by Chris Brown
On Sunday, Microsoft officially announced that the Xbox 360 Pro will soon be "giving consumers more gigabytes for their buck." The Xbox 360 Pro will have a 60 GB hard drive for the same retail price of $349 USD. Consumers will begin to see this larger hard drive Xbox 360s in retail stores in U.S. and Canada around the middle of August. In addition, Microsoft also announced the discontinuation of the 20 GB Xbox 360 Pro and reduced the price of the unit $50 to $299 while supplies last.
The prices of the other available versions of the Xbox 360 are the Arcade version which comes with a 256 MB memory unit and five Xbox Live Arcade game, and an Elite version of the console that comes equipped with a 120 GB hard drive. The prices on these two consoles remain at the original cost, $279 for the Arcade and $449 for the Elite.