AAPL Stock: 118.3 ( + 0.49 )

Printed from

Xbox 360: Price cuts confirmed, Core disappearing?

updated 03:50 pm EDT, Tue July 31, 2007

360: Price cuts, Core drop

A new Circuit City flyer appears to validate earlier rumors that the prices for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console will soon drop permanently. Now dated to August 12th, cuts should see the Premium system drop $50 to $350, with the Elite falling $30 to $450, and the Core model sliding just $20 to $280. As an incentive, the Premium bundle includes Rockstar's popular Table Tennis. The cuts are most likely aimed at Sony, whose rival PlayStation 3 was recently discounted by $100 to $499.

The Core 360 may in fact be on its way out, as an anonymous Best Buy source has indicated that at least one store is no longer ordering any more units, choosing instead to sell its remaining stock and focus on Elites and Premiums. The Core has typically been the least popular of Microsoft's options: the console comes with a wired controller rather than a wireless one, and has no hard drive, making it difficult or impossible to take advantage of features such as Marketplace downloads or backwards compatibility. [via Joystiq]

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented