An upgraded Xbox 360? Could it be true? Not right now says Microsoft. They have come out in the public stating that while this picture does confirm that there are upgraded Xbox 360s out there, Microsoft knows all about them. They will not be released to the public, Microsoft has said. Among the upgrades that these systems have are a cooler 65nm processor that should reduce noise, a 120GB hard drive, and an HDMI port for complete 1080p resolution.
“We’re always working on prototypes and new technologies and just playing with stuff in Redmond to see what’s interesting. … At the moment, everything you might have seen is just looking at our experimentation back in Redmond, not really a product that we’re thinking about announcing.”
Prototypes and new technologies? That’s just code for “crap, they found out about those new Xbox 360s we were trying to keep secret… How does Steve Jobs keep all of his stuff in the dark?” While that question is still unknown, Microsoft might be trying to do some minor damage control and rumor taming at the moment. After the Xbox 360s amazing holiday sales, they really need to do something to keep consumers interested. Gears of War won’t sell forever. An upgraded 360 might just do the trick. — Nik Gomez
Microsoft Confirms Existence of Upgraded 360 [via 1UP]