Canada gets Xbox 360 price cut loving also

Our good friend Major Nelson let us know earlier today that our friends to the North in Canada will indeed get the previously announced US only Xbox 360 price cuts! Canada will see a $100 CDN price cut across the board on all Xbox 360 systems, so let the good times roll folks.

The new Canadian prices for Xbox 360 units are as follows:

Xbox 360 Core System will now be $299 (CDN)
Xbox 360 "Premium" System with the 20 GB hard drive, wireless controller and headset will now be $399 (CDN)
And last but not least the Xbox 360 "Elite" system with the 120 GB hard drive will now be priced at $499 (CDN)

Also announced pricing wise for Canada is the "Halo 3 Special Edition" Xbox 360 which will be released in September (sans Halo 3 though, huh? ) for $449 (CDN) which is of course just the Xbox 360 core system, with a Halo 3 paint job, and the "Play and Charge" kit for the wireless controller.

So there you have it my Canadian friends. Enjoy those price cuts. Now, when will Microsoft show Europe some love?

View: Original Story @ Major Nelson
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Since when is Canada not getting same console's price cut as USA anyway?

USA + Canada = same market territory (North America).

Pip'

Pippin666 said,
USA + Canada = same market territory (North America). Pip'

You might be excused for thinking so, because we share the same land mass (North America) but our prices and currency (and therefore market) are dramatically different than the Americans'.

Also, while our dollar is now worth 95% of the American dollar, our prices often don't reflect that due to our small target market and the long distances between major urban centres.

jimboh1 said,
Also, while our dollar is now worth 95% of the American dollar, our prices often don't reflect that due to our small target market and the long distances between major urban centres.

Sad, but very true. I've been in Canada alot lately since my fiance lives here, and wow.. do ya'll (and me at the moment since I'm here) get ripped off big time.

for $449 (CDN) which is of course just the Xbox 360 core system, with a Halo 3 paint job, and the "Play and Charge" kit for the wireless controller.

Don't you mean Premium?

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