Dutch retailer details Euro 360 price cut

Sunday, 9th March 2008 20:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt


According to this, Dutch retailer Bart Smith has seemingly confirmed the rumoured European Xbox 360 price cuts that did the rounds earlier this week.

According to that page, Xbox 360 Elite has dropped from €549.95 to €399.95 , the Pro console (which includes Viva Pinata and Forza Motorsport 2) was lowered from €399.95 to €299.95 while the Arcade bundle is down from €279.95 to €199.95.

These prices are in contradiction to the original story this week, which said €50 would be cut from all SKUs.

At €199.95, the Core pack will be the cheapest current gen console, dropping below the €249.95 it costs to buy a Wii.

Update: The German FT has published a story claiming Microsoft is to drop the console’s price tomorrow. All we need now is the press release, announcement fans.



  1. morriss

    What’s all that in real money?

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike


    #2 7 years ago
  3. epic_wanderer

    Am I using that convertor correctly? That price cut makes the Elite approx. £305. That can’t be right, surely?

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    The euro exchange rate’s changed dramatically in the past few months, so it may all look a bit odd, yep.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

    Yeah, Amazon’s listing the Elite as 280 quid. The Europes is teh tres fucking pricey at the moment.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Syrok

    @morris: That is real money.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. epic_wanderer

    Yikes! So is it possible we won’t see a cut here at all? I already have an xbox but I’m thinking of getting a PS3 as well and these price cut tend to play out like a line a dominoes. When one falls they all do.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. patlike

    I’m spending a lot of money in Holland at the moment, and the exchange rate is properly, properly painful. I’ve lost a significant amount in the past six months because of it.

    Conversely, you could buy loads of Elites in the UK and flog them in Germany at a profit. Bet no one’s thought of that.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. patlike

    I don’t reckon Sony’ll cut until Q3.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. epic_wanderer

    out of interest, what does the PS3 go for in europe these days?

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Syrok

    499€ in Germany. That’s for the 40Gb version with two games and an extra controller.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Syrok

    I for one like the current exchange rate. Saves me 10 to 20€ per game.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. patlike

    £284.99 as a standalone console on Amazon.’s doing the machine with Drake’s Fortune and Devil May Cry 4 for £309.99. Both those are the 40Gb console, obv. The 60Gb BC machine’s selling secondhand on Amazon for £420.00.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. morriss

    The Danish Kroner is stronger than the pound at the moment, which is nice. When I came here 10 years ago, 13kr was £1, not it’s 9.8kr to the pound.

    More interesting facts as I get them!

    #14 7 years ago
  15. patlike

    The pound’s rubbish. It’s costing me a frigging fortune.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. Syrok

    Yes, you should introduce the Euro in the UK. :)

    #16 7 years ago
  17. morriss

    Denmark are standing firm too. They don’t want your filthy currency! ;)

    #17 7 years ago
  18. patlike

    I can’t believe we haven’t. The only reason we didn’t is because politicians here are so terrified of taking the Queen’s head off currency. I love nationalism: it’s better to be worse off than to give in to some ridiculous notion that having “someone else’s” currency makes you less of a nation.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. morriss

    I thought the Queen’s head stayed?

    #19 7 years ago
  20. Syrok

    The UK would probably benefit from it seeing that most of the UKs exports go to other EU states.

    @morries: Yes they do. (Sort of…)

    #20 7 years ago
  21. patlike

    Ah, it does, yes. Figuratively speaking, then. Dropping the pound’s seen as political suicide here.

    #21 7 years ago
  22. Syrok

    It could stay. The Dutch have their queen on the coins and the Spanish kings head is there, too if I’m not mistaken.

    #22 7 years ago
  23. patlike

    Yeah, they do, definitely. think the problem is just the concept of reliquishing “Britishness”. The pound is seen as integral to what makes Britain Britain. It’s complete nonsense.

    #23 7 years ago
  24. Blerk

    /checks watch

    #24 7 years ago
  25. patlike

    Mailed them this morning. I honestly don’t know when it’s going to be announced.

    #25 7 years ago
  26. Blerk

    Amazon reckon it’ll be £199 for a Premium and £269 for an Elite. They’ve already dropped them to £189 and £259.

    Hurrah! The magic £200 barrier is teh broken! \o/

    #26 7 years ago
  27. Blerk

    Oops – forgot the Arcade. £160 RRP, £150 at Amazon. Wii am undercut!

    #27 7 years ago
  28. patlike

    Ta. I’ll do a story on that now.

    #28 7 years ago

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