Microsoft's rumoured Xbox 360 price cuts to stir Sony and Nintendo into action?

Microsoft is widely expected to slash the price of its Xbox 360 console next month, will Sony and Nintendo follow suit?

Here's a prediction of how the console war could shape up this holiday season.

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ape0074832d ago


if ms keep suporting 360,yes it will stir things up

La Chance4832d ago (Edited 4832d ago )

The 360 really needs a price cut in the US.
It might just help them to comfortably push back the PS3 like they were doing in 2007.

La Chance4832d ago (Edited 4832d ago )

wrong reply.

MikeGdaGod4832d ago

i'm thinking of getting another 360 since i don't have my ps3 now. either that or an iPhone, i'm not sure. i need a new gadget.

solidt124832d ago (Edited 4832d ago )

No diss to 360 but why would you buy another 360. Makes no since to have two system with the same games, your money would be better spent on a PS3 with Blu-Ray support, or even a Wii but to buy the same system is nutz unless you already have the other two. If it is about price then get a PSP or a DS. or even that Iphone that you are thinking about.

theKiller4832d ago (Edited 4832d ago )

MS: what ever they do they will still come the distinct 3rd this generation, and price cut will help them only for weeks or 1-2 months.

Nitendo: what ever they do now it wont stop them from selling as much as last year.

sony: depend on what they do they can turn the tables!!! if sony make 100$ price cut this fall and all the games wont have more delays and give the new motion sensor controller with every ps3 sold with the DS3 then they might even take nintendo sales!! so basically sony have many baths depending on which they take, it can effect them positively or negatively but all baths leads that they will still outsell the 360 this year!!

jaysquared4831d ago

So what if Sony doesn't drop their price can you enlighten us what would happen there Nostradomous?

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Omega44832d ago

Nintendo wont need to do anything cause people will buy it reguardless

Sony will have to though and fast because consumers will be thinking that since MS cut the price Sony will follow and there will be a decrease in sales as they wait for a pricecut to happen. This will be very damaging to Sony since they have still yet to win a holiday season in the US unlike MS who with Gears 2 are set to dominate yet again

PirateThom4832d ago

I agree with everything you've said, apart from the last line.

I don't think Gears 2 will shift that many consoles, it's the same fanbase that bought the console for Gears 1 and Halo 3, I think Microsoft should focus more on Fable 2 to attract a new type of gamer.

La Chance4832d ago (Edited 4832d ago )

Gears 2 its self alone might not shift alot of consoles but it could too.
You say the same people who bought Gears already have the 360.Well alot of people back in the day couldnt afford a 360 so with a blockbuster (Gears 2) + price drop it can be a system seller.
Its the overall package : cheap price + blockbuster that I think will move consoles.

rev204832d ago

I'll stick my neck out and say LittleBigPlanet will move more consoles then Gears 2 ;)

Omega44832d ago

Your right a lot of the Gear 2 fanbase already have a 360, but that doesnt mean that there arent a lot of people who want to play gears or halo who have yet to buy a 360. I know its not accurate for the whole of the US but if u look at amazon halo 3 is outselling the actual 360 console so a lot of people still have yet to make the jump.

Also the orignal rumour mentioned holiday bundles as well and if that bundle includes Gears 1 and Halo 3 (which would be quite easy for MS to do) then Gears 2 will be that extra push for people to buy the 360 espeically if they're getting the consoles top 3 games

Oh and im sure MS will focus of Fable 2 closer to its release since they rarely miss a chance for mass marketing

Equinoxe_74832d ago

To rev20

It´s very brave; I follow you on that, I predict LittleBigPlanet will sell 5 mill copies the first year, and move 2 mill Playstation 3 it means that LittleBigPlanet will make the Playstation 3 pass the 20 mill bar next year.

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militant074832d ago

its wont effect wii too much
becasue wii buyer diff than 360/ps3 buyer
buts its will effect little big cuse any ps3 gamer think buy wii will find it worth less cuse 360 is cheaper and what ??
better for hardcore for sure

TOSgamer4832d ago

Its the darling of the mainstream and people will continue to buy it because its the "in" thing to do like Ipods and Iphones. Sony will only react if their sales fall because of it. If their sales remain unchanged while MS's goes up they will keep their price. Remember Sony has said time and time again this year. They aren't as concerned about market share as they are about profitability.

name4832d ago

The price cut will move more consoles most likely than gears 2. That'd be like saying Uncharted 2 will be a system seller. If people wanted uncharted they would have bought the Ps3 for the first one. However microsoft reaching that price point is DEFINITELY an interesting turn of events. If this goes though I really wanna see how sony reacts. And I guess people can't say the wii is selling because it's cheap =/ If the 360 doesn't push wii numbers when the price drops then you can officially claim that the wii just generally interests people for some reason.

green4832d ago

Don't agree.i wanted to buy a PS3 because of uncharted last year but i could not justify the £300 asking price.

If uncharted 2 is released next year with a longer campaign,improved visuals and a PS3 price point of £200 , then i will be 1st inline at my local game retailer.

Killer AAA title + price cut= system seller

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