updated 08:35 pm EDT, Thu August 27, 2009
Xbox 360 250GB at Amazon
Amazon Germany today renewed talk of a new high-end Xbox 360 by posting a listing for an Elite with a 250GB hard drive. The system's 280 Euro ($400) price lines up with that of the Elite before the recent price cut and also bundles in an extra wireless gamepad as well as the as-yet unreleased Forza Motorsport 3. No clues are included as to the release date or whether there are any other significant changes, though a hardware update isn't likely besides the added storage.
The store entry follows just days after the FCC gave away the existence of a 250GB slim PS3 and indicates that neither Microsoft nor Sony is likely to remain content with a $300 system as its best console. Storage upgrades have been a regular staple of the current console generation and have been spurred on by features like partial or complete game installs as well as larger downloadable titles and movie services. [via Engadget]