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US Xbox 360 price cuts now official. September 4, 2008

Posted by stvchang in business, console, console games, games, gaming news, Microsoft, Xbox360, Xbox360 games.

With the rumors and leaked info being rampant over the past month all pointing to Xbox360′s imminent price cut, Microsoft have finally made it official.

With effect from September 5, Xbox360 Arcade is priced at US$199 (RM650), lesser by US$80. The standard 60GB Xbox360 is now cheaper by US$50 to US$299 (RM1000) and the 120GB Xbox Elite gets the highest price cut, from US$449 to US$399 (RM 1300), a cut of US$150.

Microsoft’s latest move is seen as it’s effort to boost stagnant sales especially with Xmas season coming soon. This effectively makes Xbox Arcade as the cheapest next gen console in the market.Will Sony and Nintendo follow suit? With Wii‘s leader position and sales not seemingly letting up, its highly doubtful, but hey…. anything is possible.

Also, be mindful that prices in Malaysia may not come down so soon as prices in Asia have not been announced and due to existing stock levels.



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