Reuter's reporting "good info" on X-box price drop :)

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  1. James_A

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    Just saw on Anandtech.com's forum that May 20th, MS will drop X-box to $199. Yeehaw.. Cause you know that Sony will follow suit. I see a new X-box and PS/2 for me [​IMG]
    [edit - link] Read it here...
    Jim
     
  2. Carl Johnson

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    I already have an X-Box but at that price I'd be seriously tempted to add a PS2 to my rack.
     
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    Carl,

    "Ditto"
     
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    That would put me in the market for an XBox...

    -Andre F
     
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    It's about time the Xbox came down to the Gamecube price [​IMG]
     
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    "About time"? It's been out, what six months?
     
  7. James_A

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    Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March, Apr, May.... ya think by next november, it'll be competeting with the Dreamcast for pricing?
    Jim[​IMG]
     
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    Uh-oh. I sold my XBOX to a member on this forum a while back when I didn't think I would have the time to play with it. I've been kicking myself in the ass ever since. At $199, I think a second XBox is in my future.
     
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    What are the big Xbox titles coming up this year? Anyone know of the hot upcoming ones?
     
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    If anything, it's "about time" that the PS2 has dropped in price. It's been at $299 for a long time...

    Anyone remember how long it took the PSX for it's first price drop?

    -Dave
     
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    The original Playstation droped it's price from $300 to $200 one year after it came out, to compete with the N64 which was priced at $250 (which Nintendo then droped to $200 in time for launch).
     
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    I could see MS dropping the price in Japan to spur sales, but I'd be genuinely shocked to see them drop the price in North America so soon.

    -Dan
     
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    Thank god I saw this thread. I was ready to pay the 3 bills but wasn't going to be able to get much use out of the XBOX until June 1st anyway due to work requirements. Now, I get a kick ass system for 2 bills and a DVD player in my bedroom to boot!!!

    Yeeehaw!!!
     
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    I'm definitely getting an X-Box by summer now.
     
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    If the Xbox price drop does happen, what about the Xbox owners who paid full price for it (like me)? Will there be some sorta deal like in Europe where we get some freebies? It would only be fair [​IMG]
     
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    Thats what you get for being able to play the X-Box for 6 months before the rest of us!
     
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    At that price point I'll be picking up both a PS2 (impending drop after the X-box) and an X-box probably in a month. However, I do have a difficult time with the "$299 is a bargain for the X-box hardware" argument that gets tossed around here so often. No one in their right mind would ever question the hardware capability, it's the software that has prevented greater adoption by the public.

    In today's marketplace, the PS2 trounces everyone in software -- which is why it still sells at a $299 price point, despite "inferior" technology.
     

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