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Microsoft Australia has announced it will lower the RRP of its Xbox 360 consoles and Kinect bundles starting October 4; prices will drop by between A$50-A$150.
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.
Microsoft is dropping prices all over the world now. The U.S. just got a $50 price cut on all their systems and some new cheap bundles have been announced for the holidays.
It's great to see Microsoft making such a move. Though long overdue, I guess the guys below me are right, Microsoft were waiting for the right moment to strike. On a different note, I'm actually buying one of the new PS3's in preparation for The Last of Us.
@RichTheRookie Hey which one is better the old PS3 slim or the one that just came out? I'm pretty sure Sony did something different removed/add a feature or two.
@TheArcade In terms of quality of the overall build, I'd say the old PS3 Slim, as the new one feels kinda cheap IMO. The new one has a slide out disc tray (whereas the old one had an auto disc-loader) and fails to come with a HD cord out of the box. Not to mention it didn't have an IT sensor. Granted, it's considerably smaller than the old PS3 Slim, but I just wish Sony didn't make such cost-cutting shortcuts with this model. Hey, maybe they were trying to get in touch with their PS3 Fat vibe, who knows. I'll be writing an article soon regarding 'Old PS3 Slim vs New PS3 Slim' on www.nizulo.com. Would be good to have you swing by and check it out for more info. Other than that, they pretty much do the exact same thing. How that helped :)
Microsoft must have been waiting to counter Sony. They saw sales were steady and so they waited until PS3 gains a little inch just before they started growing to alarming levels BAM! Counter. Of couse this is only active in the Aussie land right now. Now wait and see if this strategy proves effective.
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