Recently, we had reported Microsoft Xbox 360 is apparently planning to slash the price of the . Now, Kotaku has given an update, stating that they have received a phone picture of the internal announcement for the coming Xbox 360 Pro price drop announcement from a GameStop employee. It is believed that the official announcement is slated to be as soon as this weekend, precisely on 13th July.
We recently saw Sony of its 80 GB PS3 in the wake of a drop in the . And less than 24 hours ago we reported on a rumour that the could plummet soon. Now it seems that Microsoft has responded to the PS3 price cut, dropping the price of its Xbox 360 Elite console by about a hundred US dollars in the United States. This Xbox 360 price cut is also seen across Microsoft’s other 360 models and will be effective as of tomorrow August 28, 2009. In addition, from now on, every Xbox 360 you buy will be compatible with the Project Natal.
The Xbox 360 price drop will be effective starting from tomorrow. The Xbox 360 Elite will be available for an estimated retail price of just 299.99 USD (approx. Rs. 14,685), while the Xbox 360 Pro will be available for 249.99 USD (approx. Rs. 12,240) and the Xbox 360 Arcade is expected to retail at a starting price of 199.99 USD (approx. Rs. 9,790).
The bundles will be more affordable than the Wii U when it launches for $299 and $349 for the 32GB deluxe set. The Xbox 360 price drops were made directly after Nintendo on the Wii and should allow Microsoft to compete with the Wii U’s release.