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New Xbox 360 Slim Cause UK Prices Of Fat Consoles To Drop

There are anecdotal evidences that retailers across UK are aggressively clearing out stocks of the old Xbox 360 "fat" gaming console as Microsoft hikes up its campaign to get sufficient stocks of the new Xbox 360 Slim around.

After news that the new model is selling out fast, we've witnessed some heavy discounting like for example from household name Argos which is selling the Xbox 360 Elite Console (opens in new tab) for £152 while throwing in a truckload of goodies.

For the price you get, the gaming console, Super Street Fighter, Burnout Paradise, Trivial Pursuit and an additional controller (as part of the Entertainment pack).

The Xbox Slim (opens in new tab) 360 costs as little as £200 with Gears of War 2, PGR 4 and Fable 2 which some argue is better value than the older Xbox 360 especially as the former comes with integrated Wi-Fi and a bigger hard disk drive.

But then, the new console still costs £40 more, an extra amount that can be used to buy more games, and doesn't bring anything new in terms of raw performance or major features.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.