With E3 fast approaching, predictions are in on what to expect from Microsoft this year.
Think it's a bit of a long shot, some of if makes sense, the "newton" controller etc, if they really have been working on one (I believe so) E3 would be the time to show it. One thing that caught my eye and I don't like the sound of was Alan Wake... But it's all guess work so got my fingers crossed he's wrong on that one (I think he is).
Only a $30 price cut!? Come on Microsoft. Get your act together if you wanna hang around for 2009. Seriously.
What did u expected? They already cut the price. 70 or 100 cut?
We could start the talking about $50. I think around $50 is when you really start to catch the eyes of people on the fence. Then they kind of go 'oh wow, that is a nice price cut'. $30 just seems a little more insignificent for the larger price tag.
They should just do $50.00 or wait till they can.
But the US has only seen a $50 price drop since the dang system launched in Nov. 2k5...
lol if this is real, then wait till January 2009.. and the xbox 360 will probably have had so many price cuts, it will cost only $20 :P lmao.. now that's selling systems xD
the arcade will be at 249.99 to compete with the WII the Pro will be at 319.99 which is 80 bucks cheaper then the ps3 and the Elite will be at 419.99 which is 20 bucks more plus a hard drive that is 80gb larger then the ps3
When the price cut is less than 50 dollars you know it's just being done for publicity. So people can ask themselves whether or not now is the time to buy a 360.
They just want to whet peoples appetite while trying to make as much money as possible. $50 might be giving away a little too much for MS.
thats not enough....but anything is better than nothing..not the drop i want ....but i will get it when it has the next price drop because i think it will be worth it then
60GB Xbox 360, $30 at E3. i still would not buy it LOL
Didn't they drop the price a while ago? Kinda fast for another price drop imo.
Its a shame you feel like that, what ever hang ups you have against the xbox 360, its still a great system with many many fantastic games
Why not get the Premium at $299?
now all they need to do is bundle in one of those wi-fi add-ons and extend the warranty again. ...maybe even give free Gold account codes.
Yup, it is ridiculous that even the cheapie DS has built in wifi and MS makes you spend so much to add it on.
You don't HAVE to buy the MS adapter. You can buy any Wi-Fi adapter that is compatible with the 360. So please quit using the tired argument. Plus, you're spreading disinformation. CMD510: Do some research as well, why you spent $70 on something you don't need to I'll never understand. How can there be disagrees!?! It's a FACT!
you are right on. Luckily I got my wifi add-on for about $70 off of ebay, which is still a high price. MS has got to get with the times and include that little piece of plastic.
>You don't HAVE to buy the MS adapter. You can buy any Wi-Fi adapter that is compatible with the 360. So please quit using the tired argument. Plus, you're spreading disinformation. The key word here is "buy". No other current gen system or handheld makes you buy anything to have Wi-Fi. It comes standard: Wii, PS3, PSP, DS but not 360
Reduce $50 and include wireless networking or it's useless. If they cut it $100.00 and do not include the Wireless its ok as well I guess. But when are people going to understand people buy consoles for Games. Sony is stockpiling and the quality is showing now look at MG4 over anything the 360 has Gears, Halo etc... MG4 Graphically is a masterpiece and reason to own a PS3.. 360 has some good OLDER games but nothing to buy the system for. 2008 and 2009 are shaping up for a HUGE Sony buildup and I would not be surprised if in 2010 Sony is not passed the 360 by a good margin... Sony is just getting started an 360 has peaked really. The only ones buying are repeat buyers from broken systems. Do not hate on me but they do count those broken systems re-purchases as new users in their totals so it's a little offsetting. Anyway Microsoft made a good system, but they have to fix the problems and stop the insane ripping off of customers for the add-ons.. If the cost of the PS3 and 360 are within $75.00 of each other the PS3 is far away a better deal and now that Dual Shock 3 are standard in newer systems comming out soon even more incentive to play beyond..
good to know that you think your opinion=fact.
the gap is a LOT larger between the 20gb 360 and the PS3. £110 or about $200. Also I think the open zone would be more to your liking
"The only ones buying are repeat buyers from broken systems" Are you serious guy? You definitely belong in the Open Zone.
Its $50 price difference...but you get bluray, and wifi, and bluetooth 2.0 and free online with the PS3 for only $50 more. And remember you have the ability to upgrade your hard drive on the PS3 for cheap since it uses industry standard 2.5 inch SATA drives. Oh and MGS4 is only on the PS3... The only reason to buy a Xbox 360 over a PS3 right now is if you are buying ahead of the release of Gears 2...the best bet is to wait till gears 2 is released and then buy a Xbox 360 then...since there will probably be a price drop. But you all know if microsoft drops its price then Sony will too...sony will go deeper...like $100....then the 40GB PS3 and the 60 GB Xbox 360 will be about the same price...but the PS3 still will have bluray... Its all win win for Sony....
If by the end of the year you could get a 40GB PS3 for less than the price of a Premium 360, but it’s definitely believable. Sony’s manufacturing costs have been falling pretty quickly, and the 360’s high failure rate has been a burden on Microsoft Entertainment Division’s quarterly profit. The 360’s fairly weak 2008 lineup means that their software sales may not be able to cover their hardware expenses very well this year.
"The only reason to buy a Xbox 360 over a PS3 right now is if you are buying ahead of the release of Gears 2" You do realize there are a lot of really good games on the 360 that you can play right NOW that don't have the words Gears of War in the title right? Many great games are cheaper than $30 right now also, I would say that would be my reasoning to buy a 360 right NOW, if I didn't already have one. Not buying one in anticipation of a game 6 months down the road.
Every single multi-plat game has been better on the 360. Now that Sony has MGS4, I suppose it's over for the 360 now...how soon people forget.
Whats with these wak price cuts. $30?
MS really needs to get to $199. Shane Kim has publically stated that $199 is the magical price point. MS should sell the Arcade version at $199 and drop the Prmium to $250. This would really keep the ball rolling for the 360. MS shouldn't be making money of the consoles anyway. Consoles are like razors. Companies essentially give the razors for free to get you hooked to buy their razor blades. As for the Sony folk who are on the attack, what is all of this talk about the 360 being dead? Last time I checked, the 360 still had a bigger install base. As for upcoming games, you are crazy if you think this Xmas season belongs to you. I would bet my salray that Gow2 sells more in the US than Resistance 2 does. I don't know when Resistance became a "classic"? Don't get me wrong, it was a great game. But, don't kid yourselves. There is no comparison between what Gow did for the 360 and what Resistance did for the PS3. They don't even belong in the same sentence. I know what you are thinking...but we have little big planet too? Again, great looking game, but do you really think parents are going to pass on the Wii (at $250 and more geared towards kids) and spend an extra $150 for the PS3? Not going to happen. The bottom line is that MS needs to get the console to $200. That price point is where the lion's share of consoles will penetrate the market. It isn't a matter of desperation - hell, this is year 3 and I think the PS2 did it around the same time. The console costs them less and those savings should be reflected in the purchase price. For all of your haters, I think the PS3 is a great system. I wish I could play MSG4 just like you. It looks awesome. That said, one game does not a console make. That was your big splurge this year. That was your big game this year. Enjoy.
A customer was calling Gamestop yesterday when I picked up my copy of MGS4, and they only agreed to pick up a Used 360 Core model, which was priced at $199. Far less than the $349 for the model with a hard drive and $279 for a new Core (a.k.a. Arcade) model. In fact, they couldn't even properly convey the difference between the models. Not really the employee's fault; not everyone can grasp why a hard drive adds $80 to a console's price, or why it's even important. But to drop the console to $199 would mean that Microsoft would have to eat up even greater losses. Current generation hardware simply costs more to manufacture. The CPU and GPU alone cost $150 to manufacture. Add in the motherboard, connection devices, labor, shipping, etc, and it's obvious that it's not happening anytime soon. This is why Sony always makes a Slim-line version of their consoles about 4 years in, and Microsoft definitely needs to do the same (if it can handle the overheating issues). EDIT: "MGS4 was your big splurge this year. That was your big game this year." Really dude? GT5 Prologue and GTA were really big titles too. LittleBigPlanet's coming out in a few months as well. Maybe it's just a matter of opinion.
30 bucks is a pathetic pricecut if they wanna stay in the race...thats a half a tank of gas...if they really wanna make an impression and reach a more mass market, down to 199 Arcade, 249 Pro, 299 Elite, although that would involve a 80, 100, and 150 price cut at once...but they should have brought it down again already and more then they did.
I'd just hope they finally stop ripping people off for HD's. Seriously you can get huge HD's for cheap, why does it cost like 180.00 for a 120 GB? Ridiculous.
Their last price price cut totaled $100 across 3 SKUs. While I expected the same this time around, $30 wouldn't shock me. They don't want to drop the price, just like they didn't want the 360 to be called the Xbox 2 because of the suggested inferiority (Xbox 2 vs. PS3). They are an HD console and their HD competition is $50 more expensive with more features out of the box. Why sell a $200 DVD player/console when people will pay $300 or $350 for it?
I wouldn't include and American system that breaks downs 247 and great games yeah that mostly has 20 shooters I minus just get the list of the shooters Perfect Dark Zero Prey Prey 2 BioShock BioShock 2 Gears of War Gears of War 2 Halo 3 Quake 4 Warhound Battle field 2 modern warfare Call of duty 2 Precursors Front line fuels of war Left 4 dead Huxely Chrome 2 Marathon: Durandal Darkest of Days 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand.
Lets just wait for E3.
Its Game Over.
Wow, all the Sony fans are really enjoying MGS4. Once again another pro-360 thread hijacked by the "Sony Gang". How freakin pathetic.
MGS must be REALLY good.
I think the 30$ dollar price cut is how much cheaper a 60 GB HD is than a 20GB(20 is way to old and pointless to use/produce so it cost more right?) Thats how lame microsoft is. If they wanted to actually do better they should drop the price of the pro to 250-300, price the elite at less than whatever it is now, and get rid of the stupid arcade. They always try to sell people downloadable crap and then sell a console called arcade when it cant even do half the crap that live wants you to do. Cant download: Demos, XB originals, movies/shows, cant get DLC, cant play some games apparently. If microsoft just threw in a HD and kept the price at whatever it is they could make money off the crap that anyone with the arcade cant currently do.
just wow $30 bucks are you kidding me. LOL, just throw in the towel if you are gonna be that cheap. I was expecting atleast 50 bucks, but 30 come on. I'm starting to buy more games for the ps3, but waiting for gw2 and some rpgs.
pathetic... 30 bucks? and who knows, sony might have another price cut. and thats on top of the fact that they lose money already on each system sold. oh well... if this is true, ms had their chance and blew it for being greedy.
you sony fans are tough. know wonder why nintendo moved on to another market. there is just no way of pleasing allot of you so called hardcore players. we all know 360 has a better library TODAY, but $250 is still too much for allot of you to enjoy proven great games? didn't the ps2 win because of the variety of the games? or did i miss something? allot of you baught the ps3 at 600 with no real games but find 250 hard to buy, funny...
I already bought one and dont have a ps3. But I think microsoft should get a real price drop and get rid of the cheape one. so people can get the full experience for cheaper even if the full experience costs more than the 270 core(299 pro would sell much more than a gimp 280 core anyday.
xbox is now just a toy,cause MGS4 just made the PS3 a killer gaming machine.PLAY B3YOND waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaay B3YOND!!!
A Blu-Ray add-on. A new HDD, 250GB, and talk about ALAN WAKE. That is all... HA HA HA HA!
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