Microsoft's Major Nelson has quietly confirmed that the upcoming Resident Evil 5 Limited Edition Console Bundle, announced last week, is the first Elite to use the new Jasper hardware revision.
One of the telltale signs of a Jasper, which sports a 65nm CPU and GPU along with 256MB of onboard flash memory, is that it comes with a 150W power supply, reduced from 175W in the previous Falcon designations and the monstrous 203W distributed with Xenon (originals) and Zephyr.
"Some folks have asked about the power supply," Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb said in his video unboxing of the new bundle. "The power supply is y... it's a 150W Xbox 360 power supply," he said, holding it up to the camera.
He also recorded that the manufacturing date on the unit was "January 16th 2009". Up to now, the only Jaspers in the wild have been Arcade units, and fluctuating stock levels and few external signs has meant it's difficult to obtain one without a savvy retailer's assistance or a bit of blind luck.
The Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 is due out on 13th March, and comes bundled with a 120GB hard drive, Resident Evil 5 itself, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, a wireless red controller, a black headset, and an exclusive downloadable premium theme.