Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [PCWORLD]Not If But When: Second U.S. Xbox 360 Price Drop
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[PCWORLD]Not If But When: Second U.S. Xbox 360 Price Drop

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Quote:
A day after Microsoft dropped the price of the Xbox 360 in Europe, effectively making it the cheapest modern console on the continent (watch out Wii), questions loom if the company will follow suit on its home turf in America.

dBTechno Tuesday says that Microsoft is "getting ready" to slash the price of the Xbox 360 here in the U.S., citing undocumented "reports" (i.e., most likely rumors).

Whatever the veracity of said "reports," one things for sure -- Microsoft will drop the price of the Xbox 360 for a second time in North America as per usual in the life of an aging video game console. The question is, when?

Oft quoted analyst Michael Pachter expects that to happen before the holidays, if not sooner, given mild sales of the Xbox 360 when compared to a surging PlayStation 3, thanks to Blu-ray's recent victory over HD DVD. Nintendo, for its part, still leads them both in terms popularity, so now is a welcome time as any for Microsoft to spike interest with a more attractive price.

The Xbox 360 saw its first American price drop two years after its release in October of 2007; from $399 to $349 for the flagship Pro version and from $299 to $279 for the restricted Core (now Arcade) version without hard drive.

The duration of the original MSRP was unprecedented at the time, as console makers (including Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft) historically lower prices at least after the first year of availability.
Didn't find this posted here, if anybody was interested

Source:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,14...s/article.html
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad Core Q6600 2.4ghz-3.5ghz LANPARTY DK P45-T2RS Elite (Pending) Sapphire HD4850 4x1gb 800mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
320gb Hitachi Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit 62" DLP, DVI TO HDMI Connection NZXT PRC-550W-AP ATX 12V V2.01 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad Core Q6600 2.4ghz-3.5ghz LANPARTY DK P45-T2RS Elite (Pending) Sapphire HD4850 4x1gb 800mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
320gb Hitachi Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit 62" DLP, DVI TO HDMI Connection NZXT PRC-550W-AP ATX 12V V2.01 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
Sweet Im just waiting for a ps3 price drop and new slimline version.

Great news for anyone who doesnt already have a 360 though.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Rampage Extreme HD4850 4 gig Corsair XMS2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x 1TB Mitsumi 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive Windows 7 64Bit 23" Samsung F2380, 40" lcd tv 
PowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte ODIN 800W Antec 900 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Rampage Extreme HD4850 4 gig Corsair XMS2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x 1TB Mitsumi 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive Windows 7 64Bit 23" Samsung F2380, 40" lcd tv 
PowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte ODIN 800W Antec 900 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
hmm...i may have to get a 360....wait....nope
The Overmind
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 EVGA GTX 280 SLI G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 500GB SATA, Seagate 1TB, 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Generic Asus Multiformat Windows 7 RC1 Dell 3007WFP-HC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Silverstone Decathalon 1000 Watt Antec 900 Microsoft Sidewinder 
Mouse Pad
Spongebob Squarepants Bitch! 
  hide details  
Reply
The Overmind
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 EVGA GTX 280 SLI G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 500GB SATA, Seagate 1TB, 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Generic Asus Multiformat Windows 7 RC1 Dell 3007WFP-HC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Silverstone Decathalon 1000 Watt Antec 900 Microsoft Sidewinder 
Mouse Pad
Spongebob Squarepants Bitch! 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [PCWORLD]Not If But When: Second U.S. Xbox 360 Price Drop