Monday, March 10th, 2008
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Xbox 360 European price drop

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 07:38 AM MDT | By Neil
Xbox 360 Arcade ConsoleJust in time for Grand Theft Auto IV, Microsoft today announced that it will shortly be reducing the price of all three Xbox 360 models in Europe. The console now carries an entry price of just 159.99 in the United Kingdom, which is lower than Nintendo Wii and just over half the cost of a PlayStation 3 in the region.

The Arcade console will retail for 159.99 in the UK and 199.99 in the rest of Europe. It's worth noting that it's unlikely that this console will be compatible with the previously announced episodic content for Grand Theft Auto IV, which will no doubt be larger than the 256MB memory card included with this edition.

Alternatively, gamers can pick up the standard console, which includes a 20GB hard drive for 199.99/269.99 or the high end Elite unit, with a 120GB drive for 259.99/369.99. This interesting news may sway more undecided gamers away from Sony's console, which still has a recommended retail price of 299.99 in the UK.

Source: Gamerscore Blog
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BamBooUK
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Im still undecided about Xbox360 and PS3, I will be getting one of the consoles before GTA IV is released and just on prices alone 360 looks more appealing but iv'e been a Sony fan from the begining. I just hope Sony has a UK price drop or gets the PS1/PS2 playback sorted out because I still like to play FF, MetalGear Solid, Resident Evil & GTA games from PS1 & PS2.
03-10-2008 08:11 AM
gtachuggy
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Interesting development, but if you shop around, you can get a new PS3 for about 269... This should make the next few months of the "console war" interesting!
03-10-2008 08:23 AM
rappo
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*waits for the US to follow*
03-10-2008 08:39 AM
Neil
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gtachuggy, I think the lowest I've seen PS3 selling for was on a limited offer at 259.99. This morning Amazon had Xbox 360 Arcades running for 149.99 so there still seems to be room for reduction and promotion in the new prices.
03-10-2008 08:40 AM
BamBooUK
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Xbox 360 Elite 120GB is 40 cheaper than PS3 40GB

[ post edited 03-10-2008 09:48 AM by BamBooUK ]
03-10-2008 08:46 AM
infiniteammo
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I'm picking up an Xbox Elite next month with GTA4, I'm going with Xbox because I have alot of friends at work on Xbox live (Namely playing Call of Duty 4 and Rainbow Six Vegas).

Personally I'm waiting for the PS3 because it's going to be bundled with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and the Sixaxis Rumble with the return of the 80GB HDD in June, and I seriously can not live without Metal Gear Solid any more than I can live without Grand Theft Auto.

It would be really nice to see the price drops hit US consoles.
03-10-2008 09:04 AM
un-bad
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Good news for gamers , i hope the ps3 price goes down soon and they release a new model into the UK.
03-10-2008 01:10 PM
 

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