Rumour – 360 Slim revealed in unofficial shots [Update]

Tuesday, 30th March 2010 17:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

360 slim

Update: As half the internet is pointing out, this looks very much like 360′s now-defunct HD-DVD drive.

Original: If these pictures from Dutch website GameKings are any proof, what you are seeing is the much talked about slim version of Xbox 360, literally straight out of the box by the looks of it.

The hardware, apparently codenamed “Napoleon,” is compared to the present model, and is noticeably smaller and slimmer than the fat 360.

Currently, only two shots are on the site, but if they are both real, LA is going to be rock to the core come June. But as always with rumour, do take with a pinch of salt [A massive one - Ed].

This comes on the back of a rumour from a couple of weeks ago that a motherboard for a 360 Slim was snapped and uploaded onto the internet, with testing for it already finished in China. That was, however, debunked.

A slim 360 SKU has been heavily rumoured to be on the way since E3 last year, following Microsoft’s Natal showing.

We’ll email Microsoft on this, but as always, expect the usual.



  1. Anders

    Two days early, no?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. VIP0R

    Looks like the HD-DvD drive to me!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Redh3lix

    IF true, wow that’s seriously small. Doesn’t look any bigger than A4 paper.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Bulk Slash

    Looks like a pretty good size if it’s genuine. It seems quite thin so hopefully heat isn’t an issue any more, otherwise small fans at running high RPMs will make lots of annoying noise!

    Edit: Good point VIP0R, it does look suspiciously like the HD-DVD add-on, and would explain why there aren’t any shots of the front…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. M337ING

    Probably fake.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Dralen

    Built in Hard Drive?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. ARFarokhi

    Me too! :D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Hunam

    You always have to ask, why would that person be sent one?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Redh3lix

    Ooh yeah, it does look like the 360 HD but without “360″ on it:

    #9 5 years ago
  10. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Looks like HD DVD drive…

    anyways, will it come with built in power supply like the PS3 and PS3 slim? Or is it another FAIL with a power brick? Besides, it has been almost 5 years since first xbox360, its bit FAIL now to have a SLIM version that late in it’s life cycle.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    Erm not really the 360 would stay ahead of the Ps3 easily if they did this.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. moojoose

    Add where do you attach the hard drive?? microsoft wouldnt cut off a revenue stream with thier overpriced hard disks by building an internal one??? looks like the HD DVD to me

    #12 5 years ago
  13. joshua nash

    where do you put the HDD?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Bulk Slash

    The slim motherboard was missing the external hard drive connector, but it did have an extra SATA port inside, so there’s a chance it will be internal.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    I don’t actually believe this. Its too early for this. I mean if it is true, then in the upcoming months we will see enough leaks.

    Probably 1st april joke.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Hunam

    Heh, is that actually just the HD-DVD drive?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. SwiftPro


    #17 5 years ago
  18. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    So where is the DVD drive, I cant see the slot in that pic.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    If it was real why not show us the whole thing?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Johnny Cullen

    Who’s the fucker that came up with April Fools? I’d like to kill him.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The Hindle

    Pfft epic fail if its the Hd dvd drive. Why do people do this fucking morons.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. AHA-Lambda

    It does look alot like 360 HD DVD but I still really hope this is true cos then I actually will buy a 360.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    It’s bollocks. It’s the HD-DVD drive, innit. I’ve updated it.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. cookiejar

    Well its still a unique machine. The only console to play HD-DVD’s :D

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Fnerk

    Deffo a HD-DVD drive, looks exactly like the one gathering dust in my room. Well done to Gamekings though, its not easy to miss April 1st so spectacularly.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gskyace

    Can imagine a new RRoD lite

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Constantine

    That’s a 360 HDDVD drive mate, I’d know I own one lol

    #27 5 years ago
  28. cookiejar

    It would be funny if it actually WAS the new 360. Microsoft: ‘Well, we’ve got so many friggin HD-DVD drives left over, we just gutted out the insides and turned it into a slim 360!’ :D

    #28 5 years ago
  29. kdogg

    It looks like that wii fit thing you stand on

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Tallon 4

    Gamekings is quite respected here in Holland, and I don’t think they will be this stupid to post this if it would be fake…
    but then again, it looks like a HD DVD drive and april 1 is not that far away

    #30 5 years ago
  31. ninjanutta2

    thats far bigger than the hddvd drive so im thinking its pretty real if i had to bet.looks nice,hope it is real

    #31 5 years ago
  32. xino

    so bait!

    First of all..the size is exactly the same as HD DVvD Drive.

    Second, the picture has been photoshoped, you can’t see the XBOX 360 name on the case. But if you look at photo 2, you see the writing.

    Look at the picture i pasted, you can see it as a line. But that fake picture doesn’t. (both of them!).

    Look at the rare view

    really debatable

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Uncontested

    I can’t believe no one even threw this one out there… but even if it was realy…

    “Half as small and twice as fast to over heat and make you buy a new one!”

    #33 5 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    Very green of you Johnny, very green. A two year could tell that wasn’t real and that April fools is around the corner so be very suspicious.

    LOL, Garratt bailed you out with that update :D

    #34 5 years ago

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