US Xbox Price Slash: Full Hardware and Software Details Inside

Rumours true – MS confirms stance.

Posted by Staff
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
While Europe was in bed, Microsoft’s Xbox division in the USA announced a significant slash of the Xbox retail price-point, as well as reducing the price of some key software titles.

The standard hardware unit was cut from $179 to $149, equivalent to a mere £82 Sterling.

The following software was also reduced in price:

Xbox Music Mixer - $19.99
Project Gotham Racing 2 - $29.99
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge - $29.99
Counter Strike - $29.99
Voodoo Vince - $19.99
Grabbed by the Ghoulies - $19.99

It is not currently known whether or not similar cuts for Europe are planned, though a UK price adjustment has been suspected as being close for some time. Prices in Asia are unchanged at time of going to press.

Comments

Arthur Storey 30 Mar 2004 13:25
1/4
What about the Australian price cut? How come you don't mention that?
liquid graffiti 30 Mar 2004 17:13
2/4
Humm, about time M$ decided to cut the Xbox price. But I don't think it'll be enough to catch the GC, which is currently at 2nd place. Maybe if they cut it to $99 they could pass the GC. But it's a little to late to catch the PS2.

PS2=70+ Millions units sold
GC= 15+ Millions units sold
Xbox=13.1+ Millions units sold.
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liquid graffiti 30 Mar 2004 17:13
3/4
Humm, about time M$ decided to cut the Xbox price. But I don't think it'll be enough to catch the GC, which is currently at 2nd place. Maybe if they cut it to $99 they could pass the GC. But it's a little to late to catch the PS2.

PS2=70+ Millions units sold
GC= 15+ Millions units sold
Xbox=13.1+ Millions units sold.
Joji 31 Mar 2004 15:37
4/4
This welcome, but late now Mr Gates. Should have done it over christmas, and i might have one by now. Still, a worthy purchase on my list. It will have a lot to do, to overtake GC. But theres still Halo 2, Half life 2 and GTA San Andreas to come out yet, I guess. Hurry up with the U.K price cut.
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