Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 price drop in the US

Starting tomorrow, Friday August 28, Microsoft will be dropping the prices of the Xbox 360 games console across the US.

The new prices will be:

  • Xbox 360 Elite - $299.99 (was $399.99)
  • Xbox 360 Pro - $249.99 while supplies last (was $299.99)
  • Xbox 360 Arcade - $199.99 (same as old price)
Company officials confirmed the Xbox 360 you buy today will work with code-named "Project Natal" and controller-free gaming in the future. "With the holiday season right around the corner, it's already time to start looking for entertainment and gifts that everyone will enjoy," said Shane Kim, corporate vice president of strategy and business development for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft Corp.

In addition to the new pricing Major Nelson also announced the new Xbox 360 packaging that has been spotted in some US stores this week.

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