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Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by jimbo, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. jimbo

    jimbo wii are cool!!!!!

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    the 360 is still kinda out of my price range..so is there a chance there will be a price cut before june as it my b-day....if not i will still get it but just want to know

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  2. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    It isn't likely, because there was a price drop just a few months ago, but anything is possible.
     
  3. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    I don't see a reason to drop price. The 360 price is fine, you can't expect it to drop as low as a Wii when you are getting far superior hardware.
     
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    blume9370 WiiChat Member

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    i agree with that!!
     
  5. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    I like that you mentioned hardware, because if you had said gameplay I would have had an issue with that. I think the 360 is definitely worth it at its current price, I would really like to upgrade to an elite, but that would require money I don't have.
     
  6. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    i predict a small pricecut around mid 2009 i must say, 360 just had a recent priccut
     
  7. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    When they start using the new "Opus" and "Vahalla" internals the price should go down, so yea an '09 price cut sounds right, maybe even late '08.
     
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    My friend got one off craig's list for cheap, if you're willing to get a used one you could save some dough. Chance is it'll die and then you can send in for a replacement ;)
     
  9. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Haha, that may work, some people are just too lazy to send them in and would rather sell them so I mean you can find those.
     
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    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    how late we talking here?

    cause you aoghta consider christmas?

    will they keep the price high to get more money during christmas, or will they drop it to get more sales?

    it can be a gamble
     
  11. T3kNi9e

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    I think its possible that they do a slight price drop before christmas, but thats just a chance, there is no guarantee on that. Im just thinking strategically :p But after this "Opus" or "Valhalla" processors there's a very good chance they drop price then.
     
  12. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    As long as they're still making a profit they can drop it however low they want, I just don't know their manufacturing costs, I know it's less than it was, but like mentioned before the Opus and Vahalla internals are supposedly going to be more reliable, cheaper, and faster so that should enable them to lower prices and still make a good profit. If they do drop it this year it will most likely be around the holidays so they can push more product.
     
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    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Ok, so I don't usually research these things, but I was looking at some articles on the Opus and Vahalla chipsets and I saw a newer, less expensive chipset due to come out around August dubbed the Jasper chipset which will be sporting dual 65 nm cpu/gpu chips and thus easier to cool, cheaper to produce, and in turn should prove to be more reliable. So what I'm getting at is that we may see a price drop around that time, because they dropped the price when they introduced the Falcon chipset so it is likely that we will see another drop at the implementation of the Jasper set.

    This is all based on the info I found, not sure how reliable it is. I'd suggest doing your own research to see if you can verify.
     

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