Microsoft Australia today announced that it is lowering the recommended retail price (RRP) of its Xbox 360 stand-alone consoles and Kinect bundles in Australia by between A$50 and A$150. The price drops will be effective starting Thursday, October 4.
According to the publisher, the move marks Microsoft's largest price drop on record in Australia.
The new prices will be as follows:
250GB Xbox 360 will now be available for A$299 (A$150 price cut)
4GB Xbox 360 will now be available for A$199 (A$50 price cut)
4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect will now be available for A$299 (A$100 price cut)
Kinect Sensor will now be available for A$149 (A$50 price cut)
Limited-edition Xbox 360 consoles will now be available for A$399 (A$50 price cut) - this refers to existing consoles only, and does not include new-release consoles such as the limited-edition Halo 4 Xbox 360.
Microsoft Australia's Christmas line-up includes Halo 4, Forza Horizons, Dance Central 3, Nike + Kinect Training, and Fable The Journey, as well as services like Xbox SmartGlass and Internet Explorer. The publisher also revealed that a new Xbox Live update will be scheduled for later this year.
Microsoft Australia announced that Halo 4 will launch in Australia on November 6 for an RRP of A$89.95 for the standard edition, and A$129.95 for the limited edition.