Microsoft Confirms Xbox 360 Gets Cheaper On Friday

So the rumours were true: This Friday, the Xbox 360 Elite will drop from $US400 to $US300 (no HDMI cable though), and the mid-range 360 Pro will go down to $US250 (from $US300). The Pro will also be phased-out.

After the shake up, that leaves us with the $US300 Elite (120GB) and the $US200 Arcade (bundled with five games and 256MB memory).

Meanwhile…Sony's new PS3 Slim hits next week for the same price as the Xbox Elite. (The 80GB and 160GB PS3s have already been reduced to $US300 and $US400, respectively.)

Same prices, one has Blu-ray, one has Netflix exclusivity. You be the judge. [Kotaku]

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