195w ago - As previously reported, today the sales ads for the first week of September at Walmart, Gamestop and Meijer show the Xbox 360 Elite priced at $299 and replacing the current Pro SKU which Microsoft is phasing out.
Engadget has managed to get a leaked photo of the Walmart ad as you can see below.
To quote: "In a move obviously designed to offset Sony's recent PS3 redesign and price drop, the $299 price point will take effect on the same day as the new PS3 launches - September 1st. The Arcade SKU will remain at $199."
Expect an official Microsoft announcement soon...
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sure looks like Microsoft are wetting their pets for fear right now. when one looks at a Xbox360 Elite and a PS3 marked at $299, it's no competition. they may have lowered the price on the Xbox, but that won't stop people from buying a PS3. with a ps3, people are getting so much more. free networking, an excellent media system with bluray, better exclusives, and more.
I don't want to be a fanboy and I don't consider myself one, but i am tired of Microsoft trying to sham their way out of trouble.
What a coincidence the Xbox 360 price is cut after the PS3 slim is announced, very corporate strategy. The PS3 slim has an advantage now the price of each console is similar, with added bluray, wifi, free online etc. Glad im posting again, theres so much going off on the PS3 front, i thought i'd stay stuck on my 100th post forever lol.