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Microsoft Lowers Estimated Retail Price of Xbox 360 in Europe

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  1. malware New Member

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    Microsoft today announced it is lowering the estimated retail price (ERP) for its Xbox 360 family of consoles in Europe. Now with an entry-level ERP of €199.99/£159.99, Xbox 360 is a mass market entertainment proposition with something to offer for every interest and budget. From Friday, 14th March, Xbox 360, which includes a 20GB hard drive and one wireless controller, will have an ERP of €269.99/£199.99 – a saving of €80/£50 on the current ERP. The Xbox 360 Elite, which comes with a massive 120GB hard drive enabling consumers to store huge quantities of content downloaded from Xbox LIVE Marketplace as well as their own music, will have an ERP of €369.99/£259.99 – a saving of €80/£40. The Xbox 360 Arcade console, perfect for those wishing to make their first foray into the gaming and entertainment world of Xbox, will have an ERP of €199.99/£159.99 – a saving of €80/£20. The new ERPs are part of Microsoft’s ongoing strategy to make the console affordable for even wider audience of potential buyers.

    Source: Gamerscore Blog
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    Sounds like a decent strategy, but a game being included in these would also be fantastic. Remember when you bought a console and it came with a controller (or 2) and a game?
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    I don't think including a shitty game that nobody wants to play would help sales.
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    I'm thinking of selling my Wii and getting one of these now, the Wii is just too boring.
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    Wow, only in the console world would a 120 gig drive be considered "Massive".
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    Well thats because we dont have to load them with junk software like Anti Virus, Office applications, etc.

    Plus the harddrive on my laptop is 120 GB so hah. I dont consider that tiny at all.
    Lets just hope this leads to a price cut in the US. cause these new prices would nip Nintendo and Sony in the but with the Arcade being $199, the premium being $269, and the elite being $369. Those would be excellent deals for everyone.

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