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Xbox Masta 4
12-14-2002, 06:28 PM
Microsoft is to bring a brand new, green version of its Xbox hardware to market.
The unit will be a retail version of the translucent green debug hardware that specialist press, developers and publishers already have access to, but which has hitherto been denied to Joe Public.

The green console, which will also release with a special green version of Controller S, will be a welcome addition to the Xbox family.

The move is yet another step forward in Microsoft's tireless marketing push that has seen Xbox overtake and pull clear of GameCube in the UK in recent weeks.

For the week ending November 10, Xbox enjoyed a 46 percent rise in sales, shifting 15,102 units, compared with 6,839 GameCubes over the same period.

The new unit should only serve to bolster this trend, an initiative that has also proved popular with Nintendo's console, which has been released in a number of different colours. The Xbox redesign is purely cosmetic, with internal specs remaining the same as current retail units.

It's currently unclear when Microsoft plans to release the new hardware: the first quarter of 2003 is looking likely, although speculation regarding a pre-Christmas launch is growing.

When contacted, a spokesperson for Microsoft refused to comment on the matter, but highly placed retail sources have confirmed to us that the unit is ready to go.

PIC BELOW!


http://www.computerandvideogames.com/openpic.php?nid=0&article_id=83375

Xbox Owner
12-14-2002, 06:41 PM
...cool.:) But why is this in the off topic lounge?:D

wweomaniac
12-14-2002, 07:13 PM
how is this off topic? This is in topic. I mean genera :)

Anyway.. I thought this was only for Euro[pe.

l Maximus l
12-14-2002, 07:58 PM
Here's my thoughts:

The positive: Pretty cool that they are introducing a new green colored XBox.

The negative: Who in their right mind doesn't own an XBox yet!? ;)

Snoopy7548
12-14-2002, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by Maximus-XBA
Here's my thoughts:

The positive: Pretty cool that they are introducing a new green colored XBox.

The negative: Who in their right mind doesn't own an XBox yet!? ;)

lol.
positive:looks cool
negative:i dont have one:(

AmpedRider
12-14-2002, 09:53 PM
positive: thats uh....very nice
negative: not spending another 200

KrazYWind
12-14-2002, 10:37 PM
They should just make a plate that goes over ur xbox instead of making a new one :\

shrew king
12-14-2002, 10:38 PM
i think id get tired of looking at that after a month or two, im happy with my black box with a green jewel. a pure white one with a black jewel would be pretty cool though.

# 1 Stunner
12-14-2002, 11:00 PM
ya i should buy this new one and mod my old one...:D

Rochey69r
12-15-2002, 12:07 AM
Originally posted by Maximus-XBA
Here's my thoughts:

The positive: Pretty cool that they are introducing a new green colored XBox.

The negative: Who in their right mind doesn't own an XBox yet!? ;)


hey max,


i own 2!!!

a xbox network in my own home.

can only play halo so far but will soon be playing UC and timesplitters 2!!

WynnFire
12-16-2002, 12:17 AM
Looks cool but I think I will stay with my black one for now though. Unless of course mine dies and can't be brought back from the dead.

NINE BREAKER
12-16-2002, 01:44 AM
The green one would be tight, but like Shrew King said a pure white one with [either] a black or green jewel would be awesome.

Cloud Strife
12-16-2002, 10:22 AM
When I first heard of Xbox, I thought the system would be silver like the chrome X. I would like the Xbox to have a new color because I'm tired of the color black systems. I prefer gray.;)

MerimacHamwich
12-16-2002, 01:47 PM
I don't really think that is true. Just a dev kit and someone decided to get the public all riled up with a picture. Then again, you never know. Personally I don't like it.

addicted_2_xbox
12-16-2002, 07:06 PM
Looks tight! I want one! I was considering buying a second box cuz I play 8-player Halo with my friends on an almost daily basis! BTW, there is a white xbox with a black jewel, its a limited edition released in Japan. I wish I had a pic to show u.

qpid
12-16-2002, 07:08 PM
Comic Book Guy - "Worse Console Color Scheme Ever"

ARONO129
12-16-2002, 08:46 PM
I think the Xbox looks good the way it is now. Platinum would be a perfect colour but my guess is MS doesn't want to copy the Lamecube.

# 1 Stunner
12-16-2002, 10:06 PM
n e idea when this things coming out?

Professor Kaos
12-16-2002, 11:10 PM
I wont buy one, I just fine wit lookin at my chrome xbox thx to XBA.

carlbme
12-16-2002, 11:30 PM
Yea, this was posted a before (by myself) however since it was about a month ago I can understand a repost.

Here is another link to the story on it. It is being sold in the UK.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/news/news_story.php?id=83395

Microsoft's new coloured hardware is scheduled to mark Xbox's first European anniversary next year: full story inside

14:45 Senior British insiders have today confirmed that the newly revealed translucent green Xbox hardware is to be launched to mark the machine's European anniversary.
Logic dictates that the machine will launch on March 14 next year, exactly a year after Xbox's European release. Coincidentally, Xbox Live, Microsoft's online multiplayer service for the machine, happens to go operational on the same day. It's a crazy world we live in.

Microsoft made no comment on the subject today.

Reaction to the colour of the console, which is thought to exactly replicate the casing of debug units used by journalists and developers, has been mixed. We happen to think it looks groovy cool: hit this to take a look for yourself.

Then shows the pictures that were previously posted

rio2012
12-17-2002, 10:38 PM
Well, that xbox is not really that new cause i have seen pics of it in one of the XBL server pics in the XBL bootcamp article on the start page of XBA.:cool:

carlbme
12-17-2002, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by rio2012
Well, that xbox is not really that new cause i have seen pics of it in one of the XBL server pics in the XBL bootcamp article on the start page of XBA.:cool:

Actually that is what this one is modeled after. Those you saw were debug kits, not for retail. However they are making the same casing for our version of the Xbox and created a controller with that look as well.

So it is new ;)

Kleen
12-18-2002, 02:56 PM
OK, but the XBOX and controllers are already kind of green. Look at them...I guess the new one (if this is true) will be greener and translucent.

Spic_Tacular26
12-18-2002, 07:03 PM
I like the color but i think it would just look weird in a room, too flashy

Cloud Strife
12-18-2002, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by Spic_Tacular26
I like the color but i think it would just look weird in a room, too flashy Would an purple Gamecube look any better in your bedroom?

Snoopy7548
12-18-2002, 07:15 PM
maybe if his room was painted purple

Spic_Tacular26
12-18-2002, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Burning Ranger
Would an purple Gamecube look any better in your bedroom?

If it was covered by a whole bunch of clothes maybe. :D

I like the color concept but i dont like it would fit in like a regular xbox

# 1 Stunner
12-18-2002, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by Snoopy7548
maybe if his room was painted purple
lol very true but how many guys have purple rooms?

carlbme
12-18-2002, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by # 1 Stunner

lol very true but how many guys have purple rooms?

*Raises his hand*

Well my bed sheets and comforter have purple flowers. Does that count?

WARNING: When married or when girlfriend is shopping...NEVER say "It doesn't matter, get whatever you like!!"

:)

Snoopy7548
12-19-2002, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by carlbme
WARNING: When married or when girlfriend is shopping...NEVER say "It doesn't matter, get whatever you like!!"

:)

lol, what else are u supposed to do? you wanna avoid going with them, and you wanna get them out of the house as soon as possible. lol

# 1 Stunner
12-19-2002, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by carlbme


*Raises his hand*

Well my bed sheets and comforter have purple flowers. Does that count?

WARNING: When married or when girlfriend is shopping...NEVER say "It doesn't matter, get whatever you like!!"

:) that counts a little bit...but hey paint the rest of yo room purple to make it match more...:p

carlbme
12-19-2002, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by # 1 Stunner
that counts a little bit...but hey paint the rest of yo room purple to make it match more...:p

Makes a mental note to make sure the wife does not look at this thread.