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Thursday, September 11, 2008

MS: Xbox360 Sales Jump 600% After Price Cut

by Chris Faylor Sep 10, 2008 5:35pm CST tags: Hardware Sales, Microsoft
Xbox 360 hardware sales in North America have doubled, and in some instances sextupled, since last week's price cut, according to a statement from maker Microsoft.

"Coming off the heels of the console price drop last week, Microsoft Xbox 360 sales have surged, with retailers reporting over 100% sales lift for all Xbox 360 models compared to the previous weekend," reads the Microsoft release received by Kotaku.

"Additionally, retailers are reporting that between Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7, some Xbox 360 models were selling at six times the rate they were the weekend prior," the company continued.

Taking effect last Friday, September 5, the price cut saw the following $50-80 price drops across the three Xbox 360 models:

Xbox 360 Arcade (No Hard Drive): $199, down from $279
Xbox 360 Pro (60GB HDD): $299, down from $350
Xbox 360 Elite (120GB HDD): $399, down from $449

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