X360 Friday, March 21, 2008 | 8:45 PM

Xbox 360 pricedrop Q&A

Xbox 360 pricedrop Q&A

The Xbox 360 console had a price drop last week in Europe, now retailling for less than €200 for the Arcade version. You can find the new prices in your currency at your country's general stores, and what we can offer here is an interview with the Regional Vice President Chris Lewis explaining the drop, thanks to the XCN.


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Commented on 2008-03-21 21:24:22
They still need to improve the variation of games there is isnt enough coming out of MGS that isnt a shooter
Commented on 2008-03-21 21:42:29
they have at least one game of every genre...
Commented on 2008-03-21 21:57:52 In reply to miketuck3r
Posted by miketuck3r
They still need to improve the variation of games there is isnt enough coming out of MGS that isnt a shooter
Eh? What is there other than Gears?

To call Fable 2 or Too Human shooters would be stretching the boundaries a hell of a lot.
Commented on 2008-03-21 22:59:26 In reply to miketuck3r
Posted by miketuck3r
They still need to improve the variation of games there is isnt enough coming out of MGS that isnt a shooter
Lost Odyssey... Fable 2, Banjo, Too Human and much more.
Commented on 2008-03-22 03:18:10 In reply to miketuck3r
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Commented on 2008-03-22 04:06:24
It has been out for 2 years, not 4.
Commented on 2008-03-22 04:21:21
everyone take note that € 200 = $310.26. Still costing more than ours, but by very little now.
Commented on 2008-03-22 04:52:13 In reply to Shaka
Posted by Shaka
..it has no good games for 2008 and after 4 years its still getting the RROD.
o_O

Here's a few that I know I'm looking forward to owning.

-Fable2
-GoW2
-APB
-Ninja Gaiden2
-Too Human
-Banjo
-Halo Wars
-Splinter cell: Conviction
-Alan Wake
-GTAIV + DLC

Not to mention Lost Odyssey. 08 is looking fine and dandy.

Plus I'm sure Live Arcade will have some wonders. I'm having a great time with N+ multiplayer.
Commented on 2008-03-22 07:13:01 In reply to Archaos
nice interview. i'm also pretty confident about the 360
Commented on 2008-03-22 08:10:27
It's pretty crazy I can get a 360 for less than a Wii now.
Commented on 2008-03-22 09:03:12
that is crazy
Commented on 2008-03-22 09:15:57 In reply to Contra
Posted by Contra
everyone take note that € 200 = $310.26. Still costing more than ours, but by very little now.
Thank you Microsoft for ripping us off less than other companies here in the UK, lol! (I know that sounded back-handed but it was a genuine thank you. It's a shame the games still cost a lot more though! :( )
Commented on 2008-03-22 13:27:14
Price reduction was a good move but he cant really believe that xbox360 approaches mass market status in EU when every good new game costs 63 to 70 euros. Last time i checked that was 97$ to 108$ per game without taking into account the Gold Live subscription...
Commented on 2008-03-22 18:11:29
I'm not European, but I feel sorry for you guys. It's highly unfair to you guys that you have to pay so much more than us Americans. It's extrememly unfair that you guys have to pay less for the console than japanese consumers (a land that really doesn't welcome imported american products). Hell, they get the console for less than we do. Hopefully you guys can start running to the stores to pick up the great peice of hardware. Don't sleep on it.
Commented on 2008-03-22 20:22:17 In reply to Corellianrogue
Posted by Corellianrogue
Thank you Microsoft for ripping us off less than other companies here in the UK, lol! (I know that sounded back-handed but it was a genuine thank you. It's a shame the games still cost a lot more though! :( )
I agree. It's pretty shocking that the 360 is less popular than the 360 and the Wii in the UK, considering Microsoft are the only company that seems to care about Europe at all. They managed to release Lost Oddessy here two weeks after the U.S. and that's a JRPG. Where is Smash Brothers again Nintendo?
Commented on 2008-03-22 20:45:37 In reply to WinterSnowblind
Posted by WinterSnowblind
They managed to release Lost Oddessy here two weeks after the U.S. and that's a JRPG.
Sorry to say but Lost Odyssey received some pretty mixed review scores, ranging from average 5.0-7.0 to as low as 3.0 and as high as 8.0 in some review books/sites.

Where is Smash Brothers again Nintendo?
Fall 2008
Commented on 2008-03-23 11:21:39
Yes, the scores were mixed but you have to remember that the game is a traditional JRPG. Hard to appeal to everybody... I played through the first 3 DVDs and I really enjoyed it and everyone I know who likes the traditional gameplay also likes the game. And this time they really DID care about Europe. Afaik there's a pretty small number of people having a 360 in Germany compared to most of the other western European countries but the dub is well done and the translation is a thousand times better than the one of Blue Dragon. The Wii is like the iPod in my opinion... it's some kind of fashion accessory. The motion controls are a feature you're forgetting in about 1 hour and besides some of the nintendo games there isn't much worth mentioning. Studios like Criterion or Lionhead (both located in the UK^^) are really trying to make innovative and fresh games and as far as it concerns Burnout Paradise... they really redefined Arcade Racing Games (which have a realistic style of graphics). But if I take a look at Mario Kart for Wii it just seems to me to be like the same game since the SNES but with some new features which are not worth mentioning. Every console is about its games and there i see the 360 as the best choice to go.
Commented on 2008-03-24 12:39:53 In reply to miketuck3r
Posted by miketuck3r
They still need to improve the variation of games there is isnt enough coming out of MGS that isnt a shooter
Come again? What a load of crap. The 360 has the biggest variation in it's lineup by a country mile and when you look at the exclusives launching this year there is only one shooter (gow2).
Unlike some other companies that seem to be going gunho on generic shooters.

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