Does anyone else think launching an entirely new console as well as cutting the price of 360 in the same is a stupid idea?
Release new console at premium price, discount old console and market as a budget unit. Make sure it gets ports for a while and you'll be killing two birds with one stone.
Sell the remaining units of the xbox360 to quickly clear off the shelves - besides its not like they'll lose any money (or that much) from a price cut right around now since arent they overdue for a price cut?
nope..they will be aimed at different target markets
"This world is Merciless, and it's also very beautiful"
I don't think so. They will be selling to a different consumer base.
If they can get the 360 with kinect down to $200 it could sell well as a cheap casual dance/party console.While hopefully they will focus on the core audience the first few years of the 720 while it is still expencive.
I don't think they should pull it off the shelves. It has plenty of life left, especially in America.
Price-cut at E3:
4 GB Xbox 360: $99
4 GB Xbox 360 with Kinect: $149
250 GB Xbox 360: $199
250 GB Xbox 360 with Kinect: $249
Special edition consoles / 320 GB Xbox 360 + extra controller + the game: $299
It is crazy that MS sold out with a $400 SKU in 2012. Twice. (Star Wars Kinect and Halo 4)
This should happen right after E3 with a new console announcement.
The next console should start at $399 with a $449 SKU.
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