191w ago - Today Microsoft's Major Nelson has announced that they will be offering an additional $50 rebate on the XBox 360 Elite until October 5, 2009.
This comes just weeks after the price drop of the XBox 360 Elite from $399 to $299, meaning after rebate it's just $249- not bad at all!
To quote from the Press Release: Stretch Your Entertainment Dollar with Special Offer from Xbox 360
$50 Rebate Offered with the Purchase of Xbox 360 Elite through Oct. 5
Beginning today through Oct. 5, when you purchase an Xbox 360 Elite for $299, Xbox 360 will put $50 back into your pocket with a limited-time rebate. Coupled with the recent price drop of the Xbox 360 Elite console, this offer makes your premium games and entertainment experience more affordable than ever.
Xbox 360 Elite puts all your entertainment in one place so you can play games, watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, and, coming this fall, keep up with your Twitter and Facebook social circles, all from your living room. Additionally, with a Netflix unlimited membership and an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership you can instantly watch movies and TV episodes...
192w ago - Microsoft is set to release a limited edition Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 console on November 10th.
In addition to the unique look, the console will also pack a 250GB hard drive (cannot be purchased separately), two wireless controllers, a headset and a standard copy of Modern Warfare 2.
To quote: "The company is partnering with video game studio Infinity Ward to release an Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition console alongside the launch of the first-person shooter on November 10.
The console will include a 250GB hard drive, two wireless controllers, a headset and standard copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, published by Activision. The 360 will also sport a sleek, black design created by Infinity Ward."
194w ago - Recently two different retailers released a listing for a new Xbox 360 bundle with a substantial hard drive boost.
Amazon Germany listed a 250GB Xbox 360 Elite as well as South African site XboxGaming.co.za, both with the same new SKU.
To quote: XboxGaming reports (via Kotaku), a sales sheet from BT Games shows what they call a "Super Elite" 360 bundle, which comes with a 250GB hard drive and two wireless controllers packed in, for R4199.95 ($646).
XboxGaming further reports that they confirmed with "local 360 distributor" Comztek that this bundle is indeed coming, along with one that also includes Turn-10's upcoming Forza Motorsport 3 as well.
All this comes only a day after Amazon Germany posted a listing for a new 360 bundle that similarly comes with a 250GB hard drive, two controllers, and Forza 3.
196w ago - Microsoft's XBox Exec Chris Lewis has said that a PS3 Slim announcement or possible PS3 price drop from Sony at Gamescom next week won't affect its plans, which are now widely expected to include a price drop of their own.
He goes on to say the XBox 360 is in a good place as industry braces for a double price cut.
To quote: "We are in a good place in terms of the value we offer," the Xbox EMEA VP told MCV.
"We have a plan and a rhythm we are marching to - and we won't be knocked off that cadence in terms of what the opposition might do."
Sony is believed to be preparing to unveil its brand new PS3 Slim next Tuesday at the Gamescom show in Germany.
In addition, MCV has been led to believe that Microsoft will be countering Sony's move with a price cut of its own - most likely scrapping the Pro Xbox 360 SKU and dropping the Elite 360 by £60 to £169.99.