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Question Should I wait for a price drop? - 08-22-2006 , 10:07 AM


Alright so the last few weeks I've been thinking of buying a 360 soon, but I've heard rumors of a possible price drop. I want to wait till the price drops, even if that means I have to wait till next year when Halo 3 comes out, but what I worry about is missing out on some great Xbox LIVE games that might die out in popularity before I get my box. I don't want to get onto Chromehounds in the spring of 07, and there is a lack of player diversity. But at the same time I don't want to shell out 400+ bucks for a console system.

So my question is...should I wait for the price drop, or are there enough good online games that might die out soon to make the purchase worth while?

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08-22-2006 , 10:13 AM


If the game dies out, it wasn't really worth it anyway.

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08-22-2006 , 11:05 AM


If it drops at all it will probably be when the PS3 comes out.

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08-22-2006 , 02:56 PM


From what I read, the Premium will drop to $300 this fall, and the Core will drop to $220, I think. I believe it's September-October, somewhere in there, but it could be November too. If you don't want to spend $400, then I guess wait until the price drop. If you want an XBox 360, then pay $400. By the end of this year, the price will be dropped, more than likely BEFORE the PS3 launch. Microsoft wants to sell at 50% of the PS3's cost, making their system even more worth it. I'd guess late October, early November.

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08-23-2006 , 10:15 PM


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From what I read, the Premium will drop to $300 this fall, and the Core will drop to $220, I think. I believe it's September-October, somewhere in there, but it could be November too. If you don't want to spend $400, then I guess wait until the price drop. If you want an XBox 360, then pay $400. By the end of this year, the price will be dropped, more than likely BEFORE the PS3 launch. Microsoft wants to sell at 50% of the PS3's cost, making their system even more worth it. I'd guess late October, early November.
K, i got 2 questions

1. Can you put that in CAN, because i think its then it will be about 399 for premium, and 349 for core, is that right??

2. What about Xbox 360 v2??? Whats the price of trhat??

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08-23-2006 , 10:17 PM


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K, i got 2 questions

1. Can you put that in CAN, because i think its then it will be about 399 for premium, and 349 for core, is that right??

2. What about Xbox 360 v2??? Whats the price of trhat??
What on Earth is the Xbox 360 v2?

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08-23-2006 , 10:24 PM


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What on Earth is the Xbox 360 v2?
Thats what I want to know...

To add on: I don't think they'll be a pricedrop any time soon. Though one durring the PS3 release may be advantagous.

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08-25-2006 , 03:55 PM


I read in a place that it said Microsoft say NO to price cut, i'll find it
Microsoft bosses say 'no' to Xbox 360 price cut

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08-25-2006 , 07:31 PM


You should get one while you have the chance, If you get one when the price drops, they may be out of stock again.

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08-25-2006 , 08:43 PM


For all you English listeners - the Core system just dropped to £199 ($400) - this -may- indicate a price drop in hte US soon, but we are still paying more :(

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For all you English listeners - the Core system just dropped to £199 ($400) - this -may- indicate a price drop in hte US soon, but we are still paying more :(
you guys get better food and ice cream though so it all evens out

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For all you English listeners - the Core system just dropped to £199 ($400) - this -may- indicate a price drop in hte US soon, but we are still paying more :(
That's got to suck our Premium System is $400 and the Core System is $300. Though I could've gotten a Premium System last year during new years for $300 ,but then I would've missed a party.

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08-28-2006 , 04:49 PM


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Thats what I want to know...

To add on: I don't think they'll be a pricedrop any time soon. Though one durring the PS3 release may be advantagous.
Errr I hear its just Xbox 360 except with all the bugs fixed and no overheating problems >.>

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08-28-2006 , 05:09 PM


I am also hoping for a price cut cause well im cheep:D

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08-28-2006 , 07:16 PM


When I turn 14 this september, I'm gonna get a job at publix or something making a maximum of $60 a week if I work 10 hours. That means it would take me about:
400 / 60 = around seven weeks

I'm definitely hoping for a price drop so I don't have to wait 2 months to get my 360:)

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08-28-2006 , 07:30 PM


Wow thanks for all the feedback everyone.
As for the 360 v.2, I think I know what it is, although I have yet to hear it called by that name. They are redisgning the processor chip to make the console more affordable to make, so they may very well call it v.2.
Also that article denying the price drop may just be Microsoft's way of keeping it hidden, they don't want everyone to wait a few months for a cheaper model if people are willing to spend $400 now.

I think I'm gonna wait until H3 comes out, I've got college to spend money on now.

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08-28-2006 , 09:42 PM


I personolly don't know if the 360 will have a price drop this holiday season. If they don't, I Would guess around after halo3's release because a lot of people will be buying a 360+halo3. Either way I would say get one now because There are plenty of fun games + you most likly won't be able to find one this holiday season and a month or 2 after christmas. I am guessing halo3 will be coming out around may ( if it is november of next year I will be pist ) and if it does it will be hard to find one around then too.

 

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