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EGM August08 Rumour: Xbox 360 To Receive Hefty Price Cut This Fall

The latest rumour in the soon to be released issue of EGM (August 08) speculates that Microsoft is set to announce a huge price cut on Xbox 360 SKU's this fall. (Xbox 360)

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CAPT IRISH  +   2589d ago
it seems like every EGM rumor has been posted
damrightfresh  +   2589d ago
They have to do a price cut because Sony is whipping their a$$ world wide..How is Microsoft expect to win this year or next with no games..lol..
eagle21  +   2589d ago
First of all the Rumor says BOTH 360 and PS3..."Hefty price cut coming to both 360 and PS3"...
From Neogaf:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
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KimboSlice  +   2589d ago
sony will lose billions more if...
Hi everybody I'm new, I just wanted to add my two cents to this topic.

I believe that microsoft at this moment is making a profit off of the 360 hardware unlike sony. Even if sony IS selling more consoles than mocrosft at this time, sony is losing money with every sale. If this rumor proves to be true I think that MS will only lower the price enough to break even while another price cut for the ps3 will only hurt sony.

I think that MS will be happy even if ultimately the ps3 has a bigger installed base because the only thing that really matters is the bottom line. With the original xbox MS was bleeding funds this is not the case anymore.

Having a relatively better financial situation in the console division than sony, MS will then be better prepared than sony to launch a next generation console after this era is over.
kazuma  +   2589d ago
hey kimbo shouldn't u be over at bangbus?
mikeslemonade  +   2589d ago
Kimbo, your right about Microsoft now making money off the 360 hardware but what about the xbox 1 debt $4 billion, the rare $300 million pay out, the GTA4 $50 million pay out, securing DMC4 multiplatform, paying for the Japanese RPGs Blue Dragon and Lost odyssey etc., getting all those timed exclusives, and the $1.5 billion pay out to extend to 3 year warranty. Right now PS3 and 360 are at the same level in terms of losing money but the difference is the 360 is a year older so they should be ahead.

And last of all please remember the PS2 the most successful system to this day was not making money off the hardware in its first 2 years.
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Finch  +   2589d ago
@kazuma I believe his avatar is the old Underground Street King fighter. He does go by Kimbo Slice so you can look him up. If i remeber right he was the one that made it big on the internet by busting out another guys eye ball in a match!
KimboSlice  +   2589d ago
mikeslemonade you make good points but I think that thanks to pressure from MS the ps3 will not produce profit for its entire lifespan, it's just a too expensive technology, with the cell and bluray (the cell is only recently being put in laptops as state of the art tech)

The point is that the PS3 will remain more expensive to manufacture proportionally compared to the 360.
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The Wood  +   2589d ago
hey kimbo
i hear gannon the cannon is looking for you
Bladestar  +   2589d ago
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@mikeslemonade - debt? to who? can you point to a source where it show that microsoft had to borrow money that now they owe (you know hence why you call it debt)...
debt it's not equal to debt... how hard it that to understand?
Don't compare microsoft situation to Sony... Sony had to sell some of their assets to keep blu-ray and the Playstation brand alive... Sony had to borrow money to keep the company running... Microsoft just had to move funds from one of their pockets to the other... The xbox division DO NOT HAVE TO PAY ANY DEBT.... let me give you an example... did you see how much money microsoft was willing to pay for yahoo? Microsoft was willing to pay $44.6 Billion To Acquire Yahoo... were microsoft going to make that money back? hell no... is Yahoo worth that much? hells no... so why? because of market share.. because it would put them on a better position to compete against their competitors and because that would open other revenue streams... why should they care about 4 bil when it's securing a large marketshare and presence in the game industry... not to mention in people living room which is putting them closer to their goal of connected services and digital distribution... the xbox 360 is also putting them in map as far as harware is concern specially as software get's competitive and they are force to expand their target demographic... most of you are short-sided and see the xbox just as a small microsoft product when in reality is an important piece of the entire company strategy...
KingME  +   2589d ago
@mikeslemonade
First off, how much of that mess you posted do you actually have factual links or access to. The warranty extension, I thought that was 1 billion not 1.5 billion (Why would you try and tweek the numbers) I'm so sick of the average joe on this site posting numbers and quoting figure that they don't have a clue about while trying to make a point. The only real point you're making is the point that you don't honestly know what the hell you're talking about.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but by all means do it with the links to support your data. Just trying to see who talking facts and whose just talking.

@damrightfresh
"They have to do a price cut because Sony is whipping their a$$ world wide..How is Microsoft expect to win this year or next with no games..lol.."

Uh, have sony not had MULTIPLE price cuts and sku changes? Have sony not bundled brand new titles like MSG4, Heavenly Sword, Motostorm, etc. and other games (that could have sold on their own) to help sell consoles? So, why would you talk sh!t when MS does something to sell it's console. You're pathetic...lol
The Wood  +   2589d ago
calm down people
both of our beloved companies do what they can to thrive in this world whether its multiple price cuts or releasing their product early there's no best fit so to speak. All of you have made good points even if they are a little reactive.
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cja643  +   2589d ago
@KingMe
I totally agree with what you are saying. The only problem is, you don't back up your own facts. You say that mike is tweaking the numbers, and that it only cost them 1 billion instead of 1.5 billion. Where is the proof?!
My point is, if you are going to demand links with proof from others, you have to give some yourself.
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kwicksandz  +   2589d ago
WOAH!
Ive never seen anyone suggest before that the 360 is the console with no games before ROFLMAO!
otherZinc  +   2589d ago
So!
The PS3 went form $599.99 to $299.99 in a year & a half!

So now what?
Lifendz  +   2589d ago
Why not make XBL free?
I guess because you have the oportunity to accumulate more profit long term.

How silly are they going to look when they're charging for what Sony provides for free?
MikeGdaGod  +   2589d ago
here's a link
http://www.usatoday.com/mon...

"The charge will be $1.05 billion to $1.15 billion......"
Time_Is_On_My_Side  +   2589d ago
KimboSlice
I think of it the other way around because Sony is in it for the 10 year mark. Are you really ready to buy a next generation XBOX in two years from now? In the long run Sony's console will last the longest especially with the blu-ray disc technology. In my opinion this is a desperate move on Microsoft's part because their hardware won't last as long.

Like how Microsoft launch a year early without that move Sony would have dominated Microsoft. These moves made by Microsoft is just a way to keep in the race than to finish it.
Superfragilistic  +   2589d ago
The biggest problem for Sony is not the console itself but finance...
See this: http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...
and this: http://www.n4g.com/industry...

Losses last financial year for Sony's gaming division were $1.2bn, but that included an estimated $1.2bn profit on the mighty PS2 & PSP, which means the PS3 division actually lost close to $2.4bn or around $260/console of the 9.24m sold last year.

Sony whilst it would like to cut the price (and I'd love them to!), has already indicated a reluctance to do so this year as a result of shareholder pressure and such large losses (hence the shareholder press about them reducing PS3 costs year on year). They've publicly stated their preference for profit over console base in the short-medium term.

Given MS is now turning a tidy profit on sales and approaching break-even on the initial 360 investment, it could cut the price significantly with the confidence that Sony would be financially unwilling to significantly respond.

PERSONALLY:

I own all consoles so it won't affect me. But from a corporate strategy perspective if MS are truly serious about this generation they should go for the full retail kill and instead of a $50 cut they should be ruthless and go for something closer to $100, safe in the knowledge that for the next 6-12months Sony won't be able to enter a price war without significant shareholder backlash.
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Silver360  +   2588d ago
Ok people understand in economics
There is a thing called price elasticity. Which means people are willing to buy something at a certain price, but not all the people will at that price. And the lower the price gets the more people are willing to buy the product. MS has sold approximately 20 million units at the $329 - $479 price range over the last 2 1/2 years. they have just simply reached the limit of the audience they can reach at that price. While PS3 still has people willing to buy one at $400, that will slow down as more are sold at that price and everyone willing to spend $400 is sold to. A price now is needed for MS to reach a new market of gamers. It is not to "beat" the PS3 it a financial decision to spur sales and increase market share for long term growth. Don't ever forget the console war has business men running it and in the end it always about market share and profits.
N2NOther  +   2588d ago
Finally a voice of reason and understanding. Bravo, Silver360.

If anything, as much as love my PS3, Sony has been screwing not only the customers but the retailers. Because of a lack of confidence in any one scu, they've discontinued models that customers bought warranties for. So now, they're forced to downgrade, or take a refurbished one because, for example, no new 60 gigs are available for replacement.

I've had to deal with some very unhappy people due to this and I completely empathize.
SL1M DADDY  +   2588d ago
@ otherZinc
lol

Sorry, but the only way to get the PS3 for 299 is through the Sony Style Store online and a few retail deals that come and go. The retail price for it though is at 399 and is still selling like crazy worldwide. If they nocked down the price to a retail of 299, it would be making a killing over the great sales it is experiencing right now.

The funny part of this all is that the most popular version of the PS3 is the 80gb model and that is still 599. Every time I see it bundled with something it is sold out.
The Wood  +   2588d ago
the 360 is cheap anyway
in europe its cheaper than the wii. the 360 is doing fine'ish in the US, its Europe and the rest of the world that MS should be focusing on. The price cut may not spur as much growth that people think. good shout Silver360, that reminded me of business school:)
KingME  +   2588d ago
@cja643
Okay, my number for 1 billion dollars was on the lines of clarification not fact. Notice I said "I thought that was 1 billion not 1.5 billion " I never quoted a bunch of statistics whereas the other guy did. So, if you are going to try and analyze someone's comment, at least know how to read the context.

Additionally if you need a supporting document here is your link:
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/s...

Mike punched out a bunch of numbers from all kinds of directions without one single link for support his fact. Also, if a person is going to start initially making quotes on company's finances, they are the ones that need to support their comments, not those that object to them.

If I say I can fly, and you object to it. You don't have to prove that I can't fly it's up to me to prove that I can.
Lucas22  +   2589d ago
hopefully sony will do the same
fenderputty  +   2589d ago
They might not have much of a choice
although I'm sure they would like to not lower the price for a little while longer.

Someone at Gaf forum has said that this rumor includes a PS3 price cut as well.

It's about damn time. I can't wait until both of these consoles get to levels that people can afford.
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Amanosenpai  +   2589d ago
Sony really needs a price cut... Sony is sinking...

The XBox is cheaper and BETTER BY FAR in many ways...
fishd  +   2589d ago
@Amanosenpai
What's wrong with you?you are a 360fan and have a avatar of snake standing on x360 from SDF.com!lol
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strotee  +   2589d ago
Amanosenpai
Well, you got the "cheapest" part right.
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y0haN  +   2589d ago
@ash
Zing!
Lucas22  +   2589d ago
or at least drop the prices of the games to 49.99, i wish
fenderputty  +   2589d ago
that isn't gonna happen
Software is where these guys make their money. Their willing to loose money on hardware just so they can push the expensive software.
Stryfeno1  +   2589d ago
Well it is about time....I have a couple of freinds who waiting on the price drop.
deeznuts  +   2589d ago
I've been resisting. But a huge price drop will make me buy one over an updated video card for sure! Then I'll have all 3 (and four because I probably will still buy a damn video card)
rawd  +   2589d ago
Arent hefty price cuts what they did to HD-DVD players before they went extinct
Shaka2K6  +   2589d ago
Its a proven fact not even a big price cut can save the xbug 180.
Hahahahahaha look at Europe the xbug 180 is half the price of the PS3, and PS3 still kills it week after week hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa.

xbug 180 = DEAD!
TheMART  +   2589d ago
Nah, hefty is what they did to the PS3 in 2007. From 600 to 400 bucks overnight!

360 went from 400 to 270 bucks (Premium) in 2.5 years now. So it won't be strange to cut it another time close to its 3rd year this fall/winter

EDIT

@ Pooface below

Wrong. In Europe it is like this:

Arcade 199 Euro
Premium 269 Euro
Elite 349 bucks

USA didn't get the price cut yet we got here some months ago.
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GiantEnemyCrab  +   2589d ago
No, it's called being competitive. Did you say those same things when $ony dropped the price of the POS3 in the first year?
poopface1  +   2589d ago
arnt hefty price cuts
what sony did last year, while removing crap. mart I thought you knew all about the xbox. the premium costs 350 now. The core/arcade is 280(only 20 drop) but they added xtra stuff with it.
Isaac  +   2589d ago
Uh, no Mart
The 60GB PS3 went from 599 to 499, then it was replaced by the 80GB PS3. The 20GB PS3 was 499 and then it was replaced with a 40GB one with WiFi that cost 399. So it went from the 599-499 range to the 499-399. Later, the 80GB appeared to be phased out but then it came out again at 699 with Metal Gear Solid. PS3, despite its $100 drop, is still the most expensive console and it is outselling Xbox 360.

Furthermore, it is normal for Xbox 360 to have lasted so much time with the price so high. After all, it came out first (just like the PS2 last a lot with a 299 price tag), and it was also a lot cheaper ($299-$399), a $200 dollar difference which game Microsoft a lot of room to breathe.

Get your facts straight next time, idiots.
Rageanitus  +   2589d ago
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Difference is 360 will not go extinct but all they are doing is attempting to adapt to market conditions.
Max Power  +   2589d ago
@Issac
i am sure you mean that the 80 gig MGS bundle is 499 since returning, it maintained that pricepoint not increased it. (usd)
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Rageanitus  +   2589d ago
@ mart
were you not one of those who kept bring up the idea that Sony did not do a real price drop.... LOL
Pain  +   2589d ago
I Smell Clearance Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Time to Flush out the crap in time for Xbox 3 in 09!!!

lolM$supporters
Captain Tuttle  +   2589d ago
It's overdue but better late than never.
SacT0wnF1n3st  +   2589d ago
Price cut = Gamers win!!!
damrightfresh  +   2589d ago
The only way ill purchase the 360,if they fixed all the flaws withing the system..

Im talking about the 3 red lights of death and etc..
Willio  +   2589d ago
all i gotta say is we have the same icon, and by default you are awesome.
ChrisGTR1  +   2588d ago
pricecut=little kids that cant afford anything win = we lose cause we have put up with them on live.
user858621  +   2589d ago
if they do cut the price down further it just shows that they are desperate and that the end of this console is soooon.

look at the price right now £150 when the original xbox came to its end the price was at £100
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TheMART  +   2589d ago
So again, how about the desperation when Sony cut the PS3 price in its first half year in Europe from 600 to 400 Euro? Damn thats real freaking desperation!

Hardware gets cheaper over time. A price cut is a healthy thing after a couple of years. The 360 gets its main stream price more and more, while the PS3 won't move to the mass public/general gamers soonish with its 400 Euro/Dollar pricetag.
Snukadaman  +   2589d ago
"its they do cut the price down further it just shows that they are desperate and that the end of this console is soooon. "
You mean like when the ps3 gets its price cut also...I myself question microsoft as to why they didn't put this price cut in effect when gta4 was released...face it..sony is in a hell of a pickle...do they drop the price of the ps3 and undermine stand alone blu-ray players to also drop in price or do they just sit back and squirm. either way I get a ps3 or i end up laughing my azz off.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   2589d ago
Nasim/Lenhart: This is the first REAL price cut the 360 has seem in almost 3 years for NA. Desperate? Not even close.

Again, the 360 is the underdog in the console race and MS needs to be aggressive. I'm surprised they've been as reserved as they have so far this gen. I expected a price cut last Holiday.

Desperate is cutting your price in the first year ala $ony.
Shaka2K6  +   2589d ago
Well microsuck are really good at getting desperate.
Hahahahaaaaaaaaaa just like desperate xbugs around here.

and with good reason everything they been doing for the past years has been falling a part hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

microsoft the next enron, will die soon and it will be the best day of my life XD!
phony force slayer  +   2589d ago
and u cant say FLOP DOG PHONY wasnt desperate. 1st year their was 2-3 price cuts on every sku. hen u finish with your bottle of sony dribble come back and talk sh1t then.

any way i thought as technology gets older prices for making the console go down and down and as the cpu/gpu go down it costs less to make. so they can sell it cheaper. droping a price of a console such as in the usa would be a good move stratagy wise because they haven't had a real price cut in 3 years. so it further increases the sales and moves closer to a selling point for the mass market. before you fanboy mouth talks about making stuff up. take a few lessons in business studies you hypocrite.
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niall77  +   2589d ago
I could see the Arcade going for $200
Pro for 250-270
Elite 300-325

But if the ps3 continues its road of profitablty youll see a cut from sony in europe... maybe not america unless the dollor imporves since the current low dollor is KILLING them on every ps3 sold in america
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RememberThe357  +   2589d ago
Good point. Profitability wise, if Sony wants to stay in the game I'd expect maybe a $50 price cut but thats about it. I would be surprised if they didn't cut the price a all here in the states for the exact reason you stated. They need to start making money, and that starts by pushing software that moves units. The console will sell if people think the software is worth it.
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pumpkinpunker  +   2588d ago
The Ps3 is not profitable for sony
Or haven't you read? They're gaming division is still losing money up until this very moment. They cannot afford a price cut and right now instead of worrying about winning the console war, Sony's gaming division has to focus on surviving. Thusly, they have to find the niche market for their high priced console that plays blu-ray movies and accept a 3rd place finish once Microsoft starts dropping their prices.
ActionBastard  +   2589d ago
That rumor also states the same for the PS3.

"Hefty price cut coming for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 this fall."

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
ceedubya9  +   2589d ago
Fall is a bit late
but that's only a few months off. Its long overdue too. Hopefully its not another measly $50 dollar cut. The need at $100 bucks off.
ActionBastard  +   2589d ago
I think they'll drop the price another $100 split across all 3 skus (just like last time). My guess? $50 off the Elite = $399, $20 off the Pro = $329 and $30 off the Arcade $249.
DrRage77  +   2589d ago
tiered price drop
i have a feeling they will do a tiered drop, just like last time. the arcade will probably drop $80 down to $200, the premium and elite both with $50 cuts to $300 and $400 respectively

$200 = Arcade
$300 = Premium
$400 = Elite
TheMART  +   2589d ago
Ah I forgot, the last pricedrop was only in Europe right?

Arcade - 199 Euro
Premium - 269 Euro
Elite 349 Euro

Maybe the USA gets it now? Or maybe Europe will get one again also. Anyway, great move to get the mass market/casual gamers
poopface1  +   2589d ago
I guess that finaly means
that they are going to do a real price cut. Hopefully they will get rid of the arcade, or at least put a hd on it.
TheMART  +   2589d ago
I don't see why. Its a great game to step in HD gaming for a low amount of money.

Overhere in Europe:

360 Arcade + GTAIV will cost you 250 Euro
PS3 + GTAIV wil cost you 450 Euro

Where 360 runs on 720p, PS3 runs on 640p.

I've talked to a lot of gamers that just didn't want to spend more then 200 bucks on the machine and don't mind about a HDD. They still can go online with the Arcade, don't mind about downloading demo's & video's.
Angelitos  +   2589d ago
TheMART at Xboxkings

Dont start

PS3 version looks more realistic, less pop ups, shorter loading times, and better AA.
Kyur4ThePain  +   2589d ago
Marty
I'm seriously curious, what do those people do when a patch gets released for a game?

*EDIT*
I think the latest sales figures show that most people WOULD rather pay more for better quality (HW).
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Rageanitus  +   2589d ago
but the mart....
The ps3 comes with BD drive & it comes with a more reliable system and and built in HD.

Sorry but the BD drive alone is worth the extra money cuz it provides other entertainment when your resting from gaming.
poopface1  +   2589d ago
they could attach a small HD to it for really cheap.
the added value to the consumers would far outweigh their costs. I always thought it was stupid for them to have no HD on one model.

I actually bought a core for 299 in early 2007. Eventually sold it cause im a poor college student(and I heard about problems/didnt have a hd) so I sold it before it crapped out on me. When the pro dropped to 350 and got HDMI I bought another(with bioshock). Having no hd is stupid. If everyone had one(or more space), people would buy more sh@t off live for sure.

I also think that its stupid to have 3 different versions of a console, especially when the only difference is the hd. There should be two skus max, and they both should have a HD.
etownone  +   2589d ago
@ poopface1
that is your opinion.

Just because PS3 needs a HDD to install multi-plat games like DMC4, Lost Planet, Burnout, Oblivion, and GTA4 doesn't mean the same applies to the 360 because it has already proven it can run those games as good if not better without the HDD install.

for the most part the HDD is most beneficial when you are connected online BUT:
- there are people that can NOT afford broadband.
- not everyone gets internet connection where they live.
- there are parents that do not want their kids plying online.
- there are poor and cheap people out there that can't afford a $400 console, so getting an arcade at the cheapest price is perfect for them since they can always upgrade in the future.

The Xbox 360 has already proven you can play today's best games without a HDD, games like HDD is NOT needed. and the 360 has already proved it with games like Bioshock, Halo 3, Mass Effect, GTA4, COD4, HL2, and Oblivion.
KingME  +   2589d ago
@Angelitos
Wasn't it said that the PS3 version of GTA IV had no AA?
poopface1  +   2589d ago
thats not why I want an hd on it
I just think it is a step backwards from xbox 1, and that microsoft just uses HDs as a reason to have more prices. You say alot of people dont have internet but the thing is called arcade, as in XBOX LIVE ARCADE. I think having no hd sucks bad cause you cant use alot of features that a casual might want. I pretty much only use my 360 for games But these supposed casuals cant even download lots of arcade games with a 512 mb card. Or watch a movie, or try a demo. Why include everything(wireles, controler, HDMI, headset) that the elite has but with a 512 mb card, instead of a 120 gig HD. Because they NEED a reason to charge more for the other versions. I dont think a 120 gb hd is worth 170$(the difference between elite price and core price where I live). I guess it cost them extra making it black as opposed to white.

I know that 360 doesn't need to install games, and Id be pissed if it did. Not only cause its a console and should not have to install games, especially inferior versions of multiplat titles "cough cough PS3 cough cough" , but also because my measly 20 gig(13 usable) would be full instantly and microsoft thinks HD are worth way more than they really are.

Edit: "my first comment I said hopefully get rid of the arcade, or put a HD on it." Those are the same things, and tho only difference between the pro 360 I got for 350$ and the arcade is 19.5 GB.
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LaChance  +   2589d ago
I see
price drop + Geow 2 = 360 going for PS3 K.O (USA)

I bet its coming at Xmas to get some momentum for 2009 and stuff.And they have a whole lotr of games coming at the end of the yaer.
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ActionBastard  +   2589d ago
Just like GTAIV was going to be the K.O., right? Or Halo 3 or Mass Effect (oops, coming to PS3) or Bioshock (oops, coming to PS3) :P
PSMonster21  +   2589d ago
They need a HUGE price cut if they want to compete. Otherwise... they dead.
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Jandre02  +   2589d ago
Crap, lets do this again MART DO NOT SPREAD LIES lol
Launch 60gb599/20gb499

Now 80gb499/40gb399

The prices have dropped $100 for the PS3. Why is it that Xbox fans always try to spin this? If they PS3 had dropped $200 (from 499 to 299) then the Xbox 720 would be coming out next spring lol.

But its not uncommon to see desperate Xbox diehards trying to grasp at everything possible to counter the fact that the PS3 outsells the 360 in EVERY region including the US, and that it has outsold the 360 by 1.5million the slow part of the year.

At least the MART is going down with the ship lol. +1 bubble for seeing the Xbox360 through to the end (winter 08).
N4GMember  +   2589d ago
I won't buy a PS3 until it is $199.99

I am prepared to wait.
Stryfeno1  +   2589d ago
Agreed
I won't touch a PS3 unless it hits the $199 price range...I hope by that time God of War 3 will launch in a bundle.
DG  +   2589d ago
Same here. And if what Sony has been saying about the $100.00 BR read only (ROM) drive by winter I may never buy one.

http://www.engadget.com/200...
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   2589d ago
If your prepared to wait
You better wait a good 10 years. Neither the ps3 nor the 360 are going down below 200. It would not be profitable to either M$ nor sony at all.
LaChance  +   2589d ago
@action bastard
I PROMISE to give you a bubble each and every single time I see one of youi posts if you can give me a link or some kind of evidance that ME is coming to PS3.

Anyway I bet I wont be hearing from you since you cant bring anything to table.So...goodbye.I bet youi gonna act like you didnt see my post lol.

BTW cant wait for MGS4 on 360 :)
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Willio  +   2589d ago
i assume thats sarcasm on MGS4 coming to 360. it be nice of you to show a link on that.
beoulve  +   2589d ago
ain't EGM said Metal Solid Gear 4 was going to XBOX 360 as well. What happen to that?
etownone  +   2589d ago
still is.... just waiting till the one year exclusive deal to Sony runs out.

:)
PSMonster21  +   2589d ago
You gonna keep waiting after a year passes and their is still no 360 MGS4?
mindedone  +   2589d ago
It's usually the other way around. Price drops would come when sales become stagnant.
Obama  +   2589d ago
It's already selling dirt cheap in Europe but apparently it didn't have any lasting effect on the sales. The 360 is as cheap as the wii there but none gives a crap XD
Valin  +   2589d ago
@ Mart
I love my 360 a good bit but quoting Resolutions and affordability in the same comment is laughable. Odds are if you can't afford a 450 euro console then you can't afford the usual 900-1200 euro base level HDTV.

Also people who look at affordability generally can't see the missing pixels..... In fact no one can on a TV under 40 inches XD
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2589d ago
YAHOO!!
Looks like I'm not getting a PS3 anymore! Unless it gets a price cut too. :)
Max Power  +   2589d ago
@deadmetalhead...
according to the source from Neogaf the rumor is reported for both Xbox 360 and the PS3. Just thought you would like an answer to our post.

EDIT: http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
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TheDeadMetalhead  +   2589d ago
Ohhhhhhhh...
And we're back to PS3...

...YAHOO!!! I'm getting a PS3 sooner than you think!!! :)

UPDATE: I'm getting disagrees? What? You don't think I'm getting a PS3? How do you disagree with that? REALLY!!
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Max Power  +   2589d ago
dude...
i got a disagree also, it makes no sense, did i lie to you and give you wrong information or something?

not saying you gave me the dis, just stating that all the info i provided was valid or so i thought
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1stKnighT  +   2589d ago
Might coincide with the release of Jasper.
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Rageanitus  +   2589d ago
Its kindov funny
how xbox fans bring up the next chipset of the xbox.

Just shows that the crowd is aware of the reliablity issues and hoping it will decrease the defect rate.

Its not like a pc where most ppl buy specific parts to overclock or modify..... this is a console.
1stKnighT  +   2589d ago
Huh?
Jasper is just the next chipset that will reduce the costs of the 360. That is common practice in consoles. The ps2 did it all the time. The ps3 does it also. Well actually the ps3 just removes things to reduce the cost. --------------- ZING!
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strotee  +   2589d ago
.
Jasper = Xbox 360, Service Pack 1 :)

green - I was just making a joke, I don't keep up with all the revisions. (and I know every console has revisions)
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green  +   2589d ago
LOL.Well actually,
Falcon 2007 = service pack 1,
Jasper 2008 = service pack 2 and
Valhaler 2009 = service pack 3
heroman711  +   2589d ago
i hope this is true. it would make it alot easier for me to afford a 360
SRuN4  +   2589d ago
LOL
wheres the other half of the rumor? you know the part about the PS3 also receiving a hefty price cut? gotta love fanboys!
True Sony Fanboy   2589d ago | Spam
Isaac  +   2589d ago
Sony desperate?
That is why PS3 is cheaper than 360. Oh wait.
Rageanitus  +   2589d ago
Sony
Was a bit more desparate last year because they were trying to penetrate the market when they had opposition from all fronts wii, xbox, and ps2...

But now they dont have to be as desparate as MS
Isaac  +   2589d ago
I wouldn't call that desperate
They were selling a product with a way more expensive price point. They were definitely at a disadvantage, so they were hardly desperate. Desperate had they launched cheaper than 360, desperate had they tied prices with 360, but no, they are still selling a more expensive product. Hardly desperate.

If Microsoft is gonna make a huge price drop, then they are definitely desperate, as they are selling a product which is much cheaper than PS3 and much more technologically advanced than Wii (but don't get your hopes up, Xbots, it's still inferior).
LuHawk  +   2589d ago
Wrong dumb ass the ps3 is inferior
etownone  +   2589d ago
wayyyyyy overdue!!!!

when the 40 gig blu-ray/ps3 player came out for $399 there should have been a price cut.

arcade - $199 (bundled with the 5 arcade games)
pro - $250 (bundled with a game)
elite - $350 (bundled with a game)

And drop the prices of those damn hard drives!!
20 gig HD - $40
120 gig HD - $120
dikturbo  +   2589d ago
I'm thinking..
New Arcade SKU (with new Newton motion controller)/256MB and new packaged Newton game for $199
New Premium SKU upgraded to new 60GB HD for $249
Elite SKu for $299

Current gen gamers will not buy the Newton peripheral separately, however the new Newton SKU (priced below the Wii) with a game will convert potential Wii buyers to new 360 owvners.

My thoughts only.
Aclay  +   2589d ago
Rumors, Rumors, Rumors.

I remember in one of EGM's earlier magazine issues this year they had a "rumor" that the 40GB PS3's price could be cut to $299 around E3 or sometime after E3, and now it looks like Sony might not be dropping the price at all.

If Microsoft drops the price on the 360, then Sony will most likely be dropping the PS3's price by $50 bucks at least. But honestly I'm not worried about the 360's price dropping a lot and being a threat to the PS3 because the PS3 has been outselling the 360 worldwide with a higher price and has even outsold the 360 in the U.S. a few times this year with a higher price, so I doubt that Microsoft's price drop will do a lot for the 360 in the United States... I mean, the 360 Arcarde is just $30 bucks more expensive than the Wii in the U.S., so why did the PS3 outsell the 360 in May and why did 360 sales remain almost unchanged from April to May? Not worried at all.

Even if Microsoft drops the price of the 360 in the U.S. so that it's cheaper than the Wii, Casual gamers are still going to get the Wii regardless because in Europe the 360 is CHEAPER than the Wii, but the Wii outsells the 360 like crazy and because Casual gamers want games that are on the Wii (Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii, SSBB, Super Mario Galaxy, etc...) and there's more Casual games on the Wii as well.
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eagle21  +   2589d ago
Exactly, well written...
It takes so much more than just a cheap console. Remember last generation? Prices slashed and slashed. There is no substitute for what you want these days.

E3 will make many undecided hardcore gamers (mostly USA) see which system PS3 or 360 will have the most fall momentum and for 2009.

MS has to make it through the Summer, let alone Fall and Winter. There are so many other factors for why many are choosing PS3 over 360. :)
juuken  +   2589d ago
Yes, a rumor is a rumor.
plenty a tool  +   2588d ago
3 fanboys together
outsold outsold outsold...outsold has gotta be one of the biggest fanboy words in the fanboy dictionary.

anyway. aclayps3 i saw you omitted the fact that the wii is stomping sony in a big way also! the few times this year that sony have managed to sell more in the states were following the blu-ray victory, and the run up to mgs. sony will beat microsoft in june also.

but sales will fall back after that! if microsoft slash the price in NA(they've not had to yet because they've been competing with the market leader for a decade with relative ease, i know fanboys like you three tend to ingore that fact), they will see a sustained increase in sales, not a mgs fuelled spurt.

i would like to see sony slash the prices, and cost themselves even more! they're not making as much software royalties either with their lower software attach ratio!

but everytime i see you post, you just solidify your position as a know nothing fanboy.
juuken  +   2588d ago
tool, how are we fanboys? Aclay brought up a good point. Both me and eagle said that it was good. Perhaps you need to remove the goggles for a second before you leap to conclusions so quickly.
SkyGamer  +   2589d ago
I don't know if sony can cut the ps3 by much as they don't own the rsx by nvidia. I can see a repeat of what happened last gen with Xbox. They don't own bluetooth tech and a bunch of stuff. I can see the elite go for 350, premium 250 and arcade for 150-180. That would mean that two models would be cheaper than the Wii. That ought to boost up sales. I think the reason now is because they see the 400 model as not that much more than the premium and with blu-ray people see it as viable. Now with the elite being cheaper and the premium being A LOT cheaper, they will start to weigh out the differences. I also think that many people believe that sony has this amazing library and are oblivious to the actual reality as a lot of people are coming off the ps2 thinking sony has a grip on this gen. If I were Microsoft, I would clearly market the differences with this price cut and use it to their advantage.
True Sony Fanboy   2589d ago | Spam
power of Green  +   2589d ago
Doesn't matter if Sony can do it or when and by how much.

Once one of the powerful consoles hits the mass market range it will be appealing to the masses you know the casual trend consumers that makes up the bulk of consumers willing to invest in gaming. If MSFT can lower the price so people don't think to themselfs *why is the 360 price even close to PS3's price when PS3 has a state of the art DVD player built in* the 360 will win with the help of *newton*.
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