Rumours are buzzing around the data super freeway with increasing rapidity today, suggesting that those devious sorts at Microsoft could be plotting a black Xbox 360 in response to Sony's black PlayStation 3 system due out in PAL regions on March 23rd.
The rumour comes from website GamesReports.com, though seems rather unlikely as it also purports to reveal that the black Xbox 360 will come complete with an HDMI port and a 120GB hard-disk. The website even claims Microsoft have confirmed the console to Australian game store Myer, with a price point of 749 AUD (that's 585 USD, or 299 GBP) rumoured.
A black Xbox 360 sounds plausible, but the other features seem to place a question mark firmly over the rest of the report, with The Register noting that Australia hasn't even received the 360 external HD-DVD drive yet. What's more, the external drive is due on March 29th in order to counter the release of the PS3 on the 23rd. In short, we suggest extreme skepticism with regard to this new rumour.