The 3rd-gen Xbox 360 is out tomorrow, and you can still get a free upgrade
Microsoft announced that its next-generation Xbox 360 gaming console, codenamed Project Scorpio, will be available tomorrow for $399.
That’s the same price as its predecessor, which launched in April.
But that price is a significant drop from what you’ll be able to get for your $499 price tag.
It also means that Project Scorpios hardware is now on sale for a $50 discount over the base model.
Microsoft isn’t quite sure why the Xbox 360 was initially priced at $499.
That said, it’s likely the console is a bit more expensive because of its larger footprint and its upgrade path.
The original Xbox 360’s price was $399 for the base Xbox 360 console, which had a price tag of $499 and a 6TB hard drive.
The console was later upgraded to the more expensive $549 model, which featured a much smaller hard drive and a much cheaper base price of $399, and was available for just $399 at launch.
Microsoft’s Project Scorpia launch is a pretty good deal, though it does mean you’ll need to buy a new Xbox One for the console to work.
If you’re an Xbox 360 owner, it’ll be a $250 discount over its base price, and it’ll also work with Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
That means you’ll save $50 for a new console with Project Scorpius.
The Xbox One will also work as a standalone computer, and the Xbox One S, the next-gen console that comes with a larger hard drive, will also be a much better deal.
The only other thing you’ll have to spend extra on for Project Scorpias upgrade is an extra $50 in the console’s price.
If it’s the Xbox, it comes with 4K video at 30 frames per second, Dolby Atmos surround sound, a 7.1-channel surround sound system, and a 12-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080.
Microsoft is selling the Xbox 720 for $499, and Xbox One X, a new version of the Xbox console that ships with 4TB of RAM, for $599.
Microsoft has also added a $150 Xbox Fitness membership, which lets you stream Xbox games and games from Xbox Live.