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Rumour: Target ad confirms imminent 360 price cut

Tuesday, 25th August 2009 10:54 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Engadget’s running a couple of shots of “next week’s” Target ad, which shows the Xbox 360 60Gb Pro listed at $250, as well as the 120Gb Elite at $300.

This is now looking certain to happen this week. Back-stage chatter in the UK is backing all this up, so keep those peepers peeled.

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  1. seregrail7

    Didn’t they increase prices and cut the included components a few weeks ago?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    No, that’s the plan for the future.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Soong

    @seregrail7: no, that’s only for the UK, but not for the rest of the planet. Blame the laughably weak pound if you must.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. reask

    That story sounds wrong to me.
    Here in Ireland the 60 gig is retailing at 229 Euro and Elite at 279.
    It has been that price for ages.
    Here is a link.

    http://www.argos.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=30001&catalogId=1500001801&langId=-1&searchTerms=xbox+360&Submit=GO+%3E

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Those are dollars Reask. You can tell by the little squiggly S thing at the start.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. reask

    Fair point PT.
    Why then is the PS3 selling at 299 Euro and 299 Dollars?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Syrok

    “Why then is the PS3 selling at 299 Euro and 299 Dollars?”

    $=€ in Sonyland. :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    I believe the answer to that came in a leaked Sony memo.

    “Europeans will pay it, even if they have to work three jobs… plus we know they like it up the arse.”

    #8 5 years ago
  9. reask

    F**k me that is one rip off then.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. rrod360lol

    @reask Well, there’s lots of stuff to do with flucuating currency and the fact the Euro price includes tax but the main reason that the ps3 is much cheaper in the US is they’ve sold a lot less there and wish to sell a lot more. In Europe, ps3 sales are relatively healthy so they can keep the price a bit higher… They’re still losing money on the euro sales though, but less than the american sales.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Syrok

    “but the main reason that the ps3 is much cheaper in the US is they’ve sold a lot less there and wish to sell a lot more. In Europe, ps3 sales are relatively healthy so they can keep the price a bit higher…”

    So did they know this from the start? It always has been the same. :p

    #11 5 years ago
  12. rrod360lol

    Mai non Syrok.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3#History

    Ps3 launch price in us was 599 dollars. I certainly didn’t pay 599 pounds for mine…

    The Euro price was the same in euros but since then the dollar has tumbled against the euro.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Syrok

    Well, I was only talking about the Euro price.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. rrod360lol

    @Syrok Well, my last line covered that :)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Syrok

    Yes, it did indeed. :)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    seems im getting a xbox360 this holiday yay!

    #16 5 years ago