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Microsoft reportedly to cut price of Xbox 360 to $299

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) plans to cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 Pro model by $50, to $299 in the next few weeks, the Hollywood Reporter reported citing anonymous sources.
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The price cut for the Xbox 360 model with the 20 gigabyte hard drive will come before the video game industry's biggest trade show, E3, taking place in Los Angeles on July 15-17, the report said.

Rumors of the Xbox price cut swirled on popular gaming blogs Joystiq and Kotaku last week. The two sites received snapshots of Kmart and Radio Shack flyers advertising the $299 price.
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This is gonna make a lot more 360 units for sale, and they will probably, in my opinion drop 360 arcade to 250 and elite to 400, Sony has enough financial problems with the PS3. This is gonna make it worse for them
    
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This is gonna make a lot more 360 units for sale, and they will probably, in my opinion drop 360 arcade to 250 and elite to 400, Sony has enough financial problems with the PS3. This is gonna make it worse for them
Amen...
    
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This is gonna make a lot more 360 units for sale, and they will probably, in my opinion drop 360 arcade to 250 and elite to 400, Sony has enough financial problems with the PS3. This is gonna make it worse for them
Thankfully MS has had no finiancial issues with the 360.

I think it's good they lower the price because it will force Sony to do the same.
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Thankfully MS has had no finiancial issues with the 360.

I think it's good they lower the price because it will force Sony to do the same.
Funny....Sony reported that they are already profiting off of every PS3 sold...I would just ignore them tbh Mike. When did M$ ever announce that they are profiting off the 360?

Also, Sony announced they are dropping the price of the PS3 due to a die shrink......this is the only reason M$ are cutting prices. If you think it is Sony who is worried and not providing competition....think again.
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Thankfully MS has had no finiancial issues with the 360.

I think it's good they lower the price because it will force Sony to do the same.
Yep. One step closer to me buying a PS3.

To be honest though, I was hoping to see Vista at the end of the '...' in the title on the main page. Damn!
    
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Funny....Sony reported that they are already profiting off of every PS3 sold...I would just ignore them tbh Mike. When did M$ ever announce that they are profiting off the 360?

Also, Sony announced they are dropping the price of the PS3 due to a die shrink......this is the only reason M$ are cutting prices. If you think it is Sony who is worried and not providing competition....think again.
you'd have to be an idiot to think that MS or Sony profit off of the consoles. At best, and we're talking very best, they might cut even. The real benefit of getting a 360 or a PS3 into your living room is the 6-700$ worth of games you're going to buy, which MS and Sony get a chunk of.

My dad, back when he worked for microsoft, told me about how MS didn't stock X-boxes in the company store because they were selling them at a loss, so there were no price benefits to the employees over them buying one at your local BB.
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you'd have to be an idiot to think that MS or Sony profit off of the consoles. At best, and we're talking very best, they might cut even. The real benefit of getting a 360 or a PS3 into your living room is the 6-700$ worth of games you're going to buy, which MS and Sony get a chunk of.

My dad, back when he worked for microsoft, told me about how MS didn't stock X-boxes in the company store because they were selling them at a loss, so there were no price benefits to the employees over them buying one at your local BB.
I'm no idiot Just going off what Sony provided. If that is a lie then so be it, but as far as I know ti was the truth.
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Funny....Sony reported that they are already profiting off of every PS3 sold...I would just ignore them tbh Mike. When did M$ ever announce that they are profiting off the 360?

Also, Sony announced they are dropping the price of the PS3 due to a die shrink......this is the only reason M$ are cutting prices. If you think it is Sony who is worried and not providing competition....think again.
Both consoles have cost each company lots and lots of money. I think it's the recent news about the PS3 costing Sony something like $3 Billion that has people in a tizzy. It's funny though because Sony sold each console for a loss, which is good for us consumers. MS lost money on each console when is RRoD'd, which is bad for consumers. Yet amazingly, Sony is still ragged on more. I don't particularly care one way or the other, I just think it's funny how shortsighted some people are.
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Dont turn this into a Xbox 360 Vs. PS3 fanboy war
    
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They should drop the prices to around $150. INSTANT win. Sure, they'll be taking a great loss but still, it's Microsoft, they have money have money to spare. Their goal is to win this console war and $150 will do it.
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