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Woolworths Dropping Xbox 360 To £130


Woolworths Dropping Xbox 360 To £130

Never ones to sniff at any kind of Xbox 360 price drop in the UK - especially when the US and Japan have already seen one - we can't help but have our curiosities raised by Woolworths' purported upcoming price cuts. A scan of an as-yet-unreleased catalogue (sent to Engadget) indicates that it plans to drop its Xbox 360 prices by around £30 across the board.

That means that, at Woolworths at least, the Arcade SKU would sit at £129.99, the 60GB Xbox 360 at £159.99 and the Elite at £229.99. As it stands you can currently get a discontinued 20GB Xbox 360 for about £160, so it wouldn't be that surprising to see its replacement take a similar position once stock of the older model runs out.

When these cuts will come into effect, assuming the leak is a leak and not a (pretty pointless) hoax, is unclear. Common sense, though, would suggest that catalogues are probably swapped out on a monthly basis so we'll probably be looking at October. We'll probably see a few more stores follow suit as we get closer to Christmas, whether Microsoft wants to initiate that or not.




September 15, 2008, 2:52 pm

... the wii's starting to look pretty expensive, now (bring on the &#163100 wii and the &#16350 DS)


September 15, 2008, 3:24 pm

The slightly bigger suprise for me is that there is a still a Woolworths, somewhere.

Matt G Baish

September 15, 2008, 6:53 pm


There are plenty around - five in London alone - maybe you have some sort of `Woolies Blindness` - nasty! :) (Well actually unless you like pick 'n mix then I guess its no bad thing).

Hans Gruber

September 15, 2008, 9:29 pm

There are many more than just 5 Woollies in London, Matt. Their Store Finder thing appears to only show 5 stores at a time. If you use postcode searches instead, it reveals many more in London (as elsewhere I guess) that otherwise don't show due to the '5 at a time' limit.

Yeah, good old Woollies. My own store isn't very good though - they seem to differ a lot in quality and now have a great deal of competition at the low end (all the PoundX type places) whilst apparently not offering a competitive range or price to consumable media in the form of games, music and film. I guess the pick'n'mix is still pretty good though. :)


September 15, 2008, 10:49 pm

Re Woollies- hey don't knock it, if you ever need a 7 year old DVD title, a measuring tape, some cable ties and an Easter egg....oh yes....all under one roof. Back of the net :o)

Matt G Baish

September 16, 2008, 2:13 pm

Now official: http://www.oxm.co.uk/articl...

&#163130 Arcade (Mem Card), &#163170 60Gig, &#163230 Elite (120Gig)

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