Xbox 360 price not likely to drop

By Justin Mann on June 26, 2006, 10:47 AM
If you have been waiting for the Xbox 360 to drop in price before you went and picked one up, you may want to stop waiting. It seems there will be no drop in pricing for the console anywhere in the near future, despite the persistent rumors as of late that hinted otherwise. While a price drop would have been welcome, especially to people not willing to plunk down enormous amounts of cash for a new console, a price drop does not make much sense right now. Consider that the PS3 and Wii have not yet come to market, leaving Microsoft with the only next-gen console even for sale, and that the cost of the console is already less than the cost to produce one. That, combined with dismal sales in certain areas (such as Japan), the incentive for a price drop

That doesn't mean you can't get lucky and find one on sale through a local retailer, but I wouldn't count on anything reaching rock-bottom prices for a long time to come. The biggest impact for the 360 will probably be the release of the PS3 and Wii.

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canadian said:
Well, considering the hardware in it, its already really cheap. People must just realize, for the hardware inside, and the cost of manufacturing, its already a great price.
buttus said:
Why drop the price? I mean, there is no direct competition in that market segment right now, Sony seems to keep shooting itself in the foot, and even at this price Microsoft is still likly loosing money on the hardware.Now...on the OTHER hand, a price reduction would further strengthen their install base, convert some hardcore PS people, convince some that the HD drive is far better then the Blue Ray (which in my humble opinion is already threatening to wink out of exhistance as the reviews thus far have been critical of the product AND of the high price), and frankly a lower cost would make up for the absence of "killer" games that exist in the PS library.But what do I know? :)
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