the price cut was recent.
this week the 360 is down 12.7% YOY.
The price cut next year will probably not be for all year, either. Unless MS just keeps the current price cuts in place. And this '12's pricecut was for 3 months, 2 of which are the busiest shopping months of the year. There was also $150 360 bundles during Black Friday and many stores offered the $199 SKUfor $179 afer Black Friday. The 360 will still end ~25% down YOY.
I completely forgot about the $99 360 plan. Good memory you have there.