Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by jamieuk23, Jul 30, 2005.
You can also Pre order it from Comet for £10
yer but its notting giving you a final price but the HMV site is
will the xbox 360 be the same price at every shop or will some places have it cheaper etc. just wondering if there was going to be a fixed price
£299 is NOT the final price. MS havent confirmed what the price will be. HMV are just guessing.
HMV actually say that the price and release date are to be confirmed.
MS hasn't released either a release date or a console price as yet. I personally also guess around the £250 - £299 (more likely £299) mark.
Taken from the HMV heading from that link:
"Xbox 360 Console (Please Note:- Price & Release Date Still Tbc)"
good call mate !! had a few beers when I posted this post didnt look in to it to much.
Xbox360 will be dead in the water if they release in the UK at £299.Look at the fiasco with the Xbox when they sold no units at £299 and had to drop the price £100 3 weeks after launch.
My guess is they'll go for £199 and bump the price of games up a fiver,This talk of £50 for next gen titles is ridiculous-I'll give up gaming before I pay that price for software.
amazon.co.uk had kameo at £29.99 for preorder and pdz at £32.99. I ordered both and put my name down for a preorder there as well.
I'm sure the Xbox was £200 at launch.
I remember getting one with PGR and an extra controller for £260 the first week they came out.
The XBOX didnt drop to £100 for almost 2 years.....
£299 will be the starting price, it will be out Before the PS3 so that shoud help its sales as people being people will want the newest console first before any others.
I'm sure it was £299?
The XBOX was launched at £299, I know because I bought one. You are also correct the price was dropped within about 6 months to £199. MS offered a conpensation package to early adopters like myself; the package consisted of two extra controllers and two games.
I thought so as I remember getting some free games. I think it was a very generous offer on MS part!
£299 would be very distressing! would still buy it from HMV though because my mate got us £100 of HMV vouchers for a wedding present and we saved them for the 360!
Personally I think that £299 is about right to be honest. I hope that they do it a bit cheaper (maybe £249 or £279) but I can see £299 being the price.
Apparently Walmart have had a leaked report revealing the news that we really knew all along (US info, still unconfirmed but looks credible):
Release date: 4 November 2005
Release price: $299
Typical title price: $59.99
Sources (copied from another forum so I can't comment on the links): Team Xbox Link 2 Link 3 Link 4
Now my speculation (completely unfounded):
UK release: Dec 2005
UK price: £249
UK title prices: £44.99
Amazon already have titles for preorder at £29.99 on xbox 360.
No way will anyone pay £45 per game. Unless you shop on the high street.
Your Mrs agreed to put £100 of your wedding present towards the 360, jeez has she got any sisters
Yeah, I was just referring to high st RRP prices; as always internet shops will be alot cheaper.
Luckily she loves video games too...she's a good old fruit!
Im sold if its £250 or below, any word on launch lineup?
lol, indeed! Strangely my Fiance wasn't up for me putting games consoles (or vouchers to buy them with) on our wedding list. Instead it was the traditional trudge around M&S and various other department stores looking at Fish slices and crockery sets.
....CAS FAN considers a move to North Humberside
£299 is going to be a very good price, I reckon. Especially as it looks like the much-needed (well, by us lot on this forum ) HD cables won't come as an optional extra, but in the box!
does this seem really late to anyone else considering the release of the machine ?
and i certainly refuse to pay £60 for a title they can go off as far as im concerned if thats the case. i cant justify more than 39.99 for a game no matter what the production costs
It's good news that the HD cables will be included.
I also feel that £60 is taking the . I will also refuse to shell out £60 on a game these days, it's daylight robbery!! Films have huge production costs yet DVD's only cost about a tenner (I know there's the box office takings but i'm also not asking to pay £10 for a game - £40 is fine)! Games are now selling in sufficient amounts (look at Halo 2) for them to reduce costs. They also predict that the next generation consoles will massivly increase user bases which should lead to cheaper, not more expensive games!
If they start trying to sell games at £60 they will certainly not be growing their user base!
I agree that £40 is the limit for game prices IMO. Pricing them higher will just lead to mass piracy, poor X-Box live take up (as everyone will own pirated games which can't be used on the service) and software houses going out of business everywhere!
I in no way condone piracy at all but I also in no way condone robbery by software houses either!
agreed with that statement entirely. but if and its an if at this moment they charge £60 a go piracy will go up 200%. i moan when i have to pay £40 for a game but its justified in most cases look at the hard work these guys have put in, but £60 and i wont even buy the console let alone any games. they will be asking for trouble if its bad prices cos these wizzkids will have the console cracked in weeks and even the HD-dvd and blu-ray medium will not last long after its surfaced. games are selling like movies look at Halo 2 as an example given above this has sold so many units and arguably made xbox live have the base it currently has regardless of wether you like the game or not. i know i got on live because of halo2
Not really. It's a case of being able to confirm the costs involved and decide the amount of subsidy to absorb. It's my impression a lot talk on various forums about prices - or speculating on them - is by someone associated with the product and getting some feelers out about how people feel about certain price points. If not, then they're as daft as a brush not to use this method to know where the fine line lays.
Equally, they've had since E3 to see if they could include this and that as part of the overall strategy, and it's been decided what can and can't be done for the money or in the timeframe before launch.
It all makes a lot of sense - common sense, which is pretty much a first for ANY company.
I think the games may rise to £49.99 SRP, but will likely be had for £35-40 online soon after. It'll be Xmas, and there's always money around that time of year, so they can get away with charging more than in the New Year/spring. In other words, there's no need to be ultra agressive with the prices, unless there's indications of slowing of consumer spending - which at Xmas time is generally not relevant.
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