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Microsoft to Cut Xbox360 Price in Japan

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    In July, representatives for Microsoft claimed that their Xbox360 prices in Japan were competitive enough, and did not need to lower them. However, Sony's recent announcement to cut both the 20GB and 60GB PS3, as well as the upcoming release of the 40GB PS3, caused Microsoft to re-think their position. To remain competitive, as of November 1st, the Japanese Xbox360 core will cost ¥27,800 (£120/€172/$244), and the Japanese Xbox360 Premium will cost ¥34,800 (£150/€215/$306).

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    Ok.. if they can afford to ship consoles ALL the way over to japan and sell them for £150, why cant they do that here? money grubbing leeches.
     
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    6 months ago you could purchase the xbox core for £135 from amazon.de shipped. Right now its £160 with a full European warranty.
     
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    because MS cant win a console debate over in Japan. Its numbers are very underwhelming.
     
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    hell yeah, £150 for a premium thats not bad. means i may get a new one sooner than i first thought!
     
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    Unfortunately this is only for Japan they are just translating the price of the currency over in Japan to what it would be in Euros and US dollars
     

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