The rumors about an upgraded version of the Xbox 360 have been confirmed. Microsoft officially announced today that they’ll be releasing a new black version of its Xbox 360 console called the Xbox 360 Elite ($479.99). Upgrades include a 120GB Hard Drive ($179.99 available separately) and HDMI 1080p output, while the rest remains about the same.
The sad part is they still left out the HD DVD player, so you’ll have to shell out another $199 to play high-def DVDs.
1up has a run down of their feelings about the Elite and it doesn’t look like they’re too happy about this release.