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Badboy_12345
08-20-07, 09:44 AM
As of this Friday the Premium Xbox 360 will be £30/€50 cheaper in Europe, and the all-black Elite will be launched at £299.99/€449:

Microsoft today announced an estimated retail price drop for its Xbox 360 family of consoles in the UK, and welcomed a new member of the family – Xbox 360 Elite. With a product to suit every interest and budget plus the best line up of games of any console, the Xbox 360 range is poised to bring amazing gaming and entertainment experiences to even more consumers this Christmas. The lower cost opens the door to Xbox 360 for more people, helping to broaden the market for gaming and enabling more people to enjoy titles like Halo 3 (Bungie), Scene It? (Microsoft Game Studios), Bioshock (2k Games), Project Gotham Racing 4 (Bizarre Creations), Mass Effect (BioWare), Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (Bandai/Namco), Naruto (Ubisoft), Blue Dragon (Mistwalker/Artoon Co. Ltd) and more – all only on Xbox 360.

From Friday, 24th August 2007, new estimated retail pricing will come into effect for Xbox 360 in the UK. The Xbox 360, which includes a 20GB hard drive and one wireless controller, will be reduced by £30 to carry an estimated retail price of £249.99. The entry-level Xbox 360 Core console, perfect for those wishing to make their first foray into the gaming and entertainment world of Xbox, will be reduced by £20 to carry an estimated retail price of £179.99.

Xbox 360 Elite will carry an estimated retail price of £299.99 when it launches in the UK this Friday, 24th August. It 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. The inclusion of a high-definition multimedia interface port (HDMI) is designed for the expanding groups of consumers with HD TVs and HDMI – it offers an alternative method for getting the incredible high-definition gaming and entertainment experiences that Xbox 360 has pioneered. A premium black finish marks the Xbox 360 Elite as the ultimate in entertainment devices and the ‘luxury’ option for seasoned gamers.

Some stores in sweden have already lowered the price and now a X360 premium costs $55 more than a wii and half the price of an ps3 :cool:

ENU291
08-20-07, 10:13 AM
Good news all around! :)

Lyme
08-20-07, 12:29 PM
My god!!! What is MS thinking!! Think of all the Europeans that are going to be pissed at them for dropping the price.. Oh wait.. that's Sony.

|MaguS|
08-20-07, 12:42 PM
My god!!! What is MS thinking!! Think of all the Europeans that are going to be pissed at them for dropping the price.. Oh wait.. that's Sony.

That can't be helped... Europe likes paying high prices for Sony products... they have been for years, why change things? lol

toxikneedle
08-20-07, 01:53 PM
lol, i like that Press Release's game list. "Halo 3, Scene It, Bio Shock, Project Gotham Racing 4, Mass Effect...." What doesn't belong?

Lyme
08-20-07, 02:44 PM
[QUOTE=toxikneedle]Scene ItQUOTE]

As strange as it is, I would kill for "You don't know Jack" to come to the 360.

Mr_LoL
08-20-07, 05:13 PM
That can't be helped... Europe likes paying high prices for Sony products... they have been for years, why change things? lol
I am sure we do.