Xbox 360 Price-Cut Tomorrow?

i4U writes: The Financial Times Germany (German) published a story saying that Microsoft will cut the price for the Xbox 360 on Monday across Europe.

The Xbox 360 Arcade is supposed to sell for only 199 Euro instead of 280 Euro. A 199 Euro Xbox 360 would be 50 Euro cheaper than a Nintendo Wii. The Xbox 360 Pro would also see a price-cut to 299 Euro (349 Euro now).

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cloud360-7th_account3971d ago (Edited 3971d ago )

OK look

if the 360 Price Drop
PS3 wins

since eveyone waiting for PS3 to drop, and it will drop if xbox drops

vagina3971d ago (Edited 3971d ago )

In order for sony to do their last price drop(s) they had to cut features from the ps3 (remember backwards compatibility) and with all their aggressive cost reducing they just recently got to the point where they don't loose money ($200 lost per ps3 at launch, however, they still don't make any money from the ps3 either, $0 profit) on every ps3 that is sold. You think that they want to just say "hey what the hell lets take a $100 hit again!" They HAD to drop thier price because they were losing so badly to Nintendo and MS... They cut it as much as they could then to stay competitive... they can't really do much else now. So no, don't expect a price cut on the ps3 any time soon... maybe by november but I wouldn't hold my breath...

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vagina3971d ago (Edited 3971d ago )

so the proper way to post on n4g is how you do in broken engrish with double returns after every half sentence? and how do you know how i "sound" from reading my post? oh wait you said you couldn't be bothered to read it... so then how can you know anything at all?

And as a side note, I took into account the laser and cell shrink in their current cost to produce a ps3 they still don't make any money off it. they had to do that AND cut backwards compatability to get there. so... what do you have to say to that... any response would be welcome... oh yeah... no bubbles for you... you'd think that after your 6th account you would have realized EVERYONE here doesnt want to hear what you have to say... but no, back to EVERYONE taking your bubbles...

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vagina3971d ago

oh look another account for you to agree with yourself on... how cute... and still after 13 accounts you have less than five bubbles... and whats with those pictures of yourself and family that you keep posting?

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cloud3603971d ago (Edited 3971d ago )

so ok
let me get this straight

sony would take youuuu to the desert.... and use you to sell shade to pay up for the money they lost selling ps3's....right

my messages get dleted what bout his.... come on you know am joking all this time


Liquid Ocelot3971d ago

'don't expect a price cut on the ps3 any time soon'

Actually we should Sony have cut the production costs of the PS3
so i bet they'll announce a price cut around the launch of GTA4.

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gogators3971d ago

is that just the cost of making the PS3 or does that include all the other stuff, like cost of the cables, the controller, the box it's shipped in, the cost for shipping the PS3 to the warehouse or retailer, etc. There are a lot of other cost that go into the equation. What's makes up that 400 dollar cost. Little things may not cost much, but they do add up. Cardboard and gas for shipping, themselves aren't free.

And again, neither Sony, MS, or Nintendo make RETAIL dollars. They all make wholesale dollar. Not a single sane Retailer is going to sell your product for free. Wholesale product return for these compamies is typically 50-70% of suggested retail pricing. I personally don't think Sony can do another price drop if the system currently cost around 400 dollars to manufacture.

I Call 9MM3970d ago

Those are some of the reasons why I haven't picked up a PS3 yet. Every time they drop the price down, they cut some of the features out the system. First lots of PS2 backwards compatibility for the 80 gig version, then all PS2 compatibility and some USB ports in the 40 gig version. At least Microsoft hasn't been doing that. Then again, they don't have Xbox 1 chips inside or all that many USBs to begin with.

If Sony put the PS2 chips back in a newer model, it would make me consider buying one a lot more then I do now. There are a lot of PS2 games I haven't played yet.

Ju3970d ago

Yes, yes. Euro(pe). You'll get $400 for Eur 260 these days...

masterg3970d ago (Edited 3970d ago )

I think I have said this 10 times, but Im sure one more time will make the difference :)

If you cut the price in the spring of 2008 there is only one correct time to do it. And that time is right before GTA4 launch. Make it close enough so you rival has no time to react.

If MS does a price-cut now it will be a big mistake. This would give Sony a month to plan a GTA4 price-cut, which will have much greater impact than now.

People saying Sony cant afford a price-cut need get their heads screwed on straight. It's not about being able to afford it. It's about if they can afford not to do it.

A console war lasts for 5-8 years. The last half it the time where you make all the money you lost in the first years back, plus profits from software. Sony could not afford any of the price-cuts they have made from the logic that it has to result in instant profit.

If MS is smart they will wait till the 25th of April and hope Sony isn't planing the same.

AceLuby3970d ago

Another point is why do this now if you're already having supply issues?

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Genuine3971d ago

If 360 takes up blu-ray it will probably be an add-on, not integrated into the machine.

wowsauce3971d ago

Putting it in system would jsut be a waste. There's already almost 20 million potential purchasers of a blu-ray add on. There's no reason to put it in the system.

I really hope the price drop carries over to the states. I'm planning on picking up one of the new 360's once they get the new boards put in this x-mas.

pwnmaster30003971d ago

i dont think nothing well change yeah 360 hardware will go up, but it wont pass ps3 hardware sales

tidus0073971d ago

x360 is dead in europe

Price cut wont revive something which is dead

Gam713971d ago

As on a previous story I have asked you to provide proof when you comment on europe and well anything.

Again I live in Europe and I have not heard of anyone trading in 360's for ps3's. I'm sure it has happened like it happened with ps3's being traded for 360's but only on a similar scale.

If it was happening like you say with 90% in spain and 60% all over eu (which isn't europe) it would've made headlines just like people trading inps3 for wiis did. Remember that.

But nothing.

Proof man proof.

doodle3970d ago

You are not living in mainland europe. You are living in US and claiming yourself to be european. Your tone proves that you are a LIAR.

AUSTRALIA ran a x360-PS3 trade in last year where over 20,000 of x360s were traded in for PS3 .

********It has never occurred in europe where ps3 were traded in for x360. Sophisticated europeans dont buy unreliable and defective console like x360****************

60% of the x360s have already been traded in for PS3 and Wii in Spain,Germany,France and Italy.

None of the x360 games ever appear in the top 10 of the SW charts of any of those countries.

eg DMC4 PS3 version topped the charts of most of those countries. However the x360 version couldnt even make it to the top 10

I REPEAT AGAIN .........YOU WILL NEVER FIND a x360 game on the top 10 charts of GERMANY,SPAIN,FRANCE and ITALY.

multiplat game like DMC4(PS3 version) topped the charts. However X360 version couldnt even make it to the TOP 10.

XFU** somebody posted the charts from neogaf . why do you even argue

doodle3970d ago

of Spain,France and Italy

I repeat NEVER since last year.

I gave you the lists for last week . here you go again. In those countries 90% of x360s were traded in for PS3.

DMC4 X360 version was a huge FLOP in those countries too. IT never got into the top 10 NUMBERS . lol not to even mention getting into positions 1/2 like the DMC4 ps3 version did.

In Germany PS3 outsold x360 3:1 last year . PS3 has surpassed x360 in total sales there.

In France it has surpassed the x360 in terms of total sales . It outsold it 4:1

In Spain 9:1

In Italy 8:1

PS3 has surpassed x360 in all countries of europe except UK. However it will surpass it by mid 2008

doodle3970d ago

DMC4 x360 version bombed in europe

DMC 4(x360) bombed in Spain,Italy and France.

It couldnt even make it to the top 10 of any of those charts.On the other hand PS3 version topped the charts during its launch and stayed on the top 10 charts even in the second week (2/3/4 positions)

Italy :
Week 8, 2008

01 (02) [NDS] Cooking Mama 2 (505 Games)
02 (01) [PS3] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
03 (03) [PS2] PES 2008 (Konami)
04 (07) [PS2] FIFA 08 (Electronic Arts)
05 (__) [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
06 (04) [NDS] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
07 (__) [PS3] Unreal Tournament 3 (Midway)
08 (10) [NDS] Imagine babies (Ubisoft)
09 (__) [NDS] Pokemon Diamond (Nintendo)
10 (__) [NDS] More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (Nintendo)

Spain :
Week 8 , 2008

01 (01) [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
02 (05) [NDS] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
03 (03) [NDS] More Brain Training (Nintendo)
04 (08) [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
05 (06) [PS3] Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
06 (__) [NDS] Brain Training (Nintendo)
07 (__) [PS3] Unreal Tournament 3 (Midway)
08 (04) [WII] Dragon Ball Z : Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (Atari)
09 (__) [WII] Big Brain Academy (Nintendo)
10 (__) [WII] Smarty Pants (Electronic Arts)

France :
Week 7, 2008

01 (02) [NDS] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
02 (03) [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
03 (04) [WII] Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)
04 (01) [PS3] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
05 (__) [WII] DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (Namco Bandai)
06 (07) [WII] Mario Party 8 (Nintendo)
07 (13) [NDS] Mario Party DS (Nintendo)
08 (08) [NDS] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
09 (09) [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
10 (12) [NDS] More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (Nintendo)

Top 20 February 2008

01 (01) [PS2] Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock
02 (05) [PS2] Singstar Svenska hits Schlager
03 (__) [PC] The Sims 2 Freetime
04 (02) [PC] World of Warcraft
05 (09) [WII] Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock
06 (__) [PS3] Devil May Cry 4

Although DMC4 ps3 version is right up there even in the 2nd week at EU charts excepting UK ...x360 version never ever made the list . x360 version of DMC4/ any multiplat games always BOMB in europe. In UK it appears in the chart but so does the PS3 version

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Danja3971d ago

hmm okay still wont help that much with hardware sales that much maybe for a month...

PS3 FTW....!!

vloeistof3971d ago

well thats fast and gives sony much time to think what they will do for gta iv releas