The new Xbox 360 launches in Australia on July 1. It's $449 to buy new. If you already a console, you might want to consider a couple of trade-in deals.
EB Games are offering "full trade in value" for your old 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS Lite or DSi to go towards the purchase of the new Xbox 360. Plus they'll throw in a copy of Red Dead Redemption for free.
To put that into perspective, I called EB this afternoon to find out their current trade-in values:
Xbox 360 Arcade $59* Xbox 360 20GB $68* Xbox 360 60GB $78* Xbox 360 Elite 120GB $130 Xbox 360 Elite 250GB $180 PS3 40GB $110 PS3 80GB $220 PS3 Slim 120GB $290 PS3 Slim 250GB $340 PS2 $28 PS2 Slim $70 PSP $65 PSP Slim $95 PSP-3000 $130 Wii $140 DS $21 DS Lite $95 DSi $160 DSi XL $174
*Must be manufactured after 2007.
(Wait. They give you more store credit for a PS2 Slim than a 20GB Xbox 360! Really?)
It's far more straightforward over at GAME where you can trade in either your 120GB Xbox 360 Elite or your 80GB PlayStation 3 and pay $199 for the new Xbox 360. A better deal - just - as long as you want to trade up from those consoles.
Anyone taking the bait?