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Microsoft to cut Xbox360 price when Wand arrives, says Patcher

Posted by: Ahmed Al-Dajani 31/Jan/2010
2010 will be a critical year for both of Sony and Microsoft. In fact, it might be the year that determines the winner of the HD war. Exclusive games, cutting prices and releasing new peripherals are some of the strategies those companies will be using to attract consumers.  
Anyways, on the latest episode of Bonus Round on gametrailers.com, the infamous videogames analysis Michael Patcher has predicted that Microsoft will be cutting down the price of the Xbox360 when Sony launches its motion-sensing game controller code name Wand.  
 
 
 
It's yet to be seen if Microsoft will make this move in 2010. But who knows? What do you think, will Microsoft cut the price of the Xbox360 in 2010? Tell us what do you think.  
8 comments
Posted: 01/Feb/2010
IMHO, MS cutting the price of the 360 because of the PSWand is the worst business move in this decade. I own a ps3, and i am sure many of my friends and other ps3 owners will not want to play with the wand. If we wanted to move, we would buy the Wii. And then theres the problem of any good or hardcore games catered for the Wand, and whether developers wil support it or not (much like the problem with the wii). But whatever MS. If you cut the 360, go ahead. Gives me a reason to buy a 360 for Mass Effect 2 and Alan Wake!
Posted: 01/Feb/2010
Well, whenever Microsoft run out of exclusive games they tend to slash the price of the 360, which is why there have been so many price cuts in recent years. So they probably will cut the price sometime this year as well. Rumours have been circulating that Sony are planning to cut the price of the PS3 the week before Gran Turismo 5 launches in the summer. Although they probably won't bother if hardware sales remain solid throughout the first 5 - 6 months of the year. If Heavy Rain, God Of War 3 and Final Fantasy XIII keep the PS3 comfortably outselling the 360, as it has done the past 5 months, then Sony will have no need to slash the price of PS3 hardware.
Posted: 01/Feb/2010
I think the console war is going to get hotter this year. There's defineltly going to be a price war. I think the 360 Arcade should be £99,99, 360 Elite £149,99. As for the PS3, I'll only buy one if they come down to say £199.99 or under. But I can't see how the Wand the Natal is going to boost sales. The biggest majority of people who'll buy into them will be existing owners. Gamers/websites are going on like console sales are going to go through the roof which I can't see happening. It wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft release a new 360 with Natal built in. But all in all, these two devices will just go the same way as most other devices and just fizzle out or not be as big as people are saying. The EyeToy springs to mind....
Posted: 01/Feb/2010
I wouldn't mind another discount from Microsoft - just in case I need a new console. However, whenever I listened to Mike spout his stuff the National Weather Service is more accurate predicting the weather or the U.S. Postal Service is better at delivering the mail.
Posted: 01/Feb/2010
I suspect the costs will stay the same; but you will probably see a bundle at the current price. Sony may drop price to $249 this year with a bundle for $299 Wii will most likely see a price cut this year due mostly to over saturation Those are my predictions as of today for 2010
Posted: 01/Feb/2010
I dont see M$ cuttin price yet. Will they cut price this year, you better believe it. Theyre gonna cut price b4 the holiday season to get ready for the project natal launch. The 360 arcade will be $99.99 and the Elite will sell for $249.99. I suspect Natal to be in the $50-$100 dollar price range. I also think that Sony will cut price ass well but on $50 on both units. Making ps3 120gb $249.99 and the $250gb 299.99. P.S. to all gamers. I will be buying a new console this friday feb 5. I need help with my choice between the 360 and ps3. Plz no bashin but do tell me the pros and cons. Im really excited but i jus dont know which one to buy. Also tell me which one would be the better choice and which one would cost the cheapest.
Posted: 01/Feb/2010
@ KingJames32: Why do you think that MS would slash $100 off the Arcade and only $50 off the Elite?? That would put a pretty big gap in the price difference.
Posted: 01/Feb/2010
I say that because out of the two 360's on the market nobody is buying the arcade. Going with the elite is the better and obvious choice. Making the arcade $99.99 would definitly help it. It would be pointless to make it $149.99. Plus if the arcade was $99.99 it would be cheaper than the wii and that alone could probably see major increase in sales for M$. That's what i would do. Also who knows how much project natal is gonna be. If M$ markets Natal rite then boi sony better watch out.