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US Seeing Xbox 360 Price Cuts, Too

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Occasionally Microsoft's price cutting strategy can feel almost like an insult to we English folk. First Japan sees a pretty huge set of cuts, introducing the £100 Xbox 360 Arcade and now America has been promised even cheaper consoles tomorrow. It's so unfair (he says, stamping his feet).
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As of tomorrow, then, the Xbox 360 Arcade will drop to $199 (~£112), the standard Xbox 360 to $299 (£168) and the Xbox 360 Elite to $399 (~£224). As per the Japan price cuts, the Arcade SKU will now be the cheapest console of the current generation - cheaper even than the Wii!

According to Microsoft, the sub-$200 is extremely important, and many consumers make the decision to buy at this price. Certainly, going by rough UK equivalents, £150 to £100 is definitely a more significant drop than £200 to £150. Most people would rather see a cheaper console than a larger hard drive, too. Of course we'll probably be waiting a while for UK price cuts, so it’s a bit of a moot point.

I'll warrant it'll be a long time before the PlayStation 3 gets that low, certainly. Although rumour has it Kingdom Hearts 3 is in development as a PS3 exclusive, so it's not all bad news.

In related news: it looks like even Microsoft is prone to a typo every now and again - Xbxo 360 anyone?
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