Well isn’t this a nice suprise… I just received a press release from Microsoft announcing a local price cut for the Xbox 360.
The new RRP for the Arcade model is R1999 (R700 off), The Pro is now sitting at R2999 (R700 as well) and the Elite at R3999 (R600 off)….
I said earlier that breaking the R2000 bracket is a very important psychological mark and I am very happy to see Microsoft put their money where their mouth is.
With the Wii being overpriced since launch (compared to overseas) and the PS3 actually receiving a price increase this is a very brave move by Microsoft which will hopefully force the other players hands a bit.
Last Updated: March 10, 2008