The rather pleasant and professional peeps over at Gamerscore were quick to get to the bottom of the latest round of Xbox 360 price cut shenanigans.
I'm sure both Sony and M$ are thinking of price drops within the next year! Once the current price point hits it's critical mass, they'll drop prices to go after that good ole' "casual gamer".
As they would be until Microsoft makes it official. Most people just don't understand business.
Microsoft price cut, look at what play.com are doing Premium plus smackdown vs Raw for £230!!! Or 360 Premium with 4 games for £290 and I think that also includes an extra official wireless pad!! The deals are out there folks you just have to look online.
It WILL drop closer to the holiday season, they still want consumers to buy consoles throughout the summer. They will announce a price drop in the fall and it will be a huge announcement for MS. And expect tv ads galore.
The 360 is still selling really well so they dont need a price cutt. But I wouldn't be surprised if they make an announcement at E3 next month. They can cutt about $100 off the console price and still break even.
Yes of course neither Sony or MS will tell us when they are going to drop the price. Most likely one will do it first as we get closer to the holiday season. Then as one drops, the other will follow suite soon after. If M$ drops their price quicker, I think it will deal a big blow to Sony. If they drop it by $200, I'm calling that this war is over. But if Sony drops first, I think it will counter a lot of hype that the 360 will have by that time (Halo 3, others). It's my opinion, but I beleive Sony has to drop their price first. Because thats what will get the most attention, and maybe some positive light for their console. It's what I think will happen at least.
Sony needs to drop their price first, otherwise its just reactionary. Droping their price after MS, wont really help them at all. But as it stands, They are still losing money at the current price how much can they afford to drop it, and convince investors that once. the games come out. the price drop will pay off..
360 as well as PS3 will do Price/Cut!
true i say late october. early november. around GTAIV. both consoles will drop prices. MS can wait till they and even if Sony drops theirs first, MS only has too drop 100. they will break even, While Sony will lose more per unit sold. While people will be tempted to pick up the 360 after halo3 after the solid games from the summer and GTAIV is out. and still significantly cheaper than ps3
...if there is no 360 price cut before Christmas. Seriously. Couple that with the release of Halo 3 (not to mention Mass Effect, BioShock, Assassin's Creed, Army of Two, GTA IV, and many, many more) and you've got a recipe for major market gains this Christmas. MS would be stupid not to cut the price.
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