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Microsoft likely to bundle rather than drop price of Xbox 360

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2007 10:45 User comments (28)

Microsoft likely to bundle rather than drop price of Xbox 360 Although they have lowered manufacturing costs of the Xbox 360 by switching to the 65nm CPU, internal marketing pictures have shown that Microsoft will most likely not be lowering the price of the console but instead just bundling games and perhaps accessories.
The bundled games would be "Forza Motorsport 2" and "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance" on both the Premium and Elite consoles.

In Canada, bundling games has been a standard practice with the Best Buys and Wal-Marts already bundling 360 Premiums with Forza and Amped 3 or Forza and NHL 2k8.

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28 user comments

128.9.2007 11:43
nobrainer
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as public opinion in the uk is strongly opposed to the ps3 "bungle" i hope m$ take heed to the consumer and not the shareholder and do the right thing for the gamer, but it seems these days all consoles are designed to do is make our wallets slimmer by whatever means necessary! gone are the days of the devs making free content as its just not capitalist enough! where would cs source be without the free modding?

anyway get read for the m$360 bundle screwover!

228.9.2007 12:30

I won't buy a bundle.
If people wanted that extra crap in the first place, they wouldn't have to bundle it on to get you to take it home.
Just sell me the console, Microsoft, and do it at a competitive price.
The money's in the games, anyway, so why don't you just follow the inkjet printer lead?

328.9.2007 12:32
MadDemon
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instead of games, why dont they bundle it with the wireless adapter?

428.9.2007 12:44

Yeah, hardware is different. I could go for that, depending on what it was.

528.9.2007 13:17

Great I guess MS knows which games appeal to me the most. Of course they couldn’t have some sort of discount card for 360 hardware/games, even live points. Looks like ill be attempting to sell two crapy games in order to buy one I actually want.

628.9.2007 13:41

yeah, if they bundled with another wireless controller, or maybe a fan for their overheating problem, or a battery charger then I would be all for that. Otherwise, don't sell me games that I don't want to play. If you want to bundle a game, then look at how successful Nintendo was, they put their best games in with the console. Mario is still a classic, and it was free.

728.9.2007 14:25

Yea!!! Bundle Hardware! Wireless controllers are expensive!!

I knew that it was going to go in this direction! I stated it a few months ago that the cheaper chip was going to force a hand to do something. I was wanting a price reduction though.....too bad :-( So I guess as soon as we start seeing the bundles, it's safe to assume that those consoles have the chip. Because I haven't heard or read anything stating proof that it's been used yet. We'll see what happens this holiday season. I hope I get another 10% off Best Buy coupon by then ;-)

828.9.2007 17:01

Originally posted by emugamer:
So I guess as soon as we start seeing the bundles, it's safe to assume that those consoles have the chip. Because I haven't heard or read anything stating proof that it's been used yet. We'll see what happens this holiday season.
I too have been waiting for the 65mm 360's and hope that these new "bundles" are a sign that the updated consoles are on the market.

Anyone know the timeframe for the 65mm 360's?

928.9.2007 19:14

unless I can pick 4 games(out of them all) to come with a premium for 350/400$ I will skip a bundle like the plague.

try again!


BTW sticking cheap ass crapiest cut games with it sucks bad.

1028.9.2007 19:36

If they really want to make an impact, they should throw in the HD-DVD drive

1128.9.2007 20:28
vinny13
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Dear God no! Not the BUNDLE!

AHH!

1228.9.2007 20:43

Originally posted by vinny13:
Dear God no! Not the BUNDLE!

AHH!

*kicks you in the shin* Sony and nin are doing it too :P

Sony is laughable at 1G+ altho if MS hits 500+ thats even more laughable.

1329.9.2007 8:13
vinny13
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Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
Dear God no! Not the BUNDLE!

AHH!

*kicks you in the shin* Sony and nin are doing it too :P

Sony is laughable at 1G+ altho if MS hits 500+ thats even more laughable.
1G? Where the hell do you live?

1429.9.2007 11:32

Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
Dear God no! Not the BUNDLE!

AHH!

*kicks you in the shin* Sony and nin are doing it too :P

Sony is laughable at 1G+ altho if MS hits 500+ thats even more laughable.
I got my PS3 for under 450 off of amazon a month ago when they had a kick ass special. got the PS3 and 3 movies (In addition to the 5 free from MIR) for 478.

1529.9.2007 12:23
nobrainer
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Originally posted by vinny13 :
Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
Dear God no! Not the BUNDLE!

AHH!

*kicks you in the shin* Sony and nin are doing it too :P

Sony is laughable at 1G+ altho if MS hits 500+ thats even more laughable.
1G? Where the hell do you live?
i'm guessing australia.

1629.9.2007 20:27

It could be Mexico too, here its 1G

1730.9.2007 7:14
vinny13
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I heard everything in Australia is way overpriced. Just buying a CD was like $20 or somethin'

1830.9.2007 8:47

XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR 12MONTHS ...NOW THAT WOULD BE A BUNDLE OR WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTOR ....

1930.9.2007 10:41
vinny13
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Originally posted by phaatboi:
XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR 12MONTHS ...NOW THAT WOULD BE A BUNDLE OR WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTOR ....
In your dreams lol

Microsoft isn't generous enough to throw in an overpriced wireless nework adapter(something useful for that matter) for an extra $20 or somethin'.

If I had a 360, I would need the wireless adapter, but for $130? Crazy. But not as crazy as the one for the Xbox. That was $200!

2030.9.2007 19:16

I would get the bundle if it came with xbox live card and halo 3.

2130.9.2007 19:20

Quote:
Originally posted by phaatboi:
XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR 12MONTHS ...NOW THAT WOULD BE A BUNDLE OR WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTOR ....
In your dreams lol

Microsoft isn't generous enough to throw in an overpriced wireless nework adapter(something useful for that matter) for an extra $20 or somethin'.

If I had a 360, I would need the wireless adapter, but for $130? Crazy. But not as crazy as the one for the Xbox. That was $200!
be a wireless B or G adapter is only 20-40$ its not that costly,they can give away live some a free 12 months gold membership and only charge 30 for it is a good deal :P

221.10.2007 5:12

This is the way to keep the price up so that the companies profit margins stay relatively high.

231.10.2007 13:10
MadDemon
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Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by phaatboi:
XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR 12MONTHS ...NOW THAT WOULD BE A BUNDLE OR WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTOR ....
In your dreams lol

Microsoft isn't generous enough to throw in an overpriced wireless nework adapter(something useful for that matter) for an extra $20 or somethin'.

If I had a 360, I would need the wireless adapter, but for $130? Crazy. But not as crazy as the one for the Xbox. That was $200!
be a wireless B or G adapter is only 20-40$ its not that costly,they can give away live some a free 12 months gold membership and only charge 30 for it is a good deal :P
ZIppyDSM, edited by ddp, you don't even know what you are talking about, the xbox wireless adaptor is $99.99 everywhere! edited by ddp! 20-40$? where do you live? China? edited by ddp, ! wireless B, G? theres only one wireless adaptor for the xbox 360! retard!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Oct 2007 @ 17:55

241.10.2007 13:14

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by phaatboi:
XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR 12MONTHS ...NOW THAT WOULD BE A BUNDLE OR WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTOR ....
In your dreams lol

Microsoft isn't generous enough to throw in an overpriced wireless nework adapter(something useful for that matter) for an extra $20 or somethin'.

If I had a 360, I would need the wireless adapter, but for $130? Crazy. But not as crazy as the one for the Xbox. That was $200!
be a wireless B or G adapter is only 20-40$ its not that costly,they can give away live some a free 12 months gold membership and only charge 30 for it is a good deal :P
ZIppyDSM, shut up you noob, you don't even know what u r talking about, the xbox wireless adaptor is $99.99 everywhere! Idiot!
Yo noob you can plug it into a wireless router for half that, you have been served!

251.10.2007 13:23
MadDemon
Inactive

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by phaatboi:
XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR 12MONTHS ...NOW THAT WOULD BE A BUNDLE OR WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTOR ....
In your dreams lol

Microsoft isn't generous enough to throw in an overpriced wireless nework adapter(something useful for that matter) for an extra $20 or somethin'.

If I had a 360, I would need the wireless adapter, but for $130? Crazy. But not as crazy as the one for the Xbox. That was $200!
be a wireless B or G adapter is only 20-40$ its not that costly,they can give away live some a free 12 months gold membership and only charge 30 for it is a good deal :P
ZIppyDSM, shut up you noob, you don't even know what u r talking about, the xbox wireless adaptor is $99.99 everywhere! Idiot!
Yo noob you can plug it into a wireless router for half that, you have been served!
How was I served? once again, you have no idea what you are talking about, on your last post you said there are to wireless adapters for the 360, one that is a B adapter and a G adapter, edited by ddp, , theres only one version! and since you got owned, now you are saying that you can plug the 360 into a router? what the hell does that have to do with the wireless adapter edited by ddp, ! we were talking about connecting the 360 to the internet wirelessly, and that theres only one official adapter! edited by ddp, , get a life, served!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Oct 2007 @ 17:57

261.10.2007 13:29

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by phaatboi:
XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR 12MONTHS ...NOW THAT WOULD BE A BUNDLE OR WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTOR ....
In your dreams lol

Microsoft isn't generous enough to throw in an overpriced wireless nework adapter(something useful for that matter) for an extra $20 or somethin'.

If I had a 360, I would need the wireless adapter, but for $130? Crazy. But not as crazy as the one for the Xbox. That was $200!
be a wireless B or G adapter is only 20-40$ its not that costly,they can give away live some a free 12 months gold membership and only charge 30 for it is a good deal :P
ZIppyDSM, shut up you noob, you don't even know what u r talking about, the xbox wireless adaptor is $99.99 everywhere! Idiot!
Yo noob you can plug it into a wireless router for half that, you have been served!
How was I served? once again, you have no idea what you are talking about, on your last post you said there are to wireless adapters for the 360, one that is a B adapter and a G adapter, edited by ddp, theres only one version! and since you got owned, now you are saying that you can plug the 360 into a router? what the hell does that have to do with the wireless adapter edited by ddp! we were talking about connecting the 360 to the internet wirelessly, and that theres only one official adapter! edited by ddp, get a life, served!

Because you can plug the ethernet port into a B or G or A wireless router for half the price and use it like the 100$ USB 360 wireless adapter, do please try again, your only making yourself look more stupid.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Oct 2007 @ 17:59

271.10.2007 16:33

Quote:

Because you can plug the ethernet port into a B or G or A wireless router for half the price and use it like the 100$ USB 360 wireless adapter, do please try again, your only making yourself look more stupid.

Actually Zippy he has a point, you've gone from "Wireless Gaming Adapter"(wireless reciever) to wiring it into a wireless router (transmitter) both are completely different things.

281.10.2007 18:00

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