When a regular Xbox 360 breaks down the Red Ring of Death appears. This happened a lot of times since the Xbox was first introduced. Now that Microsoft [MSFT] has released the new Xbox 360 slim, we now hear that it wont have the RRoD. That’s not to say it wont get hardware failures mind you and instead we hear that a red dot will appears on the power indicator making it the Red Dot of Death.
Deciding to take the opportunity for a clean break, Microsoft has not included any red lights in the console’s “ring of light”, only green ones, so if something goes wrong this time around, you’ll get a …green ring of death. Which is surely more calming! red dot of death (see below).
Obviously it isn’t clear if the number of Red Dot of Deaths will match the number or % of Red Ring of Deaths. Lets hope not as that was one of the big downfalls of the Xbox 360 originally.
The Xbox Slim was announced just this week over at E3. The new model comes with more storage space, 250GB to be exact and built in Wifi. As well as being upgraded it also has been quietened down from the previous larger model.
We expect the Xbox 360 Slim to be launched in the UK on July 16 where it will have a price tag of £200.