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luxarific
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(06-26-2008, 09:37 PM)
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Source (via N4G).

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h3ro
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(06-26-2008, 09:39 PM)
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Any word on the Arcade and Elite?

Its a nice drop, but I expected it to be more than $50. I thought they would match the Pro's price point with that of the Wii, but they'll probably do that with the Arcade...
Cowie
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(06-26-2008, 09:40 PM)
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Would you mind rehosting images so we don't have to sign up for the forum?

edit: thanks!
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Costanza
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(06-26-2008, 09:40 PM)
Cool, been a while since the last one.
Dark FaZe
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(06-26-2008, 09:41 PM)
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300$ for a 360 premium?

Absolutely no excuse not to pick one of these up. The software selection is really good and the new hardware changes are fairly solid as well.

I think this will be the 360's last price drop myself. If guys don't eat this up then its because they just don't want it for whatever reason. The price, hardware, and software is absolutely there at this point.
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(06-26-2008, 09:41 PM)
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botticus
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Originally Posted by Dark FaZe

300$ for a 360 premium?

Absolutely no excuse not to pick one of these up. The software selection is really good and the new hardware changes are fairly solid as well.

I think this will be the 360's last price drop myself. If guys don't eat this up then its because they just don't want it for whatever reason. The price, hardware, and software is absolutely there at this point.

Heh, I certainly hope it's not their last price drop.
thebagofsand
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(06-26-2008, 09:42 PM)
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Hopefully those who don't have a 360 can pick one up now. Great selection of games.
Alex
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(06-26-2008, 09:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by PhatSaqs

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CivRev! Hurry up!
Aselith
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(06-26-2008, 09:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by luxarific

Source (via N4G).

N4G lol. Can someone splice in one of those ytmnd horn sounds to this post. Bu-bu-bu-buh-booo-wahhhhhhh
luxarific
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(06-26-2008, 09:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by h3ro

Any word on the Arcade and Elite?

Its a nice drop, but I expected it to be more than $50. I thought they would match the Pro's price point with that of the Wii, but they'll probably do that with the Arcade...

The pics just show the Premium.
inner-G
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(06-26-2008, 09:43 PM)
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Will there be a drop on the core too?
Zombie James
(06-26-2008, 09:43 PM)
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$300 for a Premium, nice. Note to Microsoft: REMEMBER CANADIAN PARITY.
f_elz
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(06-26-2008, 09:43 PM)
If the arcade is $199 I will buy another :o
neptunes
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(06-26-2008, 09:44 PM)
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is this for all sku's?

then that means the core sku will be... :O

I hope that rumor about microsoft allowing 3rd party accessories is true.

cheap HDD's
Opus Angelorum
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(06-26-2008, 09:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by inner-G

Will there be a drop on the core too?

$20 based on the previous price drop, they have to show a distinct price difference.
SabinFigaro
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(06-26-2008, 09:44 PM)
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Price drop + die shrink = insta-buy
Kryptonic
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(06-26-2008, 09:45 PM)
very tempting, I will most likely pick one up at some point.
duk
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(06-26-2008, 09:45 PM)
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wow good stuff, bring it MS

arcade and elite needs one too, im sure arcade will get a 30 dollar price drop because if it doesn't there will be only a $20 diff from the prem
burgerdog
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(06-26-2008, 09:46 PM)
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What will this put the core at? I'm interested in picking one up to have an hdmi 360 and just place my 360's current HD on it.
harSon
(06-26-2008, 09:47 PM)
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Good, Microsoft needed it. I've been telling friends interested in purchasing an Xbox 360 to wait for a price drop.
MinnesotaFatz
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(06-26-2008, 09:47 PM)
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I'd pick up an extra arcade at $199
omg rite
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(06-26-2008, 09:49 PM)
It needs to be:

$249.99 - Arcade ($30 drop)
$299.99 - Premium ($50 drop)
$379.99 - Elite ($70 drop)
Xyphie
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(06-26-2008, 09:49 PM)
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Sony: It's your turn now. 360 Premium is roughly 150/$235 cheaper than a PS3 40GB here in Europe.
FoxSpirit
(06-26-2008, 09:49 PM)
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How is the noise level? Still the old?
fanduck
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(06-26-2008, 09:49 PM)
I honestly forgot that the 360 was more than $300. I think it needs to be even cheaper than that...
Guybrush Threepwood
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(06-26-2008, 09:49 PM)
Would dropping the Arcade's price under $250 (cost of the Wii) have any effect at all?
C4Lukins
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(06-26-2008, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by omg rite

It needs to be:

$249.99 - Arcade ($30 drop)
$299.99 - Premium ($50 drop)
$379.99 - Elite ($70 drop)

That would be my guess right there.
MirageDwarf
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(06-26-2008, 09:50 PM)
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Still looks overpriced. Not enough price drop after 2 and half years since launch.
Rpgmonkey
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(06-26-2008, 09:51 PM)
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Oh hell yeah! :D

I was waiting for this to happen.
PhatSaqs
(06-26-2008, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by omg rite

It needs to be:
$229.99 - Arcade
$299.99 - Premium
Get rid of the Elite

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Sir Fragula
(06-26-2008, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by FoxSpirit

How is the noise level? Still the old?

The fan speed is mostly tied to the asking price, I've found. A 50 dollar cut should result in an audible noise reduction.
DangerStepp
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(06-26-2008, 09:52 PM)
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That's pretty tempting for anyone looking on that side of the fence. Great software and XboxLive--the more the merrier.
burgerdog
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(06-26-2008, 09:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by FoxSpirit

How is the noise level? Still the old?

It will never change, unless they reduce the disc speed.
omg rite
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(06-26-2008, 09:53 PM)

Originally Posted by PhatSaqs

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Uh, no. Why should they get rid of the elite? That's completely retarded.

20 GB is horrible. There needs to be a high-gig model because of everything they're doing with HD and downloadable content. In no way is it dumb to have a high end model as an extra choice.
C4Lukins
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(06-26-2008, 09:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by PhatSaqs

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Why get rid of the Elite? It sells, and it is a much better deal then buying a seperate harddrive. Of course they could just make that cheaper, but it does not really serve any negative purpose now that it has been around so long and all three systems are the same outside of the extras they include.
Otheradam
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(06-26-2008, 09:55 PM)
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Hope Sony drops has a price drop in reaction to this around E3 as well...
Gaogaogao
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(06-26-2008, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by omg rite

Uh, no. Why should they get rid of the elite? That's completely retarded.

if arcade is 60 gb and pro is 120gb, then I agree with him.
PhatSaqs
(06-26-2008, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by omg rite

Uh, no. Why should they get rid of the elite? That's completely retarded.

Because as of now it's just a way for them to justify the overpriced hard drive.
dyls
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(06-26-2008, 09:55 PM)
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Wow. I might well have bit had I not just purchased a PS3 for $275, a deal which I got thanks to, hilariously, Microsoft.

Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood

Would dropping the Arcade's price under $250 (cost of the Wii) have any effect at all?

I doubt the $20 difference now is what's making scads of people choose the Wii over the 360 Arcade.
Fun Factor
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(06-26-2008, 09:55 PM)
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Would this be a good time to trade in a 360 for credit at one of the game stores & rebuy a new HDMI one when the drops hits?
later
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(06-26-2008, 09:57 PM)

Originally Posted by Xyphie

Sony: It's your turn now. 360 Premium is roughly 150/$235 cheaper than a PS3 40GB here in Europe.

Buying XBL, buying wireless...
Philthy
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(06-26-2008, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by burgerdog

It will never change, unless they reduce the disc speed.

They could always opt to use a quiet drive. My DVD drive in my PC is silent. Unless they're using some 150x DVD drive that aren't available elsewhere.
Mamesj
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(06-26-2008, 09:57 PM)
wish they'd make a black 20gb. white works for ipods, MS, not hulking game consoles.
C4Lukins
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(06-26-2008, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by FTWer

Would this be a good time to trade in a 360 for credit at one of the game stores & rebuy a new HDMI one when the drops hits?

That is what I did when the better quality models came out. It certainly reduced the constant worries of it breaking down again, but I am not sure how much money you can get these days.

The pricecut could just be to move the premiums if the new 60gb premiums are actually going to happen. Then they will cut the price on the rest of the models once they are introduced.
Meier
(06-26-2008, 09:59 PM)
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:( A $100 price cut on the Elite sure would be nice.. I'd definitely trade in my old one towards it. I don't think I'll bite with it at $400.
djkimothy
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(06-26-2008, 09:59 PM)

Originally Posted by _leech_

$300 for a Premium, nice. Note to Microsoft: REMEMBER CANADIAN PARITY.

Yah this, now that I'm moving out to start a new job in a smaller city, this might be tempting to kill my lonesome time. :/
sangreal
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(06-26-2008, 10:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by dyls

Wow. I might well have bit had I not just purchased a PS3 for $275, a deal which I got thanks to, hilariously, Microsoft.

That same deal would have gotten you a 360 for cheaper, yet you opted for a PS3. So no you obviously would not have bit if this price drop came before your PS3 purchase.
GhaleonEB
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(06-26-2008, 10:01 PM)
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Interesting timing. I thought they'd do it before GTA IV, and when it didn't happen I assumed they were holding off until the holidays. The timing here probably means they'll do another holiday bundle rather than a second round of cuts.

And Microsoft said last year, when Sony cut the PS3 price at E3, that it doesn't make sense to cut in the middle of the summer like that, unless you're forced to.

Mmmm.

Also curious how the other SKUs get cut. A $50 accross the board would be nice, but I doubt that's coming. Dropping the price on the $100 and $180 HDD would be nice too. And also, a pony.
Kagari
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(06-26-2008, 10:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by dyls

I doubt the $20 difference now is what's making scads of people choose the Wii over the 360 Arcade.


Main issue with the arcade is lack of HDD. Just get rid of the Arcade model, MS.

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