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Xbox price cut $50 for 'Holiday' bundles in US

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Xbox price cut $50 for 'Holiday' bundles in US

Postby a3HeadedMonkey » 14 Oct 2012, 22:32

It's not enough. These console are f**king ancient now, 7 years old in the case of the 360. They should all be around the £99 mark by now. How the console manufacturers have artificially kept the prices high this generation, is frankly, pretty disgusting.
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Re: Xbox price cut $50 for 'Holiday' bundles in US

Postby Old Skool Gamer » 15 Oct 2012, 06:51

No surprise there as Sony have also cut there prices.]

New console coming next year I think, well I hope so as I agree it's getting a bit old now.
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Re: Xbox price cut $50 for 'Holiday' bundles in US

Postby Asinine » 15 Oct 2012, 09:17

a3HeadedMonkey wrote:It's not enough. These console are f**king ancient now, 7 years old in the case of the 360. They should all be around the £99 mark by now. How the console manufacturers have artificially kept the prices high this generation, is frankly, pretty disgusting.


Supply and demand, if people don't want to buy it, they won't. Sony and M$ sold their consoles as a loss at the beginning of the cycle hoping to turn the console to profit later on, it was always likely to happen that they would want to wring out as much profit as possible.

Those capitalist free market dirtmongers.

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Re: Xbox price cut $50 for 'Holiday' bundles in US

Postby Two Pennys Worth » 15 Oct 2012, 15:18

I hope MS and SONY make as much money as possible out of these consoles because they lost billions in the early part of this gen so if they're going to keep investing billions in future consoles they need to see some big returns on that kind of investment. I'd hate to see any of the big 3 drop out of the console market and competition is great for the consumer. MS have made SONY raise their game this gen because SONY started off p**s poor because they thought most gamer's would just flock to the Playstation. You only have to look at how much SONY have improved their online functions trying to catch MS it's a win win for all of us.
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Re: Xbox price cut $50 for 'Holiday' bundles in US

Postby a3HeadedMonkey » 17 Oct 2012, 17:34

Asinine wrote:
a3HeadedMonkey wrote:It's not enough. These console are f**king ancient now, 7 years old in the case of the 360. They should all be around the £99 mark by now. How the console manufacturers have artificially kept the prices high this generation, is frankly, pretty disgusting.


Supply and demand, if people don't want to buy it, they won't. Sony and M$ sold their consoles as a loss at the beginning of the cycle hoping to turn the console to profit later on, it was always likely to happen that they would want to wring out as much profit as possible.

Those capitalist free market dirtmongers.

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In this country we have something called the anti-competetive agreement law to keep prices & competition in the UK fair. Companies cannot charge whatever they like for a product or artificially raise prices to suit demand. Nintendo were subject to these laws back in the 90's and were actually charged & fined for price fixing.

Make sure you know what you're talking about next time...

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