Microsoft offers $50 temporary price cuts on Xbox 360 consoles

While the Xbox One is due for launch in less than two months, Microsoft apparently still wants consumers to check out their current Xbox 360 console. Today the company announced a special sales promotion that temporarily cuts the price of some of its Xbox 360 models and bundles by $50.

A post on the Xbox Wire website has the details, along with links to the retailers that are participating in the Xbox 360 sales event. Two store, Walmart and GameStop, are simply offering a $50 discount on some models, including the 4GB with Kinect version and the 250 GB console. However, other retailers such as Amazon, Target, Best Buy and NFM, are also offering a way to get a $50 gift card for their stores on top of the price cut, which in effect gives the buyer a $100 savings.

Microsoft says that these are limited time offers but did not state when the sale will end. With the launch of the Xbox One coming on November 22nd, many analysts have speculated Microsoft would cut the price of the Xbox 360 permanently around the time of the launch. It's possible that this promotion is leading up to a final price cut on the console in the near future.

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Typical US only promotion. What about the rest of the world, which doesn't end at the US coastline ... ?

Why does American movies get screened in different countries first, especially during the summer time?

While MS is world wide, it doesn't mean that a promotion will work the same in your country. There are things spinning in the background, like logistics, numbers, timing, for a promotion to work.

Back to my movie analogy, American students are off during the summer, thus the movie is shown during vacation time, while other countries, they are just about to start their school year, thus movies get shown in other countries first.

Europe has vacation in summers too. its the south part of the world that has its summer holidays half a year later.

And MS could easily do a 50bucks cut on the price around here too.

They shouldn't be totally focusing on their US market with the XBO, that's absolutely frigging retarded. They are currently risking their markets anywhere but the US to lose against the PS4... Their home turf, the XBO will always remain a big player.... but the EU it's currently very loose.
And stupid actions/promotions like this, making them US only, letting us pay the full price while they get a cut? Another kick in the nuts for the xbox fans overseas.... GG Microsoft once again, geesh.

It starts to feel like MS is purposely disconnecting themselves from the rest of the world with the Xbox.

Shadowzz said,
Europe has vacation in summers too. its the south part of the world that has its summer holidays half a year later.

And MS could easily do a 50bucks cut on the price around here too.

They shouldn't be totally focusing on their US market with the XBO, that's absolutely frigging retarded. They are currently risking their markets anywhere but the US to lose against the PS4... Their home turf, the XBO will always remain a big player.... but the EU it's currently very loose.
And stupid actions/promotions like this, making them US only, letting us pay the full price while they get a cut? Another kick in the nuts for the xbox fans overseas.... GG Microsoft once again, geesh.

It starts to feel like MS is purposely disconnecting themselves from the rest of the world with the Xbox.

US is their biggest market isn't that big enough of a reason.

onionjuice said,

US is their biggest market isn't that big enough of a reason.


Nope ... especially when the rest of the world is far bigger than the USA on its own.

DJGM said,

Nope ... especially when the rest of the world is far bigger than the USA on its own.

USA is one country. One government regulating things. "Whole world" okay. You see the **** that Microsoft has to go through in Europe?

I don't see why Microsoft should give the same priority to these tiny European countries over the USA. Maybe back when the British Empire controlled the whole world they may have forced them to lol.

I'm not saying don't care about other countries, but it makes sense from Microsoft in a pure business perspective to focus on the US.

That's like saying Microsoft please ship the Xbox One to Cote d' Ivorie on launch date even though there's a civil war going right now we want our consoles.


Why are American companies forced to play extra taxes in the EU and are required to do stupid **** (because these pathetic countries are bankrupt and want to find stupid ways to tax companies)

Edited by onionjuice, Sep 25 2013, 10:31am :

US market is dropping, EU and other markets are growing.
EU is not one country, there are EU wide regulations they can just abide to and thus threat every EU country the same when it comes to things like this.

US has its states, where EU has its nations, not a whole world of difference there.

Shadowzz said,
US market is dropping, EU and other markets are growing.
EU is not one country, there are EU wide regulations they can just abide to and thus threat every EU country the same when it comes to things like this.

US has its states, where EU has its nations, not a whole world of difference there.

So you do agree that USA is by far the biggest market then.
There's a hell of a difference between the states in the USA and countries in the EU.

I wouldn't either. Microsoft have made "temporary" price cuts that have become sorta permanent. The Surface price cuts come to mind for example...