Before their E3 appearance, Microsoft is stating that some changes will be made to the Xbox 360’s price. First the 20GB model will now be $299 (this does not include a price cut for the Arcade or Elite Xbox 360’s). Because of the 20GB model’s price, Microsoft is clearly trying to phase this model out to bring in their new standard of 60GB which will retail for $350. Here is what Albert Penello, Xbox director of product management at Microsof, had to say about the change.
“We know consumers need more and more space to store the amazing digital content Xbox 360 offers, and we’re giving it to them at no extra charge. No one device offers the depth and breadth of entertainment that Xbox 360 can deliver, and now you’ll have three times the storage to manage all that great content.”
Both systems will be available in the U.S. and Canada in early August. No word yet on a price drop in Europe. I would imagine there will be one in due time if not around the same time. What do you all think about the price drop and the new 60GB model?