NEWS - Monday, September 19, 2005

Microsoft Promises Price Cuts For 360

Microsoft pledges annual price cuts for 360 Corporate VP hints at cost reduction strategy for next-gen Xbox With more than two months to go before the Xbox 360 launches in Europe, a top Microsoft executive has announced that yearly price cuts are planned for the console. Xbox 360 is due to launch in Europe on December 2, priced at £209.99 for the basic "Core System". For another £70 consumers can purchase a package which also includes a hard disk, media remote, wireless controller and other extras. "We will wind up cost-reducing the product every year," Todd Holmdahl, corporate vice president of the Xbox product group, told Reuters. It's estimated that the 360 costs approximately $100 less per unit to manufacture than Sony's PS3, giving Microsoft more scope for price cuts. The current gen Xbox had its priced slashed by £100 just six weeks after it debuted in Europe - apparently because less than 200,000 units were sold in the month following launch, according to some estimates. But there's now a firmly established Xbox fanbase in the UK, and it seems unlikely that Microsoft will be forced to make such a drastic move this time around. Microsoft was unavailable for comment at the time of writing.


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