More 360 news out of Tokyo, Microsoft has announced that the HD-DVD drive for the 360 will launch November 17th at a price of ¥19,800 ($170). This pretty much confirms the oft speculated $200 price when the device ships stateside -- then again, Microsoft is rather fond of giving the Japanese insane price cuts.
Speaking of price cuts, Microsoft also announced that they will be releasing a new core system bundle in Japan this holiday. Priced at ¥28,900 (~$250), the new core comes with a copy of Blue Dragon. That's right, for half the price of the low end PS3, the Japanese can get a copy of Hironobu Sakaguchi's latest. Futile or not, Microsoft is going to war in Japan. Stay tuned for more TGS goodness.
360 at the Tokyo Game Show:
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Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
9-20-2006 @ 11:48AM
[email protected] said...
HOLY CRAP. That is insanely cheap, thats how much we in the UK would pay in pounds!
9-20-2006 @ 12:24PM
Well if they follow their normal pricing we will probably end up being:
$170 - $200 = £90 - £105
+ 25% increase = £112 - £130
If i had to guess one price i'd say about £120 so that a premium 360 + the hd dvd addon would cost £400
9-20-2006 @ 12:52PM
Blasted Japanese...they never appriciate good values. Microsoft should made Japan wait for the 360, then they would have a better US/EU launch. At least we buy their system.
9-20-2006 @ 4:02PM
This would be a great add-on if they could us it for the games. Game developers are saying the added size of the blue-ray disc is giving them the ability to greatly expand the High-Def content. I haven't heard MS say anything about HD-DVD games.
9-20-2006 @ 4:32PM
Because Microsoft has explicitly said that they won't have HD-DVD games.
They don't want to segment the install base.
9-21-2006 @ 11:51AM
Question is how do they hope to compete with games that will have twice the content.
10-10-2006 @ 1:50PM
sev4 pri1 said...
please god, let there be more than a few good games for the japanese market. your new package is great, but where are the bigger memory cards for the core? i hope you have a great time in Japan.