Microsoft confirmed today that the Xbox 360 will receive a price cut in Europe, with the Premium unit selling for £169.99 / Euro 239.99, the Arcade unit selling for £129.99 / Euro 179.99 and the Xbox 360 Elite unit selling for £229.99 / Euro 299.99.
that is not a good sign, might aswel give them away free in boxes of cereal price works for short periods its games which sells consoles 1st party games all the way
think they're simply to accustomed to the ps brand in Europe... The 360 is not a bad console no matter how much you want to state the ps3's superiority (fanboys)... yes its unreliable...but the games are there... I personally cant wait for bioshock on my ps3, and i guess it would be ignorant to say the 360 is low on games. oh well...maybe sometime in the next 20 years Microsoft.
So the Arcade version is as cheap as a PSP. Excluding Japan I wonder if the 360 will be cheaper than the PS2 in this generation.
I would not be surprised.
2008 was supposed to be $ony's year but once again M$ stole the lights from $ony with better games , more DLCS and a reasonable price for their console good job M$ 179.99 for the arcade , wow that's really cheap and with 3 year warranty =) @ below you know we are gamers , we only cares about games and online not "sales"
Whaaa? Sony have old sold MS so far this year, and last. So being old sold is how they "stole the light"?
Correct it is games that sell a console and the 360 has more 90% + games than the PS3, FACT Now with this price cut MS are going to wrap up this xmas in the UK.
Now people with low budget can play and enjoy games like Gears1/2, ME, Halo3, Bio, Cod4, Fable2, Forza2 and many many more just for £129.99- / €179.99-. So could u guys tell me why this is bad news? And when PS3 gets a pricedrop, it´s party time?!? Give me a fvcking break. I can sell my Premium to you fanbois for 600€ if that makes more sense.
2 price cuts in the same year doesn't give the public much confidence about the system.
Wow, MURKERR just got owned by fermcr11.
but price cut wont help sales in europe europe is a lost territory for x360 BTW the arcade is already 179 euro in Germany and France
Price cut nr4 in a year? These must be desperate times for MS.
Yap.. it sounda like a desperate measure from M$. BUT Homoboys have nothing to stop M$ business plans, so these Homeboys could only call it "a desperate move", "Poor M$" and all that. The real SAD NEWS is that SONY Homeboys take it too seriously, just like this ^^Angryboy^^. LMAOLOL.. why bother trolling on Xbox News?? Who's really desperate in here? ;D ;D Life's good.
you are boring
another price cut in 6 months. oh well, hope for the best.
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This pretty much gurantees a win this holiday for MS in the US and UK, but as for the rest of the EU it remains to be seen As for the people saying "another price cut", Sony cut the price of the PS3 twice in its FIRST YEAR, not to mention all the hidden price cuts by releaseing 5 different SKUs I dont know why that when Sony cuts the price or bundles their best games its seen as a 'good deal of the costumer', yet when MS does it its seen as desperation
Correct me if I'm wrong but, the 360 has had a lower price than the PS3 nearly since launch. When the PS3 gets a price drop it's not a surprise because the price is already "high" but when the 360 gets a price cut it's looks a little desperate since the price of the 360 is already "low".
It's not good for 360's image. It's a cheap console. Oh of course it will increase sales, at least in the short term, but even if you got the console for free it costs hundreds of pounds to buy the games and peripherals. MS could give their console away for almost nothing, then charge not just for live but to play the console in the first place. On a subscription basis. Yes, they'd love that. A 360, in the long term, if you buy the peripherals that come as standard on the PS3 as well as all the things you want anyway like games (the same number for the sake of comparison), controllers, etc., will cost MORE than a PS3. It's a very wise business tactic by microsoft. I personally am APPAULED by the fact you have to pay a subscription to play online. I was absolutely shocked when I found out originally, having already played my PS3 online over my wireless network for free, and having played counter-strike for free, that you would have to subscribe to pay online with a 360. My household has 3 PSN accounts and 2 computers used for gaming. If MS had their way, how much would that cost a year? Also, I would add that I don't think people are waiting for a price cut on the 360. A PS3 price cut would send sales soaring as all the people who are itching to get a PS3 now feel OK about buying one. The demand for the PS3 is higher than for the 360 (this is obvious as the PS3 outsells the 360 even though the price is higher). The price point is holding people back on purchasing the PS3, not so much the 360. As it drops in price, sales will go up, but not dramatically. As it comes down in price towards the Wii, PSP and PS2, it will be viewed as a last-gen console.
Well this might help grab a little attention away from the PS3 and Wii. Price cut and Gears should spell good things for MS this Christmas. Not sure if it's enough though...
the beginning of the end RIP P$3
PS3 outsells x360 3:1 in europe an x360 costs 179 euro in europe already and nothing will change No one wants an x360 in europe or elsewhere in teh world except US hahaaaaaaaaaaa INURGAYMUM
Will be very interesting to see how sales go, I am actually hoping the 360 beats PS3 sales in EU for Christmas so that Sony get another kick in the teeth telling them that this is no longer the PS2 era. For consumers this is very good, it will cause Sony to react but the question will be with what, a price cut or a barrage of high budget games.
anyways .. i was planning on buying one, good thing i waited - now i save more money - might even buy an Elite to join my ps3 - then ill have to black boxes hmmm
But one with RROD! /jk I'm planning to get X also soon. It's getting cheaper and cheaper and finally im starting to be convinced about buying it. There are few games I would love to play on it. But still DS is higher on my priority list.
Desperate times call for desperate measures!
Another troll attempt by the Number 1 N4g Dunce above!
FAIL. You bots do the same thing.
well done hun. a new record? pffft... what am I saying... that's normal for you, right?
Is that crying I hear in the background? Oh, it's just you karl. :)
I think thats an all time low for Juuken bringing her avg down to about 13.5 xbox360 thread trolls per hour
Her trolling performance has been slipping, lately. A bit sad, really, because that's all she does well!
Oh karl...such a laugh riot. :] And you're not a troll as well. You fail at life.
As there's usually a 12~18 month gap in price cuts for hardware in the first 3 years. But having two major price cuts within 6 months of each other is not good news, as it reaffirms the fact that Microsoft is failing in Europe. Just as they refuse to publish their sales figures from Japan, they've also opted out from publishing sales, or even shipment figures from Europe. All they talk about now is their install base, which barely seems to be inching forward. They need to stop with the constant price drops and just focus on improving Xbox Live, their software lineup, and their hardware reliability.
lol! hater... what do you care if microsoft drop the price of the xbox 360... as you constantly say; this price drops will have no effect because everyone hate the xbox 360 and price makes no difference... so, why do you care so much? it's not your money... let microsoft burn money.. it's their money...
Soon they will be giving them away... They are desperate
Bye Bye ps3 nice knowing you (NOT)
No one wants x360 in europe x360 is already at 200 euro +Gears and Fifa 09 in Germany and France price cut wont save x360 in europe PS3 already beats it 3:1 there and will beat it 3:1 in FALL as well
What are you retarded? Less money is ALWAYS welcomed in my book. Obviously not for you, guess you like to shell out money for no apparent reason, richie rich.
you can get a premium cheaper than the wii now WOW. Seriously if someone chooses a wii over a 360 now, they are seriously stupid. The premium has a 60gb HDD now doesnt it? so u get a 60gb 360, xbox live and an amazing library of games. Wii has cheap technology, no HDD, not so good online and only a few actual good games. and its slightly more expensive?!?!? Well i guess nintendo are making lots of money, so theres no point in dropping the price, but seriously the 360 is amazing value now!! i paid like 279 for my 20gb :( lol
That is a perfectly fair comment slinky.I own a Wii and will keep it for potential gems like Pilotwings, Starfox etc and stuff already on the horizon like Pikmin3 But the wii just isn't in the same class and even Nintendo fans have to question if they should buy a Wii in light of the much superior games library and line for 360 as of now, not to mention how much better games will always look on 360 Amazing value
SOme of these comments about the price going to too low? Good! lets make everything less expensive. I hope to one day see a 129.99 ps3 and a 79.99 360. The game cube went down to 79.99. It had to of course. My point is lower prices are a good thing. A low price makes it look "cheap'? When plasma tv's came out 11 years ago they were 10k plus. Now some can be found for 800.00. No consumer, informed or otherwise perceives these 800.00 plasma hdtv's as "cheap". So it will be with the 360.
it was first rate blu-ray player. But a second rate, third place games console!
ok then I take it back. Its a second rate blu-ray player as well!
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