Rumor: Real Xbox 360 Price Cut Coming in September
Ars Technica is reporting that their reliable mole (who has apparently undergone a Joker makeover, as the picture proves) has said that a fairly significant price drop is coming in early September.
- Arcade (no hard drive) to $199
- Pro (60GB) to $299
- Elite (120GB) to $399
That would only be a $50 slash for the Pro and Elite SKUs, but getting the Xbox 360 Arcade under the Wii’s price and at the $199 sweet spot for the holidays would be huge. Combine that price with a marketing campaign about the “new Xbox experience” and the difficulty in finding a Wii, and you’ve got a pretty good formula for posting some big sales numbers in the last quarter of 2008.