IT’S ON: XBox 360 Lowers Price of the Elite Model to $300 In Response to PlayStation 3’s Price-Drop

     August 27, 2009


Come on, come all, gamers.  If you’ve never bought an Xbox 360 and/or a PlayStation 3, now is your time.  Last week we reported on the price drop for the PlayStation 3 along with its slim and sexy new design that should finally make the console fly off the shelves like it never has before.  But Microsoft isn’t going to stand for that.  When it comes to gamers, they own this town and they’re not going to let Sony, with its over-due price drop and fancy-schmancy re-design to step up.  No.  Not without a fight.  So hit the jump to find out how Microsoft is stepping up its game (-ing console’s market share).

A slightly controversial system, the Xbox has always had a tiered pricing system for different models.  As it currently stands, the “Xbox 360 Arcade” is $199, the “Xbox 360 Pro” is $299, and the “Xbox 360 Elite” is $399.  Well, that’s how it stood, anyway.  Today, Variety (I know, right?) is reporting that beginning today, Microsoft is dropping the Elite, with its 120GB storage drive, down to $299.  The Pro will drop down to $250 until supplies run out.  The Arcade will remain at $199, you cheap bastard.

This is great news for gamers because by expanding the market for both consoles, the competition benefits everyone.  Exclusives are probably a thing of the past and Xbox will have to find a way to compete with PlayStation 3’s Blu-ray player.  My prediction is that they’ll make HD movies available for download (they’re currently only available as rentals), but that’s just speculation on my part.  Either way, this holiday season we can really see a bloodbath as consumers tear each other apart for affordable videogame consoles.

The Nintendo Wii will remain at $250 with gamers continuing their policy of ignoring it while their grandmothers try to play Wii Fit without damaging their new hip (Yes, come to me Wii Fanboys and suckle at my hate-teat).

Finally, if you’re thinking about buying an Xbox 360, get it soon, as Microsoft is dropping the HDMI cable.



Around The Web

Latest News

STAR WARS: Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Direct Han Solo Movie

The only director(s) who could make this idea interesting will be bringing it to fruition.


The spinoff could feature the live-action return of the iconic character.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: Hi-Res Images Revealed

The DC/WB film will see release on March 25th, 2016.

DEADPOOL: Ryan Reynolds Confirms He’ll Be at Comic-Con

The Merc with a Mouth is coming to SDCC with "a ton of goodwill."

GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot Casts Neil Casey As Lead Villain

There is a slight resemblance to Vigo the Carpathian, no?

HITMAN: AGENT 47 Reveals New Poster and Teaser Videos

'Hitman: Agent 47' counts down to its August 21st debut with #47DaysofHitman.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Teaser: Jeff Goldblum Heralds Mankind’s Destruction

'Independence Day: Resurgence' opens June 24, 2016.

SCREAM: Bex Taylor-Klaus Talks New TV Series, Wes Craven’s Support, and More

The actress talks about MTV's adaptation of the classic horror film, what she thinks about the movies, her time on 'Arrow', and more.

JAMES BOND: THE MUSICAL Hitting Broadway or Las Vegas in 2017 or 2018

He has a license to kill…and sing!

DEADPOOL Coming to Comic-Con in 24 Hidden Sketches from Creator Rob Liefeld

'Deadpool' returns to the screen with Ryan Reynolds on February 12, 2016.

Page 1 of 4,03012345...102030...Last »