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Alongside the standard Xbox 360, Microsoft offered the Core system alternative for those who didn't need or want the hard disk included with the primary console. Though it was sold at a lower price point, buyers would need to provide a high definition connection of their own, as this SKU did not bring along the component cables from the Pro variant.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Nov. 22, 2005
  • Price at launch: $279.99


  • Width: 12.2 inches
  • Depth: 10.55 inches
  • Height: 3.15 inches
  • Color: White
  • Exterior surface: Matte


  • CPU brand: PowerPC
  • CPU model: Xenon
  • CPU speed: 3.2 GHz
  • CPU cores: 3
  • GPU brand: ATI
  • GPU model: Xenos
  • RAM: 512 MB


  • IR: Yes


  • Supported resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p
  • Audio / Video playback: DVD, CD
  • Supported video files: MPEG4, AVI, WMV, DivX, Xvid, MOV

Audio / Video

  • Audio / Video output: Proprietary
  • Physical controller port(s): 3
  • Controller connection: Wireless, Wired
  • Wireless connection type: IR
  • Ethernet: Yes


  • External memory: Memory card, USB mass storage


  • Game media: Disc
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes
  • Backwards compatibility: Xbox (partial)


  • Power supply: External


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