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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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Ouch Sony, your turn
By ChipDude on 7/31/2007 9:36:38 PM , Rating: 2
Well here go the price wars, first Sony now MS. All of a sudden that PS3 looks just as overprices as before and still with no more compelling games either.

Time for sony to stand up and do a 150 buck reduction and really make this interesting.

RE: Ouch Sony, your turn
By deeznuts on 8/1/2007 2:05:13 PM , Rating: 2
Before: PS3 $500 (until supplies run out), 360 Elite 480.
Now: Ps3 $500, 360 Elite $450.

If $30 at around the $500 level causes you to declare something else as now looking overpriced, more power to you.

RE: Ouch Sony, your turn
By tajoh111 on 8/2/2007 4:32:39 AM , Rating: 2
50 bucks is nothing when you get a blue ray drive, built in wireless(for those that don't have a network ready home or no computer beside their tv) and 5 free blueray movies.

Before you say I don't want blueray, ask yourself would you buy an xbox 360 that had built in wireless and an hd dvd inside for only 50 dollars more? Of course you would.

I think sony's $100 price cut and 5 blueray movies is far more impressive than a 30 dollar price cut on an elite(the Ps3 more direct competition) or even the 50 dollar premium price cut. Its just a shame that its only temporary. If Sony get smart hopefully they keep the price at 499 when the 80gb are availible.

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