GameKings, a Dutch website earlier today claimed to have first hand shots of the Xbox 360 Slim straight out of the box and had even referred to it as codename Napoleon. Other gaming news websites picked up on the claims and posted the leaked images - however on first glance, Xboxic can confirm that the images are of the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player.
The image shown to the left was posted by GameKings with the accompanying news:
“…our network of knowledgeable insiders had the first shots! So here for you fresh out of the box the pictures of the Xbox 360 (codename Napoleon)”
Now maybe they have never seen an Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player before and consider it a miracle how Microsoft could fit such technology of the Xbox 360 console into that small case, but since the lack of HDD, HDMI & Component Cables - it just could be possible!
The Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player has become obsolete over the years since it was first released, so their claims could easily fool those unfamiliar and eager to hope that a slimmer, sleaker console is on the horizon.
The above image is of the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player posted for comparison purposes. Please note that until Microsoft release an official statement confirming the existence of any newer model of the Xbox 360 console, please regard images and rumours anywhere as fake.
Have your say on this news post below in the comments section. Anyone think the Microsoft box, tape measure and cables added a nice backdrop on the image?