Argos claims 60Gb 360 is no more

Friday, 14th August 2009 13:10 GMT By Patrick Garratt


UK retailer Argos is claiming that Microsoft has binned the 60GB Xbox 360.

“We are very sorry but Microsoft have discontinued this line,” says the product’s listing (thanks EG).

Multiple reports are saying Microsoft is about to ditch the Pro and drop the Elite £60 to take its place.

You might want to read this MCV piece while you’re at it.



  1. Razor

    £60 is some drop for the Elite.

    “PS Slim won’t worry us”

    and then two minutes later you’ll see a slim 360

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    /salutes the fallen

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Whizzo

    Argos was the only place I could get a Premium (as it was called then) back in Feb 2006, not even remotely interesting but there you go…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Microsoft pulling out of gaming confirmed.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Razor

    I just have to say that in that MVC article he says ““We have a plan and a rhythm we are marching to – and we won’t be knocked off that cadence in terms of what the opposition might do.”

    Yet that’s exactly what they are doing…they’re responding to what Sony is doing.

    It has been Sony who are marching to their own beat; they’ve willfully ignored third parties pleas to drop the price, and MS’s goading into cutting the price.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    “It has been Sony who are marching to their own beat”

    I’m sure that massive post launch price cut was all part of the plan, rather than a desperate act which cost them upwards of $2bn. They simply couldn’t cut the price any more until they’d cost reduced the machine… unless they wanted to go bankrupt that is.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Robster1979

    I just clicked the link to Argos and the 60Gb 360 is available for £166.49. My local Argos have over 5 left in stock for collection or Home delivery is available.


    Stock availability to reserve and pick up in store near HU12QX
    Your nearest store
    Product Qty Subtotal Hull Market Place
    Xbox 360 Console System with 60GB Hard Drive.
    1 £166.49 Over 5 left to collect

    Fri 14th August –
    Sat 15th August
    Total: £166.49 Check stock availability at other stores

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Roybott

    … Hmm yeah it says my local store has ‘Over 5 left’ where is it supposed to say “We are very sorry but Microsoft have discontinued this line,” ?

    EDIT: I just saw where it says that in the details section, I presume that just means there wont be any new stock then and that the ‘over 5′ remaining at my local store is just back stock?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Even more interestingly, one of the two ‘alternative’ SKUs that Argos lists doesn’t actually work – the first one points to the existing Elite model, the second one is an ‘invalid catalogue number’.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Robster1979

    Well spotted!

    #10 5 years ago

    Looks like price cuts across the board then…?

    #11 5 years ago

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