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Will Microsoft and Nintendo Respond to the PS3 Slim?

The gaming industry is in a slump. Sony's loaded their hopes for a rebound onto the back of the PS3 Slim, but what are Microsoft and Nintendo going to do? The Slim is selling out in the US, and there are even rumors of a 250 GB Slim under production. Both Nintendo and Microsoft are going to want to let some of the wind out of Sony's sails before the holiday season hits. But how?

Microsoft may already have made their big move. They are rumored to be slashing the price of their Xbox 360 Elite down to $299. With the Slim out and PS3 prices down, the Elite is now the costliest system out there. There is evidence that Microsoft has been planning this cut since information about the Slim first leaked out back around E3. A price cut alone might actually be all Microsoft needs to do to continue beating Sony in sales.

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SpoonyRedMage2501d ago

I hope they do respond. Nintendo really needs to drop the Wiis price, it's way overpriced. MS may need to drop to stay competitive too.

creeping judas2501d ago

But does it need to drop it's price?? Personally I don't think so, until Sony and MS are beating it in monthly sales. Otherwise all the Wii is doing is making money for Nintendo.

SpoonyRedMage2501d ago

Good point and it's probably how Nintendo see it. The sales of the Wii have decline but they're stil way ahead so when finally the competition starts to catch up they'll drop the price. Of course the PS3 may start outselling the Wii soon.

sonarus2501d ago

360 is already responding with price drop of elite to 300

qface642501d ago

that's not really a price cut though they are just turning the elite in to the new pro with a few extra gigs of space on the hard drive

anyways as for nintendo i think a price cut is coming later this year im expecting a cut to 199

Nitrowolf22501d ago

it will be interesting to see how things turn out now that they are the same price.

n4f2501d ago

well i think ms already planned this way back cause they wanted to remove the pro so that the elite replace the pro. and maybe have the rumor 360+

SoapShoes2501d ago

Giving the pro a bigger hard drive and a new name isn't going to help them really. Even at $299 the Elite is still less of a value than the PS3. I could see a price drop for the Wii doing really well though.

plum302501d ago

Something tells me that M$ will do a lot more than just drop the price. They might have ta package a game or 2 to stay competitive.

Ninver2501d ago (Edited 2501d ago )

the ball is in Sony's court. The momentum is in favor of the ps3 slim. What ever M$ and Nintendo do won't effect Sony now. People weren't waiting to pick up a Wii or 3fixMe. They where waiting for a price reduction on the better tech.

kagon012501d ago

The average consumer bought the inferior systems in order to wait(distract) PS3's price cut, now its time to ditch the unreliable one & the toy one...

Wii = Its for kids, or casual gamers.

360 = Its only for those who have the decease of Halolitis or Gearsalitis (For deperate trolls)...

PS3 = For the Hardcore gamers.

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