The upcoming Walmart circular reveals that the mega-retailer will do a "rollback" on the price of the Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle, dropping it to $249 (down $50 from the current price). The flyer provided was for the week beginning August 28.
That's not a bad deal. So what about the standalone 4gb and 250gb models?
the stand alone price for kinect. If that was $99 it would sell huge this holiday. You figure there are probably more out there with 360's that would get one by itself. I have to admit...I been watching CL for kinect deals cause the $150 store price is a bit steep. So far the best one (that got away) was the kinect and 3 games for $100. DAMN!
And just like that...the price war continues. Anyone who thought MS wouldn't do something to counter the Sony drop was kidding themselves. It may not be an official drop but I am sure MS will offer some behind doors incentives and new bundles.
They've used Wal-Mart(and others) before to boost 360 sales to take some edge off of the competition's price cuts. Microsoft has done these low key counters before( kill'em with bug bit tactics) Microsoft won't do an official pricedrop this year based on 360's momentum but they're not fools and don't take the competition for granted. Edit How in the hell is that wishful thinking? Whenever Sony drops, they use these retailers to test if they actually need an official price drop. This has happened every time. They'll use different retailers as pricedrop place holders until they want or need to drop if they feel the need.
@Kingdoms Sounds like wishful thinking on your part. Kinect and the Xbox 360 are getting price cuts this year. We might not see them till November everywhere, but expect huge deals like this and the 5 game bundle deal a lot. I'd expect Amazon to start offering $50 cards as well soon. Shaping up to look like a $99 Kinect to me. Which would sell absolutely like crazy.
I don't think anyone here ever said Microsoft wouldn't do SOMETHING to counter Sony's price drop. What people said is that they may do it with bundles instead of a direct console price cut. This seems in line with that thinking.
I agree that most here thought they would do something, whether it be bundles / price cuts / timed roll backs / or manufactur incentives to retailers but it was just a week ago we saw articles from the likes of the Examiner saying "No price drop in 2011 for Xbox 360".
Obviously Microsoft is planning on taking the fight straight to Sony/Nintendo this holiday. I would expect a full price cut on Kinect $99, 250 gig Xbox 360 $249, 4 gig Xbox 360 $179 and of course bundles. I hope the 5 game bundle goes around the world, it would give MS a huge boost in sales. Kinect sales will be helped with some decent titles later this year, Dance Central 2, Kinect Sports 2, Rise Of Nightmares, Gunstringer ect... Going to be one hell of a season for MS yet again!
yep a $50 price cut on everything. I knew it was only a matter of time before MS responded.
I assume this is just a temporary sale then? Rollbacks typically are.
No, rollbacks are price cuts. If it was for a limited time the ad would say so. I'd expect similar cuts soon from every store. I think the one week boost Sony got was more then enough for Microsoft to respond, now we'll be back to square one. Price cuts pretty much negate each other.
INteresting, as ive seen lots of rollbacks not stay "rolledback" at least up here in Canada.
They actually do these cuts to test the waters to see if it makes enough of an impact to be worth it.
I don't think will have any impact. The 360 has been $199 for years now.
This is essentially a $50 Kinect though. At least at the current prices. I'd suspect the Arcade drops to $149-$179 as well by November. Just in time for the holiday rush.
Im holding out hope for a price cut in there damn HDD, i bought the 4gb model a month back & want to play old Xbox games & didnt realise you need a HDD for backwards compatability. Damn you M$. My wife is planning on getting me a kinect for christmas.
I you think about it makes sense. The old xbox "always" had a hardrive. I'm not sure why xbox 1 games don't work on 4gb 360's? Probably something to with caching to disk.
From what ive read online xbox games are run via emulation & the emulation software is on the HDD, so thats why i cant play them
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