Toys "R" Us sells Xbox 360: Arcade System

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I wrote about the rumoured Xbox 360 Arcade system early in August and it looks like another one of these internet rumours has been confirmed.

Toys ‘R Us are now accepting pre-orders for the Xbox 360 Arcade System with an expected delivery date of the 25th of October for $279. Just in time for Christmas what a coincidence…

The Xbox 360 Arcade is actually the core system with a bundled memory card (256Mb) and 5 arcade games (Pacman, Uno…), they have also replaced the wired controller with a wireless one. It is also bundled in a new funkier looking box.

It is obvious that this is the SKU which is aiming at the more casual market and I think it really is a great idea and will counter the expected PS3 price drop very well. I have a few friends who would like a 360 but have no intention of ever going on Live and are still intimidated by the extras that you need with the Core. This is the perfect answer.

Oh and Amazon are supposed to be selling it as well but I can’t find it on their site?

Last Updated: October 3, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • JloYo
  • LazySAGamer

    Awesome thanks and Amazon are shipping 2 days before Toys r Us…. Lets see if Microsoft will confirm us receiving it?

  • doobiwan

    While I think it’s an excellent step up from the core – what the core should always have been, I think the price is still too high.

    This unit has to lure buyers that would otherwise be looking at a PS2, and if the $100 PS2 rumours are true, that makes this 3x the price.

  • abev

    I dont really see that point of bringing out another console without a hard drive.

  • LazySAGamer

    There is absolutely no need for a harddrive in a machine that will never connect to the internet.

    This is aimed at the casual gamer, which the Wii has proven is a large market

  • Ruslan

    Seeing the Wii dominating the console wars thus far MS just wants a piece of the pie too! 🙂

  • abev

    Then why does it come with xbox live silver? Isnt that so it can connect to the net?

  • LazySAGamer

    All Xbox 360’s have Xbox live silver. It’s like advertising windows on a cheap car as an added extra 😉

  • and as I’ve discovered updating your consoles dashboard does not require a HDD, so that’s a great plus, and save games don’t require too much space which is also nice, I just have a thing against memory cards… bleh

  • abev

    Ok but if its never intended for the net, then why does it have live?
    I dunno I guess I just feel like this SKU is making the Xbox seem like a cheap console, and no not cheap as in cost efficient.

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