Big-Boned Xbox 360 Gets Price Slashed In U.S. And Europe

Microsoft announced a new, slimmer Xbox 360 at the end of their E3 keynote, and that means that its bulkier units who still display the red ring of death when they die are selling for significantly less.

Arcade bundles have vacated the $199 mark to make way for their small, black successor and now retail for $149.99, as you can see on Amazon.com and at Best Buy. Elites, meanwhile, have taken a step down to $249.99.

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Quagmire4852d ago

Big-Boner Xbox 360 Gets Price Slashed In U.S. And Europe

nix4851d ago

"...who still display the red ring of death..." ouch!

ASSASSYN 36o4851d ago

The man said TAAA DAAAA!

@Nix Didn't take long for the local trolls to roll in.

vhero4851d ago

Problem is once the older 360s have sold out MS have said they are no longer making any more which probably means they will stop support for them aswell just like with the Xbox. Soon as the 360 came out they immediately dropped support for 360 this feels like its happening all over again.

LoydX-mas4851d ago

If you are talking about the actual manufacturing of the original xbox, Nvidia held the patent to the gpu and they stopped production in late 2005. MS had no choice but to stop selling since they could not continue production without that gpu. MS never owned the rights to the design.

This is why the 360 was built with 100% MS patents and design. this is not a NEW 360, just an updated 360 with all the same capabilities (except built in wi-fi)

Only just this April did MS stop Xbox Live support for the original xbox.

Noami4851d ago (Edited 4851d ago )

250 4 elite? ms love fooling blinded ppl...so if you buy it with wifi its 350$ more than xbox360 s
but 150 for arcade...i think im buying one of thous to merge it with one of my rrod xbox.

iceman29294851d ago

Sort of a repost at least as it litteraly combines two seperate posts...

(I can't find the one that talks about the british/euro cut but i know i've seen it on here before)

Dorwrath4851d ago

Walmart had the arcade last weekend for \: Arcade + $50 gift card for $149.99. I didn't get one, but thought it was a pretty good deal. Especially for those who do their grocery shopping at Walmart.

nachokingp4851d ago

This "news" is like 2 weeks old, way to keep up MTV.

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It's a good thing Microsoft now says its "adorably all digital" future plans are outdated

They suggested a potentially different path to Sony, and poorer game preservation as a result.

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Vits2d ago

Honestly, I don't mind a digital-only device - I do play mostly on PC after all. I just think that one paired with Microsoft's way of handling expandable storage is a bad idea.

Like, just imagine how expensive that would get with 1TB costing around 150 USD and the current sizes for AAA titles.

FinalFantasyFanatic1d 12h ago

Agreed, it wouldn't be so bad if you could drop any drive into it, personally I'd like some games to still have collectors editions (I miss that about PC gaming, you don't really see physical collector's editions any more).

Cacabunga1d 9h ago

If all goes digital, you’ll pay for everything the price they want you to, and you won’t own anything!!!
I have over 700 games as freebies from PS+ since it was first revealed on PS3.. i just never bother to look in it i just feel like they aren’t there.. would have loved to have them physical

Vits1d 9h ago


Yes, the issue here is price.
As for collector editions, honestly, I have never been that much about collecting them. But I do miss the time when physical games had actually physical things other than the cartridge/disk.


That is another issue with consoles, as they all work as walled gardens the prices are dictated by a single entity. So the issue is not exactly that games are digital but rather the stronghold that the manufacturers have on the sales channels.

Now if you are blind to online content simply because it's digital. Then that is more of "you" issue and likely one that will give you a lot of headaches in the coming decade.

FinalFantasyFanatic15h ago

Guys, I was actually agreeing more about the hard drives/storage than a digital only console (I'll always grab the one with a physical disc drive as long as it's an option).

northpaws1d 8h ago

Not that I agree on all digital future, but it is not like you are saving any spaces for buying physical disc, you still need the exact same space to install the game.

Vits1d 8h ago

Oh definitely. But at least in my case, I like to have all my library backed up. Physical media does that by default but on a console like the Xbox Series you have a real issue if you plan on doing that with digital games.

JackBNimble1d 1h ago


What do you mean when you say "I like to have all my library backed up?"

You can redownload digital games that you own the license as often as you like. What am I not understanding here?

The only advantage (imo) for physical is ability for resale, and for someone like me it's a non issue since I prefer not to sell my games. I have a very large library

aaronaton1d 15h ago

I honestly don't understand when ppl buy digitally over physical on launch when the game is the same price.
With physical, you actually own the game, its not a prolonged rent. Plus with single player games costing over £60, its nice to know you can recuperate costs after completion.
Ppl that buy all digital are either lazy or not very savvy when it comes to expenses.

ocelot071d 15h ago

Many positives for digital. So for example EA Sports FC 24 is a game I put 200 plus hours in and will be playing off and on for a year until 25 releases. For me it was actually cheaper getting digital. Cheapest I could find on disc was £62. On PSN it was £65 I went to shopto.net and bought £65 worth of PSN credit for £58.

Another reason I buy a fair few games digitally is game sharing with my partner. She likes call of duty I also enjoy cod but get board of it right away. Again it's another £65 game that costs us £58. Since we are going half each it actually cost us £29 each. That's much better than paying £60+ for a disc copy each.

The likes of say Spiderman and god of war if it's single player only. I'll get on disc. As once I'm fully done with it. If my partner wants to play it she can. If not I can sell and get some money back for the next game.

andy851d 14h ago

People need to use thegamecollection more. They give £10 extra reward points on new games and are generally the cheapest place anyway. EA 24 is £59 so as I always use their site it's basically £10 extra off and with my cashback it would have been £45 for me. AC Mirage only cost me £25 from there.

EvertonFC1d 12h ago

Exactly, i played and completed spiderman over a weekend, bought for £60 and sold at CEX for £48. ONLY cost me £12 for a AAA title. I will buy MP games but 20 hour SP games 1 weekend and cash back.

Vits1d 15h ago

It depends a lot on what game and what region you were in. For example, where I live we don't really get all the games officially launched for PS5 in physical format. This means that we often have to buy the American or European versions of the game, but that comes with an annoyance because of how PSN deals with DLC. Another issue is the market up that those games that don't get an official release end up getting on physical.
For example, Koei Tecmo stuff tends to be between 10% to 20% more expensive on physical and if you buy it from an internet store (Amazon and the likes) you normally don't know which version of the game you will get.

That also basically murders the second-hand market. Because again as people pay extra for the physical version, they have a tendency to charge extra as well. So it's not uncommon to find second-hand games at a similar price as the digital versions, do they sell? Probably not, but that doesn't stop people from listing them.

However, there are obvious exceptions. Sony-published titles have a tendency to be a bit cheaper in physical media during launch. Spider-Man 2 for example can be pre-ordered on Amazon right now for 15% less than the digital version. So in summary it's all a big fat "it depends".