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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: Well...
By FITCamaro on 8/1/2007 4:12:52 PM , Rating: 2
If they priced the 20GB hard drive right for core owners ($30-40), developers could start to support the hard drive in all games.

I'm sure a large portion of them do anyway using it if its there.

RE: Well...
By tajoh111 on 8/2/2007 4:51:59 AM , Rating: 2
No company would price an accessory to the point where they lose money. Before you say a notebook harddrive cost 20 bucks. Find a link where we can find one for 20 bucks(one that isn't some wacky clearence if you can even find it). Add in the housing, packaging and the labor to combine the two and it is unfeasible. Plus companies always want to make money on accessories.

You could say that the cost of a hd loss could be supplemented by revenue generated by live and stuff purchased with points. But people buying cores in the first place are going for bare minimum because they can afford a premium which is tremendously the better value(but they can't spend that extra 70 dollars)and probaly don't have the money to spend on live and stuff purchased with points.

A better solution would be to cut off the core altogether. Or for those that still want a core (to the extreme budget people)is to include a 512 memory card or some flash memory built in.

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