- Feb 28, 2002
I checked the fliers today, and while every single X-Box ad reflects a $100 price drop, the PS2 is still priced at $299, what kind of a strategy is that?
We all know both were dropped to $199 within days of eachother; is this really worth arguing over? So Microsoft planned on dropping their price first, but Sony announced it first....big deal.Maybe if some XBox bashers in here hadn't sworn that Sony's price cut was not a response to Microsoft, and that it had been planned out, there wouldn't be anybody making a big deal about it.
Microsoft led the current round of price cuts. Sony followed Microsoft's lead. Fact.
Sony tried to make it look like they led the cuts. Who can blame them?
Doesn't mean anybody should buy an XBox that wasn't going to, doesn't really mean much at all.
Maybe if some XBox bashers in here hadn't sworn that Sony's price cut was not a response to Microsoft, and that it had been planned out, there wouldn't be anybody making a big deal about it.AFAIK, this isn't the cause, seeing as how nobody said anything like that.
Like someone else said, Sony technically did it first, but it really doesn't matter.
AFAIK, this isn't the cause, seeing as how nobody said anything like that.Untrue. I remember reading posts that Sony had this price cut planned for months, which they did not. If they did, retailers would have been in the loop. It is obvious that Sony found out that Microsoft already had their cut planned (likely through advertising leaks), and cut their price in response.