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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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RE: A litle odd
By mcturkey on 7/31/2007 10:56:58 PM , Rating: 2
Problem with the core price cut is that I've not seen too many cores available for purchase anyway. Given the supply situation, I rather suspect the only units being produced now are Elites, with the remaining stock of Premiums and Cores already in the channel being enough to satisfy demand until the 65nm is in full production (actually, if it's going to arrive in time for the Halo edition 360, it must already be in production).

Speaking of the Halo 360, it damn well better be the 65nm redesign, because I don't want to give up my fully working launch 90nm unit for a 90nm unit that just might die.


RE: A litle odd
By Moishe on 8/1/2007 7:55:47 AM , Rating: 2
Even if the Halo 360 is the 90nm version it'll still be better than the original 360s. MS would definitely apply the new anti-RROD stuff to a new temporary version. Remember, it's not the 90nm chip that is the problem, it's the way the parts were designed to assemble.

But still, I see what you're saying. I'd be really surprised if the halo 360 isn't 65nm.


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