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IF ANYTHING COULD ensure the launch of the PS3 became a nightmare for Sony, a significant Xbox 360 price drop would be it. A small price drop in Europe has already occurred, but this tiny adjustment to the Core SKU is hardly worth mentioning, and certainly won't affect the launch of Sony's new console. A more significant drop of around $100 would certainly cause further worrying at Sony HQ, and it seems Microsoft are pushing ahead with cost reductions in an attempt to make the price drop financially plausible.


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They have already sold about 7 million something consoles. And they are at a point where the manufacturing costs are alot less then before. As of right now it is reported that they are making $75+ per console. If they did this, it would make them alot more available then before. I would guess $250 for core and like $325 for premium would be a fair and nice drop.
    
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They have already sold about 7 million something consoles. And they are at a point where the manufacturing costs are alot less then before. As of right now it is reported that they are making $75+ per console. If they did this, it would make them alot more available then before. I would guess $250 for core and like $325 for premium would be a fair and nice drop.
But if they drop the Core to $200, and the premium to $300, they'd be combating the Wii and the PS3 at the same time.
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But if they drop the Core to $200, and the premium to $300, they'd be combating the Wii and the PS3 at the same time.
But then they'd be losing money wouldn't they?
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Who cares if you are losing money if you are WINNING!
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Thats the thing though, They aren't competing with Wii. Cause Xbox 360 has a different market then the Wii. They are more of a compliment to each other. The problem for Sony is they are in both the Wii target market, and the xbox 360 target market. So they are getting competition on both sides. I don't think Microsoft wants to kill off nintendo, and I don't think they could. Cause they have different interests.

Xbox on one hand is more of the online gaming, teenager, serious gamer.

The Wii is more kids and teens, more of a family console, unlike the 360 which is more like a personal one

Also you gotta look at the games, The 360 has all big rpgs, fps, and action games. While the Wii is more party games, made for just having fun, not really competing with anymore.
    
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Who cares if you are losing money if you are WINNING!
Exactly. Losing money on consoles is no big deal, all the companies do it, and they more than make up for it with game sales. GoW (which Microsoft had a hand in) has already made a 50 million dollar profit... console sales are nothing.
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Exactly. Losing money on consoles is no big deal, all the companies do it, and they more than make up for it with game sales. GoW (which Microsoft had a hand in) has already made a 50 million dollar profit... console sales are nothing.

Halo 2 sold 2.5 million copies when it launched. Thats 2.4 MILLION IN 24 HOURS! Thats around $125 million bucks in one day.
    
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Halo 2 sold 2.5 million copies when it launched. Thats 2.4 MILLION IN 24 HOURS! Thats around $125 million bucks in one day.
But that was Xbox, not 360, which is what I was talking about.


I was one of those 2.4 Million... had so much fun with that game.
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But that was Xbox, not 360, which is what I was talking about.


I was one of those 2.4 Million... had so much fun with that game.
Yea I know I was just saying it as a comparison, just think when Halo 3 launches. I think they are smart to do a price drop, cause people without one and wanting Halo 3 will have more of an incentive to get one.
    
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