Two Different Xbox 360 Console Versions

“Sources close to the firm have confirmed this week that there’s much talk of two distinct price points, which seems to indicate that this is still the plan for launch – while a report on well-connected gaming blog Kotaku gives an indication of how the two different models will be differentiated.

The site reports that the basic edition of Xbox 360 – the version without the hard drive – will not have backwards compatibility, while the “premium” version with the hard drive will ship with Microsoft’s WebTV functionality built-in.”

Our thoughts are that it would be foolish to leave backwards compatibility out of the low-end version. Not everyone is going to want to browse the web with their Xbox or find a need for the advanced features that the high-end version has.