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No price drop for Xbox 360

While Peter Moore showed off the upcoming Halo 3-themed Xbox console and accessories as well as all the awesome looking games coming out this year, the one thing he didn’t mention was the most speculated question of all: price drops.

That’s right. No price drop. No mention of Sony’s price drop. Hmmm.

Of course, my buddy Ross said it best when he IM’d me saying “Don’t need to after all of that” 😀

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July 11, 2007 - Posted by | Console

36 Comments »

  1. Hey I just figured I’d comment back to you about this but the Xbox 360 price drop is not going to be anounced at E3 at all…. if you read the offical word from Microsofts Shane Kim he stated this about it:

    “The Redmond, Washington-based company needs to lower Xbox’s $299 to $479 price to increase sales and lure customers who aren’t interested in traditional combat and racing video games, Shane Kim, vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, said in an interview. He declined to say when a price cut may be announced. It won’t happen at this week’s E3 games conference, he said.

    “We need to compete effectively for that customer and part of that is getting to the mass market price point for the console,” said Kim. “We definitely are working on that area.” ”

    Any ways if you want the official word of where i got this from its here: http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=18827

    Comment by Raven Lockheart | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  2. “Don’t need to after all of that” – All of what? Did they show something cool that I didn’t see, because I have half a mind to return my system after this years E3?

    Comment by James Dobson | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  3. Half a mind to return your system? Does the other half agree?

    Comment by Anonymous | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  4. He just has half a mind.

    Comment by Anonymous | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  5. @ ‘ames Dobson’
    He posed it as a question because it is a question. Try again.

    Comment by dozenz | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  6. the xbox is being sold for a cheaper price on peekamo i think.

    Comment by jen peto | July 11, 2007 | Reply

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  8. It appears that the price drop will happen in time for Christmas (i.e. later) so they are not announcing it yet.

    To give up on a console because nothing new and electrifying happened at a trade show is like saying you are going to throw out your TV because the new season sucks. You already knew about the big ones like Halo 3, Mass Effect, Bioshock, Assassins Creed, et al.

    Why do people even care what is supposedly going to come out more than a year in the future? History shows more empty promises from E3 than anything. I’m rather happy we didn’t see as many potentially empty promises so far.

    Comment by ReedtheFeed | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  9. @Raven: It sounds like Kim is referring to the Wii market. If that’s the case, they might hold a price drop until the Wii becomes readily available.

    @James: I find it hard to believe you didn’t see anything “cool”. If that’s the case, then you weren’t looking.

    @ReedtheFeed: I couldn’t have said it better myself. Everyone knew what to expect before the keynote even started. Because Microsoft’s announcements went as planned, many are now unhappy because there were no surprises.

    Comment by rabid72 | July 11, 2007 | Reply

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  11. Your comments are somewhat difficult to differentiate one from the next.

    Comment by Stephen | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  12. @ Stephen: I agree that the comments here are hard to follow. I may need to change the design of the site to correct that.

    Comment by rabid72 | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  13. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

    Comment by Video Game Blog | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  14. you guys really sit here all day and wax ecstatic about this ****? that’s mind-blowing. get lives.

    Comment by mark | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  15. Well, that’s a shame. Oh well. I brought my Xbox 360 at a relatively good price with a bundle of games included to boot so it’s no real skin off my nose.

    Steve

    Comment by Fable | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  16. That’s suxs! I read in the SF Chronicle that there would be a price drop on both consoles! Bummer!

    Comment by officedoodles | July 11, 2007 | Reply

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  18. Those day i heard that it will drop the price. But now its not.. Hmmmmmmmm….. Must wait another time….. Hopefully sooner….. Thanks for the info…

    http://mclip.wordpress.com

    Comment by shawal | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  19. aren`t they lowering the price from 300 to 250??

    Comment by darkever64 | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  20. who cares about the price drop… how bout just correcting the system failure problems. I am currently waiting on xbox 360 number three to be shipped to me from the repair center in Texas. I have been told that, “due to the increase of systems being sent in, the 2-3 day repair time has now been bumped up to 4-6 weeks.”

    Don’t get me wrong, I love my 360, but after going through the repair process (2 times), I am slowly beginning to fall out of love. And the 1800-4-my-xbox rep’s don’t know jack! A group of drunken monkeys could run that place better.

    Comment by mrmalph | July 11, 2007 | Reply

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    Comment by 5lsd | July 11, 2007 | Reply

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  23. @ mrmalph: Wow! I figured that once the consoles started rolling in it would take a little longer to get them back, but a month and a half? Can’t blame you for being upset about that.

    Comment by rabid72 | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  24. MS is already looking at a huge bill owing to all the system failures …. Instead of a price drop they should rather have a recall, I don’t think a price drop is happening . I found a lot of bad blood against MS .
    http://ashwinrajiv.com/blog/?p=73

    Comment by Ashwin | July 12, 2007 | Reply

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  26. I am also going on my 3rd Xbox 360.I posted about it at my blog. I still have not got the box to send it back to them.If this next xbox 360 screws up, it will be the last one. I will just file a lawsuit.

    Comment by axewielderx | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  27. I never expected to see any price drop with the 360… and I also think it is a good price in the UK at £279 for the premium.

    I think it will be more interesting to see what Sony do with the PS3 pricing to attempt to draw in some of it’s fans that stayed away given its overpriced tag. At over £400 in the UK – makes it a no go area for most gamers at the mo.

    Comment by bulldog360uk | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  28. Can`t stop myself. what do you think about UFO

    sofia

    http://sofiawinterborn.wordpress.com/2007/07/12/sofiasearch-for-extraterrestrial-intelligenceufo/

    Comment by A Woman | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  29. Wait! There’s a bright side to no price cut… a free official xbox 360 paper plane game just launched here – that will cheer everyone up for 10 seconds 🙂

    http://www.xboxpaperplane.com

    Comment by Eun | July 12, 2007 | Reply

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  31. the Wii is the way to go! though i love gears.

    Comment by tforteen | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  32. @mrmalph: The repair turn-around time should be 2-3 weeks, although Xbox service is anticipating some delays with the new warranty extension.

    With the undisclosed changes they’ve made to new consoles addressing the 3rol error, there is hope that this issue will soon become a bad memory.

    Comment by rabid72 | July 14, 2007 | Reply

  33. Im a peekamo fan thats all fred. im not saying anything else. ig youd like to pay go right ahead. id rather stay free.

    Comment by Jen | September 23, 2007 | Reply

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  35. Marketers like to play head games don’t they.

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