Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Christmas comes early with Xbox price drops

Christmas comes early with Xbox price drops
Xbox 360 now starts at $349.00 RRP

AUCKLAND 11 November 2008 – Microsoft today has lowered the price of the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system in New Zealand to a starting price of NZ$349.00 RRP* - less than half the RRP price** of the next cheapest hi-definition console in the country.

With Christmas just around the corner, all Xbox consoles will come with complimentary games for a limited time at participating retailers.

“Gaming is set to be one of the hottest categories this year. Consoles are a great gift for the whole family. Now that we’re making gaming even more affordable, Kiwis can have more fun for less this holiday and join the other 70,000 Kiwis already enjoying their Xbox 360,” said Tom Hunt, Xbox product marketing manager, Microsoft New Zealand. “Xbox 360 is the cheapest next-gen console on the market***, has the biggest number of next-gen games and it’s the home of Xbox LIVE, the largest social network on TV,”

“The Xbox 360 also has an amazing line-up of games this festive season including Lips, Fable 2, Gears of War 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour, making it a great present for the whole family,” added Hunt.

Microsoft is dropping the price of their entire Xbox 360 console range.
Xbox 360 Range New RRP Previous RRP Saving on previous RRP
Xbox 360 Arcade $349 $399 $50
Xbox 360 $449 $549 $100
Xbox 360 Elite $599 $699 $100

The Xbox 360 offers a collection of more than 300 games, with more titles than any other games console. The power of Xbox LIVE also connects more than 14 million people worldwide to the things they love – from game demos, hundreds of multiplayer games and other downloadable content.

“At the end of the month Xbox owners will be able to download a new user interface for their consoles, effectively updating the console. The New Xbox Experience is cleaner and more user-friendly and will enable users to create online parties, chat with friends, share pictures, create avatars of themselves and much more,” added Hunt.

The full contents of the three entertainment systems are:
Xbox 360 Arcade (RRP NZ$349.00*): Great for those looking to hit the ground running and enable consumers to customise as they wish. Includes the Xbox 360 video game console and entertainment system, wireless controller, and composite AV cable, 256MB Memory and Xbox LIVE 5 Arcade 5 game compilation disc including Pac-Man Championship Edition and UNO.
Xbox 360 (RRP NZ$449.00*): With a 60GB hard drive it’s a LIVE-ready experience for fans of interactive entertainment. Includes the Xbox 360 video game console and entertainment system, 60GB hard drive, Wireless Controller, Xbox 360 headset, component High Definition AV cable and an Ethernet Connectivity Cable.
Xbox 360 Elite (RRP NZ599.00*): For those looking for a premium experience the Elite offers twice the storage of the Xbox 360 and a stylish black finish. Includes the black Xbox 360 Elite video game and entertainment system, 120GB hard drive, wireless controller, Xbox 360 headset, component HD AV cable, HDMI cable, an Ethernet Connectivity Cable and a complimentary 30-day trial Xbox LIVE® Gold membership.

ENDS

* Recommended retail prices only at participating retailers. The price consumers actually pay will be determined by the retailer.
** As at November 10, 2008 the PS3 console has a RRP $799
***At this time the Xbox 360 is the cheapest next-gen console on the market at RRP $349 compared to the PS3 and Wii console at RRP $799 and RRP $499 respectively.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Air New Zealand: Capital Raise Deferred

Air New Zealand has decided to defer its planned capital raise to later in 2021 allowing more time to assess the impacts of recent developments on the airline’s path to recovery. 'We’ve seen some clearing of COVID-19 clouds recently, with ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Cartel Conduct Now Punishable By Up To 7 Years’ Jail Time

Cartel conduct can now be punished with a term of imprisonment of up to 7 years, after the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019 came into effect today. Cartel conduct includes price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging (see ... More>>

Stats NZ: Auckland Population May Hit 2 Million In Early 2030s

Auckland’s population may rise from about 1.7 million currently to 2 million by early next decade, Stats NZ said today. “Auckland will likely have the highest average annual growth of New Zealand’s 16 regions over the next 30 years, from ... More>>

Air New Zealand: Business Travellers Return To The Skies In Record Numbers

After a year of talking to a computer, Kiwis are leaving the office to re-connect with their clients, suppliers, and staff. New figures released by Air New Zealand show domestic business and corporate travel has defied global trends by returning ... More>>

PwC: Outcome Of Review Into Air New Zealand Gas Turbines Business

Air New Zealand has received the report into its Gas Turbines business from independent external advisers PwC. Air New Zealand Chairman Dame Therese Walsh says the report identified a range of effective controls in the Gas Turbines revenue contracting ... More>>

LPG Association: Renewable LPG Achieves Emissions Budgets With No Need To Ban New LPG Connections

Renewable LPG can supply New Zealand’s LPG needs and achieve the emissions reductions proposed by the Climate Commission without the need to ban new connections, a new study shows. The investigation, by leading consultancy Worley, was prepared for the ... More>>

Commerce: House Values Continue To Climb As New Government Measures Announced

The Government’s new initiatives to quell the rocketing housing market were announced last week, just as house prices hit a new high for the end of March. The average value increased 7.8% nationally over the past three-month period, up from the 6.8% ... More>>