Xbox 360 price cuts in US; no drop in Oz yet

After multiple retail leaks, Microsoft on Wednesday finally announced US$50 to $80 price cuts on all Xbox 360 models.

After multiple retail leaks, Microsoft on Wednesday finally announced US$50 to $80 price cuts on all Xbox 360 models. But there's no update on a price drop in Australia.

Starting this Friday, Xbox 360 Arcade (without hard drive) will retail for $199.99, followed by the Xbox 360 Pro for $299.99, and Xbox 360 Elite for US$399.99. The news has been widely known for two weeks now, thanks to early retail fliers.

"We are thrilled to be the first next-generation console on the market to reach US$199," said Xbox president Don Mattrick. "The majority of consumers make the decision to buy consoles once the price falls to this mark, making this an important milestone for consumers and the industry."

As it currently stands, the Nintendo Wii retails for $250, making the Xbox 360 Arcade the most affordable console available. The PlayStation 3, by contrast, currently sells for $399 and $499 depending on the model.

You can read GamePro's recent review of the $199 Xbox 360 Arcade here.

Last month Microsoft Australia announced the new Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro console locally, which comes equipped with a 60GB hard drive. This is triple the storage of the previous Xbox 360 Pro machine. The new hard drive will allow gamers to store larger amounts of digital media on their console, including photos, music, movies and downloadable games (via Xbox Live).

The Xbox 360 Pro console is a retails locally for AUS$499: the same price as the old 20GB version.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Blake Snow

GamePro
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?