As expected, Microsoft announced a price drop for Japan. Are you excited yet? No?
So, yeah, the Xbox 360's price tag has been cut for The Land of the Rising Sun. Pricing looks like this:
• Xbox 360 Elite Previous Price: ¥39,800 (AU$515) New Price: ¥29,800 (AU$385)
• Xbox 360 Pro Previous Price: ¥29,800 (AU$385) New Price: Open
• Xbox 360 Arcade Previous Price: ¥19,800 (AU$256) New Price: ¥19,800
The open price for the Xbox 360 Pro is to basically ensure (or hopefully ensure) that retailers sell through their stock. The "new price" for the Xbox 360 Arcade isn't a new price—so don't get excitement.
Other details mentioned at the event include:
• Microsoft has sold 31.4 million Xbox 360s • Over twenty million Xbox LIVE members. • During the first half of this year, downloads were up 30 per cent • 27 million games in the Halo franchise have been sold
Numbers are fun!
【Xbox360 media briefing 2009】テキストライブ Xbox360値下げを発表 | インサイド [Inside Games] マイクロソフトの発表会で、Xbox 360 エリートが29800円［税込］に値下げ！ [ファミ通.com]