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Xbox 360 gets cheaper again

Xbox 360 gets cheaper again

The Xbox 360 is now seeing price cuts across all models, effective this Friday.

Microsoft has now officially confirmed the impending Xbox 360 price cuts, detailing cuts across the board for all models of the console in Europe.

The price cut, which kicks in on Friday 14th, will see the following reductions:
  • Xbox 360 Arcade - £40 price cut, new Estimated Retail Price of £159.99 (€199.99)
  • Xbox 360 Pro - £50 price cut, new ERP of £199.99 (€269.99)
  • Xbox 360 Elite - £40 price cut, new ERP of £259.99 (€369.99)
We continue to offer intense, immersive gaming experiences for gamers – but now we’re priced in a way that will allow new consumers to find out for themselves why Xbox 360 is the ultimate in high-definition entertainment.” said Chris Lewis, Vice President of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business Europe in a public statement.

History shows that £159.99 is the price point where a console’s audience begins to expand, and with these new ERPs in place we’re ready to bring more consumers into the Xbox 360 world.

Is the man right? Is the new, lower price point enough to interest you if you don't already have an Xbox 360 or are you going to stand firmly by your PlayStation 3? Let us know in the forums.

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Mankz 10th March 2008, 18:03 Quote
Perfect. Just in time for GTA:IV!
Daniel114 10th March 2008, 18:05 Quote
*Waits for Sony response*
Hex 10th March 2008, 18:13 Quote
Baaaah! They just waited for me to buy one :( That's so unfair!
Fishlock 10th March 2008, 18:19 Quote
Now that GTA:IV is coming out, I may have to purchase another one and hope it doesn't break on me this time!
Brett89 10th March 2008, 18:24 Quote
I said I'd wait til school is over til buying a console, but this is soo tempting.
mrplow 10th March 2008, 18:37 Quote
sweet :)

I guess we won't be seeing an 'ultimate' with an integral HD-DVD player now (for shame..) which means I can safely go for the elite
kempez 10th March 2008, 19:19 Quote
Arguably this still makes the PS3 a more rounded and better value console, although I still play games more on my 360 right now
ssj12 10th March 2008, 19:43 Quote
I'll stand by my PS3, I traded in my 360 and Wii.
DarkLord7854 10th March 2008, 19:46 Quote
Any US price cut? :)
rupbert 10th March 2008, 20:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Daniel114
*Waits for Sony response*

You'll be waiting until at least November.
toyomatt84 10th March 2008, 20:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by DarkLord7854
Any US price cut? :)

I was just about to ask the same question. :)
DarkLord7854 10th March 2008, 21:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by toyomatt84
I was just about to ask the same question. :)

Yea, I've been wanting to snap up a 360.. but money is a slight problem :p
johnnyboy700 10th March 2008, 21:26 Quote
If they sort out the three rings of death problem then I might be tempted, I was thinking about it before but this price cut is making in look like a very tempting puchase. Basically it would be for a quick and dirty game fix, I'd still use the PC for real gaming.

What will probably really decide it for me is the wait for the Blue Ray add on to hit the shops, we'll see where they pitch that price.
lewchenko 10th March 2008, 22:26 Quote
Lucky I sold my 360 on ebay yesterday (for quite a nice price too). Im firmly in the PS3 camp now... all is bliss :-)

The thought of it dying RROD or otherwise at some point in the future was not a happy thought, plus PS3 seems to have more exclusives coming, plus everything that comes out on 360 is either also available for PS3 or PC. No brainer for me to go with PS3.

And so far so good... UT3, Ratchet and Clank, Burnout, COD4... awesome.
DXR_13KE 10th March 2008, 22:59 Quote
MS needs to redesign the bloody think before i can consider buying it....
fathazza 10th March 2008, 23:02 Quote
hmms, at £160 my projector might welcome the odd bit of pgr4 :)
devdevil85 10th March 2008, 23:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by rupbert
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Originally Posted by Daniel114
*Waits for Sony response*

You'll be waiting until at least November.
What about the US? I heard that "stuff" would happen once Sony's fiscal year ends this month, but that's just talk so....they do need to drop the price as well to stay competitive.....just too high of a price if you don't use the whole machine for all its worth....if y'know what I mean...
docodine 11th March 2008, 03:50 Quote
Ahh, whatever. I bought mine back in December.

On a side note, why is everyone with the suffix 'UK' on their gamertag an asshole on Halo 3...
DougEdey 11th March 2008, 08:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
Ahh, whatever. I bought mine back in December.

On a side note, why is everyone with the suffix 'UK' on their gamertag an asshole on Halo 3...

I think you'll find that's 90% of people on xbox live, I play underground and I give as good as I get, I don't give more or less to people of specific accents.
Fod 11th March 2008, 08:24 Quote
probably because they're sick of being teabagged and incessantly being called a 'douchebag', or asked about tea, or asked about their accent, or the queen, or any other stupid ****ing poncey british stereotype most yanks seem to hold about us?
HourBeforeDawn 11th March 2008, 08:37 Quote
it will probably drop here in the US as well, so have they shrinked the cpu die yet? they have done so many "updates" I have lost track, the cpu is the only real one I have left to wait for.
AcidJiles 11th March 2008, 08:39 Quote
will get one this weekend.
Clocked 11th March 2008, 09:07 Quote
I'm gutted!! I shelled out for the elite last weekend £310 for the bundle i chose :(

still now I've got it, you can hardly keep me off!! :)
p3n 11th March 2008, 10:00 Quote
I use my 360 daily ... to stream xvid to my TV :p

I should really play some games on it or it'll forget how
soopahfly 11th March 2008, 12:51 Quote
Some yanks are funny on Halo3, although after getting fed up of being asked said questions above, me and a friend started claiming kills "For the Queen" which the US players found hilarious.

/me sat here in royal guards outfit complete with busby.
cyrilthefish 11th March 2008, 16:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
On a side note, why is everyone with the suffix 'UK' on their gamertag an asshole on Halo 3...
Seems more of a general internet thing...

For instance in WoW, pretty much anyone with a country letter code in their name is going to be someone you'll want to avoid...
DougEdey 11th March 2008, 19:57 Quote
Myself and Atanum141 gave a yank a nice lesson a few weeks ago, he was calling someone a Paki IIRC and myself and Atanu were trying to work out if he knew what it meant and what it's connotations were.


He was a crap player too.
fathazza 11th March 2008, 20:06 Quote
http://www.gamestation.co.uk/discountaddall.asp?discountid=301

gamestation have already reduced their prices...
rather tempted by the arcade with forza2 and viva panata and an extra controller for £170.
anyone know if they do a student discount in store?
Tomm 11th March 2008, 20:34 Quote
Yay, I've been looking to buy one recently but couldn't find the right bundle. Nothing holding me back now!
DougEdey 11th March 2008, 21:26 Quote
Fathazza, yes but unsure if it works on bundles.

It used to work on everything and I picked up clothing cheap but they stopped that now :(
Bauul 12th March 2008, 21:41 Quote
Apparently the RRP for the 360 Arcade version is less than the Wii now. Not that anyone in their right mind would everby the Arcade version, but it's still an interesting tit-bit nonetheless.
fathazza 12th March 2008, 21:52 Quote
the arcade is now £139.99 at shopto.net (pro = 180)

approaching impulse buy territory

think i might try my hand on a student discount at a gamestation on friday, if that doesnt work ill probs pick up the arcade from shopto...

clearly im not in my right mind ^^
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