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.