Xbox 360 Arcade System announced

packagearcadeConsole For the price of $280, you can now get a new edition of the Xbox 360 console. This one is similar to the original core system, but with HDMI output, a 256mb memory card (so you can play and save your games right out of the box), a wireless controller, and five full arcade games. Perfect if you are more of a casual gamer or if:

  • you have an existing 360 with a hard drive and would like one with a HDMI output
  • you need a DVD player and/or a Media Center Extender (play all your Zune and Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player content in the living room!

For that price, you can pick up this system instead of a DVD player with HDMI out and you get the network connectivity and media streaming features along with an amazing system for playing a ton of great games. Sure the name says Arcade, but you can fire up Halo 3, Gears of War or Lego Star Wars II…

Crazy stuff, and perfect for you family focused Xbox gamers… and perhaps soon to be a second 360 for my house, since I now have a TV with HDMI in and nothing to hook into it… and it would be great to have the ability to play my music, TV and movies on our second TV as well…

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Author: Duncan Mackenzie

I'm the Developer Lead for the Channel 9 team, formerly worked on MSDN as a developer, content strategist and author.

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