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Microsoft Lowers Price of Xbox 360 by $50

Microsoft Corp. today kicked off the greatest holiday lineup in video game history by announcing it will reduce the estimated retail price (ERP) of Xbox 360 by $50 (U.S.) beginning Aug. 8. Soon to follow, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) will release its blockbuster video game title "Madden NFL 08" on Aug. 14. "Madden NFL Football," one of the most important mass-appeal franchises in video games, was the top-selling game of 2006 and is the top-selling franchise of the past 10 years. Only Xbox 360 offers a console for all interests and budgets.

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Update on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 by J-F Marcoux- Associate Editor
Well maybe this is why people hate Canada, but the people who live here should be really happy, like me. Today Microsoft announced their 50$ price cut in the United States, but for people in Canada can get a 360 with a 100$ price drop.

Microsoft Corp. today kicked off the greatest holiday lineup in video game history by announcing it will reduce the Canadian retail price of Xbox 360™ by $100 (CDN) beginning Aug. 8 at Canadian retailers nationwide. Soon to follow, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) will release its blockbuster video game title "Madden NFL 08" on Aug. 14. "Madden NFL Football," one of the most important mass-appeal franchises in video games, was the top-selling game of 2006 and is the top-selling franchise of the past 10 years. Only Xbox 360 offers a console for all interests and budgets.

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bung tickler3638d ago

now its official. i wonder if they will drop the price again after halo like many have been thinking.

Odion3638d ago

Ya sometime in November drop it again by the same Prices sounds reasonable get the holiday shoppers

gta_cb3638d ago

well i hope this price drop is for the UK and IF there was another £50 price drop later this year, it will be cheaper then the Nintendo Wii, and it will be under the "magical £200 price point" lol and if it did happen i know quite a few of people who will want to buy one.

nasim3638d ago

350$ for x360

no HDMI 1.3 support

no wifi

50$ for useless online with text achievement

no next gen DRIVE

1/3 as powerful as the ps3.

x360 should cost 200$ at best

x360 premium = 350
add wifi =100
add HD DVD = 200 (tax included)
no HDMI ??
50$ for annual online (250$ for 5 year subscription)

total price =1000$ for a fully defective console with grabage games.

the only game x360 had is GEARS which is now on PC

:)

True Gamer King3637d ago

Everything you just said is complete BULL SH1T and you know it!

So shut the hell up and stop being an ass whole.

Also I have noticed whenever you leave comments they are all bull sh1t, and all they do is piss people, and then when they start talking trash about you and how all you do is make up sh1t and lie, you never respond, all you do is leave a comment to piss people of and then never back it up. You talk sh1t then run, because you can't back it up.

Do know what people call people like you, they call you a p˅ssy, and that's what you are.

So stop leaving comments just to piss people off, and get out of here, you don't even get respect from Sony fans.

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Daewoodrow3638d ago

ah well. No plans for any other region yet, according to Major nelson.

Can't say i'm surprised.

DJ3638d ago

press releases will state once the Wii surpasses their sales... This almost seems like too little, too late.

Odion3638d ago

what should we call the PS3's then? A never was

LeonSKennedy4Life3638d ago

Well...we could do that, but that name won't make much sense when it surpasses the 360 and, eventually, the Wii.

When 2008 rolls around, the 360 won't have a leg to stand on. Then again, Microsoft got away with selling their first system with just ONE game. Why shouldn't they be able to do it again?

Odion3638d ago

I don't know why i respond to you when you state that MS is the reason Games aren't art anymore, or that because the PS3 has 2 big games coming out in the slowest time of the year next year that we should declare a system dead.

AngryTypingGuy3638d ago

Leon - UT3, Haze, GTA IV, Splinter Cell 5, Alan Wake, Fable 2, Fallout 3, 2 Days to Vegas, Condemned 2, Black, Saints Row 2, Endwar, etc., etc. in 2008. It will be another great year. And, I'm going to go on record and predict...that in the fall of '08, MGS4 will come to the 360.

By the way, was the guy in your avatar playing Cops and Robbers at the time the picture was taken?

Kaneda3638d ago

"And, I'm going to go on record and predict...that in the fall of '08, MGS4 will come to the 360. "

You guys never give up!!!

Daewoodrow3638d ago

Need I point out that the Wii is surpassing everyone's sales? It's the Wii. In fact, throughout it's entire life, the PS3 has never sold more consoles than the Wii, and it has never surpassed the Wii in monthly sales.
But if selling the most all it took to be the best consoles, we wouldn't be having this discussion, would we? Because I would have a different hobby for a start.
And you'd all be sitting at home, with a sugary smile on your faces, skipping around with the Wiimote on all those adorable little party games.

So. Remind me again how you're not a fanboy?

Why_So_Serious3638d ago

while ps3 and 360 fanboys are fighting mario is taking a swim in is pool full of cash

AngryTypingGuy3638d ago

Kaneda would you relax? It's just a prediction. Don't get me wrong, I would love for it to come to the 360, but if it doesn't, it's not the end of the world. Just like PS3ers want BioShock or Mass Effect, but they will survive if they don't get it.

I'm just saying it's at least a possibility, and I do think it will eventually happen. I think at the very least the 360 will get some sort of Metal Gear game (like in the past) even if it's a spin off.

codeazrael3638d ago

And btw, don't just assume that the Wii will surpass the xbox in sales. Nintendo is continuing to follow the same pattern they make with every predecessor they have. The games are slow to come. I mean Mario shouldve been a launch game, but just like Sony did, Nintendo hyped highly anticipated games that in reality won't see the light of day until holiday quarter or right on the eve of it. Super smash brothers is not even going to be online multiplayer. That is equivalent to when Sony announced that Gran Turismo 4 wouldnt be. So, with the exclusion of online capabilities for the majority of Nintendo's titles, and with the stellar lineup of AAA titles coming for the xbox now, holiday season, and even into spring, I have a hard time thinking that the Wii will surpass the numbers of the Xbox, considering also that with a new price point across the board on all three consoles and ONLY a couple, if that of AAA game coming out for the Wii, I don't see young Billy walking into Best Buy past the xbox and ps3 with killer games being demoed to a Wii with a Wii sports demo. Anybody remember XAvix game system? Look it up, it plays like a Wii, that's why I was surprised that the Wiimote was such a big surprise.

Illidan3638d ago

Where is it stated that Smash will not have online multiplayer. Also there are more than couple of titles coming out for Wii this Fall/Holiday Metroid, Mario, Smash, Fit, Resident Evil, Fire Emblem which will all help The Wii sell.

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AznSniper3638d ago

I would have preferred if they dropped all of the models by $50, but I will wait till the Falcon models come in.

Draugr3638d ago

When are these new falcon models coming out?

SDS Gamerfiend3638d ago (Edited 3638d ago )

Are already out! Any XBOX 360 with a July manufactured date has the Falcon motherboard and 65nm chips with the Epoxy fix and new heat sink!

tatical3638d ago

@ SDS Gamerfiend

Do you have any links that show the 65nm chips are out. I've seen the "NEW" 360s that come with the extra GPU heatsink & epoxy glue, but they still had the 90nm chips though.

djt233638d ago

now its official. finally but i still believe it should be 100 $ off