Xbox 360 price cut gets official

Posted on Thursday, Aug 27 2009 @ 15:52 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week Sony cut the price of the PlayStation 3 to $299, and this week Microsoft follows by taking $100 of the price of a Xbox 360 Elite console.
“With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s already time to start looking for entertainment and gifts that everyone will enjoy,” said Shane Kim, corporate vice president of strategy and business development for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft Corp. “If you’re looking for deep experiences that don’t require deep pockets, now is the time to purchase an Xbox 360. We’ve got the best games, a vast library of TV shows and movies, new music experiences, more ways to connect friends and family, and so much more on the horizon including ‘Project Natal’ — no controller required.”
The following prices will be in effect starting tomorrow:
  • Xbox 360 Elite drops from $399.99 to $299.99 (but a HDMI cable is no longer included)
  • Xbox 360 Pro drops from $299.99 to $249.99 (while supplies last, this model will no longer be manufactured )
  • Xbox 360 Arcade remains at $199.99


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