NEWS - Saturday, May 28, 2005

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 around $300

In an interview with, Microsoft Corporate Vice President J. Allard said that the Xbox 360 would retail in the neighborhood of $300, although the final decision had not yet been made. Microsoft’s current generation system, Xbox, launched for $299 in November of 2001. The system has went on to sell over 19 million units worldwide, keeping a distant second behind rival Sony’s Playstation 2. The company recently debuted the new Xbox 360 at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The new system will include a three-core processor by IBM, 512 MB of Ram, and a custom video card by ATI. Sony also debuted their next-generation system, the Playstation 3, and dazzled attendees with tech demos that instructed behavioral physics in artificial objects. Nintendo is planning to release their new system, code-named Revolution, in 2006. Next-generations consoles have not retailed for over the $299 mark since 1995, when Sony’s Playstation debuted. The $299 price tag is considered to be the highest consumers will pay for a new video game system. Consoles that have retailed beyond the $299 price tag have never achieved mass penetration into households. Microsoft is expected to take a loss on the Xbox 360 and recoup with software sales. With the inclusion of a custom processor, graphics card, and a 20GB hard drive, the Xbox 360 could still retail for as high as $349. The company has sunk over $2 billion to establish the Xbox brand in the video game market. Allard said that the company would make a final decision on the price of the new Xbox 360 in about two months. The Xbox 360 is expected to launch in November 2005.


Site Statistics

Registered Members: 43,984
Forum Posts: 725,144
Xbox One Titles: 655
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 583
Xbox Titles: 847
Staff Reviews: 1,448
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,082
Screenshots: 28,839
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Games with Gold for November - Count me in
Post by TheOutcast-XBA
0 Replies, 20 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee Borderlands The Handsome Collection
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 36 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee et controllers
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 39 Views

GOW 4 Horde Credit and XP Earn Rate Updates
Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 71 Views

Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 64 Views

Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing Fall 2017
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 114 Views

Xbox One S Protoype Zebra
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 157 Views

Xbox One South Korea Edition Limitee Mother Pearl
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 95 Views

Xbox One Official China Edition limitee Lunar New Year Monkey 2016
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 110 Views

Xbox Play Anywhere Set up.
Post by Nato King
6 Replies, 178 Views

CONTEST! Win a copy of Worms W.M.D.!
Post by Variation-XBA
9 Replies, 345 Views

The Gears of War 4 Live Broadcast Airs Today
Post by Nato King
7 Replies, 212 Views

Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 261 Views

Spoiler: First 12mintues of Battlefield 1
Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 246 Views

Custom Xbox Addict Controller!
Post by Variation-XBA
8 Replies, 322 Views

© 2000-2016 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics