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  • Pachter: PS3 and 360 hardware to get price cuts this summer

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter’s predicted that both 360 and PS3 will get further price cuts this year.

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  • Amazon drops Wii to £140

    Amazon UK’s now listing Wii at £139.99. The pack includes Wii Sports. This is stock clearance before the introduction of the the new official Wii bundle for the region – a £179.99 package that ships with Wii MotionPlus, Wii Sports and its sequel Wii Sports Resort. Thanks, GI.

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  • Reggie: "Literally millions" were waiting for Wii price cut and Wii Fit Plus

    NoA’s Reggie Fils-Aime reckons the recently-announced Wii price cut and the imminent launch of Wii Fit Plus will have a seven-figure impact to the machine’s sales. “There are literally millions of consumers out there who want a Wii and had been on the sidelines,” he said, talking to the FT. “They’d been waiting for that […]

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  • PSPgo already dropping to £200

    UK retailers have already started dropping the price of PSPgo, with Amazon, Play, GAME and HMV now selling the machine for £199.99. It was £224.99 when it launched last week. SCEE said earlier today that PSP hardware sales have risen 100 percent since PSPgo released on October 1. Thanks, EG.

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  • Europe gets €50 Wii price cut

    Nintendo’s confirmed a €50 price cut for the European Wii. Note: this doesn’t mean it’s coming down in the UK. The machine will now retail for €199 on the mainland. It was announced earlier this week that Wii’s UK trade price had been reduced by an unspecified amount, but no reduction has yet been seen […]

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  • Nintendo drops Wii trade price in UK, announces new bundle

    Nintendo’s dropped the trade price of Wii in the UK and Ireland – having actually raised it earlier this year. The news coming on the back of retail price drop for the US and Japan announced at TGS today. Said the firm in a statement: We will be reducing the trade price of Wii to […]

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  • Nintendo confirms Wii price cut effective September 27

    Nintendo’s just confirmed that Wii will drop in price from $249 to $199, as of September 27. The move concerns American and Japanese markets. Full press release is below.

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  • Wii price cut on Friday - more evidence

    Wii is getting a price cut to $200 on Friday. In case you’re still unconvinced this is happening, take a look at the Best Buy email Engadget published last night. It’s going to be announced on Friday. OK? Thanks, Peter.

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  • 360 Elite gets AU$100 price cut

    The Australian 360 Elite has been dropped AU$100 in price to AU$449 (£266), IGN reports. The Arcade remains at an RRP of AU$299 (£160), while the Pro is on sale at AU$399 (£213) while supplies last.

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  • Report: "Retailer conference call" confirms Wii price cut

    Nintendojo’s reporting that a “retailer conference call” confirmed a Wii price cut for September 27. “Nintendojo can now confirm that such a cut is indeed coming,” said the site. “Wii will be reduced to $199, effective Sunday, September 27th, and will likely include retailers nationwide.” Asking Nintendo now. Thanks, Gorman.

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  • Best Buy flier adds fuel to Wii price drop fire

    First Toys ‘R’ Us, then Target, and now Best Buy. Kotaku received the above flier from an alleged Best Buy tipster, and it looks mighty official to us. The crowd’s gathering. “Off with its head!” they’re screaming. Then, a metallic flash. The Wii’s price tag sits, rent asunder, splurting $50 bills all about. That’s the […]

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  • Rumour - Wii price cut for end of September

    Kotaku’s carrying a supposed shot of a Toys ‘R’ Us ad listing Wii at $199. That’s means “price cut,” sports fans. The machine currently retails at its launch price of $249. The pack shown on the ad contains Wii Sports. The ad is apparently due to hit the week of September 27. Hit the link […]

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  • Japanese 360 price cut confirmed

    Microsoft’s confirmed a price cut for 360 in Japan, as expected. And the numbers are: Xbox 360 Elite Previous Price: ¥39,800 (US$429) New Price: ¥29,800 ($321) Xbox 360 Pro Previous Price: ¥29,800 ($321) New Price: Open Xbox 360 Arcade Previous Price: ¥19,800 ($213) New Price: ¥19,800 All details on Kotaku.

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  • Report: Japanese 360 price cut imminent

    Microsoft is to hold a press conference in Japan tomorrow in order to announce Asian 360 price cuts, according to Microsoft Hong Kong’s Julie Leong, NetworkWorld reports. According to that piece, parts of Asia-Pacific will begin enjoying dropped 360s on on September 10. The SRP of an Elite will be lowered by around 28 percent […]

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  • PS3 price cut brings "relief," says Yoshida

    Sony WWS boss Shuhei Yoshida’s told GI that the GamesCom-announced PS3 price cut has removed a barrier to “success” for the company’s products. “We’re so excited about the products we’re working on for release this year, but if there was one thing that could have prevented the success of our titles we felt that would […]

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  • Euro 360 boss: "Time is right" to drop Pro

    European Xbox 360 head Chris Lewis has told GI that the 360 Pro pack’s been discontinued due to a need to “clarify” the machine’s SKU-base. “We felt that the time is right and there’s been a demand to clarify our SKUs and our offerings to the consumers,” he said, speaking after the announcement this morning […]

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  • Lewis - 360 Arcade hike down to "currency fluctuations"

    Xbox Europe boss Chris Lewis has told MCV that the now-confirmed 360 Arcade SKU price hike to £159.99 from £129.99 is thanks in part to exchange rates. “We are making modest increases on the Xbox 360 Arcade console as you can see,” said the exec. “The reality now is partly to offset currency exchange rate […]

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  • MS: Dropping Elite HDMI cable gives punters "flexibility" of choice

    Microsoft has told VG247 that dropping the HDMI cable from the newly-reduced 360 Elite bundle will allow punters to pick the HD cable of their choice. “In order to offer the Xbox Elite to consumers at a reduced price, now €50/£30 less at $249.99/£199.99, we eliminated the inclusion of an HDMI cable,” said a rep […]

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  • Confirmed: 360 US Elite dropped to $299.99

    Microsoft’s confirmed the Stateside leg of its 360 price cut, saying the American Elite will drop to $299.99. The 60Gb Pro has been cut to $249.99, although production on the pack, which has been fully discontinued in Europe, has now ceased. The American Arcade unit remains at $200, which its price has risen in Europe […]

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  • MS confirms Elite price drop to £199

    Told you so. Microsoft’s confirmed that 360′s Elite model will be cut to £199.99 in the UK and €249.99 on the mainland from tomorrow, August 28. “With the Christmas season right around the corner, it’s already time to start looking for entertainment and gifts that everyone will enjoy,” said Euro Xbox head Chris Lewis. “We […]

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Price Cut Latest

  • Best Buy flier adds fuel to Wii price drop fire

    First Toys ‘R’ Us, then Target, and now Best Buy. Kotaku received the above flier from an alleged Best Buy tipster, and it looks mighty official to us. The crowd’s gathering. “Off with its head!” they’re screaming. Then, a metallic flash. The Wii’s price tag sits, rent asunder, splurting $50 bills all about. That’s the […]

  • Rumour – Wii price cut for end of September

    Kotaku’s carrying a supposed shot of a Toys ‘R’ Us ad listing Wii at $199. That’s means “price cut,” sports fans. The machine currently retails at its launch price of $249. The pack shown on the ad contains Wii Sports. The ad is apparently due to hit the week of September 27. Hit the link […]

  • Japanese 360 price cut confirmed

    Microsoft’s confirmed a price cut for 360 in Japan, as expected. And the numbers are: Xbox 360 Elite Previous Price: ¥39,800 (US$429) New Price: ¥29,800 ($321) Xbox 360 Pro Previous Price: ¥29,800 ($321) New Price: Open Xbox 360 Arcade Previous Price: ¥19,800 ($213) New Price: ¥19,800 All details on Kotaku.

  • Report: Japanese 360 price cut imminent

    Microsoft is to hold a press conference in Japan tomorrow in order to announce Asian 360 price cuts, according to Microsoft Hong Kong’s Julie Leong, NetworkWorld reports. According to that piece, parts of Asia-Pacific will begin enjoying dropped 360s on on September 10. The SRP of an Elite will be lowered by around 28 percent […]

  • PS3 price cut brings “relief,” says Yoshida

    Sony WWS boss Shuhei Yoshida’s told GI that the GamesCom-announced PS3 price cut has removed a barrier to “success” for the company’s products. “We’re so excited about the products we’re working on for release this year, but if there was one thing that could have prevented the success of our titles we felt that would […]

  • Euro 360 boss: “Time is right” to drop Pro

    European Xbox 360 head Chris Lewis has told GI that the 360 Pro pack’s been discontinued due to a need to “clarify” the machine’s SKU-base. “We felt that the time is right and there’s been a demand to clarify our SKUs and our offerings to the consumers,” he said, speaking after the announcement this morning […]

  • Lewis – 360 Arcade hike down to “currency fluctuations”

    Xbox Europe boss Chris Lewis has told MCV that the now-confirmed 360 Arcade SKU price hike to £159.99 from £129.99 is thanks in part to exchange rates. “We are making modest increases on the Xbox 360 Arcade console as you can see,” said the exec. “The reality now is partly to offset currency exchange rate […]

  • MS: Dropping Elite HDMI cable gives punters “flexibility” of choice

    Microsoft has told VG247 that dropping the HDMI cable from the newly-reduced 360 Elite bundle will allow punters to pick the HD cable of their choice. “In order to offer the Xbox Elite to consumers at a reduced price, now €50/£30 less at $249.99/£199.99, we eliminated the inclusion of an HDMI cable,” said a rep […]

  • Confirmed: 360 US Elite dropped to $299.99

    Microsoft’s confirmed the Stateside leg of its 360 price cut, saying the American Elite will drop to $299.99. The 60Gb Pro has been cut to $249.99, although production on the pack, which has been fully discontinued in Europe, has now ceased. The American Arcade unit remains at $200, which its price has risen in Europe […]

  • MS confirms Elite price drop to £199

    Told you so. Microsoft’s confirmed that 360′s Elite model will be cut to £199.99 in the UK and €249.99 on the mainland from tomorrow, August 28. “With the Christmas season right around the corner, it’s already time to start looking for entertainment and gifts that everyone will enjoy,” said Euro Xbox head Chris Lewis. “We […]

  • MS on price cut talk – “We have nothing to share at this time”

    Price cut? Imminent? Xbox 360? UK retailers having orders restricted? What do you say, Mr Microsoft? “We’ve made no such announcements and have nothing to share at this time,” a rep told us this afternoon. Talk’s now gathering pace that Microsoft is on the verge of dropping Xbox 360′s price, with rumours today pointing to […]

  • 360 price cut imminent – UK retail orders stemmed

    MCV’s reporting that UK retail orders of all 360 SKUs have now been limited ahead of what is now widely tipped to be a hardware price cut this week. It’s all down to “sources,” obviously, but it is happening. We’ll chase MS for comment.

  • FFXIII’s Kitase: PS3 price cut is “really good timing for us”

    FFXIII producer Yoshinori Kitase has told VG247 that Sony’s just-announced PS3 price cut fits in well with his game’s release schedule. “We’re taking it as really good news, actually, because we’re planning to release Final Fantasy XIII this winter in Japan and next spring for both European and North American territories,” the developer said at […]

  • Rumour: Target ad confirms imminent 360 price cut

    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.

  • Riccitiello: PS3 price-cut is a “great move”

    EA CEO John Riccitello has told the Chicago Tribune that the newly introduced price-cut for the PS3 has come at the “right time” and is a “great move”. He also praised Sony for not doing it just before Christmas or Thanksgiving. “Consumers will likely be bombarded during the holiday season with an onslaught of messages […]

  • Report – Microsoft pulled a price-cut announcement for 360

    So, Sony have announced price-cuts for the PS3, effective as of today, and the PS3 Slim. So what have Microsoft up their sleeves? Well, a price-cut announcement of their own to the Elite, the discontinuation of the 60Gb and the price-hike of the Arcade. Or rather, there was meant to be an announcement. According to […]

  • Sony’s GC Press Event: UK PS3 price-cut is officially £249, also UK price for Slim

    SCEE’s confirmed to GI that the sterling price-point for the fat Playstation 3 will be reduced to £249. It comes as the US and EU recieved price-cuts of up to $299/€299 tonight in SCEE’s GC presser. Meanwhile, the PS3 Slim will retail also for £249, according to MCV. More info through the links.

  • Sony’s GC Press Event: Tretton on the PS3 Slim

    SCEA president Jack Tretton has spoken out on the PS3 Slim and the PS3 price-cut  in a video interview with the US PS Blog for the first time. “We’re extremely pleased that we’ve been able to meet production efficiencies that have allowed us to pass on those savings onto consumers,” said Tretton. “As you know, […]

  • ASDA drops PS3 80GB price to £249

    ASDA’s confirmed that it’s dropped the price of the 80GB Playstation 3 in the UK down to £249. The supermarket chain is offering the 80GB along with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on Blu-ray and Terminator Salvation: The Game as well as a choice of either Ghostbusters or inFamous. A ASDA rep told GI […]

  • Rumour – KMart confirm PS3 price cut and PS3 slim [Update]

    Update: Even better, KMart have the Slim on pre-sale for $299 and on sale from August 24th, next Monday. More here. Original Story: Only 8 hours and 34 minutes left until that presser, innit? American retail chain KMart has revealed what finally seems to be what we’ve already known for months: a PS3 price-cut and […]

  • Argos claims 60Gb 360 is no more

    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 […]

  • Rumour: French catalogue says new PS3 price is €299 [Update]

    Right. Bear in mind this could be a complete lie. A catalogue page from French retailer Carrefour has apparently confirmed a new PS3 price of €299, effective as of September 1. You can see all the scans on PS3Gen.fr. The text above the machine says “nouvelle console, nouvelle prix” – “new console, new price” – […]

  • Pachter: Japanese PS3 retail ordering halted from August 8, price cut “more and more likely”

    Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter – speaking in this week’s VG247 podcast – has said that Japanese retailers are claiming they’re unable to order in new PS3 hardware post August 8. Similar stories emerged at UK retail this week, the two coupled meaning it’s likely we’re about to see a PS3 price cut and the […]

  • VG247 podcast #5 – Pachter, Bramwell and Menne on GamesCom

    Will Sony drop PS3′s price and introduce Slim at GamesCom in Cologne next week? We thought we’d ask some experts. Super-analyst Michael Pachter, Eurogamer.net editor Tom Bramwell and Eurogamer.de editor Tanja Menne were all kind enough to join us to talk about the new German show, in what turned into an illuminating discussion involving a […]

  • Report – UK PS3 hardware stock drying ahead of price cut

    MCV’s claiming UK retail channels are being stripped of PS3 hardware in anticipation of a new price point “expected” in “early September”. “Sourcing PS3 stock has been a challenge for the last two to three weeks,” said a retail source. “There are obviously lots of rumours flying about as to why that might be. I […]

  • PS3 Slim “prices expected to start at around £260″

    The Telegraph’s rumouring that PS3 Slim is to release in two forms, 40GB an 80GB SKUs, at prices starting from £260. It’s now widely believed that the Slim will be announced on August 18 at SCEE’s GameCom press conference. That report reckons Slim’s going to be the cheaper PS3 option, although incessant trade chatter reckons […]

  • Crap Wii sales due to lack of games, says Iwata

    Why are Wii sales crashing? Because there aren’t any big Wii games on shelves, stupid. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said so in the firm’s Q1 investor call this week. “It’s not the case of the quality of hardware moved, the feeling of missing strong competitive power, lacking its luster or poor sales,” he said. “Consistently, […]

  • Oneda – PS3 manufacturing costs now down 70%

    Sony corp CEO Nobuyuki Oneda said in the company’s Q1 investor call yesterday that PS3 manufacturing costs have now been reduced by 70 percent. “The cost reduction since we introduced the PS3 is very substantial and this is on schedule,” said the exec. “We don’t disclose how much of the PS3, specifically the cost deduction […]

  • Pachter: Sony will cut PS3 price before October 1 if console sales keep crashing

    Wedbush Morgan super-analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Sony will cut PS3′s price before October 1 if US hardware sales continue to slide. Speaking in a note today, Pachter estimated that US Wii, 360 and PS3 sales will show a year-on-year decline of 43 percent for June. “We think that the console manufacturers will therefore […]

  • Tretton – PS3 price fixation is “short-term thinking”

    SCEA boss Jack Tretton has told Fast Company that those calling for a PS3 price drop need to take a longer view. “People are having short-term thinking – the platform is not even three years old. It was $599; it’s now $399,” he said. “The focus on pricing is something we appreciate, but you have […]