Microsoft hints at Xbox 360 Arcade…again

xbox360discBack in mid-August, we blew the lid off about the rumor of a completely stripped down version of the Xbox 360 Core called the Xbox Arcade. It would have come with 5 arcade games, a 256MB memory card and a nice price tag of $279.99 USD.

Over on Financial Times, they snagged a brief interview with Robbie Bach, head of Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices division, and he hinted at a reduced priced Xbox 360 package that’ll rival the newly revealed $399 PS3 package.

"Arcade becomes [for us] the ability to bring in a new set of audiences. They’re probably a little bit more casually focused, they’re looking for a new family experience or they’re more price focused."

According to the article, the Xbox Arcade will actually come with a wireless controller and casual games including Pac-Man, Uno and Luxor 2.

Is this a fluke? But this sounds like something Microsoft would do especially in the eyes of Sony. But what about the Nintendo Wii? I think it’ll still be the runaway success for the holidays.


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