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#1 M1C13

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:05 AM

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#2 tsg2005

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:08 AM

thats awesome. if its true, ill be getting it! :applause:

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:09 AM

Im disappointed in the price.

#4 hootie

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:09 AM

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$80 More for 100GB and a new color? Not a bad deal if you ask me, yet I wonder how the hell somebody would be able to fill that entire amount of space. :-k


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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:12 AM

If true, and these also had the new quieter drives, I'd probably buy one.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:13 AM

If true, I wonder if these have the HDMI ports too.

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#7 ryan838

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:15 AM

If this is indeed true I will be cashing in on my best buy replacement plan. I bought my 360 at zerohour so it expires this November. If this date is correct it will be perfect timing.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:21 AM

I don't think MS would go through the trouble of a whole new SKU for a 360 unless it DID have HDMI. The whole point of releasing a new 360 SKU would be for people more media/storage minded (IPTV, lots of HD video downloads etc)

I don't think $80 more for HDMI and 100 gigs more storage is a bad price at all.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:26 AM

Hot shit.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:28 AM

Don't forget this new model is supposed to have the smaller, cooler 65nm chip along with the other new features already mentioned.
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#11 Indiana

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:16 AM

If this is indeed true I will be cashing in on my best buy replacement plan. I bought my 360 at zerohour so it expires this November. If this date is correct it will be perfect timing.


Wouldn't they just give you another white premium 360?

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:17 AM

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$80 More for 100GB and a new color? Not a bad deal if you ask me, yet I wonder how the hell somebody would be able to fill that entire amount of space. :-k


Well you need at least that much space if they are going to offer IP TV and want people to download movies and tv programs.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:19 AM

I'm looking forward to seeing if this is true, so propellor_head can shut the Fuck up about his prophecies about this releasing for $400.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:19 AM

well its probably true, stores are usually pretty good about leaking stuff this way. ill probably hang on to the one i have as i dont see a need for the bigger HD. but eventually ill have to get that one.

they probably will eliminate the core system when this comes out.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:21 AM

Wouldn't they just give you another white premium 360?

Nope, they even tell you when you purchase the plan that you can use the credit towards a different console.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:26 AM

don't you guys know that a black 360 is a debug kit?debugs come with a bigger hard drive.my best friend got one and he can previewmarket place stuff before it comes out. check cheapys debug video for proof.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:27 AM

$450 seems like a more appropriate price. GameCrazy(and other stores) often put placeholder prices on things before they're officially priced, and they're more often than not much higher than the actual price.

I believe the 360 and ps3 were listed in GameCrazy's system at $600 or $1000 or something before their prices were announced, since a placeholder price is necessary and it's better to put it higher than lower in case some register monkey quotes a customer that price.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:27 AM

don't you guys know that a black 360 is a debug kit?debugs come with a bigger hard drive.my best friend got one and he can previewmarket place stuff before it comes out. check cheapys debug video for proof.

dont super d know that thar is rumorz of a consumer black xbox 360 with 120GB harddrive.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:29 AM

Releasing in May for only $20 less than a PS3? Seems like a strange strategy if that date and price are anywhere near correct.

They'd basically be trying to sell a larger hard drive which most people wouldn't use for $80 more than the standard console. Most consumers wouldn't know the difference in hard drive size, but many may notice that the PS3 plays blu-ray for only $20 more.

The price seems rather steep to me.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:41 AM

Releasing in May for only $20 less than a PS3? Seems like a strange strategy if that date and price are anywhere near correct.

They'd basically be trying to sell a larger hard drive which most people wouldn't use for $80 more than the standard console. Most consumers wouldn't know the difference in hard drive size, but many may notice that the PS3 plays blu-ray for only $20 more.

The price seems rather steep to me.

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#21 io

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:42 AM

I got a strange price update today... GM-XBOX 360 (black/ 120GB) $479.99 NEW $439.99 USED. Also the release date is listed as 5/1/2007.

I don't know if GameCrazy is just jumping on the rumor bandwagon or if they have inside information. This also means that you can preorder one since it has a release date and a price. To preorder a system is $50.00.

Call your local Game Crazy for more info. 513 825 1884 is my store ask for mike.


Holy Fuck! I'm in. I just bought a 360 at Costco tonight but I was disappointed that it turned out to be a Sept 14th model (and thus no chance of the newer quiet drive). If this is the case I can definitely wait until May 1st. And I had better preorder since I'm sure they will be as hard to find for a while as the Wii is now ;).

I have no problem with that price if it has the much bigger HD, the quiet DVD drive, and the 65 nm processor. I don't even care about HDMI, but it would be nice to be future-proofed (my HDTV does have a DVI input so I suppose I could use that).

I assume there will be new black controllers to go with it? Are those in the system? I guess the old ones will still work with it though (I can burn some of my remaining GR credit on an extra controller).

#22 oasisboy

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:45 AM

I think I will pre-order the used 360 for $439.99. I can't wait to get it! :lol:

The pricing seems kinda odd, maybe this will come with HDMI cables, an extra wireless controller and a game? That would make sense.

#23 io

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:47 AM

Just called my Gamecrazy - they have nothing in the system but the regular premium and core systems. They haven't ever heard of a black one and probably think I'm crazy now :roll:.

OP, if you can get a SKU or some way in which they could look it up in the computer that would be helpful. I have no idea how their system works but maybe they just aren't looking in the right place. Or maybe it hasn't propagated to all stores yet?

#24 panasonic

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:00 AM

Just called my Gamecrazy - they have nothing in the system but the regular premium and core systems. They haven't ever heard of a black one and probably think I'm crazy now :roll:.

OP, if you can get a SKU or some way in which they could look it up in the computer that would be helpful. I have no idea how their system works but maybe they just aren't looking in the right place. Or maybe it hasn't propagated to all stores yet?


they just think you are gamecrazy

#25 oasisboy

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:02 AM

they just think you are gamecrazy


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#26 PenguinMaster

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:17 AM

Releasing in May for only $20 less than a PS3? Seems like a strange strategy if that date and price are anywhere near correct.

They'd basically be trying to sell a larger hard drive which most people wouldn't use for $80 more than the standard console. Most consumers wouldn't know the difference in hard drive size, but many may notice that the PS3 plays blu-ray for only $20 more.

The price seems rather steep to me.


If most consumers don't care about a larger harddrive, why is the 60gb PS3 far more popular than the 20gb one? I know the 60gb PS3 has other features (built-in wi-fi and card reader), but the bigger harddrive is easily the biggest feature.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:23 AM

If most consumers don't care about a larger harddrive, why is the 60gb PS3 far more popular than the 20gb one? I know the 60gb PS3 has other features (built-in wi-fi and card reader), but the bigger harddrive is easily the biggest feature.


Sony loses less money on the 60 gig so they are much easier to find than the 20 gigs. If the 20 gig was less scarce than it currently is, I don't the 60 gig would be moving as many units as it currently is.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:34 AM

I checked the computers and found nothing on a Black Xbox 360. We don't look systems/games up by SKU, just the name. Something I found a little odd is there is a "GM- Xbox System (Defective)..........New/ 0.00....Used/ 0.00" in the system now. I have noticed that before and the other systems don't have "Defective" options. Normally, in the past when something goes $0.00 then that's a way of corporate telling us, "don't touch this yet." For example: The Halo 3 legendary is 0.00 so that we can't take preorders on it anymore. You need a minimum of 5 bucks to preorder, but the total dollar can't be higher than the price listed in the computer. So, if they list the price in the computer anywhere between $0.00 - $4.99 we can't take a preorder for it. Also (back on track to the black 360), the fact the list it for $0.00 means they don't want us to take any reservations on it & since they have the word "defective" tagged to it means they might be holding some type of secret that they don't want anybody to know.
Now, I'm just guessing... does this make any sense to any other Game Crazy employees. Maybe you noticed the defective Xboxes listed a long time ago & I'm just crazy......but that is my 2 cents.....

#29 LinkinPrime

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:52 AM

Releasing in May for only $20 less than a PS3? Seems like a strange strategy if that date and price are anywhere near correct.

They'd basically be trying to sell a larger hard drive which most people wouldn't use for $80 more than the standard console. Most consumers wouldn't know the difference in hard drive size, but many may notice that the PS3 plays blu-ray for only $20 more.

The price seems rather steep to me.


Although I agree with you on the HDD, I'm totally sold on this if its got HDMI.

#30 ryanbph

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 06:13 AM

if it has an hdmi output i am sold

i wonder if this has anything to do with tivo having an online download service for movies...they just announced it recently.since most tivos are 80gb and they have some other perks msft currently doesn't offer, granted tivo isn't readily available with hd content. Nelson, one of the planetxbox360 podcast host, said he was a beta for the tivo service and he said that it ended a little while ago and will be available to the public very shortly

I got the best buy service plan, but i didn't realize they will let you use it as credit towards another system unless there was a deffect? I hope I am wrong, but it just doesn't make sense for best buy to offer that service unless so few take care of it.

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