Well, looks like the rumor has finally been confirmed. For all of you who have been chomping at the bit to get a new Xbox 360, but were just a few dollars short, Microsoft is dropping the price on the 360 Pro (20 GB) by $50 on Sunday the 13th in most major retailers. Now at $299, the console will be within arm’s reach of the Wii’s $250 price point.
Here’s the tell-tale proof in the gallery. If you can’t read it, it’s essentially saying the price drop is coming on the 13th, and they cannot sell the system for less until that date. Also, be prepared for plenty of promotions, including shelf signs and window displays advertising it.
This is only the continuation of a huge push this summer to get the 360 into everyone’s hands. I’ve already been bombarded with three or four national TV campaigns where the main prize is an Xbox 360 — Domino’s Pizza is the first one that comes to mind.
So now that the 20 GB model is this low, how many of you are going out to get this? I’ve yet to get one myself, and this $300 price point is rather tempting. But I must resist! I need to actually have money for the summer!