Microsoft doesn’t forget the Xbox 360; releases new sleeker variation

With all the E3 news about Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One game console, we can easily forget about the current generation machine. Today the company announced that a new smaller and sleeker version of the console will be available.

Microsoft stated that the goal of the console is to tie "a similar look and feel across the entire family of Xbox products". Internal power and external ports are all the same, the design of this unit is the only new factor. Even pricing remains the same: $199 for a 4GB console, $299 for either a 250GB edition or 4GB Kinect Bundle.

Did we forget to mention that for any Xbox LIVE Gold member who purchased the unit, new or existing, will receive two free Xbox 360 game downloads per month from July 1st to December 31st? Microsoft stated that titles include Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2; we are assuming this means that you will have to pick from a preapproved selection of games.

What do you think about Microsoft’s updated console design – a welcomed edition or an ugly duckling?

Source: Microsoft News Center

Michael Archambault