And so it begins. This is a page from the latest Wal-Mart catalogue, due August 30, advertising the Xbox 360 Elite at $US299, a whole $US100 cheaper than its current price.
With Meijer's catalogue also advertising a $US299 Elite for August 30, let's end the conjecture right here. This is definitely happening.
What's fascinating is not the fact the Elite is $US100 cheaper, it's that we now—finally—have the 360 and PS3 going toe-to-toe in the marketplace. Both consoles are $US299, both have 120GB HDDs, both have HDMI, both are...black.
Be interesting to see what impact each console's bullet-point deal-breaker—Blu-Ray for PS3, Netflix for 360—has on sales.