E3 2005: Xbox 360 Title Pricing Revealed?
Online retail listings may provide a clue.
by David Adams
May 17, 2005 - Our sharp-eyed web-checkers have just reported that online retailer EB Games is now listing all announced Xbox 360 titles for pre-order. Most interesting, however, is that the company is listing the titles at $60 -- only ten dollars above the typical game price for this generation. EB Games is also listing a ship date of November 1 for the titles.
Before we start adjusting our budget or begging for more allowance, however, keep in mind that the pricing is purely speculative, and the November 1 date obviously a placeholder. The EB site is careful to point out that "the ship date and retail price have not been confirmed and therefore are subject to change."
While we ask that you keep that grain of salt handy, then, we will also admit that retailers like EB Games have often provided good first clues on title release dates and pricing. While of course we must wait for official pricing announcements, this may indeed be a hint of the price of the next generation. Stay tuned for more.