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Old 15-Sep-2008, 22:15   #276
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Hmm, gamer.tm have been busy bees, they also posted this:

http://www.gamer.tm/news.php?id=2995

Claiming that new Bungie and Rare games will be unveiled at this event. It sort of dovetails with the 360 relaunch speculation, in some ways.

We shall see. Never heard of that site before...
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Old 15-Sep-2008, 22:18   #277
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Hmm, gamer.tm have been busy bees, they also posted this:

http://www.gamer.tm/news.php?id=2995

Claiming that new Bungie and Rare games will be unveiled at this event. It sort of dovetails with the 360 relaunch speculation, in some ways.

We shall see. Never heard of that site before...
Haha, they're trying to beat the skeptics by exhaustion.
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Old 15-Sep-2008, 22:37   #278
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If the rumors are true, MS would surprise me - they haven't done much for the 360s success lately. The price cut was almost too late, but with a couple more interesting exclusive games it could go a long way.
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Old 15-Sep-2008, 22:41   #279
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If the rumors are true, MS would surprise me - they haven't done much for the 360s success lately. The price cut was almost too late, but with a couple more interesting exclusive games it could go a long way.
Yeah, but why a secret? Is every member of the press under NDA? Like someone on GAF said:

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"Our source told us that he has some news. However, our source is unable to confirm what that news may be."
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Old 16-Sep-2008, 08:31   #280
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Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox 360 is to receive a price cut in Europe, with the Arcade unit now selling for GBP 129.99 / EUR 179.99.

The new price points come into effect September 19, with the Premium unit complete with 60GB hard drive selling for 169.99 / EUR 239.99 and the Xbox 360 Elite for GBP 229.99 / EUR 299.99.
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...box-360-prices
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Old 16-Sep-2008, 09:05   #281
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That's a damn good price. I think Sony are going to be in trouble this Christmas if they aren't planning any price cuts.
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Old 16-Sep-2008, 09:16   #282
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Yes, impressive pricing for Europe! They actually went below the dollar-to-euro this time, very agressive! I wish they released a motion controller - combined with XNA that would be ace. If things work out with the new dash and it works properly with HDMI, I might even consider replacing my Premium.

It's very interesting to see if their strategy pays off. Right now it's still very expensive once you figure in all the extra costs, but the price of entry is getting better and better and I'm sure a lot of people won't (figure in the extras).

Hopefully Sony follows suit! At 299, the PS3 should be able to keep its pace, 349 would be pushing it, 399 during this Christmas I think would be an irresponsible gamble for Sony.
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Old 16-Sep-2008, 11:03   #283
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For Holland and our Belgium friends it gets even better. There will be a 'cashback' promotion for 2008.

This will bring the prices down to 149/199/249 Euros.

Source (in Dutch): http://tweakers.net/nieuws/55682/mic...-xbox-360.html

Wow.
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Old 23-Sep-2008, 08:13   #284
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The Xbox 360 has sold six million units in Europe following a reduction in price for all three SKUs in the region.

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"We’re supporting this momentum by putting launch-level investment into a European advertising campaign, launching this week, which shows how Xbox 360 is changing the way consumers experience entertainment," he added.

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http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...ales-in-europe
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Old 23-Sep-2008, 08:29   #285
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Futureshop is selling the arcade (@$199) and pro (60GB@ $299) units in Canada with a Gears of War and Star Wars: The force unleashed bundle.

Seems like a good deal for anyone looking to jump in.
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