More details have surfaced about Microsoft's black Xbox 360, according to online sources. To be called the Xbox 360 Elite, the console with HDMI and a 120GB hard disk will be treated first as a special edition, complete with a black gamepad and Xbox Live headset. Only a few hundred thousand will at most be produced and should ultimately result in the regular, white Premium model receiving the same features once Elite supplies are exhausted. It should also run cooler, the information claims.
An exact release date for the Elite is still unknown, but should be scheduled for late April or May. White versions of the console are expected by summer or early fall and may command an increase over their $399 equivalents today. [viaEngadget]