Xbox 360 Slimline Elite release date

Whilst it was no secret a redesigned Xbox 360 would be shown off at this year’s E3, for once though no photos leaked out of the factories beforehand. An official Microsoft advert appeared on Facebook a few hours too early but for all intents and purposes, Microsoft did a good job keeping it under wraps. So what is different about the Microsoft Xbox Elite Slimline console?


  • Goodbye matte finish, hello very shiny (and reflective) coating
  • Roughly two thirds the size of the original
  • Xbox 360 Controller gets a new colour too


  • Not fully disclosed yet but a smaller motherboard and chipset are a given
  • 250GB Hard Drive that slots into the base of the console
  • Improved disc tray
  • Touch control Power and Eject buttons
  • Built in Wireless N Receiver
  • Power pass-through port for Microsoft Kinect (Project Natal)


  • We can probably expect the smaller and cooler CPU and GPU to be a bit more efficient
  • Near silent running, large and quiet cooling fan

The new Xbox 360 Elite Slim release date is this week, time to go shopping I think!

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1 Response

  1. joshua says:

    i like this new version but i don’t know if there’s any point of getting it if i already have a perfectly good 360. is there any real benefit to spending $300on it?
    any comments?