Rumor has it that the Xbox 360 may be getting a slimmed version of itself this fall with the launch of Natal.  The slim console is rumored to have an even newer set of chips on the motherboard and 250GB of memory.  It’s expected to ship as a bundle with Natal for the low price of $299.  Isn’t it enough already with the console revisions?

To support this rumor industry expert, Michael Patcher, made the following statements:

“At a minimum, we anticipate the introduction of a more feature-packed Xbox 360 as the standard SKU in late 2010 (likely with a 250Gb hard drive) at the same US$ 299 price point, and think that Microsoft will cut price before the fall only if it begins to lose significant market share to Sony.

It is far more likely that we will see a slim version of the Xbox 360 with a 250Gb hard drive and with Project Natal bundled into the box while maintaining the US$ 299 price point, especially if Sony does not lower the price of the PS3 by the time Natal and Sony’s Move controllers launch in the fall.”

Is it BS or not?  Knowing Microsoft and their penchant to make money I’d say it’s going to be legit.  I may have to buy my 5th Xbox 360 if it’s going to have [slider title=”Natal”]Natal – Microsoft’s motion capture addition to rival the Wii-mote and PS3’s wand thingy.  It doesn’t require a controller and promises to capture your movements and relate them to the game.[/slider] packed in, and all of the other hardware improvements.  What a joke?  I still love the Xbox 360 though.  Go figure, I must be a sucker.

You’ve been enlightened…

Via [Qj]


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