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Old 05-27-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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ALLARD: XBOX 360 TO HAVE $300 PRICE TAG

First hints on Xbox 360's price dropped, with confirmation on launch cost due soon

15:26 Microsoft's J Allard has revealed that the company's next-gen console Xbox 360 will retail 'in the neighbourhood' of $300 when it launches at the end of the year.

Delivering the approximate price tag during a recent interview with financial website TheStreet.com, Allard went on to state that he wasn't sure what the actual cost of the next-gen machine will be at launch and added that finalising of launch price details is still ""probably about two months away".

Allard was also queried on the exact arrival date for Xbox 360, answering "when it's done" and saying that logistics surrounding the worldwide launch of the console are still being worked out.



We will of course keep you posted on fresh Xbox 360 launch plan developments as they happen but price point is sure to prove a key battleground in the next gen. Microsoft will have to weigh things carefully and balance profitability against aggression: if Allard's right around $300 would seem an admirable compromise between the two. But what do you think? Let us know in the forums below.
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Old 05-27-2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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Yeah, but we saw this coming. No one really thought this was gonna be a 700 dollar system. The most we've seen at this point is 360, and that'll probably be the price of an extended bundle.

If It's 300, I might get it at launch for the simple reason being that I'll have the money and i'm gonna get one eventually.

I'm getting it insured though.
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Old 05-28-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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Now with all the stuff Sony has supposed, coming for the PS3...will they come in at that price and compete? No...someone's lying...I wonder if they are going to water down the specs like they did the PSP?....umm yeah I think that's a safe bet to take...

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Maybe Sony will just have a simple Game system/dvd player option for cheap. Unlikely, but it would be nice.

$300 seems pretty reasonable for a launch system. What would they make it in Canadian $$$? Maybe $400 max? Another cheap PC
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Old 05-28-2005, 01:25 PM   #5
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I've always thought it was stupid to compare a gaming machine to a PC...Game systems are much more focused...Yes they use the same parts, but the results are different...I look at them as really expensive toys...lol...Instead of all purpose OS, chips, sound cards, etc...
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Sony are NEVER going to trun a profit now..
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Old 05-29-2005, 04:47 PM   #7
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Now with all the stuff Sony has supposed, coming for the PS3...will they come in at that price and compete? No...someone's lying...I wonder if they are going to water down the specs like they did the PSP?....umm yeah I think that's a safe bet to take...

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Considering that the Cell system is finished and the PPU isn't, I'd say it's pretty safe to say that the PPU will either take the hit, or be removed all together. I forsee a lot of cut corners with the PS3 in the future.
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PS3 only $389 (controller, plug ins and disc drive sold seperately)
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Now with all the stuff Sony has supposed, coming for the PS3...will they come in at that price and compete? No...someone's lying...I wonder if they are going to water down the specs like they did the PSP?....umm yeah I think that's a safe bet to take...

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they didn't lower the specs on PSP. but they did upgrade the ram from 16 to 32.
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Old 05-30-2005, 12:03 AM   #10
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Considering that the Cell system is finished and the PPU isn't, I'd say it's pretty safe to say that the PPU will either take the hit, or be removed all together. I forsee a lot of cut corners with the PS3 in the future.
I'd rather pay more to have the PPU included, either way i'm not buying a ps3.

i think rev games would be more inpressive if ppu for ps3 is not included- becuase ps3 resources will be used up on physics processes without it.

rev has compromised its graphics this time around (well compared to the other 2) but if rev has a PPU- this will make the ps3 look like an over priced sham- THOUGH ITS THEM GAMES THAT WILL BE IMPORTANT.

with an RSX and CELL i doubt ps3 should have a PPU-
and the above comment about the consoles comparable to a PC- to me they are a stripped down PC with loads of games.

REV seems to be the only one serving its purpose.

i would love it if they announced classic sega games for download on rev too- i dont see why not.- sega will get a new lease of life that way.
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Here we go with another "PS3 will be $700" thread
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Here we go with another "PS3 will be $700" thread
Actually, it's $699.
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Old 05-30-2005, 06:42 AM   #13
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Expect to pay $303.25 Million in Zimbabwe for your 360. Zimbabwean dollars that is.
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Old 05-30-2005, 08:17 AM   #14
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I'm expecting the PS3 to be 399.99 in the states

if its actually 299.99 like the 360, I will be surprised
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Old 05-30-2005, 05:25 PM   #15
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don't get ahead of yourself. it hasn't been confirmed that the 360 will be $300. everyone's just asuming that.
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