Microsoft today announced that they are slashing the recommended retail prices of all three SKUs of the Xbox 360 ahead of the Christmas rush. Gameplayer reports from Australia...
This article makes no sense..its as if someone took news from many months ago and just added todays date it. Edit My confusion actually stemmed from the fact that the pricing was similar to that of yesteryear for both the ps3 and 360. But someone let me know this relates to Australia (which is weird because I thought it was dropped for that region already) Thus, my confusion.
It makes perfect sense. Xbox just cut the price of their console? What is there to get confused about?
i payed 699 for my ps3 at launch (60 gigs) i live in australia, it surely cant be the same price for the ps3 still
this is a good strategy. this will definitely help ms sell consoles.
Not only is that the aussie price of t he gimped 40 ( now 80gb )compared to your fully featured NTSC 60gb you then have to dish out the equivilent of about $90 USdollars for another DS3. SCEE = Epic fail
"My confusion actually stemmed from the fact that the pricing was similar to that of yesteryear for both the ps3 and 360. But someone let me know this relates to Australia (which is weird because I thought it was dropped for that region already) Thus, my confusion." The price of the core 360 was AU$380 (same as wii) for at least this whole year. So now its $300. So it dropped AU$80. I guess thats news>? lol...not to me i already have one with a harddrive.
57% cheaper with 75% less features.
i think that show you how desperate microsoft really is, they already lost in japan and is afraid to lose in australia and europe. also, its a matter of time for them to start to really worry about the US.
Its ALSO 57% less expensive :)
Junk is junk no matter how low ya price it. I would still gladly pay $600 for a PS3 (even though they are now $399) over any model the 360 offers....have had my 60 gig PS3 model since launch and recently upgraded the HDD to 320 gigs. No problems at all...very reliable and high quality machine....... wish I could say the same for the RROD plagued 360's out there that have been sent back repeatedly to Microsoft for repairs. I have sent my son's 360 back for repairs 5 times...about a 6 week turnover time each time. I am speaking from experience here. Junk is junk.
PS3 399 + 30-50 for blue tooth headset = $ 430-450. Xbox 360: 199 + 99 for wifi + 99 for Harddrive + 30 for charge station+ 150 for live subscribtion for 3 years or life of console= $580 So article should read "PS3 35% cheaper than Xbox 360." After 3 years: PS3= 0 360 new console 199 + 150 for live subscription= 350 more So 360 is actually 225% more expensive than PS3 on a 10 year plan.
Not only do you have to pay for stuff you get free with other consoles like wifi and online but you get one of the least reliable consumer electronics devices ever made.
when you have an aftermarket machine with after marketparts that last for 3 days
The Kotaku story on the same article is a little more detailed. And yes the RRP of a PS3 is still $699 here in Australia though you will find them cheaper. Alot of shops are selling them for $699 with a free game. Here in Australia JB Hi-fi(I think thats our best buy for you U.S people) are selling PS3 with 1 free game and HDMI cable for $699. JB Hi-fi are also selling the 360 Elite with 4 free games for $629. Now we are getting a price cut the Elite will be cheaper again. (should be the same deal but $529) If this dosent force Sony to cut the price on the PS3 down here I dont know what will.
are you using Euro down under or Australian dollars?
Australian Dollars(AUD). We dont use Euro`s as we are not a part of Europe.
how much is $1 USD = $1 AUD? if $1 USD > $1 AUD then Damn... PS3s are expensive there.. are am I mistaken.
That's funny as hell. Are you Sarah Palin? Man Europe is about 24hrs by plane away from here.
I think 1 Aus Dollar is worth about 0.65 US Dollars at the moment, but in our current economic climate this is going up & down a bit. All our electronics are very expensive though
"how much is $1 USD = $1 AUD? if $1 USD > $1 AUD then Damn... PS3s are expensive there.. are am I mistaken." No we get ripped hardcore. Plus we never had ps2 BC...so even tho u just lost it. We never had it. In New Zealand (near Aus) its like $200 more than us...so spare a thought for them poor people too lol It wa awesome when our dollar was 90c to the Us coz u could buy DS games (Ds's are region free) on ebay for like half the price (for us poor saps anyway). Not now tho its plunged to 60c to the US dollar :-(
only one word to describe. "Pathetic"
I'm guessing this is M$'s way to combat PS3 and Wii this holiday... especially when the PS3 had sale spikes with that price tag.
yet 360% more full of FAIL
...And Nothing happens!!! ;-D
kicking the sh*t out of it everywhere
what is that, the 8 millionth price cut this year? desperation has kicked in, do they not realize that once you go down, theres only one direction from there? so if they lose profits on every 360 sold, then they better hope software sales are gargantuan, Gears 2 isn't enough though. Wait, theres always Your In the Movies and Lips right?
a shame ,you know why Microsoft would keep slashing prices for their only console ,when Sony and nintendo are waiting for the right time .is because the console is trash and Microsoft knows it,and everybody with a brain knows it. the sad part is Microsoft would reduce prices to go against Sony who is doing so well with a nice and calm pace.that show how weak and worried their are they know that they don't have much life left. rest in peace and rush out xbot 720
When you buy all of the things missing from the 360, a PRO costs the same as an 80gb PS3. Read this - http://n4g.com/NewsPending-... The only people who have reported it are 360 fanboys.
there is no attempt to start a flame war here as I can only assume this comment and your bizarre report are suggesting. Microsoft simply cut the price of thier console today in Oz. Deal with it dude, why the hell must I be a fanboy for sticking this up? I think it actualy might show a bit of desperation on the part of MS if anything, especially as the other consoles seem to be staying firm.
another price slash?? wtf? as if it is not cheap enough already.. they should give it free ... then..
and still getting outsold.
360 s doing great my cutting prices but this also means they are getting ready to drop and dump the 360 after 720 is out.the price cut might even go lower
ms dumps the 360 for the "(insert next 360 name)".. Its nice to be left high and dry and forced to buy the next console... but don't forget we all have millions of dollars hidden away from our wives...who's taking the chance to buy the next 360 on launch.....
that eventhough it's cheaper than the rest, it still is 25% better than the wii and at least 57% better than the ps3. talk about domination.
....And getting outsold.
did that touch a nerve? "outsold" "outselling" the favourite of any sony fanboy....although the guy above is clearly a fanboy also. two wrongs dont make a right!
...And getting outsold, once again. I'm pretty sure the PS3 is winning worldwide sales. Am I wrong or am I right?
that you are right! but who really cares about sales figures? only fanboys, losers and investors. and i bet you aint a investor!
I care because I want to continue seeing great games come out. You may not care but I do.
with the only difference being the 1st party exclusives. anyway juuken/ultimolo, i believe you! i'll look out for you trolling the next negative 360 thread.
Define troll and then get back to me. I speak what's on my mind, and it doesn't matter which section it is. If you have a problem with that, then it's not my problem. I'm a very outspoken person.
who in their right mind would pay an extra $150 for an elite when all you get is an extra 60Gb of storage on the hard disk.......... you still dont even get built in wifi
Don't forget, you're also paying for the colour black.
Why would you want a console without backwards compatibility? At least the 360 gives you an option on what size HD you want. Sony just turned their back on potential customers.
This is only dropping the price to near the rest of the world prices. An Elite in Oz was selling at the £290 mark, it's now going to sell at £240. Thats actually still slightly more expensive than the UK were an Elite can be bought for £220 (514 Aus$). Microsoft have been ripping our Oz cousins off since the start of September.
We even have to pay 50c more to buy a Guitar Hero: World Tour song for some reason - http://www.gameplayer.com.a...
man why don't they just relax and give the Xbox for free? this may help them more
If you want the best you have to pay for it. It's that simple. You have to pay for the best online on the consoles (xbox live) and the PC (world of warcraft).
and as usual sales will go up for a week or two then it's back to being outsold...by it's competitors... every other month the 360 lowers it's price....M$ should just open there own 360 Salvation Army...for free 360's..
Poor droids can't afford a xbox360 even with a price cut.
"Poor droids can't afford a xbox360 even with a price cut." so they can afford a PS3 but not the cheaper flimsy 360? great logic.
The PS3 is not only more than twice as expensive, it also has inferior versions of multiplat games. The 360 is both better at games and a whole lot cheaper.
And yet the 360 is still getting out sold by its competitors and the "inferior" multiplats are silly to mention because although your right, none of them are broken or glitched to the point where you wouldnt by it on a PS3
the xbox 360 is a good machine. to bad it craps out on ya. it wont be long until game companies drop out of 360 development and start making games for the mac. in fact didn't the original xbox had multiple price cut before they were obsolete. to tell you the truth its better to spend 200 something dollars on a video card and play all the 360 games on PC instead. the xbox live support can be imported to the PC so i'm kind of confused why MS hasn't just converted over yet.
Yep, the 360 has a larger library of games (with 202 games rated 75 or better on Metacritic compared to only 119 for the PS3) and the majority of multi-platform games look and perform better on the 360 as well. The 360 also has more AAA exclusives than the PS3. The PS3 only has two games rated above 90 that are not available on the 360 (MGS4 and LBP). On the other hand, the 360 has 9 games rated above 90 on Metacritic that cannot be played on the PS3. 2 vs 9...You tell me which is more. If a person wants Blu-ray the PS3 is a really good deal. However, I would also point out that you can get an Xbox 360 for $199 and you can now also get a stand-alone Blu-ray player for $199. This means that you can get a stand-alone Blu-ray player and an Xbox 360 for the same price as the lower end PS3 that sells for $399. The advantage to this is that you don't have to worry about a single drive taking the brunt of all your movie watching AND all your game playing. Many people simply prefer stand-alone players anyway. I own both the 360 and the PS3 and my sincere opinion is that the 360 is the better game console. It just so happens to be the least expensive console as well.
Um this price drop was posted yesterday, late with the news again Gameplayer... http://www.n4g.com/industry...
Only just found it today
I apologise mate, re-reading my post makes me come across as rude. I'm a fellow Aussie gamer and certainly enjoy the articles Gameplayer put out there. Anyway, no hard feelings.
i think the 360's a pos , but at least it's a next gen console unlike the wii , which is jut a total joke personally i'd save up for a ps3 , it's well worth the extra
pretty soon, 360 gonna end up on lemonade stand and sold for 10 bucks
and yet nobody's interested
I bet you won't be saying that if the 360 outsells the PS3 worldwide this season.
Should be cheaper since the hardware build is of such cheap low quality.
thats the only way the 360 is still in the console war is because being cheaper and gears of war 2
In case anyone wanted to know. I just got this from argos uk. 80GB PS3 LBP GT5P Multi pack, extra controller,Remote,vertical stand,hdmi cable. £299 Apparently the offer doesn't last long, and the lady at the counter said they are moving fast. They are also doing good deals on the wii. add the 3 items in special offer and the price is the same. £299.96 http://www.argos.co.uk/stat... Last day today.
my mate is getting that. but to be honest, of all those "extras", apart from LBP and HDMI cable everything else is crap.. And I don't mean that GT:P is crap. It's just not a full proper game so saying that it is is crap.
My motto stands: You buy cheap, you get cheap. This goes for most things.
Yet somehow that doesn't seem to apply to PS3 fanboy logic regarding the 'free' PSN online service.
"My motto stands: You buy cheap, you get cheap." 360 console needs purchase xbox live account for online play needs purchase ps3 needs purchase psn account doesn't need purchase if it's free, u didn't buy it. get it? using what he said to talk about the lack of features of the psn is just silly lol if u pay for something, and it's really really cheap, well don't expect high quality. but if you DON'T pay for that thing, well don't even expect anything from it.