The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft, and the successor to the Xbox. The Xbox 360 competes with Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. According to retailers and online Free Ads Philippines sites, the Xbox 360 is available in three standard variants; the “Xbox 360 Arcade,” the “Xbox 360 Pro” (sometimes shortened to simply “Xbox 360”), and the “Xbox 360 Elite.” So what are the difference between these three? Xbox 360 Arcade
The Xbox 360 Arcade is the entry level for the Xbox 360. On October 23, it replaced the “Xbox 360 Core” and maintained the price of $279.99. It was publicly revealed (though it was available in stores far earlier) by Microsoft’s president of Entertainment Devices division Robbie Bach to the Financial Times on October 18, 2007, and officially announced on October 22, 2007. According to Electronics Philippines centers and retailers, this version of Xbox 360 includes:
- 1 wireless controller
- Composite AV cable
- HDMI 1.2 output
- 1 internal 256 MB memory chip (units released prior to fall 2008 included a 256 MB memory unit)
- 5 Xbox Live Arcade titles: Boom Boom Rocket, Feeding Frenzy, Luxor 2, Pac-Man Championship Edition, and Uno on a single disk, which also includes a “Welcome Video” and several game trailers/demos.
Xbox 360 Pro
Sometimes referred to as Premium and packaged as simply Xbox 360 with the subheading “Go Pro”, this version of Xbox 360 includes all the features of the Xbox 360 Arcade and includes a hybrid composite and component cable with optional optical out instead of a composite cable. This model also includes a detachable 60 GB Hard Disk Drive (previously a 20 GB HDD) to store downloaded content, provide compatibility with original Xbox games, and store game data. The included hard drive comes with game demos, video clips and a free Live Arcade game, Hexic HD. On August 1, 2008, the 20 GB Xbox 360 was discontinued and was replaced by a 60 GB HDD model at the same price. Holiday 2008 consoles were bundled with Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and Kung Fu Panda.
Xbox 360 Elite
This type of Xbox 360 is the most expensive of all. Unlike the other versions of Xbox 360, this type usually includes a 120 GB hard drive and a matte black finish. The Elite retail package also includes an HDMI 1.2 cable and a controller and headset that match the system’s black finish. According to Electronics Philippines centers, the Elite was released in Europe on August 24, 2007, and Australia on August 30, 2007. Early Elite models shipped using the Zephyr motherboard, though newer models now use the Falcon 65 nm chipset instead.
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