BBC News - Microsoft slims down Xbox console: "The new console - to be launched this week - will have the same price as the old system, but comes with Wi-Fi and a 250 GB HD.
It follows a similar move by Sony, which released its own slimmer edition in August 2009.
The announcement was made ahead of the E3 games convention in Los Angeles, at which the firm showcased its range of forthcoming games.
The event also saw the first public viewing of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the latest edition in the popular Call of Duty series.
The new edition is set during the Vietnam War and takes the players through the tunnels of South Vietnam and into the jungles of Laos.
The game will hit the shops on 9 November this year."