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Xbox 360 120GB HDD has price slashed in U.S. as well

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Feb 2010 16:44 User comments (19)

Xbox 360 120GB HDD has price slashed in U.S. as well Yesterday we reported that Microsoft had slashed the price of the 120GB Xbox 360 HDD in Europe, while at the same time releasing a 250GB HDD in Japan.
Today they have announced the same offer for the United States, with the price officially dropping from $149.99 to $129.99 "while supplies last."

The software giant would not elaborate on whether this was the end of the 120GB model HDD, but it appears that way. Expect a 250GB HDD release in the EU and US territories soon enough.

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19 user comments

16.2.2010 16:49

you think everybody would have one if they wanted one by know.
I ain't paying for online and Ps3 looks better on screen.
I would take an x-box over a wii though

26.2.2010 17:20

They had these at FutureShop (Canadian store) for $80 not too long ago, still didn't feel like spending that much on one...

36.2.2010 17:28

errr...... whats the point if you have to have tit split into 50 different partitions?

46.2.2010 19:44

just go ebay and get it for 50 bucks

56.2.2010 20:07

A 120GB hard Drive for "only" $129.99. What a great deal Microsoft.

66.2.2010 22:14

Originally posted by ZeusAV:
A 120GB hard Drive for "only" $129.99. What a great deal Microsoft.
BASTARDS... it should be 80 max

77.2.2010 0:22

didnt they do a price mark up for the cost of the parts for this when they first came out? wasnt it like 90 bucks to make everything.. and im sure the price dropped since.. filthy thieves

87.2.2010 1:57
chris4160
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Originally posted by lxfactor:
didnt they do a price mark up for the cost of the parts for this when they first came out? wasnt it like 90 bucks to make everything.. and im sure the price dropped since.. filthy thieves
It'd probably be more like $40-50 to make now. One has to wonder what idiots are in charge making these decisions. If they want to beat the ps3 (or the wii) then they should drop their hardware prices to where they are breaking even or losing money.

Originally posted by NINVIN21:
Ps3 looks better on screen.
Actually, it doesn't: http://au.gamespot.com/features/6240138/p-2.html and http://au.gamespot.com/features/6202552/index.html
The differences are minimal though.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Feb 2010 @ 2:00

97.2.2010 3:21
llongtheD
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Quote:
Originally posted by lxfactor:
didnt they do a price mark up for the cost of the parts for this when they first came out? wasnt it like 90 bucks to make everything.. and im sure the price dropped since.. filthy thieves
It'd probably be more like $40-50 to make now. One has to wonder what idiots are in charge making these decisions. If they want to beat the ps3 (or the wii) then they should drop their hardware prices to where they are breaking even or losing money.

Originally posted by NINVIN21:
Ps3 looks better on screen.
Actually, it doesn't: http://au.gamespot.com/features/6240138/p-2.html and http://au.gamespot.com/features/6202552/index.html
The differences are minimal though.
I have to agree, 1.5 terabyte drives are selling for that. Put the extra platters in it and stop raping people. Can anyone tell me why they are even still making drives with so little capacity, with the technology out now???

107.2.2010 4:19

Originally posted by llongtheD:
I have to agree, 1.5 terabyte drives are selling for that. Put the extra platters in it and stop raping people. Can anyone tell me why they are even still making drives with so little capacity, with the technology out now???
You're comparing 2.5" HDDs to 3.5" HDDs...2.5" ones are ALWAYS going to be considerably more (esp. for the highest capacity).

And there are still needs for lower capacity HDDs due to TONS of legacy hardware out there.

117.2.2010 5:09
llongtheD
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Quote:
Originally posted by llongtheD:
I have to agree, 1.5 terabyte drives are selling for that. Put the extra platters in it and stop raping people. Can anyone tell me why they are even still making drives with so little capacity, with the technology out now???
You're comparing 2.5" HDDs to 3.5" HDDs...2.5" ones are ALWAYS going to be considerably more (esp. for the highest capacity).

And there are still needs for lower capacity HDDs due to TONS of legacy hardware out there.
Your absolutely right, 129 for a 120 gig HD is a special kind of bargain. What was I thinking? Apples to apples, you can buy a 500 gig laptop HD for around 90 bucks retail. Manufacturers that buy them in bulk get them for far less. Are you still running legacy hardware?
Let me ask you this, when was the last time you remember spending a dollar per gig on HD storage? We're not talking about legacy hardware anyway. If the laptop drive in the 360 is still using an old ribbon style IDE connection, my bad.
When I think of slashing prices, 20 off of 150 isn't exactly what I'd call "slashing."
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Feb 2010 @ 5:14

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

127.2.2010 9:50

they use enterprise drives last I checked that's 30% of the price but really they want to micromanage the HDD and gain as much profit from the hardware as possible, their hardware platform their premium and you have to pay for it like with ipple crap....

137.2.2010 20:04

wont it be fun though if the new 250GB HDD will cost more than the xbox itself though? i think were all in for a laugh sometime soon

148.2.2010 1:07
chris4160
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Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by lxfactor:
didnt they do a price mark up for the cost of the parts for this when they first came out? wasnt it like 90 bucks to make everything.. and im sure the price dropped since.. filthy thieves
It'd probably be more like $40-50 to make now. One has to wonder what idiots are in charge making these decisions. If they want to beat the ps3 (or the wii) then they should drop their hardware prices to where they are breaking even or losing money.

Originally posted by NINVIN21:
Ps3 looks better on screen.
Actually, it doesn't: http://au.gamespot.com/features/6240138/p-2.html and http://au.gamespot.com/features/6202552/index.html
The differences are minimal though.
I have to agree, 1.5 terabyte drives are selling for that. Put the extra platters in it and stop raping people. Can anyone tell me why they are even still making drives with so little capacity, with the technology out now???
The xbox doesn't really need a hard drive bigger than 60gb. I'm still using the 20g and I've downloaded almost every dlc for the major games (halo, cod, left 4 dead etc). I even have a few gigs left. The only reason that anybody would need a hard drive bigger than 60gb is if they installed every game to the hard drive and download movies from zune.

158.2.2010 8:06

If you want games installed, gotta go with 250 GB. So much faster at loading games, it's worth it.

I got the WD hackable one for $45 from Newegg and it's working perfectly. My box is a bit of a Frankenstein though (not JTAG-able, still not banned):
Xenon with X-Clamp fix on both CPU and GPU, Spoofed BenQ drive to Hitachi with 1.61 firmware, and hacked 250 GB HDD (which is a WD spoofed to Hitachi)

169.2.2010 0:02

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
they use enterprise drives last I checked that's 30% of the price but really they want to micromanage the HDD and gain as much profit from the hardware as possible, their hardware platform their premium and you have to pay for it like with ipple crap....
No, they use laptop drives...and they are not even the fast kind. You can get better drives for less than $60...and you can get better drives that are more than 4 times as large for under $100. The case is the only thing special...and it can't cost microsoft more than $5 to make.

It realy is sickening to think of all the tiny-drives they make for devices...they save like 1-2 dollars at the cost of 50% of the capacity...just so they can charge you over $100 to get the 1-2 dollars worth of space that you should have had from the start! I guess this explains why Microsoft refuses to release a Xbox360 with a decent hard drive...but it still does not explain why sony refuses to make a 500GB PS3.

179.2.2010 0:32

Originally posted by KillerBug:
...but it still does not explain why sony refuses to make a 500GB PS3.
Because they designed the PS3 w/ an easily-replaceable HD so users could buy any size bare hard drive they want! Maybe if they see enough demand for the 250GB model and hear enough feedback for having something even higher, they may.

189.2.2010 2:07

there HardDrives have been WD's So far, with a minor few being Seagate's. its the special firmware they use to lock the drives that cost so much plus about 10 bucks for the caddie.

other than that there your garden variety laptop HDDs.

they should just release the 320's already.

199.2.2010 2:31

120 GB 360 Hd's on ebay go for 50-70$ brand spanking new all day long so I laugh at that price cut. Thanks Hong Kong ebayerzzzz for the last 3 I've bought :)


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