Analyst : Xbox 360 Slim coming…Sometime.

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With the well kept secret of the PS3 Slim causing much glee with its shock announcement at GamesCom, analysts have weighed in on whether we’ll be seeing a similar size-reducing hardware redesign from the camp at Redmond. At least one analyst reckons indubitably so, leading me to believe that the reason that “analyst” contains the word ‘anal” is because they’re so full of sh*t.

David Cole of DFC intelligence believes it’s only a matter of time before Microsoft plays the “me-too” game and announces its own anorexic console. “I think it is a question of when not if,” he suggests. “However, the when part is a big uncertainty … rumors have been going on for a long time.  I think people were asking me the same question last year at this time. As cost efficiencies allow smaller and more reliable is always a good thing. However, you also have something like Project Natal which could also tie in with hardware redesigns.”

Here’s a good idea : Take a poorly designed console with known overheating issues and stuff it in to an even smaller casing, where it will likely create enough heat to a perpetuate self-sustaining nuclear fusion, fusing hydrogen atoms into helium ones and a resultant thermonuclear explosion. You don’t want to be responsible for destroying life as we know it, do you Microsoft?

Source : Industry Gamers

Last Updated: August 24, 2009

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Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • easy

    “perpetuate self-sustaining nuclear fusion”

    lol… i’m sure the ITER would be very interested in that :w00t:

  • janrik

    Xbox is slim genoeg :devil:

  • Fox1

    The Xbox does not need to slim down :tongue:

  • I think this is MS’s chance to incorporate a Bluray drive and tidy up the heat problems. Else PS3 will gain market share.
    I expect MS to reslease a “slim” with natal

  • Who knows, maybe even fixing all the *slight* issues that the Xbox has IF the slim is released. I say *slight* because I have had my Xbox for so long and NOTHING has happend yet. So I am still waiting for the so called RROD, but I think I will be waiting too long… cause I aint seeyin anything. Guess my 360 is an :angel: sent from above!

  • Q121

    WONT touch it….. imagine the over heating cock ups this one will have 🙁

    If its a success after a year.. maybe….

    Hopefully by the then the next xbox will be out 🙂


  • al360rulz

    me too me too got my elite for 2.5 years and it just works !!! day after day thou MS support for the software glitches sucks !! can’t add tracks to lips can anybody help?

  • the game has a rudimentary sort of region locking (Yes, screwed AGAIN).

    There is a workaround though; You need to clear any updates you have for the game, and delete any saves you have – Then set your region to UK (unless you have the US version of the game). Run the game (making sure there are no saves to be found) and enter the in-game music store.

    If done correctly, you’ll be able to download tracks from within the game.

  • al360rulz

    sweet thanks i’ll try it

  • WitWolfyZA

    I had the same problem. Till the recent Update in LIPS… Then i could sing all my songs i downloaded from the market place.

  • WitWolfyZA

    That’s too much of a hastle though… I read on the forums a lot of people had this problem and Inis fixed the problem within weeks

  • janrik

    BR is dead. Disk is dead. Digital is the way of the future.

  • henry

    never maybe in 2013.But whould prefer digital over anything emagine rent your game or movie on micro sd card with resolution up to br stil thinks it can be done look at nintendo ds okay graphics not good but it leaps on and the new psp also ging digital

  • easy

    handheld devices are a totally different ball game to consoles. most games that are released on hard media for consoles weigh in at roughly 6-9gb, and with 120gb being the largest hdd for stock consoles… problems will arise pretty quickly.
    as per the previous posters crystal ball prediction (statement?), consoles will need to be shipped with much larger hdd’s or go the route of ‘cloud consoles’, which is not entirely practical with current bandwidth infrastructure.

    we still a good few years off before we see it becoming viable.

  • henry

    yeah with SA bandwith no for now,i agree handheld alot differentbut there is already hologram disk in progress wich wil blr look like nothing talking about maybe up to n TB on n multi layer dvd and the way sd card are are more on demanding speed with upcomong usb3 things can turnaround in the near future,To vome back to HDD that what i like about PS3 you can go uge up to 500gb or more

  • easy


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