Strictly speaking, today is the 27th, meaning that the Xbox 360 Elite is all officilized, and priced at $479. That gets you the rumored 120GB internal HD, an HDMI cable, and a black casing. Nothing new, but that’s the good news: the guts are all the same (except the harddrive) so current owners don’t have to feel too bad.
We don’t like the name “Elite”, we’d prefer to the name “Xbox 361″, but we’re in a bar with cocktails in our belly, so we’ll leave it alone. For now.