Amazon cuts Xbox 360 price across all SKUs in the UK, Arcade drops below £150

Monday, 10th March 2008 10:01 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Any announcement is going to be a little late, from the look of it. Amazon UK has cut the price of all its 360 SKUs this morning, following news last night that a Dutch retailer had detailed euro-priced cuts and the German FT had run a story saying Microsoft is to drop the price of the console today.

The Arcade pack on Amazon is now under £150, at £149.99. The retailer is selling the Premium pack for £189.99 and the Elite for £249.99.

The drop now means Xbox 360 is the cheapest current gen console in Europe. A British Wii currently costs £179.98 on Amazon.



  1. Blerk

    These are very good prices. I know we said Sony probably wouldn’t respond, but looking at that I think they need to.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    It’s really good, yep. The Premium for £189.99 is a steal, definitely.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. frod

    wonder if the HDD is still 70 quid.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    It is, yep.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. frod

    only a real spaz would buy the arcade. At least it comes with some flash memory.

    #5 7 years ago


    Seems like strange timing though…

    Would have thought that they’d wait until closer to the GTA IV release.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. patlike

    In time for the Easter break, I guess.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Killerbee

    I agree – the 360 is now very competitively priced – even the Premium against the Wii (ignoring the Arcade) would make many people think twice.

    Once again the PS3 feels left out in the cold as the most expensive machine by quite a margin. At the very least, they need to keep pace with the Elite.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. patlike

    I reckon Sony will make a large cut later this year. They’ll be aiming for a big boost at Christmas. I reckon this is Microsoft getting as much value our of GTA as possible.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. patlike

    Many thanks for the heads-up on that Blerk.

    *thumbs up*

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Whizzo at EG tipped me off, I can’t claim all the credit. ;-)

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Tonka

    How about Nintendo. They havn’t adjusted their price one penny. AMOF the price has gone up since release in many stores.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. patlike

    @blerk – You’re still the win. Looks as though we were first in the world with it.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. patlike

    @tonka – Christmas, I reckon. Pachter said he’d expect them to cut later this year to get it back in line with 360.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. Blerk

    /wears “I’m the win” badge
    /ponces around looking smug

    #15 7 years ago
  16. kasai

    were exactly are the price cuts on amazon uk its saying a premium is still 249.99 ????

    #16 7 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Heh heh – they’ve put them back how they were! Looks like someone got their wrists slapped for jumping the announcement gun. :-D

    #17 7 years ago
  18. patlike


    #18 7 years ago
  19. patlike

    Done a new story. What a farce.

    #19 7 years ago

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