Unpacking The Xbox 360



Okay, I realize that Kotaku got theirs first. But it was only by a few hours. And I have a better human model posing with my new toy — don't you think?

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The first thing you need to know is that the power cord does indeed have a huge brick attached to it that is an astonishing 3 inches wide, 2 inches thick and 8.25 inches long. Other than that, both the consumer console and the developer's kit are luscious. Photo swirl after the jump...

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This is the basic package being sent to reviewers. The white box is the Xbox 360 system that comes with the hard drive, wireless controller, headset, ethernet cable and component HD AV cable. The combination code for the metal briefcase? 360, duh!

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Will consumers get to buy a bundle of accessories in a hardshell metallic briefcase? Doubt it. But all of the things inside are available. That's another wireless controller, the Universal Media remote (the regular remote control is included in the other box), a couple of rechargeable battery packs (the quick charge kit is "coming soon"), and a wireless networking adapter. They also stuffed a couple preview games in the file pocket of the case. Strange thing, though — the interior of the briefcase smells like it might have been used by South American, uh, "hemp exporters" in a previous lifetime.

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So long old pal, it's been good to know ya.

Hmm... what am I going to do with that old hard drive?

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Old dev kit, new dev kit.

Oprah, Uma. Uma, Oprah.

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The family portrait (awwww).

Also the consumer electronics version of a Weight Watchers commercial.

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Hey, who let these guys into the party?

Geez, that slimline PS2 is such a show off.

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Play nice kids.

That's all for now.

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