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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:59 PM

Microsoft Knows When Xbox 360 Will Hit 199 USD
Posted by XanTium | July 15 10:59 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From multiplayerblog.mtv.com:


Microsoft has figured out when Xbox 360 will hit $199. They have it written down.

Shane Kim, former Microsoft Game Studios leader turned Microsoft corporate VP of strategy and business development, told me that $199 is the price point where consoles do the most business.


Full Story: multiplayerblog.mtv.com






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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:55 PM

Christmas 2010 I'm guessing.

Edited by jimbobjim, 15 July 2008 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:11 PM

Seems MS is getting to bummed about the Wii..I seriously hope they don't turn it even more kidy than the dashboard..seriously leave that to Nintendo!

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:12 PM

"told me that $199 is the price point where consoles do the most business"

Wow, way to state the obvious.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:25 PM

I would say the consoles do the most business when they are FREE.99

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:32 PM

Microsoft publicly said $199 was the sweet spot for console pricing over a year ago. I'm sure they've had a date in mind for that price from the get go.

http://www.gamasutra...php?story=14248

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 06:05 PM

NO WAY!! rolleyes.gif

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:40 PM

Let me add that when/if this thing ever gets cracked like the original, a $300/$349 HD media center would be a sweet enough spot for me to pickup a couple more. wink.gif

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE(DMAddict @ Jul 15 2008, 02:16 PM) View Post

Let me add that when/if this thing ever gets cracked like the original, a $300/$349 HD media center would be a sweet enough spot for me to pickup a couple more. wink.gif


Amen Brotha!!!

I'll be right behind you in line.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:34 PM

If $200 is the "sweet spot" for consoles than why don't they just set the price there now? The arcade is almost there already, the 360 still has the highest attachment rate, and they are cutting the prices of the others anyways. Why not just set the arcade's price at $200?

Arcade: $200
Pro: $280
Elite: $360

If Microsoft would stop paying so much for hardware than they could probably get more money from the systems than they do now.

Id lay odds that the Wii price would drop instantly, and just think what Sony would feel.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:43 PM

QUOTE(chronno @ Jul 15 2008, 05:10 PM) View Post

Id lay odds that the Wii price would drop instantly, and just think what Sony would feel.


Sony would be in deep sh*t with the price that it costs them to crank out PS3s. Those Blu-Ray drives aren't cheap, and neither are those cell processors. If they dropped the 40 gig model down to $350 right now, they would be taking a serious hit on hardware costs (from what I've heard, they already are). The extra software sales due to more consoles sold might or might not make up for it.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:29 PM

QUOTE(Bandit5317 @ Jul 15 2008, 05:19 PM) View Post

Sony would be in deep sh*t with the price that it costs them to crank out PS3s. Those Blu-Ray drives aren't cheap, and neither are those cell processors. If they dropped the 40 gig model down to $350 right now, they would be taking a serious hit on hardware costs (from what I've heard, they already are). The extra software sales due to more consoles sold might or might not make up for it.

See what I did there? I just made myself look like an ass. laugh.gif News that's less than 2 hours old: The 80 gig PS3 just dropped to $399, and I'm not joking. That is supposed to be their new base model, so what will the clearout price of the 40 gigs be? Probably $350. laugh.gif

In other news, a new game called MAG (from the developers of SOCOM) will have 256-player multiplayer. Yeah, I'm buying one.

Edited by Bandit5317, 15 July 2008 - 10:40 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:43 PM

How is this news. Of course they are eventually drop the price to 199.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:36 AM

Funny thing is, those who want one, have one already. $200 is nice though regardless.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:29 AM

QUOTE(no0b123 @ Jul 15 2008, 05:12 PM) View Post

Funny thing is, those who want one, have one already. $200 is nice though regardless.

smile.gif I'm the patient one.
I'd rather get a quiet one for a low price, than have a doggy system for a high price.

The 20gb pro at 299 sounds good and it's a little tempting, but I think I'm going to fight the urge and just wait for my games to come out. By then the 360 pro might be 299 again, and it will have the jasper mobo or whatever... or maybe i'll wait for Vahalla.
I like the idea of having the last model of a system. Worked for xbox1... biggrin.gif




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