Rumours of big price cuts in the UK for Xbox 360 and Wii have been confirmed. Starting tomorrow, get an Xbox 360 for under £100.
think on it
Microsoft is no longer competing with the PS3; that the next gen war is between the Wii and the Xbox 360? Or is the Wii and the Xbox 360 fighting the last gen war and that the PS3 is only true next gen machine? You decide. Don't you like how I loaded my response? LOL Who wants to disagree with me and what are you disagreeing about? hehe
so you're telling me that Microsoft have beaten the PS3 because they're getting a slight sale surge with the price drops ( I only say slight because wii is still ahead ) but now you must think to yourself, what will happen to microsoft now, they can't afford to go any longer for a while. PS3 is in for a long time, they'll keep up these steady sales and once the next XBOX is readying and the next wii they'll be getting lower in price and people will move onto it former wii owners will move onto it because it's still the biggest name in the gaming industry.. ask a random person something about games and they'll probably say playstation. it's still a casual product, just it isn't going to be appealing at that price for casuals for a while.. when the price is down it'll get better.. and microsoft won't really be able to drop any lower than that ( well that's how I see things going ) edit: just read that it's a sale.. oh well
They dont need to go any lower than this. And no im teling you that 360 won because it did, it have better sales than Ps3 and for the PS3 to win they most sell alot more than they are doing now. You dont think Sony is going to let MS release their new console earlier next time also do you? Just face it PS3 will never beat 360.
Spoken like a true pessimist :) While I agree with most of your comment, PS3 fanboys, looks like Microsoft is moving in for the fatality! But to say that PS3 will -never- beat the 360 in sales is a fanboy comment and frankly its absurd to be so final when anything could happen. For me, I think Microsoft is going for the kill, and at the same time, should they continue to drop the prices to the PS2 price point, all that means is it's time for the new console to move in..........very soon. New console could mean the 360 gets dropped (which I doubt that they'll do, but it's possible) and if the PS3 continues to sell and pass the 360, what then kalle? But the 360 is poised to win 2nd place this gen
See, The fanboys have been paying too much attention to the 360 and Ps3, while the true leader of the console war is thw Wii! MS realizes this, and are willing to compete to get some of the action. They probably figure, they still have a lead over the Ps3 (even though just a small one), and want to try to win over that 100+ million people who bought the Ps2... only to realize that in a couple years, they will see that there were never 100+ individual people who bought the Ps2, and the games industry only has about 50 million game players! @Silogon... It could be more related to the fact that everyone's economy is in a strange place right now! I find myself saying I will hold off on some games and such, because of high gas prices! So the lower the price... the better chance you have of getting high sales. I know alot of people who want to buy a new console, but can't see themselves spending that kind of money for a console right now with the economic situation in the ugly state it is in!
Next year... 2009 will definitely be the year of the PS3... Sorry had to be said. It's a sale and as the holidays approach I'm sure we will see the PS3 go on sale. But Sony better hurry up. It appears, with the credit crisis in the US, stores are starting their holiday sales sooner... <edit> I guess those that disagree think TYOT PS3 will be 2010?
Of course it is good for the indutry overall. It pushes units out to people who otherwise might not be able to afford to buy a console. This grows the overall userbase. Also this puts more pressure on Sony to reduce prices, which means improving efficiency in production. Much better this than some Oligopolistic collusion where prices are kept artificially high by a few companies that aren't really competing.
This is a battle between retailers. Microsoft and Nintendo didn't lower the prices, the retailers are just having sales. Microsoft just did a price cut in Europe and Nintendo has no reason to do one.
Any chances of the PS3 coming in second this holiday have been squashed. This is truly amazing and yes, good for gamers and the industry.
Yes, very true. I agrre with you on the costs as well. I own about 200 original Xbox games. The economy has taken such a beating that I only own about 50 Xbox 360 games. Well, that, and my daughter wants bigger more expensive toys as she gets older. What am I going to do when she turns 16 and expects a car? Buy her an Xbox 720 and Forza Motorsport 5 lol Don't tell her I said that. =)
I think A PS3 retail price cut would have a bigger impact than the 360 personally.
I agree. The problem is that Sony can't afford to cut the price of the PS3 after already cutting the price of the Blu-ray stand-alone players, which they really couldn't afford either. Cutting the price of the Blu-ray players is already an admission that the PS3 is not driving Blu-ray sells to the extent Sony had hoped for.
i am getting myself an xbox for this price. no reason not to
This is all in Europe, not around the world (for those of you who didn't read the article). Not only that, it's not $ amounts it's in Euro's. Meaning it's only a 30 euro cut which yeah that's nice but it's also stated in the article that it's only for 1 week, good luck with the amount of "out of stocks" they usually have around the world, I don't see the full potential of this sale being fulfilled.
I agree and bubble to you Bloodwar, I know how you feel! I have always enjoyed having a large collection of games for each system. I always try to keep it under 50 games though. I always enjoyed having all 3 consoles, but with things the way they are now... I will just sit with the 360 for now! (Fanboys) The Ps3 is a great system, but it just doesn't have enough games that "I" want to play. So I can't justify myself purchasing it right now! If you are happy with the selection of games... I'm happy for you! Also Bloodwar, I understand how you feel... I have twin boys, and have been planning for what's to come! For your sake and mine, I hope they do change the legal driving limit to 18 yrs. old.... lol!
Wow, it's like they're getting a price cut every weekk on the xbox 360... that usually means bargin bin stuff. Remember when MGS4 hit a cheaper than normal retail price and all the dong bangers rushed in t count te dark clouds moving over Sony's head? Well, what can you make of these multiple price drops for the xbox 360? That sounds, to me, like a bunch of discounts. I guess the only thing it needs nw is a bin, since it's already a bargain.
maybe that will happen in the states. I hope they start rolling out those new and improved 360's with the new rrod proof hardware.I want one bad. There are sooooo many games I want that are on the 360.
WOWWWWWWW! If you want an x360, now is definitely the time to buy.
Thier stock is going to be cleared out fast at that price.
they're getting rid of the old stock to make way for the Jasper Xbox 360 model.
for 99 wow we call it a great DEAL
I agree with you people must have forgot about ms is getting rid of the old stock (RROD) stock first before jasper comes out. trust me the RROD consoles are not throw aways they are the 129.00 console masked as new what MS should have is sales on the elite. being scarcastic hurray,hurray!!! get your RROD here! come one come all freshly broken down arcade 360 here! AH!! you look like a sucker I'll tell you whatcha do for 129.00 you'll have the finest console (syke)
99£ for the xbox360 ??? 299£ for the PS3 ?? Sony must do something OR (pic)
Sony don't need to do anything. It's a sale by one supermarket, unless they offer a similar discount on the PS3, why should Sony do anything?
to remain competitive is sure is some good tactic to used eh?
then i think sony needs it too if they wanna steal the sales this fall, i know they want to be profitable but i think market share at this times is more important!! any way if they make the price cut with killzone 2 release they will make it up on what they lost in this fall sales!! but the thing is fall sales r the most, so i hope sony doesnt miss this chance just because they want to be profitable!! i think december 299USD is very attractive!! any way if they make it on Feb then its also good!
...The 'Wii' that is!!! ;-D
that's a steal
How expensive is the Wii in the UK th=o get a price cut in the first place? Stores must have over charging people.
It's not a price drop, it's a sale. If you read the article it is one chain and for a limited time, -Death
Correct, from a supermarket no less, not exactly where you would expect to go to buy a cheap console.
...given the cash cow that is XBL Gold. Also, the attach rate for software for the 360 is such that MS must be very happy indeed.
That's crazy...this should be a pretty powerful sale.
Microsoft & Wii a perfect match.
Starting tomorrow for the next 2 weeks. It's a temporary sale, not a price cut. The supermarkets here are trying to out do each other and they take a hit on things like this and petrol to get people into their stores.
Microsoft are worried. Not only is it for the newer model, they are trying to get as many 360's out there as possible. because from what i've just heard, they should b worried:)
Funny Nintendo of America just 24 hours ago said that in they press conference they will not be a price cut this holiday season. Confirmed on this site always means rumored.
This isn't a company price cut, it's a single store lowering the price trying to undercut the others (who will then probably cut their prices in response). UK Supermarkets are very competitive at the moment. They happily take losses on electronics and petrol in the hope of getting more people in to do their grocery shopping, where they make the money back.
I don't really think Microsoft looses much money on the Arcade X360 being sold at 99£ (personally i think it's a cheape console to fabricate). They win money on the game sales, the overpriced peripherals and Live. So i really think it's a good idea to put it at this price, and expect in return more game and peripherals sales and Live accounts.
read it again. anyway, it's still a good deal.
good call thom
Wher the console belongs
I think we're going to see 42223542 more articles as people start reporting EVERY FRIGGIN STORE THAT PUTS A NEW TAG ON THEIR SKUS!!!! It's stupid, and only the big chains matter. So, to me this article is a waste.
oh for god's sake, Microsoft is making it hard for me to resist buying their POS console i mean it's on it's last legs and not coming up with anything innovative or particularly intriguing.... but god damn that price makes it a bargain
in the world makes you say its on its last leg? your delusional if you think that. If anything sony is just now starting to pull its self out of the mud and xbox is going on the same path. but i guess your a soothsayer .
Excuse me, but don't you already own a PS3?
Its a sign on the wall if even the die hard PS3 fandroids buy a 360, that the 360 is on its way to take the position the PS2 had last gen. Everybody just went out and buy one. It seems the 360 is in the perfect position for the holidays
no one wants an x360 ...this is why it is irrelevnat in both europe and Japan where ps3 outsold it ages ago x360 becomes a ps2???? x360 will have to reach xbox sales first. i wonder whether it can do that PS3 will beat x360 in WW sales this Fall Motorstorm2/LBP and Resistance 2 are days away from release. NO ONE WANTS AN X360 EXCEPT FART AT XFAGKINGS----only tards like you remove that LBP avatar you stupid XBOT
I don't think Sony is totally screwed. I mean Nintendo's Wii-price drop had "Concerned over Xbox 360 sales" written all over it. Yes, of course the Xbox will be more focused on beating the Wii now. But a large group of people are still loyal to the PlayStation. This proves that it's all about taste. No one can say the Xbox is better than the PS3 or vice-versa. That's not the issue. It's about appealing to your console's gaming-crowd now. PS3 vs. 360 is a thing of the past.
Sainsbury's is the UK's 3rd biggest Supermarket with over 500 stores that will be having this offer, so I think this article isn't "Stupid" Sainsbury's are a big chain in The UK. They do not have the diversity of games as the game stores but this offer will make them "sit up & take notice" and hopefully make them think about pricing? Which is good for all of us? We would all want cheaper hardware & software wouldn't we? I have just been there & bought a Wii for the kids for xmas! No! I am not a f###### supermarket expert, I just don't agree with your comment
And of course you think by outselling PS3 by only 53'000 you think they beat them permanently wow you XBox 360 fans just proved how delusional you guys are there has been more demands for the PS3 then XBox 360 everywhere else and XBox 360 hasn't come close to beating the PS3 you may have agrees from idiots that are obviously are delusional just like you but that doesn't mean jack sh*t! that your right and plus they had to have so many price cuts to just beat the PS3 when the PS3 gets a price cut in Japan you guys wouldn't be smiling after that and confident.
Im not a fanboy nor do i care how much something sells. My 2 cents is just that how does a sony "fanboy" figure the PS3 can win? Its far behind M$ still and even if the 2 consoles stay even in sales the PS3 cant catch up. It just doesnt add up. Even if PS3 after 7 years catches up M$ will release the 720 or w/e they wanna call it and PS3 wont be the nex-gen anymore. M$ more then likely wont catch up to Nintendo either. I actually have all 3 so im no fanboy. Im sure the disagrees are coming but its all facts. BTW this is america so i could care less about foreign figures. Yea we all know that sony does well in Japan but who gives a fuk. Thats Japan, this is America where companies wanna succeed if you succeed here you are successful.
how much is a ps2 in the uk?
I think 3 pounds
The 360 outsells the PS3 everywhere. But that isn't strange with the latest pricecuts. Overhere in The Netherlands there are special deals till the end of 2008: Arcade: 149 Euro Premium 199 Euro Elite 249 Euro Microsoft gives 30 Euro money back on the Arcade, 40 Euro on the Premium and 50 Euro on the Elite. Source: http://www.xbox.com/nl-NL/c... That's an insane price. Especially when the PS3 is sitting next to it @ 400 Euro. The thing is piling up, no one is buying really. Its even more insane A pile of 40GB PS3's and no rumble on 388 Euro (no one wants them because...) A pile of 80GB PS3's with rumble for 399 Euro (you would be mad for 11 Euro to pick the other one...) And a pile of MGS4 edition PS3's with no rumble controller for 419 Euro Playing games with the same or in 99% of multiplats even better on a 150 Euro 360 compared to a 400 Euro PS3. Its an easy choice, and thats noticable. The 360's are flying off the shelves, even MediaMarkt employees have put the PS3 in a corner and the 360 on the best salesplace... Sony must react rather quick. Because this way they'll be destroyed this CHristmas. Even with a Little Big Planet 400 EUro pack...
The 360 is outselling PS3 only in UK and US(may be in September) In other parts of europe the price cut had no impact PS3 still outsells x360 in europe. The SPIKE in Japan for x360 will disappear next week. It is down from 29k to 14k and now 10k next week will be 6k as usual PS3 still beats Crap box 360 in WW sales @LR??????????? hhaaaa LR will have to face WKS ---the biggest RPG after FF13 versus Atleast 200k PS3s would be sold with WKS launch. no one is looking for Dead box 360 version in Japan --a dead console that sold just 670k units in 3 years at 1/3 the price of a PS3 @FART at XFAGKINGS below Nope x360 doesnt outsell the PS3 in Netherlands. PS3 overtook x360 in March there Also PS3 /Playstation branded games rule the charts of Norway every week U are not from norway U are Mart/POG/GiantCrab and god knows how many tard --livng in USA
The newly announced Last Remnant bundle is going to destroy Sony's chances of moving LR on the PS3 when it finally comes out. Good to see MS doing well.
@ zbimbo Be sure the 360 outsells the PS3 also in The Netherlands as I just explained, have you seen that price difference? Furthermore, you'll see it'll start outselling the PS3 everywhere soonish, because the die hard Playstation fans all will have bought the PS3 by now. Now the mass of people needs to start buying the PS3 and those won't buy for 400 Dollar or Euro. They will only buy @ 200 bucks or below. Where the 360 is and not the PS3. End of story. Its done. EDIT zbimbo you little droid USE YOUR FEW BRAINCELLS PLEASE I just gave you the information on the Dutch market... You might then have the simple conclusion I am from The Netherlands. Right, right?! Thanks for calling me Crab or POG. POG is from USA, no idea where crab is from. But I am Dutch. But hey anything that make you sleep at night is fine by me dude. At least you NASIM/SHMEE/LENHART/TANOD we can recognize you over and over again, which is pretty funny. Yes the 360 outsells the PS3 overhere. With ease. Do you live in The Netherlands or do I? Funny creep. Telling me in my country how things would be. Where are you living little twack, Russia? Kazachstan? Another country where they are 100 years back in time?
damn man, just enjoy your console of choice and shut the fvck up! i like the PS3 more than the 360 and you can't change my mind with some sales numbers and stuff. i don't care about some multiplatform games with slightly better graphics on the 360 because i want to play the exclusive games on the PS3. all my favorite games are on the PS3 so why should i buy a 360?? can you tell me that, sir?
Just been in my local store. Wii £149.95, 60gb 360 £139.95 & core system £99.95. Offer on until 12th October.
Wii will drop to $200 I think, PS3 most likely a $50 drop early next year. XBOX won't drop for awhile most likely.
need to drop 100.00 not 50.00 for average gamer or consumer after it hits 199 magic mark it'll be on fire by then it might be to late for ps3 this gen. maybe ps4 will do much better and I seriously hope sony has learn it's fuking lession this time. if not "special ed" is a good school for companies that cant learn from past mistakes
I don't think Sony can afford another pricecut, it would be losing too much. Sony shouldn't do another pricecut. Lose more billions than the billions it has already lost and will never gain back? I think the PS3 is worth every penny, except I still play on the 360 more. Games are beautiful on the PS3, not better than the 360. It plays bluray movies... but in the end, all we want to play is games. The PS3 has built in wifi, but most still connect thru ethernet cables. The 360 can afford to lower prices because it won't lose money in account of these luxuries(or lack thereof). Its a win-win with Microsoft. They gambled, and didn't get everything right(rrod) but they do have the upperhand going into the nextgen. And pricecuts aren't even a factor as much as it is for Sony.
Had double the Ram. I am a PS3 diehard. But if they would of just Cut the Crap and with the extra $$$ put in bluray (which will be here for the ps4 too). They could of jacked up the ram Significantly and smoked anything on the market. They took a huge risk to get Blu-ray Mainstream (and although I DO like bluray) a gig of Ram woulda been 100x' better.
Although a "gig" of ram wouldn't've been cost-effective. If they kept everything intact and upped the ram to 512 it would have done much better than the 360. If even that was the case, I would have sold out solely to the PS3 a long time ago.
I'm going to wait till the 360 is £50 before I buy one :)
my boy said that and never got one then the nextgen came out...he's still waiting.