Xbxo 360 Price Cut Coming

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There is a rumour going around this morning that makes perfect sense.

Apparantely a secret inside source at Microsoft has confirmed that they will drop the price of the Xbox 360 premium by $49 to $299 on the same day that GTA IV is released…

The idea being that a ton of PS2 and Xbox 1 owners are going to be lining up for the new GTA and seeing a “next-gen” console for under $300 will just be to much good to be true.

Will they really do it? I do expect it personally and I just hope that it is felt here so that our Arcade version ends up being under R2000. That should spur some real interest.

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Last Updated: January 22, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • But didnt they say that you need a hdd fro GTA oin the 360 ? Or possibly you can play the standared game without the download content? Can any one confirm? Personaly I think they are going to phase out the arcade

  • LazySAGamer

    I really don’t expect the Arcade to go anywhere.

    I know as a gaming nut the lack of harddrive is a huge problem, however the more casual gamers don’t notice it and the price is very appealing.

    I do recommend the Arcade to anyone who isn’t a really big gamer but wants to play these new games.

  • Abe

    Why buy the arcade, when you can pay R200 for a Telegamestation!

  • LazySAGamer

    @Abe, because a Telegamestation cannot do full 1080p graphics over HDMI 😉

  • JP

    If the this price reduction filters down to the core/arcade system then Core will really have to get wii pricing in line with elsewhere in the world.

  • Abe

    Woot Pacman in 1080p, yea ROCK ON!!!!

  • doobiwan

    Obviously you haven’t seen Pacman CE in 1080p, you wouldn’t be so glib . . . :p

    @ERZ – GTAIV does not require a HDD, don’t you remember all the PS3 fanboys claiming that was the reason for the delay? 😉

    As far as the Arcade goes, it’s a great SKU, it has everything you need to play games Xbox 360 games, Retail or Arcade, and unlike the PS3, if you want to upgrade later you simply buy a drive. I reckon it’ll see a $30 cut to $250 to be in line with the Wii. ~ R2300 in SA.

  • J4NR1K

    Rumored $299.00 price for the PS3 also out on the web now…we as consumers can only win.

  • LazySAGamer

    I have seen the rumours about the PS3 price cut but it doesn’t look likely at the moment, They are still losing money. Even if it’s only a bit now

  • J4NR1K

    Would be cool if there was a 360 and PS3 for sale on GTAS launch at $299.00

    Both companies would benefit.

  • LazySAGamer

    who cares about the companies, we would seriously benefit 😀

  • doobiwan

    The PS3 price cut and manufacturing cost rumours are dodgy at best. Consider a stand alone, unsubsidised BR player still retails for around $400. Then add Cell, HDD and Wifi….

    But then desperate companies sometimes do desperate things 😉

  • doobiwan

    PS3 cut debunked by Kaz Hirai
    http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News-102635.aspx

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