Microsoft has launched a redesigned Xbox 360 console. The new console uses the same design language as the recently announced Xbox One console. This updated console will be available straight away to US customers but there is no price cut right now, the MSRPs remain the same as with the previous range of consoles.
The new Xbox 360 is said to be smaller and quieter than any previous version of the Xbox 360. A quick gander at the main picture below will confirm the Xbox One design similarities to you. The shiny and matt textures side by side and the simpler black shape borrow a lot from the next generation console design.
No price cuts
This latest version of the Xbox 360, originally launched in November 2005, will not bring with it a cut in MSRPs. The 4GB model is to be US$200 and the 250GB or 4GB-with-Kinect models are US$300. These redesigned Xbox 360s are available from today in the US.
Commitment to the Xbox 360
Microsoft SVP of Marketing Yusef Mehdi said the company is committed to supporting the Xbox 360 for years to come. Several big name new games were announced for the 360 including; Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Grand Theft Auto 5, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Dark Souls II, Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns, World of Tanks and Batman: Arkham Origins.
Microsoft also announced some sweeteners for Xbox Live Gold subscribers; from 1st July two free games will be available for download including titles such as Assassin's Creed II and Halo 3.