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MechDX
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(07-28-2007, 07:56 AM)
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Its a Wal Mart ad as you can see the "Rollback" above the price.

I seriously hope to God that this hasnt been posted already but the damn search function isnt working.
Thoren
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(07-28-2007, 07:57 AM)
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...IT COMES
echoshifting
(07-28-2007, 07:57 AM)
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:D :D :D
Wario64
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(07-28-2007, 07:57 AM)
Oh snap.
bananabread
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(07-28-2007, 07:57 AM)
Here's hoping!
Wollan
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(07-28-2007, 07:58 AM)
I guess this is across the line (all three SKUs)?
Dahbomb
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(07-28-2007, 07:58 AM)
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I guess the $50 price drop in August before the heavy hitters arrive rumor actually turned out to be true.
TJ Spyke
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(07-28-2007, 07:58 AM)
It could just be a store sale (although I doubt they would drop $50 when stores barely make a profit on systems).

Hope this is real (and that the Elite gets a price drop too since that is the one I want).
soco
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(07-28-2007, 07:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wollan

I guess this is across the line (all three SKUs)?

from what the rumours on some of the other sites i'd read said, no one knows, but it's probably a safe assumption.
jordan0386
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(07-28-2007, 07:58 AM)
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***grabs Wii Wheel****

vroom.....................
MechDX
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(07-28-2007, 07:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wollan

I guess this is across the line (all three SKUs)?


Safe to assume $50 across the board.

$249 Core
$349 Premium
$429 Elite
Deadly Monk
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(07-28-2007, 07:58 AM)
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wow
360 for 250
or
Wii for 250

Hmmmm....which would I choose?!

I hope its obvious to people...
the year 20XX
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(07-28-2007, 07:58 AM)

Originally Posted by Wollan

I guess this is across the line (all three SKUs)?

Sure, I don't see why we can't extrapolate that from a blurry phonecam picture of what may be a Wal-Mart circular.
Armitage
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...Not Groovy
(07-28-2007, 07:59 AM)
This is pushing me dangerously close to an impulse buy.
sphinx
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(07-28-2007, 07:59 AM)
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ads don't lie.

I believe the time for a price cut has come.
Rorschach
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(07-28-2007, 07:59 AM)
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Yeah, what about tard pack?
tribal24
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(07-28-2007, 07:59 AM)
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i would believe this is real
AceBandage
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(07-28-2007, 07:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Deadly Monk

wow
360 for 250
or
Wii for 250

Hmmmm....which would I choose?!

I hope its obvious to people...


The Wii since the Core pack is for morons.
Y2Kev
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(07-28-2007, 07:59 AM)
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It's probably real. I think it might be uneven amounts across the skus.
Karma Kramer
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(07-28-2007, 07:59 AM)
OMG LEGENDARY THREAD
Beezy
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(07-28-2007, 08:00 AM)

Originally Posted by Deadly Monk

wow
360 for 250
or
Wii for 250

Hmmmm....which would I choose?!

I hope its obvious to people...

Seriously. A 360 without the HD is pointless.
Meier
(07-28-2007, 08:00 AM)
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Explain to me how you can 'clearly' see rollback above the price? :lol Great news for gamers though -- amazing system with an amazing lineup getting even better very soon.
MechDX
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(07-28-2007, 08:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Karma Kramer

OMG LEGENDARY THREAD


I blame this on WiiFit.
voltron
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(07-28-2007, 08:00 AM)
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I bet its just a Walmart-specific sale. And Microsoft would drop more than $50 off the price wouldnt they?
MercuryLS
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(07-28-2007, 08:00 AM)
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Finally. Lets get these HD systems moving :D
BlackGoku03
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(07-28-2007, 08:01 AM)
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Hmmm... I haven't seen this yet. I'll ask my manager tomorrow to check. Pretty bad typo if wrong.
Duke Togo
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(07-28-2007, 08:01 AM)
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Good, good.
vilmer_
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(07-28-2007, 08:02 AM)
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$350 for Mass Effect? I'll have to think about it. Maybe I'll just borrow my neighbours.
echoshifting
(07-28-2007, 08:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Meier

Explain to me how you can 'clearly' see rollback above the price? :lol Great news for gamers though -- amazing system with an amazing lineup getting even better very soon.

Well, you can see the little orange 'rollback' thing over the 360 price, you just can't make out what it says. If you've seen a Walmart ad before you know what it is.
Speevy
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(07-28-2007, 08:02 AM)
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Stupid, stupid move.

Halo 3 is going to send 360s flying off the shelves regardless.

All they did here is weakened the impact for the inevitable drop to $299.

$50 price drops don't work when they bring the machine to the midpoint between two hundred dollar amounts.
Crisis
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(07-28-2007, 08:02 AM)
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Things got interesting again finally, if true.

Originally Posted by Speevy

Stupid, stupid move.

Halo 3 is going to send 360s flying off the shelves regardless.

All they did here is weakened the impact for the inevitable drop to $299.

$50 price drops don't work when they bring the machine to the midpoint between two hundred dollar amounts.

I'm inclined to agree with that. It seems like they should have dropped the price a while ago or waited until after the holiday seasons. Now seems like a bad timing to do something like that.
NinSoX
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(07-28-2007, 08:03 AM)
Only a $50 drop after almost 2 years? Don't be so stingy MS...
Y2Kev
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(07-28-2007, 08:03 AM)
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I really don't see how a drop is ever a stupid move, though $50 is kinda lame. You can't buy a game with your savings. But it's a start. MS seems pretty determined to make some money here. They kind of remind me of one of the cashiers at work that flirts with people.
Oldschoolgamer
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(07-28-2007, 08:03 AM)
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Awesome.
Karma Kramer
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(07-28-2007, 08:03 AM)

Originally Posted by Speevy

Stupid, stupid move.

Halo 3 is going to send 360s flying off the shelves regardless.

All they did here is weakened the impact for the inevitable drop to $299.

$50 price drops don't work when they bring the machine to the midpoint between two hundred dollar amounts.

Well I bet Microsoft will have another price drop right when GTA4 comes out.
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(07-28-2007, 08:04 AM)
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Gigaton :)
MechDX
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(07-28-2007, 08:04 AM)
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I work at Wal Mart but I am currently on vacation so I can not verify. I am going to drop by the store tomorrow though.
Thoren
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(07-28-2007, 08:04 AM)
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RiskyChris
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(07-28-2007, 08:04 AM)
Wow! 2 am saturday decaton!

Sweeet
LJ11
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(07-28-2007, 08:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

Stupid, stupid move.

Halo 3 is going to send 360s flying off the shelves regardless.

All they did here is weakened the impact for the inevitable drop to $299.

$50 price drops don't work when they bring the machine to the midpoint between two hundred dollar amounts.

If you think about it, $350 isn't that bad. Last gen the entry point was $299 + ~$30 (memory card) to play GTA3. Sony managed to sell plenty of units at 330, so MS should be able to do the same. $100 would be great, but this isn't that bad if you put into perspective.

Edit: Was the price of a PS2 MC $35 in '01? Can't recall.
Last edited by LJ11; 07-28-2007 at 08:08 AM.
echoshifting
(07-28-2007, 08:05 AM)
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I dunno, I don't think they'll drop that other $50 until Sony drops another $100. Their position isn't quite as desperate.
crazyscreenwriter
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(07-28-2007, 08:06 AM)

Originally Posted by Speevy

Stupid, stupid move.

Halo 3 is going to send 360s flying off the shelves regardless.

All they did here is weakened the impact for the inevitable drop to $299.

$50 price drops don't work when they bring the machine to the midpoint between two hundred dollar amounts.

Everyone said the same thing about the PSP price cut but Thirty dollars seems to have worked for them so I wouldn't write MS off that quickly
Jammy
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(07-28-2007, 08:07 AM)
I kind of wish it were a $100 drop. I'd be on a Core 360 without hesitation then. But I can't expect every price cut to be as drastic and needed as the ones Sony's pulling with PS3.
Speevy
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(07-28-2007, 08:07 AM)
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Not to mention that this actually lessens the gap between PS3 and 360.

It was $600-400

Now it's $500-350


Retarded.
shagg_187
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(07-28-2007, 08:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by MechDX

I blame this on WiiFit.

And your contribution to society is....what?
Bishman
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(07-28-2007, 08:08 AM)
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Not enough to get me to go out and buy a Xbox 360.
RiskyChris
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(07-28-2007, 08:08 AM)

Originally Posted by Speevy

Not to mention that this actually lessens the gap between PS3 and 360.

It was $600-400

Now it's $500-350


Retarded.

No it's a smart move. They want profitability, so $100 right now is a bit extreme. I bet $50 will have a HUGE effect on sales at least temporarily, and we'll see the other half of the Benjamin get taken off by the holidays.
Speevy
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(07-28-2007, 08:08 AM)
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I'll make a prediction right now.

This won't give the 360 more than 20K in sales in the August NPD.
DCharlie
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(07-28-2007, 08:09 AM)
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$150 difference between PS3 and X360 as Halo 3 hits with GTA sitting around the corner?

What now Sony?
Rody
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(07-28-2007, 08:09 AM)
I read about it days ago. It's most likely true. Yay!

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