It's about time! Microsoft finally announced the Xbox 360 Arcade (the replacement for the Core
) will go on sale October 23 -- that's today, folks -- for $280. Even after being found in the wild
, Microsoft still refused to acknowledge the console's existence until this past Sunday
. The console comes with a 256MB Memory Unit, a wireless controller, HDMI port, and a disc that includes five full Xbox Live Arcade
games: Boom Boom Rocket
, Feeding Frenzy
, Luxor 2
, Pac-Man Championship
, and Uno
. Despite the unit having an HDMI port, it only comes with standard-def composite cables
(the red, white and yellow one), instead of the high-def component/composite hybrid cables bundled with its big brothers.
Also note, the inclusion of a 'Superman Indian Air' silhouette on the retail box (see the guy on the bike?) is not confirmation that an actual BMX game is forthcoming.Update:
Major Nelson just pinged us to correct the status of the packaged Xbox Live Arcade titles; they are full games, not trials; 2
: Europe gets it Oct. 26 for £200
(no € given).