So there shall be 2 different spec XBOX machines, one bare bone, and one with all the bells and whistles:
As widely speculated, Microsoft made its announcement of the $299 Xbox 360 Core System at the German Games Convention, but the company surprised many with a second package including hard drive, wireless controller, headset and media remote, for $399.
“With both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox 360 Core System, we’re offering consumers real choice and real value,” said a statement from Peter Moore, vice president of worldwide marketing and publishing for Microsoft’s Home Entertainment Division. “We’re bringing true next-generation experiences into gamers’ living rooms this Christmas holiday.”
I will be getting neither, thank you.