It seems those that think the new Xbox S looks like an ugly Alienware remodel are sorely in the minority. For the second month in a row the sale of all Xbox 360s has been on top in console hardware sales(443,000 units sold), this is surely due to the revamped hardware.The most impressive thing about this news is that Microsoft’s black box has also outsold the immensely popular Nintendo DS(398,000 units sold) this month.
Sure, Microsoft is over 3 years behind in the built-in wi-fi league, though that didn’t stop them from showing off by sporting the latest Wireless N technology, which not even the ‘super advanced’ PS3 has. I would also assume the greater storage (250GB) had something to help fuel the sales, considering even those with 120GB HDDs are filling them (myself included). So whether you liked the design changes or not, the better wi-fi, bigger hard drive and quieter, more efficient cooling are all great reasons to upgrade to the Xbox 360 S.
Also, don’t forget this device is “Kinect Ready” which means it has an additional port on the back of the console to plug in Kinect camera’s power supply, saving that precious wall socket for your battery charge station. The console has not been this popular since the launch of Halo 3 back in 2007, so I don’t think this trend will go away until October at the earliest, with Reach coming and all. Speaking of which, I really want that Reach 360 S, really bad.