Xbox 360 Different Consoles
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Since the introduction of the new slim version of the 360 we are often asked about the different types of Xbox 360 so here is a more detailed explaination for anyone that needs it.
The current version of the Xbox 360 known as the slim or slimline version features a slimmer redesigned case hence the name compared to the original discontinued models. They come in two distinct versions:
Xbox 360 4GB
Xbox 360 250GB
The Xbox 360 4GB is the entry level model designed for the more casual gamer and the 250GB version is designed for the more serious gamer due to it’s larger hard drive. This is the main difference between the two models other than the 4GB having a matte black finish in comparison to the glossy black finish of the larger hard drive version.
Each version comes complete with built in wi-fi a feature lacking in the original version of the console.
What is the difference?
The main difference is the price due to the larger hard drive. This does not affect the console in any way other than restricting the amount of content that can be stored on the console. The 4GB version is fairly limited in the amount of content such as music, videos and games that it can store on the hard drive.
Original Xbox 360 – now discontinued
The original Xbox 360 started life as in three distinct types, the core (replaced later by the arcade), the pro or premium model which featured either a 20GB or 60GB hard drive and the Elite which came with a 120GB hard drive.
Later on came various special editions such as the Super Elite with 250GB hard drive plus many other version such as game specific models including a Modern Warfare 2 designed Xbox 360 and one to coincide with the launch of Halo 3.
|Model||Storage||HDMI||Appearance||Accessories/Bundled items||RRP (at launch)||First available||In production|
|Slim||250 GB HDD||Yes||Gloss black||Wireless controller||£199.99||16th July 2010||Yes|
|Gloss black disc drive||Wired Headset|
|Composite video cable|
|Slim||4 GB onboard||Yes||Matte black||Wireless controller||£149.99||20th August 2010||Yes|
|Matte black disc drive||Composite video cable|
|Elite||250 GB HDD||Yes||Matte black||Ethernet cable||£249.99||23rd October 2009||No|
|Chrome disc drive||Wired Headset|
|2 wireless controllers|
|Elite||120 GB HDD||Composite video cable||£199.99||29th April 2007||No|
|1 wireless controller|
|Arcade||512 MB onboard||Yes||Matte white||Wireless controller||£159.99||June 2009||No|
|Arcade||256 MB onboard||Matte white disc drive||Composite video cable||£159.99||December 2008||No|
|Arcade||256 MB memory unit||Xbox Live Arcade compilation disc (not included with all units)||£159.99||23rd October 2007||No|
|Pro||60 GB HDD||Yes||Matte white||Wireless controller||£169.99||1st September 2008||No|
|Chrome disc drive||Ethernet cable|
|Pro||20 GB HDD||After 2007||Hybrid video cable||22 November 2005||No|
|Core||None||No||Matte white||Wired controller||£199.99||22 November 2005||No|
|Matte white disc drive||Composite video cable|