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Xbox 360 name change, redesign coming?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Sep 2008 15:08 User comments (17)

Xbox 360 name change, redesign coming? According to a report over at Hexus, Microsoft's proposed major hardware redesign could also include a new name for the console.
Citing the same source that leaked evidence of the Xbox 360 Elite model in advance, a new leaked memo shows that the Xbox 360 revision could be called The Pure. The memo also shows that the revision so far has codenames "Lean" and "Granite" most likely alluding to a thinner case design and a new colorway.

The memo doesn't show any timetable would would make sense that the name change will come with the upcoming Valhalla chip design. The new chip will move the CPU and GPU into a single chip and will have less power consumption as well as well as make the system cooler. Although there is no official timeframe for the release of the Valhalla revision, many believe Q1 2009 is the time when manufacturing will begin.




Update: It has been brought to my attention by Jab1981 that this rumor was nothing more than a hoax contest by CheapAssGamer and therefore is absolutely not true.

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17 user comments

119.9.2008 15:22
tavek
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I think this is more in line for the NEW xbox 720 in allegedly 2012.
If they do come out with a PURE that would be a slap in the face to us who bought one already.
Chances are if thats is so its 45nm both chips & a slimmer quiter
BR-DVD drive and possibly HARD -ERRR to mod.
POssible however unlikely.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Sep 2008 @ 15:26

219.9.2008 15:56

One of their reasons most probably for such a drastic revision is indeed to prevent playing backups and homebrew. Now they will do even more with the firmware of the drive and any other currently working modifications.

The other is to add BluRay support, since HDDVD died. It makes no sense to ever produce a HD-DVD version of the Xbox 360 like was planned. However, they cannot allow game developers to make BR disc games because of the number of people who own Xbox 360 already, even if they sold a separate USB version drive (which would be expensive).

319.9.2008 17:24

This is what happens when you don't plan ahead and come out way too early with a new console. I sold my pro last year to buy the elite, am I and millions of other 360 owners now going to have to buy everything all over again? If they do then they better offer some sort of trade-in program if there is a new disc format for the games, because there will be A LOT of unhappy customers if they do.

419.9.2008 18:26

Have we thought that this maybe leaked by Microsoft themselves soo the roumor mill can start spinning. I think the main thing that Microsoft needs to make sure of is that the new console does not over heat.

519.9.2008 19:56

Originally posted by borhan9:
Have we thought that this maybe leaked by Microsoft themselves soo the roumor mill can start spinning. I think the main thing that Microsoft needs to make sure of is that the new console does not over heat.

i will agree with that MS has almost always leaked tid bits of information, on future projects.

i don't think there will be any major hardware reversions, what better way to slim down the 360 than by making the all in one chipset and removal of the steel square in the case. the 360 could be a hell of a lot slimmer the MB in it is not even as big as a HTPC Mainboard

619.9.2008 21:01

Way to go MS. Let's confuse the consumer some more! It's not enough to have all of these SKU's, but now let's change the names of our products. For their sake, I hope this is rumor and will be applied to future non-360 consoles, as this would just put the nail in the coffin on them looking like a confused business.

BTW, there's no way they are going to release a BR console that will play BR games. Not going to happen... unless you read the above statement and they wish to shoot themselves in the foot even more.

Signed, a proud "Easy Bake 360" owner.

719.9.2008 21:05

Its about time and I support this is they get the hardware fixed and boost the over all performance by 50% so it can compete for the next 5 years, also I would not question it if they remove the HDD lock, if the HDD lock is in meh, if no real upgrade takes place whats the point?

819.9.2008 21:05

Quote:
the 360 could be a hell of a lot slimmer the MB in it is not even as big as a HTPC Mainboard
That, and the fact there's no power supply in the case!

919.9.2008 21:35

Quote:
Quote:
the 360 could be a hell of a lot slimmer the MB in it is not even as big as a HTPC Mainboard
That, and the fact there's no power supply in the case!
Bingo, same 360 less fat

1019.9.2008 22:40

I hope they unlock the HDD myself and it would be nice to see console as small as the slim PS2 and the Wii. PS3 and xbox360 are almost big as a cpu tower.

1119.9.2008 23:43

Originally posted by tavek:
I think this is more in line for the NEW xbox 720 in allegedly 2012.

The paper, if it is real, specifically says Xbox 360 name change. No mentioned of a NEW console.

1220.9.2008 7:32
jab1981
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It's some sort of CAGcast (cheap ass gamer) hoax contest.

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?b=3223&page=3

It's not a real story.

1320.9.2008 8:41

Originally posted by jab1981:
It's some sort of CAGcast (cheap ass gamer) hoax contest.

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?b=3223&page=3

It's not a real story.
The signature on the proposed document doesn't even match, looks like a complete forgery

1420.9.2008 8:47
atomicxl
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Originally posted by mike.m:
This is what happens when you don't plan ahead and come out way too early with a new console. I sold my pro last year to buy the elite, am I and millions of other 360 owners now going to have to buy everything all over again? If they do then they better offer some sort of trade-in program if there is a new disc format for the games, because there will be A LOT of unhappy customers if they do.
Only a fool would go about and buy a brand new version of something they already have thats still working. Thats like people who act like their DS is broken and needs to be replaced just because there is a slimmer version that adds no new features and their old one still will play every DS.

That consumer is mentally challenged and financially secure, so he often finds himself being drained of money. You can't blame big business though.

Also, no games will ever come on a new format. Think about it from a business perspective (these are businesses)... who will publish a 360 game that 99% of the install base can't play? Who will look at that and think its financially viable?

1520.9.2008 12:43

Originally posted by jab1981:
It's some sort of CAGcast (cheap ass gamer) hoax contest.

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?b=3223&page=3

It's not a real story.
thank you for pointing that out, I will update the article.

1620.9.2008 13:36

Thank God it was a hoax.

Those names were cold stone stupid.

1721.9.2008 10:01

Sounds interesting anyway.

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