Saturday, October 4, 2008

Xbox 360: Worldwide Price Drops

(Information started on September 5th)


Pretty much all regions (at least the major ones) have received price drops on all models of the Xbox 360.

America (September 5th):

Arcade: $280 -> $200
60 GB: $350 -> $300
Elite: $450 -> $400

The 120 GB harddrive also price dropped from $180 to $150.

Europe (September 19th):

Arcade: £159 / €199 -> £129 / €179
60 GB: £199 / €269 -> £169 / €239
Elite: £259 / €369 -> £229 / €299

Japan (September 11th):

Arcade: 27,800 yen -> 19,800 yen
60 GB: 29,800 yen (introduced)
Elite: 47,800 yen -> 39,800 yen

These pricing adjustments puts many of the models in many of the regions on par with each other.  I believe the Arcade model in many regions is now cheaper than the Wii by a fairly significant margin.

The sales increases seen in each have been very high.  This is true even for Japan (where Microsoft is known not to have very good following).  In that case, it seems to be a combination of the increased value along with the current wave of RPGs (which have also been selling well).

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