It may be the smallest and blurriest photo of all time but it this image is to be believed then the much rumoured $50 360 price cut, which has been hinted at for a few weeks now, is just around the corner.
MS loves guys like you.
Washing machines have three year warranty. My car has 5. PS3; 90 days!
360 with a 3 year extension for ONLY RROD. ALL OTHERS GET SOAKED!!!!
My name is a Mark.
First I pay $399.99 then I pay for accessories and ONLINE and blah, blah, blah.
Then in 3 years MS will give me another Xbox so it goes like this:
THESE MARKS LOVE ME!!!! A sucker is born every second...Now I believe it!! I thought it was a legend but I see it is true all along. Some people will be suckers for anything. JUST ANGLE IT RIGHT and you got em HOOK, LINE, SINKER!!!!
Hey, youre covered WHEN it breaks!!! WOW.
$399.99 + $59.99 LIVE + HD-DVD $199.99 + $200 in accesories = $859.97 not including games. With 5 games @ $59.99 = $1159.92
Take $1159.92 + NEW XBOX in 3 years ($499.99?)= TWO GRAND...limited BC.
ALL 360 owners are Marks....SUCKERS...LOSERS...BU T I GET GREAT GAMES. WOW.
I don't feel anything anymore for 360 LOSERS...Get lost Mark. Get Lost!
MS: We need to grease this pig...suckers I mean...THEY WILL BUY ANYTHING we sell even for $50 less.
Don't worry they have the comfort of the THREE YEAR WARRANTY ONLY for RROD!!! SUckers.
why did you even bother to get up today. Your comments are about as funny and welcome as a getting a punch in the face. We all know the PS3 is a good piece of kit but guess what, so is the 360. The ultimate gamer will buy one or both and rejoice in what has to be the platinum age of gaming. The lamer will buy one and poke fun of the other and do nothing but to expose him/herself as being a complete drop kick. Gee, I wonder which one you are...
meh, stop talking sh!t out of your ass. I have a three year warranty on my ps3.
I don't even think you will get PS3 fans to agree with that one, LOL your all alone bro.
coolmatrix you fail.
x360 now is the least selling console in th world.
ps3 has overtaken x360 in sales in JULY,2007.
no one complained about the x360's price since no one wants a defective console.
PS3 has now beaten x360 in sales all over the world INCLUDING USA/NA
I hate to rain on the parade but look closer at the ad, where's the small 99? All the other items on the page have a small 99.
Bad Photo Shop job maybe?
I don't doubt there will be a price drop of $50 soon (Aug. 8th) but don't think this is it.
...Still not enough. IMO
I say the $50 price cut is coming for sure.
Everyone knew it was comming, just if this is true...it seems like sooner than later.
that will be really interesting to see. =)
though for gta4 and halo3 fans 249$ maybe is the best choice. =)
The ONLY leaks is your WALLET buying crap 360s for $50 less.
You guys are the reason a SUCKER is born every second!!
At $249 the 360 will be priced the same as the Wii. And with the new warranty in place 360 sales are sure to pick up.
The release of Halo 3 in a couple months won't hurt either.
While I agree totally that a price drop is great for the 360, remember, the Wii is making money per console sold, so ninty could just as easily issue a price drop too.
I think that many are forgetting this fact too - don't think I am a ninty fanboy - I have serious problems with their attitude towards european game releases, but as thier tech is so cheap, they could concieveably drop the price too - and my question is, what kind of impact would that have on the industry?
All I seen was the 20gig 360, no anything else.Good news though
That's an article just a few days ago that nails down the exact date for the price cut to happen: August 8.
Maybe now that there's a leak, Microsoft decides the price cut should be sooner rather than later.
IF IT GETS A PRICE CUT. THEN CONSUMER WILL GET THE WRONG MESSAGE ABOUT MICROSFT XBREAK 360's WAREZ
The system has been out almost 2 years man. People will get pissed if they don't drop the price.
And if people did get the "wrong message" what does that say about PS3 and its price drop in less than a year?
I guess fanboys didn't worry about the message sony was giving by doing a temporary price drop within 8 months of it coming out.
Conspiracy theory time! The $50 difference is actually a $50 dollar gain on the core! Just another way the man is trying to milk us dry.
Edit: wow it's a shame people on this site can't take a joke. I guess they would rather just fight about who owns which console.
I don't want to get my hopes up, but typically having a leaflet like this appear means it is coming in the next few weeks. I don't recall a leaked leaflet ever not resulting in a price cut.
That being said, even if they cut the price in America, there's no way of telling if it will be cut in England too. Lately it seems Microsoft have completely forgotten we exist. Which is unfair given that we're one of the "European" countries where the 360 still outsells the PS3.
Ole Bill G needs to show you guys more love.
Mehh, wont haev much of an affect.
Getting rid of core, cutting Premium to 300 and elite to 400 would have been big.
the modders would be upset, so I have read. And I am sure M$ likes bricking there modded boxes every so often making them have to go buy another CORE Xbox 360.
sony drops by $100 microsoft says wer the price drop we dont see it then they drop by $50 WTF!!!
it's not really a price drop when you are droping the price for 1 month to get rid of the the 60gig sku.a real price drop is when you drop the price and keep it that way. that why MS said where is the price drop.
vega, you can try to call it something else but it is a price drop. Before the 60gb was 599, now it is 499.
For those lucky enough to get one before they sell out, it's a price drop. For everybody else, it's not.
while any cut is welcome, $100 would be nicer :)
that they wer planing for a larger cut but since they found out that sony is dropping the 60gig thv gone with a cheap $50 cut makes sence it still gives them room for a further cut this Xmass
I think by Nov. their will be another $50 price drop.
It seems to me that this ad shows an x260 without the hdd add-on on top.
Correct me if i'm wrong.
they wouldn't sell an xbox without a hdd for 350 cus then they would be raising the price of their core system
Even if it is just the core with a $50.00 cut this is significant. The core PS2 is the console that every one I know owns. It came with no HDD but every one bought memory cards. If they just drop the core 360 to $250.00 you can buy a memory unit to get online and play across the globe with no problems.
People will buy 360's at the same rate as the Wii. There is a large demand out here for a price drop. Halo 3, Madden, GTA4, and Mass Effect among others.
The cheapest way to GTA4 also. Look at it like this. $250.00 for the core 360 $60.00 for GTA4. Or $499.99 for the PS3 and $60.00 for GTA4.
Most people will buy the 360 just because of that price difference. The 360 will be half the price and have better looking and more anticipated games this fall.
Target sited...Bombs away...we have secondary's...sales are exploding everywhere. Falcon deployed...Halo 3 inbound...on target...to be continued sept. 25 LOL!!!
ahhh hahah dude that was hilarious
The 360 is already on top. Why a price drop? I hope not just because Sony drop there price because the the 360 is still cheaper but Microsoft stands to loose alot of money doing this.
if for no other reason, just to prove that if you drop the price of anything the sales will spike. It would allow the 360 to overtake the PS3 sales in north America, remove the bad taste of the warantee extension, and set up the console nicely for a sales boom following the halo 3 launch.
MS isnt to concerned about loosing money!!they've lost more money that this is other business ventures that didnt pan out as good as the xbox division has, but they know once they get a good hold onto the gaming world money will come!! just like sony, they could have put in a regular dvd drive in the PS3 but they decided to use blu ray because IF it became standard they will make billions off blu ray licenses.every company that want to put there movies in HiDef would have to PAY sony to use Blu ray.didnt sony an MS have to pay Immersion to USE rumble!! its a risk an reward type business the entertainment business is!!
If you notice the sales of the 360 at the current price point is stagnant. They have almost exhausted the consumers that will buy the 360 at the current price the sales are steady but the show no growth a price cut in addition to the new IP will stimulate new growth.
Then Falcon will arrive just in time for Halo 3
ps3 is now beating x360 by 40k per week.
x360 barely crossed th 10m mark in 20 months...whcih is terrible without competition.
In NA ps3 has overtaken it already and x360 sales are plummeting every day ....no one wants an x360 after the ps3 price cut
yes BTW x360 is now the least selling console
in NA,EUROPE and JAPAN
http://www.vgchartz.com/awe... http://www.vgchartz.com/awe... http://vgchartz.com/eweekly... http://vgchartz.com/japweek...
X360 is officially dead...no one wants a defective console
After KZ2 revelation at e3...all preorders for HALO 3 were cancelled in EU and JAPAN.
no one wants x360 and no once cares about falcon /halo 3 in NA anymore.
No one wants a cartoon game like Halo 3/Mass effect this gen
As an xbox 360 fan not fanboy i can honestly say this is prolly tru cus Microsoft is terrible at keeping secrets
how the f*ck did u drop in u azshole did u seriously have to say something and y would u bring in the cost of 5 games u dumb cvnt when games are something u have to buy for a system, second of all u make it seem like u have to get the hddvd add on which u don't, i have had my 360 for a year and i have yet to have spent $200 on accessories and i have everything i need to game and me personally i dont mind paying for live cus u c i can afford $50 a year or $8 a month maybe ur too poor and u cant but hey u got to pay for quality, so go f*cking shoot urself u dumb ass fanboy u just had to say something just stay fvck out
Does this mean that the Core version will disappear?
No, it will be the main competitor with the Wii.
It makes sense that it would be kept to have something as cheap as the wii. Also most people wont have a problem getting memory cards (see PS2). It seems Microsoft is starting to work on appealing to the casual gamers. First price, now they need some more casual games (Rare will be a great help with that).
I hope the price drop is for everywhere, not just the united states.
It's a great move, they going straight for the Wii and then giving the PS3 a hard time to catch up with pricing, but Microsoft still don't have anything to worry about with a $50 drop because they're still making a profit on the hardware sales.
Great move MS.
I can personally prob agree this could be correct, $50 dollers now to launch alongside there steller lineup.
But I can see them dropping another $50 dollers at least for the introduction of the 65nano hardware update. So I can see them being at least $100 dollers cheaper between now and 2008 march, even if they just drop by $50 now. Since being honest, they dont really need to when there about to launch there strongest lineup of games ever in my opinion.
Although a penny saved is a penny earned, I'd rather hear news of the smaller 65n chip in The Box. That is the only thing keeping me away at the moment. As soon as the cooler-running (and hopefully quieter) sets hits the shelves, I'll pick one up. And I'd just assume pay more for stability than less for a longer warranty.
Also, I don't agree that this price drop will make the 360 fly off the shelves at the same rate as the Wii. A totally different type of demographic and consumer mindset is at play. BUT, it will help move merchandise. Consumers often don't need much catalyst to think they're getting a deal... And a $50 drop will be just enough for many to make the leap. But again, I'd prefer news of the cooler chipset.
Very good points. Agreed.
Indeed the juggernaut that is MS has no mercy...
will increase sales, but a 100$ drop would of been so much more
But is it enough? $100 would have been MUCH more effective. Maybe they can implement another $50 cut early/mid 2008.
And what about the Falcon redesign? When is that going into effect?
Bad, evil, malicious thought: Is MS trying to clear out inventory of the non-Falcon units in order to make way for the new models?
I don't think this will be a case of dropping the price to clear a SKU, then raising it after they're gone (like someone else has). I think this cut is permanent...but if it has the effect of clearing out non-Falcon models, then so much the better for MS.
Couple this with Halo 3 and the huge fall lineup, and MAYBE this wins back people scared off by the red rings/bad press the system has received of late.
These are legitimate questions. If you're going to disagree, say why.
intersting tid-bits to say the least, but i'll go out on a limb and say that since Msoft discovered the fault they have since stopped production of the current model [stand corrected]. Its just an assumption, but i seem to remember them ceasing shipment after they hit the 12M mark, somehow that just jumps out at me. Backing this up again when the last time they mentioned anything regarding shipment numbers.[again i stand to be corrected]
Good point. I noticed a recent drop-off in 360 shipments to my store; we seem to sell out more often due to fewer consoles on hand.
Anyone have independent proof of this happening?
I doubt the impact $50 will have personally. It's not a bad thing, but doesn't really make me think "omg price cut" like a $100 would be.
And I assume others share this attitude.
A $50 drop would be fine for the HD DVD drive, but the system needs a $100 drop on all the versions... but I guess the more systems- the more repairs.
I really dont see how 50 bucks are gonna make a huge difference, yes some extra people are gonna pick it there is no doubt, but seriously for the actual price most of people that wanted a 360 probably already got or are getting theirs
$50 will put the 360 in range of the Wii, so I don't think PS3 fans need to worry. Don't Hate PS3 fans (yeah right) but the 360 has already been outselling the PS3 all year, thats nothing new. It's the Wii MS needs to tackle with it's price and the growing intrest with the Wii-mote and a $50 price cut with Halo 3 is a real nice turn on for the 360.
Now I know Nintendo could drop the Wii price in a split second but I get the feeling Nintendo is going to milk this price as long as they can (I would) Sony realy needs more than a shifting of sku price and a sh!t load of more games this year to compete. Maybe 08 will be for PS3 fans but 07 isn't, 07 is the year of the Xbox for this gen, so just step aside wait your turn or get trampled. (your day will come)
europe gets what rrod oh thats right its at the bottom of the sales no discount for these suckers
It's about time...so does this mean 65nm,mm whatever the hell it is, is on the way?! Please!
The 100 dollar drop in price for the Ps3 was a clearance sale for the 60 gig ps3's. NOT A PRICE CUT. Clearance folks....Thats the proper wording for what Sony has done.
In September when the 360 is 250/350/ and 429....the Ps3 will be 600 dollars.
When Madden/GTA 4 and Halo 3 release....The 360 will have a console as inexpensive as the Wii and the Elite will be 170 dollars less than the Ps3. Isn't that funny? 170 dollars less. The price of the HD dvd add on with 5 free movies.
Microsoft knows exactly what its doing. Kudos MS....
They're just trying to get rid of the defective hardware they have on the shelves to make room for the redsign.
Anyone buying a 360 now is just dumb or uninformed.
I've had 2 defective units both covered under a Best Buy warranty and neither had the RROD.
I for one am waiting to see the new design (and playing my PS2).
Well, I'll say this and people will dislike it, but, whatever.
The 360 had been out for 21 months, will this help sells ? Sure, will it be big as the PS3 price drop ? No, not at all.
I mean you act like people will be able to go out and buy a a system for $249.99 and bam, done. That's not the case, not at all. If you buy that
1. 64MB memory card cost what ? $30/40 bucks ?
2. Not having a HD sucks, as it's required for backwards compatibility.
3. You have to get XBL, I mean if you don't you're missing out. So you'll want the 12 month gold card, right ? $50 bucks (This isn't about the core, just pointing out)
(Yeah, I don't think a whole lot of people want the core, that's imo anyway) so at least this price cut is like a free year of gold live service.
(In any case, the 360 won't pass up the Wii, I don't think anything can, in the end and 360 is quite ahead of the PS3, we've got a bunch of catching up to do) So all in all good stuff, I just don't get why people would buy the core.
"The 100 dollar drop in price for the Ps3 was a clearance sale for the 60 gig ps3's. NOT A PRICE CUT. Clearance folks....Thats the proper wording for what Sony has done."
Don't be shocked when the price of the PS3 is still $500 at the start of 08' or even $449.99 :o
any why are you comparing the 360 core ($249) to the ps3 ($499) when you should be comparing it to the wii ($249) i mean the wii cant even do HD has basically NO online support let alone something close to M$'s FREE XBL silver account, the 360 can play DVD's unlike the wii, AND you can play GTA4, Mass Effect, HALO3, BioShock, you know REAL NEXT-GEN GAMES on the 360. so if you are gonna compare something at least do it right. The core is HALF the price of the ps3.
edit: just cuz i know someone is gonna comeback saying well you need a HDD or memory card... yadda yadda... So on amazon.com you can get a new memory card for $24.99 with free shipping, im sure you can get one even cheaper used someplace too.
now MS can say "same price as the wii!", and as long as they can say that they're gonna kill sales come holiday time