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Circuit City flyer clearly marking the new Xbox 360 prices  (Source: NeoGAF)
Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium plunges $50, Elite ebbs $30, Core cut $20

Another picture of an upcoming circular for a major electronics retailer shows price cuts across the board for the Xbox 360.

Shown in the Circuit City flyer are new prices for all three versions of the Microsoft console, with the Premium 20GB version getting the expected $50 price cut. Circuit City is also offering a free copy of Rockstar Table Tennis with the purchase of the Xbox 360 Premium.

The two other Xbox 360 products, however, will not be getting as considerable a price cut as its more common brethren.

The Xbox 360 Elite, which features an HDMI port and a 120GB hard drive, will only be receiving a $30 price cut down to $449. The Xbox 360 Core package, which is missing the hard drive and other accessories, will see an even smaller cut of $20 to $279.

These prices indicate smaller price adjustments than originally forecasted by Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter, who believed that the $299 Core system would drop to $249, the $399 Premium down to $349, and the $479 Elite to $399.

Although Microsoft has yet to formally announce new pricing of its console, retailer ads from Wal-Mart and Toys “R” Usalso indicate lower prices hitting on August 12.



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Elite should have gone to $399
By darkpaw on 7/31/2007 4:59:13 PM , Rating: 5
$450 is still too much for the elite, they either should have dropped it to $399 or included a game, 2nd controller, or something else.




RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By Eurasianman on 7/31/2007 5:10:37 PM , Rating: 2
HAHA!!! You're right! At launch, I got an XBOX 360 Premium, an extra wireless controller, plug and play charger with rechargeable battery pack, and Kameo for $479.99 plus tax at Costco!


By killerroach on 7/31/2007 5:13:13 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder if that's more of a "wow, it's still overpriced" thing or more of a "God bless Costco's deal-making prowess" thing, though.


RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By Fusible on 7/31/2007 5:11:54 PM , Rating: 2
To some extent I would agree with you, but they lost 1+ billion dollars. But the only deal you get is with the Premium, which does suck. And the core should have gone down to $249, and the Elite at $429.


RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By ObscureCaucasian on 7/31/07, Rating: 0
RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By Staples on 7/31/2007 5:58:02 PM , Rating: 2
That would be really nice. I would not hesitate if those prices came true (but I doubt it). And the 65nm chips have not gone into production as far as I know. This would mean that every Xbox on the shelf is 90nm.


RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By TheDoc9 on 7/31/2007 8:14:57 PM , Rating: 2
Was this from a best buy employee or a microsoft employee? There's a small difference.


By ObscureCaucasian on 8/1/2007 7:17:50 PM , Rating: 2
Actually it's from a random forum post by God knows who. Anyways it's more of the theory that makes sense to me regardless of the source.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7222343...


RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By IceTron on 7/31/07, Rating: 0
RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By darkpaw on 7/31/2007 8:31:57 PM , Rating: 2
I think I'll just wait till UT3 comes out for the PC and play a real RTS. Halo is ok, but its definately no where near the best FPS and playing it online is like hanging out with a bunch of loud mouth 12 year olds.

No thanks, I'll pick it up when it hits the bargin bin to play through the story just like I did Halo 1+2.


RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By darkpaw on 7/31/2007 8:33:31 PM , Rating: 2
Obviously RTS supposed to be FPS, but I'm too friggen tired.


RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By tuteja1986 on 7/31/2007 8:58:06 PM , Rating: 3
Well you can play RPG :)
Blue dragon : Aug
Eternal Sonata : Sep
Mass effect : Nov
Lost Odyssey : dec

and also
Halo 3
GTA 4
Bioshock
Assassin's Creed
Rock Band
Call of Duty 4
Mercenaries 2
Burnout Paradise
Virtual Fighter 5 with online

So i got alot of awesome games coming for 360 me think and its great time to own one.


By darkpaw on 8/1/2007 8:55:56 AM , Rating: 2
I won't disagree there, there is definately some good stuff coming for the 360 in the next 6 months or so. I'll probably pick one up around Christmas if there's any good sales, but I also might wait another year or so. I usually don't buy console games until they are $30 unless its one I just have to have right away (and those are few and far between).


By Rampage on 8/1/2007 3:58:14 AM , Rating: 2
CSS isnt like playing with a bunch of loud mouth 12 year olds? I tire of all of gamings adolescent leanings myself. Its not just XBL with kids playing that you'd like to smack.


RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By FITCamaro on 8/1/2007 4:06:20 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
playing it online is like hanging out with a bunch of loud mouth 12 year olds.


Not if you just play with your friends.


By darkpaw on 8/1/2007 4:20:32 PM , Rating: 2
Oh I'm in 100% agreement there. If you've got friends into Halo thats fine, I think I've only got one friend that even owns a 360. Pretty much all my friends are PC gamers, hence waiting for UT3.

Halo could also really use some bot support for multiplayer, but thats a hole nother can of worms.


RE: Elite should have gone to $399
By danz32 on 7/31/2007 5:37:30 PM , Rating: 5
Yeah, but it makes more sense this way.

1) Do a small price cut
2) Halo 3 and GTA IV create sales
3) Do another price cut next summer and have sales go up again :) Consumers like the words price cut


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