ago - A recent report on Next-Gen is suggesting that the Xbox 360 will likely be the "biggest loser" in the continent of Europe. The article states that although more European gamers are moving to have more than one console in their homes, the two consoles are likely to be the Nintendo Wii and the PlayStation 3.

Sony has a history of dominating in Europe with their PS2 basically owning the continent for its lifespan. But the botched launch of the PS3 sent speculation flying that the Xbox 360 may knock Sony off its high crown in Europe. Now reports from analysts are suggesting that the loyal PS2 consumers may remain loyal to Sony's brand and buy the PS3. Make up your minds, analysts.

One thing that I'm sure bugs Europeans is how they are all grouped into one category. Europe is a diverse place in terms of culture and gaming preferences. For example, in England the Xbox 360 is the dominant console. Englishmen are like Americans in their love for violence and specifically First Person Shooters.

I'm sure everyone can agree that the Xbox 360 is the superior platform for FPS's and it shows in the U.K. sales. The European continent, however, is less into shooters. This is the area that Sony is doing well in right now. So it may turn out that Sony wins continental Europe while Microsoft...
 

The year of the PS3?

50°
340w ago - Is the era of the X-Box over already, almost before it began? Premature ejaculation of fanboy glee, a beautiful moment but over in a flash, with nothing but a mess and disappointed people left in its wake?

A little look at what the experts say on the subject certainly tells us so. An article on Joystiq's PS3 Fanboy gives 10 reasons why the PS3 is back in the swing of things.

EGM and EDGE have both within the last four months run cover stories on the return of the PS3 – titled "The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Revenge of the PS3″ (which if nothing else, tells us that The Force Unleashed is going to have good sales) and some analysts have predicted that the PS3 will do at least as well as the 360 this year, and some have gone so far as to say that it's going to edge out the unstoppable Wii by 2011.

In terms of general PR too the PS3 has been doing great, with the Human Genome Project and then the USAF taking a cartload of PS3s definitely counting towards publicity. Without even considering the Wii then, in terms of general publicity, the image of the PS3 has never been better, while MS is has to deal with issues like the RRoD, which just looks plain silly. And lets not forget the other issues with the hardware too, from misaligned drives to lens issues.

If that doesn't...
 
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links






Advertising - Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2014 PlayStation 3 News

Sponsored Links