Yesterday, Microsoft introduced the $279 Xbox 360 Arcade console at retail stores. The Arcade model replaces the Core model, which had no hard drive. It comes with a wireless controller, five games, HDMI connection and a 256 MB memory card.
The Xbox Arcade focuses on more family oriented gaming, in contrast to the shoot-em-ups that have been driving Xbox sales…like Halo 3 and Gears of War.
A deal with Warner Bros. will bring 50 high definition Looney Tunes episodes to the Xbox Live Marketplace. The episodes will be available for download
With today’s introduction of the $279 Xbox 360 Arcade at US retail outlets, Microsoft hopes to change that.