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26 Jul, 2007

Xbox 360 to get a price cut on August 8

360 Rumour | "Content is king" says Microsoft.
The Hollywood Reporter has reignited the Xbox 360 price cut debate by stating that a retail source has claimed that Microsoft will cut the price of the Xbox 360 by $50 (US) on August the 8th.

Asked to comment by the Hollywood Reporter Microsoft stated "We have no announcements to make on pricing at this time. While price matters, content is king. And no other system is offering all the games people want to play this holiday at a better price than Xbox 360."

Cutting the cost of the Xbox 360 in early August could be perfect timing for Microsoft, with Bioshock, Stranglehold and the rather popular (in America at least) Madden NFL 08 due out in August a small price cut may sway those who have been holding off on purchasing a next generation console.

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21 Comments
6 years ago
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Good stuff MS. Now fix your stupid console issues and you're all sweet.
6 years ago
Frozencry wrote
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Good stuff MS. Now fix your stupid console issues and you're all sweet.
What you said.
6 years ago
Shouldn't this be badged as a rumour until MS confirm it?
6 years ago
It is.
6 years ago
if they fixed their faulty hardware would they still continue selling it for this price?
6 years ago
I think they'd want to yeah, in response to Sony's US price cut.
6 years ago
Karai Pantsu wrote
I think they'd want to yeah, in response to Sony's US price cut.
Well Sony didn't really cut the price. They just dicounted the older model.
6 years ago
While this is a rumour, could it be like sonys "price cut" and be for the US only?
6 years ago
Luke wrote
It is.
Don't you guys normally put it at the start of the article title? If you look at the article page there's nowhere that says "rumour".
6 years ago
No, a rumour is a category of an article, no article categories are listed at the beginning of articles in the forums, (Features, News etc..)
6 years ago
I agree that right now console reliability is most important item on the to do list for Microsoft. A $50 price drop is almost meaningless.

12 months out from now my crystal ball says; pricing will be very very critical for both Xbox 360 & PS3 and I anticipate a price cut that's at least one third of current pricing levels. At which point the cost of a Wii will have more than halved in response. Sony needs to fix backward compatibility to 100% perfect, and serve up some real killer new titles. Maybe my $5 crystal ball is wrong - after all it's made in China right next door to the Wii factory and might be a fake. icon_lol.gif
6 years ago
The 360 has all three of those bases covered, backwards compatability is almost complete, it's cheap, and while......unrelaiable in some instances the fact it carries a 3(?) year warranty shows your money isn't wasted.
6 years ago
if this is not a rumour, is this the first price cut for the 360?
6 years ago
Jibbs wrote
The 360 has all three of those bases covered, backwards compatability is almost complete, it's cheap, and while......unrelaiable in some instances the fact it carries a 3(?) year warranty shows your money isn't wasted.
The three year warranty goes some way in protecting the brand name - but once they reduce the CPU die and drop some heat I think people will have even more confidence again.
6 years ago
Don't forget that the extended warrenty only covers the three rings of death. So if you have some other problem, but it still works, then you won't be seeing any generocity from MS.
6 years ago
i thought they were already selling at a loss and lost a huge amout of money on hardware costs already, i mean it is microsoft but still there has to be a limit on their losses
6 years ago
Jibbs wrote
..it's cheap...
I wish I had your kinda cash icon_wink.gif
6 years ago
Please, please, please! Would a price cut do anything though? I mean the rrp is $650 how and you can get it for like $530 AFAIK, so taking money of the rrp will do nothing unless companies want to go even lower than what they are allready.
6 years ago
S.Jaworski wrote
Jibbs wrote
..it's cheap...
I wish I had your kinda cash icon_wink.gif
I 2nd that, no console over $500 is cheap in my view. For something that goes faulty like it has its not a good buy. Content is king? Try quality first.

At least they said price matters. If they dont fix these issues they could finish 3rd
6 years ago
Man 500 bucks is cheap, what are we comparing 'cheap' too?A banana?Well yes, in comparison to a banana, the 360 is dear.Comapred to the next console it most closely resembles in terms of features(the ps3) is IS cheap.

Man 500 bucks is chump change nowdays, it's nothing.Go buy a video card for your computer and be floored by the !4! digit pricetag.
6 years ago
I really just want them to make the console more realiable, sure we have the warrenty but i should'nt have to brace myself everytime i turn on a console to see if it dies on me or not, and as said before that only covers the rrod so if some other crap were to happen to it i would'nt be covered unless i've taken out the extra warrenty which i don't think EB supports anymore.

The hassles of having to deal with faulty hardware should'nt have even been an issue to begin with, but still there is always hope for the elite, i hope they have fixed these issues. while they haven't included a hd-dvd drive (which i think they should've) thats not a real biggie for me since i've already got my next gen dvd player.
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