Microsoft cuts 360 price in Canada

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 21 February 2008 06:41 GMT

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A rumour circulating just before Microsoft’s GDC press conference yesterday is rumour no longer. Microsoft has dropped the price of Xbox 360 in Canada. Both the normal and Elite machines have been reduced in price by CA$50, to CA$349 (£177) and CA$399 (£203) respectively.

Full press release after the link.

XBOX 360 CONSOLE PRICE DROP OFFERS EVEN BETTER VALUE TO CANADIAN GAMERS

Xbox Canada is now offering even greater value to Canadians by reducing the price of the Xbox 360 Elite, Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Arcade consoles!

The Xbox 360 console, reduced from $399 to $349, offers Canadians the most comprehensive entertainment experience right out of the box. The console includes a hard drive, wireless controller, headset as well as HD component cable providing the ultimate high-definition gaming experience.

The Xbox 360 Elite console, reduced from $499 to $449, features a sleek black finish and includes a 120GB hard drive for maximum storage, a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) port as well as a black wireless controller, black Xbox Live® headset and high-definition cable.

The Xbox 360 Arcade console, reduced from $299 to $279, is an incredible value for hardcore and casual gamers alike. The system includes a wireless controller, Xbox LIVE Arcade Compilation Disc and 256Mb Memory Unit allowing gamers to store their profiles, downloaded content and game progress.

The Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special edition console, reduced from $449 to $399, is inspired by Halo 3, the biggest blockbuster in video game history. The console features an exclusive “Spartan green and gold” finish and comes bundled with a matching Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, 20GB Hard Drive, Headset, Play & Charge Kit, and exclusive Halo 3 Gamer Pics and Theme (available via Xbox LIVE download).

With the largest library of next-generation game titles, Xbox 360 leads the industry with its wireless gaming and entertainment experience. The entire suite of Xbox 360 consoles also include everything gamers need to play online on Xbox LIVE ­ the premiere online gaming and entertainment service.

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