Though most of Microsoft's E3 keynote revolved around the upcoming Xbox One console, the company tossed diehard Xbox 360 fans a bone with the unveiling of a brand new Xbox 360. Dubbed the Xbox 360 E, Microsoft informed us that the console would be available right away and would be priced at $199.99. But what about gamers in the UK? How much would the console cost in Britain?
Microsoft didn't talk international pricing at E3 at all. Fortunately, with the console already shipping, it was only a matter of time before such information became available. GAME currently has the console listed on its website with a £149 price tag and free shipping. The release date is listed as TBD, but Crave reports that GAME actually sold 10 units for £100 at its pop-up stoe in London's Shoreditch. Not only that, but it seems the retailer was more than happy to sell the console to £149 once the special price units ran out it does appear to actually be for sale online (as opposed to up for pre-order).
The Xbox 360 was given a makeover to better fit in with the look and feel of the Xbox One. The changes to the outside of the console are cosmetic, but there are only minor differences under the hood. According to an iFixit tear down, the console has one less USB port but the case is easier to remove than on the older models.