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Microsoft promises a price cut a year for Xbox 360

Or, "we're making you pay more now so we can shift more later"
Tue Sep 20 2005, 19:35
WITHOUT HAVING YET launched the Xbox 360, Microsoft has already laid down a roadmap for slashing the price of its next-gen console as it becomes yesterday's news.

According to Boomtown, the company is planning - or should we say promising - a price cut a year for the console. Demand for consoles drops during their lifetime anyway, forcing price cuts in order to shift boxes but for Microsoft cuts will mean that it can further increase the margins between its console and Sony's expectantly pricey offering.

Whether or not we will see price cuts after launch this November and before the PlayStation 3 launches in Spring 2006 remains to be seen, however. µ


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