With Sony dropping the price of its PlayStation 3 console last month, Microsoft is now doing the same, attempting to undercut the competition with a $50 price drop on its Xbox bundles.
The base model Xbox 360 with 4GB of storage but no large hard drive sits at $249 from today, bundling in the black Xbox 360 we reviewed last year, a black wireless controller, standard definition composite A/V cable, and one month free on Xbox Live Gold.
Microsoft isn’t leaving the Kinect out in the cold either, as consoles bundled with the motion gaming controller receive the same $50 price drop too, making the 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect $399 and the 250GB Xbox 360 with Kinect now $499.
New games are also on the way to take advantage of the Kinect, with a new sports title (Sports Season 2), Fruit Ninja, Dance Central 2, and a unique Disney experience on the way in Kinect Disneyland Adventures. While these titles won’t be in stores for a couple of months, Microsoft plans to show them off at major shopping centres across the country throughout September and October.