The release date is today.
Microsoft is shipping a new model of the Xbox 360 to retailers today, with store availability expected later this week, the company announced.
The new Xbox has a new look – black, angled, sleek – and has built-in Wi-Fi support. It will cost $299 – the same price as the current top-end Xbox 360 in stores.
This is a photo of the New Xbox 360.
The new Xbox 360 console does not come with a new price tag, that's the best part.
Those who have been following the pre-E3 news leaks will note that this redesigned Xbox 360 doesn't exactly come as a surprise, as it was leaked in an Italian ad just yesterday. However, that ad provided no context for just how much (surprisingly) smaller this new console is than its older brother, and important little details -- such as the immediate release and built-in wifi -- were unknown and unconfirmed, respectively.
It's likely that the new Xbox 360 will be quieter, and with its smaller form factor, I will be happy to stick it beside the Tv for easy, and peaceful, movie watching.