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Console "sweet spot" is $199, says Microsoft

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As Microsoft reveals intentions to target families with new titles and a renewed marketing push, group product manager David Hufford has said he's well aware that USD 199 is the ideal price for the family audience
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If this happens that will mean that it will only cost me 150EUR, now that would be sweet
360 for crimbo me thinks
 
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does this mean we will see 360light versions or something like that? A two core 360?
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xbox180?
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lol, what about xbox 90
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Or just a price cut maybe?
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So I'm assuming that the Core Consoles price will go down to $200 and the Premium would have to be $300...
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Sounds sweet Yes, I imagine they will cut prices on the 360 to $200 and make the "good" package $300. Take that, Sony!
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One of my friends had a PS3. He sold it shorty after coming over and realizing my 2 year old computer generated better graphics then his brand new, $600 PS3.
    
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
One of my friends had a PS3. He sold it shorty after coming over and realizing my 2 year old computer generated better graphics then his brand new, $600 PS3.
Lol, I think thats pushing it a bit...but Sony did make a mistake by not putting a more powerful GPU in there; it's going to hold it back.

On another note, I can't wait for the PS3 to hit like three to four hundred...I will probably buy it then, if they have good games for it at that point. It really looks like Blue Ray is winning so it would be a good investment as an entertainment system.

EDIT: And at this point in time, I think three hundred is more of a sweet spot for consoles...two hundred isn't really that much, but four hundred is a lot (not too much mind you).
    
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I havent jumped on the 360 wagon yet (or the PS3 for that matter .. do have my Wii though) ... but I can see a $199 Core/$299 Premium Xbox 360's doing very well. Wish they'd drop the PS3 though .. God .. even Sony knows they screwed that up completely !!
    
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