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Old 25-Aug-2008, 10:44   #201
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Nyah nyah... this one is more interesting: http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/22/n...motion-contro/



If I were MS, I'd maximize my position every Christmas. Here comes motion controlled games and DVD playback Casual gamers, here comes Microsoft ! (Core gamers are already well taken care of with the FFXIII, Gears of War news).
The Marvel UA/Forza 2 bundle came out the end of last Oct. So if this is a holiday bundle it should come out at the same time. That is, assuming this is legit.
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Old 25-Aug-2008, 20:58   #202
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Old 25-Aug-2008, 22:27   #203
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Limited Quantities and no rain checks. Maybe they are clearing out the stock of the arcade in preparation for a new SKU's?
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Old 26-Aug-2008, 03:17   #204
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I noticed that, too. It applies to all three SKUs, but it's a weird disclosure for a permanent price cut. At least the rainchecks part is.
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Old 26-Aug-2008, 03:55   #205
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The 60 gig sale makes no sense in a close out though. That sku is permit and was just introduced
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Old 26-Aug-2008, 04:02   #206
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I've seen places put products on sale (for regular price ) and put a disclaimer like that. I wouldn't read too much into it.
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Old 26-Aug-2008, 06:36   #207
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Old 27-Aug-2008, 16:45   #208
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More proof of the price drop...



http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/26/b...60-price-cuts/



http://kotaku.com/5042272/best-buy-i...ice-cut-action

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Old 27-Aug-2008, 17:53   #209
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No further mention of the super stealth inclusion of motion control, though.
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Old 27-Aug-2008, 17:57   #210
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No further mention of the super stealth inclusion of motion control, though.
No, but the rumor was that the motion controller would not show up in the $199 SKU till THIS HOLIDAY. I'm sure we won't see it before November at the earliest, provided there actually is such a device.

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Old 27-Aug-2008, 19:05   #211
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So we have see adds in Best Buy, Kmart and RadioShack all with the same price structure as well as few SKU price screen grabs (with at least one of them being semi-legit), I think its safe to say this is pretty much confirmed as any rumor can be before the official news.
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Old 03-Sep-2008, 22:50   #212
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Default 360 Price Cut - Official

It is official now

http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/...ow-us-199.aspx

Arcade is 199$, 60 Gb Pro is 299$ and Elite is 399$. Very good prices for arcade and pro, not sure about Elite.
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Old 03-Sep-2008, 22:52   #213
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The game is on.
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Old 03-Sep-2008, 23:04   #214
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They should have a smaller gap between models, say $79. This price plan really encourages the Arcade, which of course discourages the other revenues streams like XBL games and movie rentals.

I hear the 120GB HD is now $149, making it a good pairing with the Arcade, which makes the Elite kind of a silly buy unless they add a game or two.

They also need to either start including Wi-fi or slash the price of the add-on, even with the price drops the real cost of ownership can be much higher than the base unit price.

Maybe Sony can respond with a $50 drop before X-mas.
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Old 03-Sep-2008, 23:22   #215
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The 60 gig drive is $100 with 3 months of live free and a head set. That puts it right at the pro's price point and is only lacking high def cables.
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Old 03-Sep-2008, 23:45   #216
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About time! I don't know how well it'll work out in sept. I'll be more curious to see the Oct/nov/dec effect.
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Old 04-Sep-2008, 00:01   #217
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About time! I don't know how well it'll work out in sept. I'll be more curious to see the Oct/nov/dec effect.
Yeah, all the price cuts they did in the past where short lived.
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Old 04-Sep-2008, 00:59   #218
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I wonder if MS plans on getting rid of the Elite, or if it is really for folks who care about black/can't do math.
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Old 04-Sep-2008, 01:12   #219
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I wonder if MS plans on getting rid of the Elite, or if it is really for folks who care about black/can't do math.
Doesn't the Elite also come with an HDMI cable with a special optical out or something? Im not sure but I did hear there was something special about the cord.
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Old 04-Sep-2008, 01:38   #220
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Doesn't the Elite also come with an HDMI cable with a special optical out or something? Im not sure but I did hear there was something special about the cord.
It does, but that adapter retails for $50 anyway, and HDMI cables are cheap. You can get them all separately and not save a penny, essentially. (And if you don't want it, you almost have enough left over for a full-priced game.)
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Old 04-Sep-2008, 01:44   #221
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Old 04-Sep-2008, 01:59   #222
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It does, but that adapter retails for $50 anyway, and HDMI cables are cheap. You can get them all separately and not save a penny, essentially. (And if you don't want it, you almost have enough left over for a full-priced game.)
To add, the average buyer who gets told he needs a $120+ monster cable for "real hi def" see's the included HDMI cable as a big plus. Yes, it's sad people get taken like this but that's sales.......
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Old 04-Sep-2008, 05:12   #223
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To add, the average buyer who gets told he needs a $120+ monster cable for "real hi def" see's the included HDMI cable as a big plus. Yes, it's sad people get taken like this but that's sales.......
To be fair not everyone knows of monoprice and other like it.
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Old 04-Sep-2008, 09:31   #224
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I wonder if MS plans on getting rid of the Elite, or if it is really for folks who care about black/can't do math.
They should stick a higher quality DVD drive (less noise) in the Elite - and up the HD to something larger. They would still make money, but those two things would really add value. I'd pay anything for a lower noise level.

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They should stick a higher quality DVD drive (less noise) in the Elite - and up the HD to something larger. They would still make money, but those two things would really add value. I'd pay anything for a lower noise level.

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In a few months you will have that luxury on the Elite, given you can fully install games to the HDD. For those of us suckers with 20gb's however it's a little less nice.

I'm still hoping for cheapish HDD's, or at least some clever sucker on the net figuring out a way to make off-the-shelf drives work in ways which won't ban you from Live. I think this will be reasonably likely after the HDD installation is launched, since there will be much more demand for the space.
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