In addition to playing the story straight, Mossberg and Boehret give readers a wealth of information, some of which may even be news to those who have followed the Xbox 360 a bit closely. For instance, did you know that:
* The $400 Xbox will play old Xbox titles, but the $300 core system will not?
* That the power adapter for the Xbox 360 is enormous?
* That the wireless internet adapter for the Xbox costs $100?
* That the Xbox Live Silver package which the $400 system comes with does NOT allow online gameplay? (For that, you need the Gold package.)
It's a great piece.