What is the difference between a xbox 360 arcade and xbox 360 pro?

I'm looking to buy an xbox, but I'm not sure what the difference is. Which is a better buy, and what does the elite have that the others don't?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    The better xbox is the elite.

    Xbox arcade:

    _It has a white color

    _doesn't come with any hard drive just with a 256MB memory

    _no necessary cable (like hdmi,headset,ethernet cable)

    The pro:

    _color white and comes with an 60 GB hdd

    _it has all the necessary cables exept the hdmi

    The elite:

    _color:black

    _comes with all the necessary caables i mean all

    _comes with an 120GB hdd

    _2 great games with the console (like halo 3,gears of war 2 or fallout3)

    Source(s): Wiki and xbox.com
  • 1 decade ago

    Before you read anything else go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360

    and scroll down to the chart that tells you the exact differences between the systems.

    The xbox 360 Arcade is the entry level for the Xbox 360. It includes a wireless controller, composite AV cable, HDMI 1.2 output, an internal 256 MB memory chip (units released prior to fall 2008 included a 256 MB memory unit), and 5 Xbox Live Arcade titles: Boom Boom Rocket, Feeding Frenzy, Luxor 2, Pac-Man Championship Edition, and Uno on a single disk, which also includes a "Welcome Video" and several game trailers/demos. This sytem is currently priced at $199.99

    The Xbox 360 Pro (sometimes referred to as Premium and packaged as simply Xbox 360 with the subheading "Go Pro") includes all the features of the Xbox 360 Arcade and includes a hybrid composite and component cable with optional optical out instead of a composite cable. This model also includes a detachable 60 GB Hard Disk Drive (previously a 20 GB HDD) to store downloaded content, provide compatibility with original Xbox games, and store game data. The included hard drive comes with game demos, video clips and a free Live Arcade game, Hexic HD. it features HDMI 1.2 output and an improved GPU heatsink. Although this package does include an HDMI 1.2 output, it does not come with HDMI 1.2 cables This motherboard includes the new 65-nm CPUs, making them quieter and cooler than the older systems. On August 1, 2008, the 20 GB Xbox 360 was discontinued and was replaced by a 60 GB HDD model at the same price. it is often bundled with Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and Kung Fu Panda. the current price for this sytem is $249.Internet speculation has shown that Microsoft intends to phase out the Xbox 360's 60 gb they will be sold until supplies are exhausted.

    The Xbox 360 Elite is the most expensive variation of the console. It includes a 120 GB hard drive and a matte black finish. The Elite retail package also a controller and headset that match the system's black finish. newer Elite models using the Jasper chipset. consoles are bundled with Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and Kung Fu Panda. The Elite's price tag is $299 . However, the $299 package no longer includes games or an HDMI cable you are luck id you find one that does.

    I hope all this info helped

    Source(s): I have no live this is what I do all day.lol
  • 1 decade ago

    360 pro is the best for playing online b/c it's cheaper than the elite and comes with harddrive

    You need a harddrive to play Xbox Live.

    You can buy an arcade for 200$ and then buy a harddrive or use one you already have

    Or you can buy a pro for 250$. The Pro version also has a silver disc drive whereas the arcade is completely white

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The difference between the Pro and Arcade is the Pro comes with a hard drive and has chrome on the DVD drive bezel. The Pro is the best deal right now. The Elite SKU used to come with an HDMI cable, but now it doesn't.

    Source(s): XBOX Expert
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  • 1 decade ago

    The difference is memory. You should get an Xbox 360 Pro because it comes with a 60 GB hard drive and that lasts a while. And if you do run out you can by 60 more GB's of hard drive at game stop and take out your old one and insert the new hard drive.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would go with the pro, but if you had the extra money go for the elite its only $299 dollars now which is a steal I got my normal xbox for 500

  • 1 decade ago

    the arcade doesnt come with a harddrive but its cheaper

    the pro comes with a 60 gig harddrive

    the elite comes with the same stuff as the pro but it has a 160 or 120 gig harddrive and its black

  • 1 decade ago

    More specifically, the Arcade is white and comes with 512MB of internal storage and usually one XBLA game. The elite is black, features a 120GB HDD (no internal MU though), and has no bundled games. The arcade is $199, the elite $299

    Source(s): Xbox owner.
  • 1 decade ago

    Elite has 120 GB hard drive.

    Pro 60 GB hard drive

    Arcade 512 MB

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go to Xbox.com

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    Xbox 360 Elite: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360elites...

    The Xbox 360 Elite is basically the Xbox 360 Pro but black, and much more memory.

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    Xbox 360 Pro: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360prosys...

    It is being discontinued, so they won't be available much longer. It has 60gb of memory, and comes with everything in the box as the Xbox 360 Elite.

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    Xbox 360 Arcade: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360arcade...

    This is the cheapest and worst Xbox of them all. It doesn't even come with 1/2 a gb of memory. When you buy it, i comes with 5 arcade games on 1 disc, with that system, that's basically all you can play. It cannot do Xbox live.

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    Prices:

    Xbox 360 Elite- $299.99

    Xbox 360 Pro- $249.99

    Xbox 360 Arcade- $199.99

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    Source(s): i did research, and please pick me for the best answer
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