Glossy Xbox 360s becoming extinct

All Xbox 360 models will soon come in matte black only, meaning you’d better make a mad dash to the store if you want one of the remaining shiny ones. Xbox’s Larry Hryb confirms the news on his blog, saying the glossy models are being phased out as we speak.

“We are actively transitioning all our Xbox 360 S consoles to a matte finish,” he writes. “The consoles will start to arrive in stores over the coming weeks, so if you really love the idea of a glossy console don’t wait much longer.”

Glossy finishes may still be used on special edition hardware, like the Gears of War 3 or Star Wars Kinect ones due out later in the year.