AAPL Stock: 111.31 ( + 0.53 )

Printed from

Microsoft to slash European Xbox 360 prices?

updated 04:20 pm EST, Wed March 5, 2008

MS to cut Euro Xbox prices

The prices of European Xbox 360s will be cut substantially as of March 14th, a new report claims. The account cites a number of "well-placed games industry sources," along with a variety of UK retailers, who together suggest that the quoted date will see prices fall by 50 across the continent. The cut is also said to be applicable to all versions of the 360, including the Arcade, the standard model, and the high-end Elite. The latter two consoles should for example cost approximately 150 and 240 in the UK.

The cut to the Arcade may have particular industry relevance, as it will bring the price of the system under that of the Nintendo Wii, which currently beats the 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 in sales partly because of affordability. A change in prices may also be the harbinger of Microsoft's rumored "Jasper" redesign, which would improve cooling, noise and power efficiency for the 360. [via TechRadar]

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

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented