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price cuts are coming, 20gb for 299...
 

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great timing. Buddy is getting married over the 4th. He'll love this! Now, as far as the bride is concerned, I guess she'll get a HIGH FIVE! (spoken in Borat voice)
 

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Originally Posted by whiskey > work /forum/post/14167575


great timing. Buddy is getting married over the 4th. He'll love this! Now, as far as the bride is concerned, I guess she'll get a HIGH FIVE! (spoken in Borat voice)

299 is confirmed for the pro, speculation says a new core with hdmi will be 199-229, may want to wait till july 6th.
 

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299 is confirmed for the pro, speculation says a new core with hdmi will be 199-229, may want to wait till july 6th.

Honest query: Source of confirmation?

I have a couple friends on the bubble looking at the Buy.com deal...
 

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Honest query: Source of confirmation?

I have a couple friends on the bubble looking at the Buy.com deal...

leaked kmart ads show the 20gb model with a "new low price" banner and 299.00


i wouldn't say it's 100% proof, but judging by the price drops in the uk and europe (the core is cheaper than the wii)


still not sure how it will all line up if they have a 60gb sku coming, if thats the case this is the new core, and that $300 price tag isnt the smartest idea.

 

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Much obliged.

I'll pass on the word.

I wouldn't fret about the Arcade; whether at $229 or $199, MS isn't giving up on that 26% of the market.
 

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I would be shocked if the Arcade dropped to $199 , I just don't see it going that low (as cool as it would be) .


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I would be shocked if the Arcade dropped to $199 , I just don't see it going that low (as cool as it would be) .


-- Jason

I think that package may actually be in the price orange of people looking a Wii. Now if they just had some useless games with repetitive arm swinging
 

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"Your XBOX 360 is protected by a 60-Day Limited Warranty from the date of purchase. In the event your XBOX is not working properly, please call Tech Support at 1-800-436-6448 and reference BUY.COM. Tech Support may also request a dated sales receipt or invoice verifying purchas."


2 month warranty on this refurb? Yeah, no.
 

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I'll go on record right now, there is NO WAY IN HELL that the Core Arcade will dip to $199. An $80 price cut is leaving too much on the table and so far during this generation, MS has not been willing to cut price that drastically (Sony on the other hand...)
 

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A $249 Arcade version would make far more sense. Specifically to appeal to to the people walking in to a store intending to buy a Wii, and finding that they aren't available.
 

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A $249 Arcade version would make far more sense. Specifically to appeal to to the people walking in to a store intending to buy a Wii, and finding that they aren't available.

if they did bring in a 60gb sku for the pro, and moved the 20gb to the arcade, 249 would be an exceptional price.


and at 229 (with no hard drive) they would have a TON of leverage, really no need to drop to $199 YET


a nice spot to be for RE/Holiday, IMO:


20GB Arcade - $229-249

60GB Pro/emium - $299

120GB Elite - $349-$379
 

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aw crap. Ya know, I'm all pumped up on this, would be a big hero at this kid's wedding. Now forumuala nerd comes in and blasts me right out of utopia
but thanks, I'm a naive shopper sometimes
 

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Of course we know this, rdank. Read post #7. formulanerd linked to what is pretty good proof already.

Yeah, I was just wondering why he was thinking it would be different when we already know the new price...
 

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I thought MS announced a little bit ago that they weren't adding any new SKUs from now til 2009? I will have to try and dig that up where I heard it.
 

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I thought MS announced a little bit ago that they weren't adding any new SKUs from now til 2009? I will have to try and dig that up where I heard it.

I saw an interview a while back where they said they were not adding any new SKUs. Period.

They might change configs (like when they went from Core to Arcade) but no more SKUs are coming.


The Lineup with remain:

- Arcade (personally, I think its going to $229, but I wouldn't completely discount $199; we *know* they can make money at $199 and the volume boost might make up for the extra $30 cut. MS *has* cut prices "without need" before and ended up ahead.)


- Pro ($299 is a good place to be for 08, especially with the Arcade as "loss-leader", for the high-volume/low-end gamer box)


- Elite ($399 for the hard core gamer or media enthusiast. Again, don't *expect* a bigger cut but would *not* be shocked at $379. See above.)


At $229/$299/$399, that would probably drive the SKU ratio to about 30/40/30, increasing the Arcade and Elite Ratios a bit at the expense of the Pro. Bigger cuts to the Arcade or the Elite would make that particular SKU go to 40% and MS *did* say they expected Elite to be their top seller in 08... Its all tea leaves...


The 60GB Pro? I tend to put it in with the BD/360 rumor that won't go away or the MS-will-license-360-to-Toshiba rumors. Which is to say, they are all technically feasible but meaningless when it comes to selling more XBOXes.


The latter rumor, btw, makes the most sense of the three (which isn't saying much) if nothing else than to see if the japanese will buy a 360 when the packaging says Toshiba instead of Microsoft.
 
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