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    Xbox 360 Price Revealed

    Source: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=10841

    The LA Times has broken news of Microsoft's pricing plans for the Xbox 360 console, revealing that the a basic version of the next-generation system will launch at $299, with a premium version shipping at $399.

    According to the paper, the $299 version of the console will not include a hard drive - with the extra $100 for the premium version buying a 20Gb drive as well as a wireless controller, headset, Ethernet cable and wireless television-style remote control.

    No exact date for the launch is mentioned in the brief article, which will appear in this morning's edition of the major broadsheet, but has already been published on the newspaper's website.

    The print edition of the LA Times won't be on news stands until after this morning's Microsoft announcements at the Game Convention event in Leipzig, so it looks likely that the official announcement will go out there after all - despite yesterday's rumours at the show that suggested that no major news would be forthcoming, since none of the firm's top executives had made the trip to Germany.

    Europeans will be watching the announcement carefully for news of the Euro and GBP price points for the console. It seems possible that Microsoft will translate between Euro and USD on an even ratio, giving a 399 Euro price point for the premium model - which probably translates as GBP 299 after VAT is taken into consideration.
    So you got your normal version for people on a budget around the release for $300, and your premium for $400 with the stuff you'll likely need eventually

    $400 was the price I was expecting, and I'm fine with it, I do want that wireless controller and hard drive, so that's my package of choice. The remotes a nice bonus though, never did get the one for the Xbox.

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    Re: Xbox 360 Price Revealed

    Thats about what I thought it'd be. I mean they knew they couldnt over shoot and the $300 range is pushing it. Thats what the original XBOX started out at, so this surprises me very little. I'm willing to bet after a year or so it'll drop to $200 and then down to $150 not too long after that.

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    Re: Xbox 360 Price Revealed

    3 bills huh? Yeah i was thinking the same thing pretty much, not too bad....it could ALWAYS be worse. Well, it's about that time to start hitting the pawn shops again....

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    Re: Xbox 360 Price Revealed

    Still dude... that's just steap... but considering the specs I suppose it's well worth it...
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    Re: Xbox 360 Price Revealed

    damn the price is pretty high i doubt if i can aford that, i guess i'll wait until the price drops down to 150 lol.

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    Re: Xbox 360 Price Revealed

    The one thing you gotta note is that without the HDD, the Xbox 360 won't be 100% backwards compatible (if at all)

    360's HDD comes either preloaded with emulation software to play Xbox games or they will be available over Xbox Live Silver and Gold. So for Backwards compatibility the HDD in the $400 premium is a must.

    Course Xbox was built on off the shelf products, It's probable that you can take any old HDD you have laying around and fit it in there, if that's cheaper.

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    Re: Xbox 360 Price Revealed

    damn I really wanted an xbox 360 i'm gonna wait for a price drop lol
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    Re: Xbox 360 Price Revealed

    word is prices wont drop for quite awhile so I wouldn't count on that guys.

    BTW 400 isn't bad when you think of how people spent up to 600 for a PS2 back in the day with all the accessories you get for the 400 its still a deal.

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