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Microsoft Lowers Estimated Retail Price of Xbox 360 in Europe

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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.

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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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Wow, only in the console world would a 120 gig drive be considered "Massive".
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.