Kotaku: "Walmart's official website today confirms the rumor we broke yesterday about one heck of a deal on the Xbox 360 Arcade."
Someone is desparate.. first a price cut, then a $50 dollar rebate now a $100 gift card.. Next they will knock on peoples doors and just hand people 360's..
At this rate, M$ will be selling free Arcades by next year. 100$ Gift card on a 200$ console.... Customer: " Wow 100$ Gift Card on a 200$ console!!!... What Can I buy for 100$ hmmmm...." Shopkeeper: "Why not a 60GB HDD for 100$" Customer: "Ya why not.... Thanks.. Boy that sure was a steal". LMAO.... Why not just bring back the earlier PRO model for 199$... HDD is a must for every next gen console.
Walmart is offering the gift card, it has nothing to do with MS.
are you fanboys retarded or what?...is a gift from wallmart and it's only 10 units per store...you guys think that there wont be any ps3 sales for holidays?
You are aware that WAL-MART is the one who is offering the deal and NOT MICROSOFT right?
yea..its amazing what competition will do for you... I have not purchased a 360 game since GOW2..and only see AlanWake and Halo Reach on my buy list next year..conversly, I cant keep up with the PS3 AAA games
I think you're being a tad naive to think MS isn't involved at all. Its just sad that the 360 has to tempt people to buy it just because its cheap, with nothing to really offer besides games you can play on the PS3.
My God, are fanboys really this dumb? O_o
no splinter cell no mass effect2 no fable 3 ?
I can easily see the Arcade 360 being handed out with kids Happy Meals at drive throughs... no, I'm being serious.
deals with that deep a reward are not just done by the store, they are sponsored by the manufacturer
Walmart and MS are probably splitting the costs. Otherwise why wouldn't it be $100 gift card with any console? That would surely bring in more customers. Some of you are really naive to think manufacturers never work with retailers on sales. Heck do you people think Gamestop makes all that free crap they give away with preorders themselves? No they get it from the publishers.
...I can get a 360 with my sons Happy Meal at McDonalds :) BUT ONLY with a side of apple dippers.
She was saying her boys want a 360. She saw the 299 elite as well as the modern warfare bundle for $400. I told her to get the arcade cause it is cheaper and I would give them my 20gb hdd. I have 2 360's. An elite and an original pro w/120gb hdd so I dont need the 20gb. Her boys arent that in to online play (they are 8) and whatnot so the 20gb will work for them. She will get them ODST and maybe lego game (BM, IJ, SW). Getting it from walmart with the extra gift card will work out for her. @eagle: it does have free online (silver) and 1 wireless controller.
I think MS' next console is coming in 2 years at the least and 3 at the max, but 199.99 with a gift card means free older game and Mass Effect 2.
There's a difference between a commercial for Modern Warfare 2 and a Walmart gift card with Arcade purchase during Black Friday. Black Friday is when all retailers have crazy deals. It's not a desperation move funded by MS. I'm sure you'll find awesome deals on PS3 also. BTW, I should buy one of these, get a cheap 360 HDD on ebay, and use the $100 gift card for games.
if MS said Walmart to do so with little...something
The Wall mart electronics department is having a hard time getting rid of 360's
^^^fanboya^^^ shakes head... what a sad minority of gamers. First it was Sony who was desperate with the price cut, then again with the slim. Now it's MS's turn to get fanboy goo all over it even though they have had 3 price drops so far. Fanboys hate the truth that every console goes down in price over its lifetime and it will keep going down. Next year it will be Sony again, then Wii, and then MS... guess 2010 must be a desperate year for all three. Fanboys it's like a stink you can never wash off.
Are you pointing at me I'm simply stated a fact.
slayorofgods not you bro just stating a fact.
Time to buy some Arcades
well they have to do SOMETHING, I mean look.
wish the PS3 from wal-mart would come with a $100 psn card..
m$ will still makea profit
Sad Truth, 800 More Jobs lost at MS!,360, Zune Vista,now employee cutts!! Sad times for brainwashed consumers.
Is that all 800 that's not that many for a large company like ms and in the newspaper in England today they are advertising new jobs at MS(pages 4 and 5 in the sun recruitment section)sony cut 16,000 jobs not that long ago. http://business.timesonline...
"Someone is desparate.. first a price cut, then a $50 dollar rebate now a $100 gift card.. Next they will knock on peoples doors and just hand people 360's.." lmao-- are you sure the "desperate" someone isn't you? try reading the article, and COMPREHENDING the information as you read it.
see droids MS can always cut the xbox 360 price i expect 360 to get another price cut when natal comes out. 2010 the fall of sony
I mean, they can hand 360's out for free, just like the pricedrop when the Slim dropped the price..people just replacing their 360's buy new 360's. Luckily, its 1 in 2 owners that do every month. More people buy PS3's because they waited for the price to drop. No one is waiting on the price to drop of the rrodbox.
MS had 3 price cuts this year, the last 2 was just to counter ps3 price cut and still they came dead third last!! the only way MS can compete is if they sell MS elite for $199. even that will be slaughtered by PS3 slim baby. @Greywulf totally agree with u, many many people were waiting for ps3 price to be $299 and slim, but does any bot dare to say people were waiting for 360 to drop in price to buy it?? it is already $199 what else customers need? $99? or $00?
Ahh, The Beta-box-please-fix-me: Gimp in, Pay Beyond cause it only RRODs everything.
PS3 needs to be $699 to make it profitable ... but we all know how good sales were back then
599.99 US Dollars. Also Ridge Racer. EDIT: lol, relax. 599.99 was a steal for a PS3 when I got mine.
with 360 having all the huge games people want to play - Halo, GTA, Left4Dead and Forza plus this price, Sony is screwed sony cant afford to drop price anymore, they're already losing billions on ps3
yeah. i got my ps3 for 475 back then and i didn't ever regret buying one. it was really a good deal for me cause i got 8 free blu-ray movies. but even with out the 8 free blu-rays, it was still a good deal for me.
You know what is funny, when you talk about Sony losses, you're thinking like the people who bought one is affected in some way for that or something But if we look at the people that really lost money because of the rrod, disc read errors, e74 and overheat hdmi cables is quite the opposite, that people put more money on fix their xbox or buy another, they spent more money than they thought They are really losing money on the xbox, they buy one, then fix it, then fix it again, then buy another, then fix it, then fix it again and again ---> lol I'm a Playstation supporter, not a shareholder so the losses don't affect me at all Now, tell me who is the real winer....
They work great as media center extenders and with the gift card cost as much as a netlfix Roku box. I may have to bite. I buy groceries there anyway so I can use the gift card for that. And... Gamestop should be having their buy 2 used get 1 free sale this weekend. You can go load up on some games for cheap, 360,wii or ps3 games.
I'd rather get a Ps2 at that price.
lmao $99 is still too much for trash
So is $299 for a movie player.
Yep a Movie player with - The ability to Play Video Games Free Online Multiplayer Blu tooth Support Internet Browser Built in Blu Ray Built in Wi-fi Netflix Support (Coming soon to a ps3 near you) Wireless Controllers (w/o BATTERY PACKS) Supports True HD 360's a Joke Compared to ps3 when it Comes to Pricing & Features. Next time you Call the ps3 a Movie Player, Mention the Features is has over the Crapbox, Also i like how bots call the ps3 a Movie player.. yet when the 360 got netflix last year.. all the Bots Bragged about it.
Yea but Xbox live is still going to cost Xbox owners $100 bucks to be a subscribers.
next year the 360 will be 5 I expect the price will drop on all sku's on it birthday anyway this is only the beginning :P
First it was HD-DVD Then it was the benchmark setting KZ2 Can't forget about the Megaton trendsetter Uncharted 2 or the unfathomable $299 Slim then off to beat the Wii in Japan for the first time only to follow up with beating 360 & Wii in the states for the first time... you're right...this is one hell of a beginning (actually a lot of beginnings)....can't wait to see the ending....oh wait a minute - I already can.
If that happens then MS console is just going to be another Sega Dreamcast and not even Halo or Gears will be able to save the Xbox then.
I threw the bait out and caught me a live one this should make you feel better just take it with a pill http://www.youtube.com/watc... question: how did you get so many bubbles?
i no what coming, im embracing it
Hell Yeah the 360 is finally close to the point I might Jump in 49.95!!! Thats all I'm gonna pay for one not a penny more!!!
you never had a ps2 then...
I know Walmart is doing the deal, not MS but here is my concern. Both MS and Sony need to really control their pricing on the consoles. Meaning they can't be droping them to fast. If you want to keep a 10 year life cycle (which I'd love to see from both companies) you need to control the price and not let it get too low or else that will hurt everyone in the long run. honestly I feel both consoles have found a happy medium and need to stay there awhile. At the top they both have the same price point so that in itself is a good thing.
"Both MS and Sony need to really control their pricing on the consoles. Meaning they can't be droping them to fast. If you want to keep a 10 year life cycle (which I'd love to see from both companies) you need to control the price and not let it get too low or else that will hurt everyone in the long run." I don't think you should worry about this as much from SNE. The Tokyo giant always has a plan (PS2/PS3) and even if not universally accepted (BetaMax), they still have a plan. I think the price cutting and general price related activity from M$ and the 360 right now are not actually part of any sales initiative, but more knee jerk reaction to the PS3 threat.
this price drop kills sony, but it only helps MS they make most of their money on games selling on the console - they get a cut of all the Madden and MW2 copies that sell on their system. So getting cheap machines out there for more people to buy games on is HUGE a $99 360 destroys sonys chances for the ps3 ever taking off and may put sony out of the game business because sony cant afford to drop price
are you in a remote village somewhere fighting US forces in Afghanistan? I only ask this because you seem to have no concept of current events. Not even quarterly events. "a $99 360 destroys sonys chances for the ps3 ever taking off and may put sony out of the game business because sony cant afford to drop price" ....ummm ok buddy maybe one day the PS3 will "take off"....lol..maybe after they drop the Blu-ray player and make it a game only machine, right...I mean, you were going to say that too.....right....?
it looks like you're taking this news very badly didn't you see this was coming? MS has plenty of money to always keep dropping price on Sony, but Sony is too poor to fight back I imagine theres some very angry and depressed japanese businessmen at sony heardquarters today
Sega tried the same thing. Going into a price war with Sony. We know how that ended...yeah, I remember, they sold that Ethernet module as an add on, too.
a price drop only halps M$ if they gain a significant amount of new customers and going by septembers numbers and comparing them to sony, they have not i dont no how long M$ plan on keeping the 360 alive but cutting the price to low and to fast will kill its life cycle sooner then any thing else
"Sony is too poor to fight back" LMAO Most idiotic comment of the day ROFL. For your kind information, both Sony and M$'s gaming division have equal budgets... It's a sad thing that M$ blows half of that on buying PS3 exclusives hence the drought of games.... If Sony was so "POOR" how the hell does it sustain a 5 billion loss and still pumps out AAA exclusive after exclusives huh? Even next year, PS3's first party will bring in more than 6-7 AAA exclusives and rumors of KZ3 and Resistance 3 are also going around.... IF M$ was SOOOO RICH, then where are all the AAA exclusives? Why is it charging 50$ annually for LIVE? Answer:- M$ doesn't care a sh!t about you goons. Besides, I laugh at that 99$ price tag... Are you serious.. Just 5 years into it's life cycle and 99$!!!! It took PS2 nearly 8-9 years to hit that price tag (ironically it still sells at that price).. So lets see... Next 5 years for 360 No price drop (Natal bundle for 300$=Fail) and 2 more major 100$ price drops for PS3... The question is HOW IS M$ GOING TO STOP SONY FROM CRUSHING IT BY THOSE 2 DROPS? A price drop from 400 to 300 rattled the M$ headquarters and forced 2 price drops (150$!!!! Thats nearly the price of an Arcade!!!!) and now 100$ gift cards LMAO... And see the trend of complete Ownage even during Christmas worldwide.... That 6 million lead is coming down and fast.
i will never ever spend my money on a unreliable console.
I agree with you I will never spend my money on a unreliable, release to early of a console ever again.
even my two older bros don't want to buy one. hehe maybe we're just happy with our ps3.
omg, EVEN you're 2 older brother won't buy. it must be REALLY bad then! /sarcasm
Xbot is trash of a console if anybody buys this trash from walmart or anywhere else, I feel sorry for the kids who's parents are going to buy this console just because of the price drop, RROD is waiting for anybody who buys this trash.
The console that Only Does Everything™ and lets you Play B3yond is >>>>>> the console that makes you want to jump into failure.
the hardrive of 120 gb is $160 so if you buy this system its even more expensive than the elite system. wtf M$ QUIT WITH THESE BOGUS TACTICS
$99 + $160 = $259. Elite = $299. I'm sorry, but where did you go to school? You use that gift card to get the normal things that you would get every week anyway, like food or clothes.
...don't want one!!! ;-D PS3:4LIFE;)
Just saw the 148 Sony BR player! Nice! Sorry, that was a bit off topic. On topic, I do want another 360 with the HDMI slots, but at the same time I'm holding off just in case the console gets a big overhaul.