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Patmarki
09-12-2006, 11:34 AM
Does anyone have an idea if the Xbox 360 Premium Edition's price will drop in Europe around the time SCDA comes out? Or maybe a bit later?

DJ-SLEV3N
09-12-2006, 11:37 AM
To be honest I dont think your gonna see a price drop this year, now they are doing a new bundle which comes out sometime soon, I think its gonna include a HD DVD player, 2 HD DVD Movies and some other stuff.

Patmarki
09-12-2006, 11:41 AM
So if I want to play DA any time soon, I should just buy the 360 when the game comes out instead of waiting for a price drop?

thejackel21
09-12-2006, 11:42 AM
by the looks of what dj said pretty much...

Patmarki
09-12-2006, 11:46 AM
Parents aren't gonna be happy about that...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
But I don't really care; I really want to play SCDA.

thejackel21
09-12-2006, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by Patmarki:
Parents aren't gonna be happy about that...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
But I don't really care; I really want to play SCDA.


well im sure it will have something will find useful.. like if you wait for that new one then definaltly you could say that..

DJ-SLEV3N
09-12-2006, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by Patmarki:
Parents aren't gonna be happy about that...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
But I don't really care; I really want to play SCDA.

Hey well you could use a little reverse psychology on your parents you know, just tell them you really want a PS3, the 600 dollar one, make sure to beg, then when they say No Way! Thats too much! Just be like, well there is this new Xbox and its 200 dollars cheaper, they should be like, oh ok that is cheaper! And there you go lol

quillan
09-12-2006, 12:16 PM
Microsoft has said no price drop this year, and to be honest, they don't really need one. They can't drop the price to compete with the Wii, they have to play up the hardware differences instead. And they already have a huge price advantage over the PS3, so why drop it there? I don't expect a price drop until next year, possibly during the summer but more likely around the holidays. By that time, all three will have been out for a while, the initial rush will have been satisfied, and the focus will be on convincing people who don't have one to buy it.

Patmarki
09-13-2006, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by DJ-SLEV3N:
Hey well you could use a little reverse psychology on your parents you know, just tell them you really want a PS3, the 600 dollar one, make sure to beg, then when they say No Way! Thats too much! Just be like, well there is this new Xbox and its 200 dollars cheaper, they should be like, oh ok that is cheaper! And there you go lol

Well, that's a good idea, but I'm afraid that it won't work, because my parents know that I'm a real Xbox fanboy.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

thejackel21
09-13-2006, 08:29 PM
it never hurts to try though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Patmarki
09-14-2006, 03:19 AM
No need to do so.
Your arguments have helped me convince them.
Thanks a lot.

jchung
09-14-2006, 08:58 AM
IMO I think it is worth waiting until next year since the 360 will have a new and more efficient processor, also, I personally can't get a 360 until they make my favorite game backward compatible, so I am content just to wait.

Jackie Fiest
09-14-2006, 09:52 AM
Actually, I think it would be smart of M$ to have a price drop, if even a small one, right before the PS3 comes out. When you consider the huge competition between the two console, and the fact that thr PS3 will cost so much, it will give casual gamers a reason to look the 360s way when being forced to choose between the two.

But will M$ do it? Prolly not..

quillan
09-14-2006, 10:01 AM
They already have that reason, Jackie. The top version of the 360 is $400, while the top version of the PS3 is $600. If $200 savings isn't enough reason to look at the 360 instead of the PS3, would another $25 really make a difference? And I'm quite certain that MS is losing enough money already on the 360 console that they would not be able to bring it down to the sub-$300 level they'd need to be price competitive with the Wii.

DJ-SLEV3N
09-14-2006, 10:48 AM
MS is releasing a 360 with a built in HD DVD player to counter Sony, its gonna be like 500 I think. 100 bucks cheaper.