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any rumors on when the price might drop on 360. I was really hoping they would drop it 50 bucks after PS3 came out just to put a dagger in the PS3...but they didnt.

E3 maybe?
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Nobody really knows. There will be one, but I would bet it won't be until late spring at the earliest. I would expect late summer.
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Not sure where I heard it but I heard March!

edit: was searching like mad to find out were i heard it, to no avail unfortunately
 
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I heard early summer when they add the 6nm cpu's and it will be around $50-$100. But Xbox 360 is still selling more than Wii and PS3 when they came out. So if they continue this way my guess is that Microsoft will not drop the price until sales start declining. Right now IMO $400 is worth it.
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I heard early summer when they add the 6nm cpu's
not early summer, Q2 of 2007, and its 65 NM
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yea after i posted this i thought about the PS3 factor some...

i got out shopping AT LEAST once a week looking for xbox360 sales/combos(GOW, only)...if i see a local sale of a xbox360 for 349, or a combo deal with GoW for 399 i'll buy it in a heartbeat, but i havent yet..clearly.

on my shopping trips i've also checked out the other consoles and from what i've seen the Wii is selling out within seconds of getting on store shelves(i have YET to see one in person on a shelf), yet the PS3s..20 gig and 60 gigs are just sitting on the shelves. last shopping trip i went on i saw about 45 360s, 12 PS3, and ZERO wii(between 3 stores..about 15 360, 4 PS per store)

but back to the PS3 factor i agree with the previous poster(as much as i hate it as im waiting on a price cut so i can afford one) but it just doesnt make sense for MS to cut prices right now being as they are FAR outselling the PS3(the few PS3s that are out arent even being sold)


so in that vain, i guess we can except pricecuts on the 360 to match the PS3, so as the PS3 drops 100 bucks so will the 360(and hopefully get rid of the "core" verison..what as waste of money), from the rate the PS3s are selling at local stores i've since..once the fix the output rate TONS of them will be on the shelves and still hardly moving, but know the Jap sales guys, its going to take a full quarter sales results to come in before the "head guys" say its ok to lower price to improve sales.

I for one am still not willing to pay 400 bucks for a console(unless GoW is bundled..played it at a friends house..OMG!!). frankly i would except a PS3 drop off $100 in april(or sooner) when sales reports come in for sony, around the same time i think 360 is going rev C(dropping to 65nm core) which should let them drop the price to match of $299(and no more core)...$299 is about a prefect price point for the "good" verison of the 360, i bet sells will jump and when it gets close to holidays..keep price the same but bundle halo3 MUAHAHAHA
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post #7 of 11
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so much for price drop around E3...E3 doesnt exist anymore

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/753/753360p1.html
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I hope the price on the 360 drops before halo 3 comes out That's really the only reason Im going to want a 360, if it doesn't I'll just buy one anyways
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any rumors on when the price might drop on 360. I was really hoping they would drop it 50 bucks after PS3 came out just to put a dagger in the PS3...but they didnt.

E3 maybe?
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it looks like a $100 price drop may be coming as soon as march for the xbox 360.

it looks as if MS is being VERY stern with each company that makes parts for the 360 and now they've crossed the 10 milllion barrier that are forcing heavy cuts on magf. costs, which leads to cut in console prices.
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