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Analyst reveals giant mark-up on 360 hard drive

Thursday, 8th May 2008 06:51 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sorry, we’re a bit late on this, but MTV got an analyst to break the cost of a 120Gb Xbox 360 hard drive down, and found that it actually costs Microsoft around $100. There’s a bit of a difference between that figure and the retail price of $180.

And if you think that’s funny, Americans, you’ll be glad to know that the same drive in the UK costs £130 or $254.

Alternatively, you could just buy a PS3 and swap the 40Gb drive with a 250Gb SATA drive for about £80. Just a thought.

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  1. Blerk

    Sony have got Pat bad! It’s all over! :-D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Daniel Plainview

    either that or the whole overpriced, non standard, proprietary hardware pisses him off.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    Heh.

    I do have to say, the whole issue about the 360 is pretty bloody shocking. I’m shocked, anyway.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    It probably costs my sandwich lady about 60p per sandwich, but she might sell them for £1.50.

    Do you think that I should tell her to bring her prices down and stop ripping us off??

    What kind of evil money making scheme is she plotting here…?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. morriss

    A sandwich-based one?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Mmm… sandwich.

    Also, Pat in “use of the word shocking” shocker.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Whizzo

    Stretching the terrible analogy further, you could always make your own sandwiches for less money. Which is what the situation is for PS3 owners.

    Just mind the crumbs.

    #7 6 years ago