The price cut is all but confirmed
by new GameStop signage which was forwarded
to Engadget and Joystiq. The internal store memo shows that
the price of the Xbox 360 Pro will fall to $299.99 on Sunday, July 13.
Further confirmation came today from
a leaked Best Buy Sunday ad which also shows the new $299.99 price as a
"$50 Price Drop". Target is going even further by not only mirroring
the $299.99 price tag, but also
tossing in a $25 Target gift card instantly with the purchase of an Xbox
Interestingly enough, there is no
word on a price cut for the current low-end Xbox 360 Core system which is
priced at $279. With only $20 separating two consoles, sales of the Core are
likely to take a huge dive unless Microsoft makes complementary price cuts to the
Microsoft last cut the price on the
Xbox 360 Pro back in early August, 2007. At that time, the price was cut
from $399.99 to $349.99.
Microsoft made the official announcement today that the 20GB Xbox 360 will now be priced at $299.99 while supplies last. A new, 60GB model will be introduced in early August to occupy the previous $349.99 price point.
Once all supplies of the 20GB model are depleted, the Xbox 360 family will consists of the $299.99 Xbox 360 Arcade, $349.99 60GB Xbox 360, and the $449 120GB Xbox 360 Elite.
quote: GTA IV has shown to look better on the 360 than the PS3 Version. (I have it on both consoles, the lighting and shadows look better on the 360).
quote: Oblivion is much better on the PC in my opinion because of the stupidly large amounts of Mods, and OldOblivion basically allows any PC with Shader Model 1.0/1.1 to run the game, Plus with the Multi-Player mod your laughing.
quote: You must have a little too much ear wax in your ears. My 360 sounds like a train in my family room. Smaller is almost always better too, but I wouldn't hold that against it.
quote: why would anyone want a controller that none of the existing games support?
quote: Sounds like a pile of garbage from the way you describe it.Why would you love something that has died on you 3 times?You are a sucker. I have some land in Florida for sale, maybe you would like to buy it?
quote: Rumors are MS will introduce a new motion controller. They need a Xii, low end SKU for $199 that comes with 1GB of flash memory standard for storage, plus motion controller, plus some party game.
quote: "What can brown do for your stupid ass"?
quote: better yet, considering Microsoft is also trying to push a home server, there should be no reason for their console to need any harddrive if a home server could store all the files and data for it
quote: Unless MS has a 360-II ready with some 9800 kind of GPU and a >3 core CPU and that backwards compatability is achieved?THAT would be a killer!
quote: And the best part? I didn't cost me a red cent, only a few weeks of not being able to play Video Games (Which was a good excuse to get outside and do some Yard Work anyway).
quote: Was it an inconvenience? Yes it was.Was I heart Broken? No I wasn't, there is plenty of other activities one can do, while I wait for a repair.
quote: Everyt time Microsoft has messed up in the console wars (RROD, Price drop on the original Xbox after 6 weeks) they've always done something for their customers, i.e, upgraded the warranty/free games and a control pad. And then when the original Xbox had the transformer issues, you gave them your name and address and a week later, brand new safe transformer.No offence but I've never heard of Sony or Nintendo or going further back Sega etc tec doing anything like this. Remember the PS2 problems, what did Sony do for it's customers? If I remember rightly (and if I'm wrong I hope someone corrects me) they did sweet nothing.
quote: And given enough time, all electronics will one day give up the ghost. Just like us in that respect
quote: I agree, the 360 doesn't need blu ray but I have a feeling blu ray will be added just for movies. MS has made it clear all 360 games will be on DVD only, & if MGS4 is any indication of what they will do with all the extra space, I.E. more watching than playing, then I am fine with DVD9.
quote: "I only bought the PS3 for the PS3 exclusives, so my library on the 360 is 4-5 times bigger as the PS3, & contrary to what many say, 90% or better of the 360 Mulitplatform games I prefer simply for ease of use of LIVE, achievements, & stuff like that, & I have the PS3 update 2.40 2.41 & none of the games I have for the PS3 even support trophies & some of the devs have stated they will not update their games for thisOne poster said the PS3's library is almost equal to the 360. Well, I don't agree, but we all are entitled to our opinion. I don't play RPGs so bringing up Oblivion is moot to me & I have tried DMC4, Burnout Paradise on the PS3 & still went with the 360 versions of these games, as if there is a difference it's minor to me.
quote: All I said was there are more games on the 360 that I have & like, that's it.
quote: Like I said I did not buy a PS3 for 360ports that in most cases are better on the 360, especially the online games, achievements, more friendly userface & stuff.
quote: more friendly userface & stuff
quote: Once all supplies of the 20GB model are depleted, the Xbox 360 family will consists of the $299.99 Xbox 360 Arcade, $349.99 60GB Xbox 360, and the $449 120GB Xbox 360 Elite.