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    When's the first 360 price drop likely?

    I know, I know, its a bit too early to tell anything, but judging from the other consoles, how far would it be? If it's like 3 months then I might wait. But if the drop is likely to be £60 I wouldn't bother. What's the pattern if anyone knows?

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    I wouldnt expect to see much of a price drop until the PS3 release, assuming it sells well at the current price point that is.
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    Mmy thinking too.
    If the XBox 360 is good & Sony are a year behind why drop prices ...?

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    It seems that MS want's to drop the price one year after its initial release, then they will only drop the price once a year. They won't be following the Xbox price drop structure. With PS3 so far away from release MS have no need to panic with price drops.

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    i'd have thought it will nicely come in a month or so before ps3 release, once the ps3 price has been announced. they've no reason to drop it any earlier as it has no competitors at all
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    Not to mention it's a very reasonable price to begin with.

    Are new consoles always this cheap?
    I was always thinking I'd have to wait months on end to be able to afford the X360, assuming it'd be at least £399.
    When I heard the pricing, I was first in line to order. hehe.

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    New consoles have tended to be around £500 mark when they first hit our shores. If you can get hold of one that is.

    All to often consoles launch and they only way to easily get hold of one in those critical first few weeks is through some extornationate prices on eBay/local dealers.


    If MS manage to have enough stock available at launch, at the current price, then that will be a great achievement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    New consoles have tended to be around £500 mark when they first hit our shores. If you can get hold of one that is.

    All to often consoles launch and they only way to easily get hold of one in those critical first few weeks is through some extornationate prices on eBay/local dealers.


    If MS manage to have enough stock available at launch, at the current price, then that will be a great achievement.
    xbox launch price: £300
    ps2 launch price: £300
    gamecube launch price: £130
    saturn launch price: £400
    n64 launch price: £250

    not sure where you get £500 from

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    xbox launch price: £300
    ps2 launch price: £300
    gamecube launch price: £130
    saturn launch price: £400
    n64 launch price: £250
    And this mug has paid full price on all of those more money than sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    xbox launch price: £300
    ps2 launch price: £300
    gamecube launch price: £130
    saturn launch price: £400
    n64 launch price: £250

    not sure where you get £500 from
    I was sure that PS and PS2 were around that... memory is fading. Couldn't find any exact details with a quick search either.
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    ps2 was definately £300, i've still got my recipt
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    ps2 was definately £300, i've still got my recipt
    In hindsight do you think it was worth it?

    My mate brought an Xbox at launch at now thinks it was a bad decision, purely because of the price drops...
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    You are always going to have a better deal later.. but then you're missing out on play time too

    Same for most things in the world really. MS have tried to stave off that by pre-announcing yearly price cuts, which is great because it gives people a bit of stability. Whether they stick to that or not is another thing, but if Sony play by the same thing then they can effectively control the market co-operatively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    In hindsight do you think it was worth it?

    My mate brought an Xbox at launch at now thinks it was a bad decision, purely because of the price drops...
    yes.

    compare it to pc parts - in 6 months a £300 graphics card will be worth £150. in 2 years it'll be worth nothing. my ps2 is 5 years old and still worth ~£80ish.. i know you loose the initial hit, but its not that much money in real terms..
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    Ah good point guys, I will probably get mine ASAP then

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanbandit
    And this mug has paid full price on all of those more money than sense
    lol i still remember spendin all my hard earned cash on a 300 quid ps2, got a cube at launch too. but 130 quis is still a great price for the damn thing, even though its much cheaper now

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