It looks like the Official Xbox Magazine's twitter account could be hinting at an upcoming price cut for the Xbox 360.
How are they saying a price cut is on the way? All they are doing is hinting at Microsoft that a price cut should happen
They are currently the least expensive console on the market...
Its called desperation.
Folks.. people aren't in line waiting for the 360 to drop its price.. there aren't articles written about it for the past 3 years about how expensive it is. Its cheaper than the Wii. Price isn't the problem for the 360.
The PS3 slim is "NOT" a price cut. The PS3 Slim is a completely different piece of equipment introduced at a lower price than it's predecessor. I wish they would stop being sloppy and calling this a price cut.
@Greywulf couldn't agree more.
They CUT the price of the 80Gb and the 160Gb PS3 by $100. That is called a price CUT.
hope the price does drop though. love your Patriots pic. Go Pats!
"Price isn't the problem for the 360." Fortunately for MS, neither are sales - it continues to perform month after month, even with the knowledge of the impending PS3 price drop and Slim release. There's no reason to think that a 360 with a $199 Arcade / $299 Elite pricing structure won't continue to sell at the same rate it has been going all year. Still haven't heard anything about the Pro's price as it's phased out. $249? EDIT - I never compared 360's sales to PS3's - I simply said that 360 has been selling well all year, and shows no signs of slowing down. Of course, the PS3's price drop will result in a temporary sales surge, just like happens EVERY time any console has a price cut, but that has NO effect on 360. The PS3 price drop will help Sony, but will not hurt MS.
Sorry bud, but that post you wrote had to be the dumbest thing I have read in weeks here. If marking all existing stock down 100 bucks, the reintroducing the PS3, regardless of size at that low price is not a price cut, then what would you call it? Sony's next-next gen console? lol @ soxfan2005 So that would explain why the 360 only outsold the PS3 by a hundred thousand in the last quarter? Oh, and that was with the PS3 at its high price point of 400 bucks and not the new price of 300... If it is selling so well, why only a hundred thousand and not at least a million?
Elite will drop price to 299 thats about all the price cut we'll get for now.
elite price drop to 299 + pro being discontinued. that's about it.
I like how you used the term reintroduced. Uh...How do you "re" introduce something when it is completely different in design from the other one. Let's go with remake, I think that better fits what happen here. Sony made a new console that is PS3 compatible. But not PS2 compatible like the older one.
A price-cut? Like an X360 arcade for 99.99 dollars?
MS is about to give Arcade 360's away Free, but will no longer offer any warranty. This way they figure to make money on each console through repair costs the owners have to pay for each time it breaks down. :)
@DIRTYHAIRYJOYSTICK source please or are u talking out of your arss
loaded with hw problems no exclusive games no hddvd no bluray live p2p fees, content fees, fees, fees, fees, fees no wifi no hdd sounds like a effin gokart ill pay 50 dollars for it, n then i will still NOT use it. Y? all of the best games this gen are on pc and ps3. y risk rrod, e74 and disk scratching, and paying to mail it out? why pay for live? why pay for wifi and a hdd? why give money to a company that still after 4 year, cant get rid of the hw failures? You can keep your msft toaster oven. PS3PCFTW PS3slim = the end of the microbots on n4g. wheres the mart, firstknight, power of green and all the other douchebags? whut happened to 360 destroying the ps3? Ill tell you, theyre still on n4g some as stupid as ever....but others have created new accounts and are acting NEUTRAL now. knowing quite well that they are the laughing stock of n4g. Throughout this gen i told u douchebags what was going to happen. Now look at you. HAHA i told u id get the last laugh
What?...you're acting like the PS3 has already surpassed the 360...but let's not count our chickens before they hatch...there is still a ways to go in this generation and lots can happen.
lol, ur "exclusives" which end up on other systems continuosly, rrod your console of choice. msft still cannot match uncharted 1. u guys are stuck in last gen. its simple to see it and notice and accept it everytime sony releases another exclusive. time to take off the free microsoft "hater" glasses
follow my post history....i called everything thats happening now, A YEAR AGO. play beyond the limitations of sh1t hardware
How many people will buy one with a price cut Press Disagree if you will buy one Press Agree if you wont
Why would I buy a Honda when I have a Ferrari?
lol. the people already with a 360 will click disagree and the people without will hit agree. n4g, always good for a laugh.
So much for the ps3 slim price cut.
so your saying this will counter the slim? This will have almost no effect on ps3 sales now.
No, he is saying that now that certain buyers can afford a Ferrari they would still skip it to buy the '75 Chevy Vega that is getting it's own price drop to an amount just below the Ferrari.
Actually Morgan it will be the Elite that will be dropping in price to $300. Micro$oft's best selling sku is the arcade. So did someone say affect Ps3 sales? I don't think so. For the same price, have a Ferrari(PS3) or a Chevy 75 (360)?
It's only called the elite because you get special RROD club benefits.
PS3 price cut = brilliant is what is being said now. XBOX 360 price cut = desparation will be said once it has been confirmed.
That will not be said by the media though. They would spin this against the ps3 until their hearts content.
Well, considering the price cut for the 360 last year wasn't enough to do damage. It was neck and neck in 2008. And now it only outsold the ps3 by .1 million in 2009. It was just the price that was affecting sales. Even Amazon has forced people to buy only one ps3 per household due to high demand. To cut the price now, would kind of seem desperate.
Well I hope this price cut works for PS3 because every npd you guys mysteriously go into hiding. Heck it's like every time PS3 has some type of good news you guys always come out with the same fanboy crap. There are two halos coming along with a possible price cut so I'm sure 360 will do just fine. also i thought people would buy PS3 regardless of the price? Why does Sony need a cheaper console lol.
The same can be said for 360 fanboys. Where were they when the article about the Ps3 slim being number 1 on Amazon.com was posted. They were all hiding. But, you knew they were there with all the disagrees.
Ummm we are still in articles when those npd come in at least I know I am\ But I remember in that story about 54.2% there was no 360 enthusiast to be found. lol
if you are the cheapest on the market.
@ flipmode "But I remember in that story about 54.2% there was no 360 enthusiast to be found. lol" Actually i was there with a few others that are not to happy with the way MS is handling it's failure rate issue. edit: sunnyd "Where were they when the article about the Ps3 slim being number 1 on Amazon.com was posted." Yeah there's no denying that it works both ways. Still all the spiteful junk on this site is uncalled for and stupid.
What do people have against PS3 and 360 costing the same?? 360 fans can't take it. Like I've always said, it's not so much that the 360 is badass, as much as it keeps ducking under PS3 with a huge price advantage. 360 fans are spoiled now, it's only been a couple of days. Imagine how PS3 fans feel? Their console was at $399 for over a year while 360 had a $199 sku. Imagine Sony wouldn't have made this huge mistake of pricing the PS3 the way they did, this gen could of been so different.
Sony didn't have a choice on pricing the PS3. They were still taking a huge loss on it. It takes time to refine the manufacturing process in order to reduce production costs, which in turn allows a price drop. Where Sony made the mistake was the bit of initial arrogance. They also allowed a great many buyers to actually believe the 360 was cheaper...which it was if all you were buying was the box and no multiplayer. But even at the $599 launch price, over a 4 year period the PS3 was cheaper than the 360. Our culture is one that only plans 15 minutes ahead and doesn't really look at value over time or else the 4 year bill for Live would have figured into the price...if your console lasts 4 years. Never mind that ridiculousness that says online doesn't matter either.
How was the PS3 price a mistake? IMO the PS3 has been doing exceedingly good for the high price it got. To produce that amazing piece of tech cost money, specially at 2006 when BluRay was really new. This is the right price cut and the right moment. Its not like 120m of PS2 owners migrated to the xbox360. This gen has a long way to go, at least for the PS3. Lets see how Ms does now that prices are the same. I want MS answers this question: Why should I get its Pro/Elite console instead of a PS3?
Well I am not buying another 360. Instead I preordered a Slim and that arrives on the 25th. 3 PS3s beats 5 Xbox 360s. I have the last 360 I'll ever get. That's 2 PS3s that have been flawless against 5 360s, 4 of which have died and 1 that has been making the threat.
Nice 100$ for the 360 perfect price for that trash.
If X360 becomes any cheaper I imagine many ppl will buy one just to pirate it and play copied games, it will become so cheap that ppl won't stop "respecting it". I don't know if another price cut will be a big help to Microsoft, what they need is also a new system (slim X360) that can last more than 2 months without giving some kind of hardware problems. And more exclusives, Halos and Forzas can't last forever, and ppl are getting tired of the same thing over and over again....
I'd probably buy another 360 just so I had a legit one....just in case. Edit: How can you disagree with me buying a 2nd xbox.....it's alittle ridiculous. And yes I have a ps3.... *rolls eyes* fanboys....
Go play Shadow Complex.. I'm playing plenty on my 360 that does not have the name HALO or Forza or Gears in it. Love how people sell the 360's large and diverse game library short. Disagrees? How the hell can you disgree with that!!
The 360 only seems tempting to me, because the amount of free games you could get by pirating... drools. But, I never pirated so it will probably never happen. Besides, the ps3 hasn't become pirated yet.
How anybody can claim that all the 360 has is Halos and Gears of Wars is beyond me....seriously..what a load of BS. There is a great diversity of games on the 360...from RPGs and shooters to action and platforming games. To be honest...it is still the strongest console for RPGs. Why can't people be honest? If I look at the upcoming 360 games that I am getting...one is a racing sim...one is a shooter...one is an RPG...and one is a psychological thriller.
$150 if they throw in a wi-fi adapter, blu-tooth, and at least, say, an 80gb hard drive.
It took PS2 nearly 10 years to hit the 100$ mark and people expect a 360 to drop to that figure in just 4 years!!!! Be real.... If M$ has to even survive in this market for another 3-4 years, then the Arcades price won't shift (at the max 50$ price cut 1-2 years from now).. The Elite will come down to 199$ maybe after 1 1/2 years as well (Natal+Elite for 350$ maybe).... The price cut is out of an option for a 360. These rumors are just about Elite replacing the Pro (in fact it should have been Pro replacing Arcade, but it's M$ so......) This might be a the last attempt from M$ to stop PS3 Slim sales from sky rocketing... But frankly speaking, this isn't a big deal as it's just like a transition from 40GB to 80GB PS3.... I even laugh at that 'Elite' punch line lol.. What's so Elite about a Black color console with bigger HDD over a Pro? They even took out the HDMI cables...
need i say more...?
How much can microsoft cut the price? 50.00? People would still pay an extra $50.00 for the ps3 over a 360 if it was priced with the Wii at 249.99. And its way too early this gen to see the 360 (Elite) at 199.99
Microsoft allready dropped the price of it's console how about with the add ons surely a wi-fi adaptor doesn't go £50. Just drop the price of the add-ons to support your current user base.
if they cut the price!
People say sony is desperate but how come M$ wanna cut the price if they are already the cheapest console? THAT is desperation
No, dummy, it's business. That's why they sell more.
No, dummy. It is desperation and lack of confidence in the 360. Microsoft is desperately trying to counter the PS3 slim avalanche.
They need to include more or do something new with it. It's already at a great price.
You actually want the 360 to remain at the current price level? Now thats what i call desperate.
Give me two games and a year of Live and they MIGHT get my money.......might
Too little too late perhaps?
MS gambled with their price cut. Now it is back firing. In reality nobody really believed deep down in their gut the PS3 would be 299 this year. Sony did the unbelieveable and the first consumer reactions are astounding. Hitting a sweetspot for a loved product, is in general lethal for competitors. Those who are willing to risk everything take the crown. Sony bet everything on PS3 imo. The Slim looks like the recipe. P.S. Slim means clever in my native language
ps3 makes the best games. why the disagree?
Why the disagree? FEAR.....
iS natal...They should concentrate on what got them to in our pockets hardcore exclusive games....thats what made the xbox that is what keeps the xbox around...people are delusion into believing natal is so great...im sorry motion controls aren't hardcore..it was the games new ips and stealing ips from sony...they need to beef up there first party even there mediocre games were hot like crackdown..get some of thoe great games from pc and port them over and buy valve and port counter strike among other pc games..i love my 360 but games re the strong point
$199-$399 360 on the market already.they already played their price drop card.but there has never been a $299 ps3 on the market. dropping the elite price to $299 still won't MATCH ps3 in features.you still get more with ps3 built in and you still play online for free. apocalypse...................
a 60GB 360 @ 149.99 vs a 299.99 PS3 this xmas any takers?
That would be for the win.....
Sorry Rowsdower... Ain't gonna happen. I agree with Shadow... 360 has already played it's price cut card last year. The 360 Arcade is at a decent price for a long time. But the problem here is that 360 has been in the market for only 4 years now... Heck PS2 hit 150$ nearly 7 years into it's life cycle (hitting 99$ now)... If the 360 want's to stay competitive and last another 4 years (which is what M$ claims), then it has to drop the price late in it's lifecycle..... Besides, there are talks of increasing the 360's price in UK to 159£, so forget that 150$ Pro model for at least 2 years man. Besides, why is it that always when PS3 comes in a 100$ margin of the 360, PS3 sales really rise over the 360... In short people do go for the PS3 over the 360 even with the lower price tag on the 360..... M$es trump price cut cards are running out as PS3 closes in... Now it's in a real fix... Cut the price now to 150$ and risk another price cut nearly 3 years down the line or let PS3 gain market now and cut the price when Natal lands... I am guessing it will be the latter option. A 360+Natal SKU for 350$ maybe.... The main advantage here is with the PS3.... Ironically it's PS3's high price that will help it in the long run... More price cuts means more sale peaks which act as catalysts....