Microsoft: $100 Xbox Cut “Nothing To Do With” PS3 Slim


Microsoft has taken care to assure everyone that its slashing of the Xbox 360 Elite’s price by $100 has nothing whatsoever to do with Sony’s imminent release of the PS3 Slim.

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg, boss of product management for the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, told a journalist:

“Typically these types of price changes are targeted to drive sales for the holiday season. However it is difficult for our retail partners to make these types of changes in November or December so we try to work with them to make these types of adjustments before things get too hectic at retail.”

Nothing at all to do with Sony.

Being a hopeless PR flack, he also leaps on the chance to rubbish the PS3 when asked what he thinks about it:

“I guess as a gamer, I am glad I got an earlier PS3 console before they pulled a lot of the functionality like backwards compatibility out.”

Curiously, Microsoft dropped support for “Xbox Originals” earlier in the year, and by now many early adopters of the Xbox 360 are rather familiar with the company’s very reasonable warranty offering…

Via Ore-teki.

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    Comment by Park
    21:28 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    fuck u...fuck microsoft.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    These are all PR talks, of course they won't say that because of the PS3 Slim and the price cut they are doing price cuts for the 360 as well, all these are stupid PR stunts -.-

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:49 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A good 360 is a "modified" 360. At least if you buy pirated 360 games it won't be much of a blow (in finances) if ever you get an RROD. Only stupid people would buy original games for defective consoles. If I'm gonna play online games I'd rather play in the PC or PS3. Not in a defective piece of crap like the Microshit 360.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on, Greenberg... It has NOTHING to do with the PS3 slim?

    Who are you trying to fool?

    Comment by i386
    06:21 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aaron Greenberg.
    nothing to add, name is enough.

    Comment by ragingsherbert
    07:35 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fear not, I STILL loves you 360!!!

    Comment by Alexcampos
    06:28 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is everyone suddenly bashing 360.

    FACT #1 360 has outsold PS3 2 to 1 in the U.S
    (12 million to 6 million)

    FACT #2 360 has outsold PS3 in U.K and Canada

    FACT #3 360 has outsold PS3 WorldWide:30 mil to 24 mil

    FACT #4 Sony has lost a ton of money on PS3

    FACT #5 EVEN PSP has outsold PS3 both in U.S and Japan

    FACT #6 PC World (magazine) named PS3 one of the top 10 biggest screw ups in the tech world when it was released in 2006.

    Facts are Facts you can't argue with them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If we were to accept your "facts":

    1) Difference between 360 and ps3 sales in US: 6 million
    2) Difference between 350 and ps3 sales worldwide: 6 million
    3) This implies that outside the US, 360 and ps3 are in a dead heat
    4) At least some of those sales units are RROD replacements.

    Comment by Alexcampos
    08:40 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    NO, You are wrong, 360 is outselling PS3 everywhere except Japan. In fact Japan is outselling 360 by about 2-3 million.

    ANOTHER FACT: Japanese are VERY xenophobic they don't like to buy products from a foreign market, they would keep buying the PS3 no matter what, thats just the way they are.

    U.S buyers however are not xenophobic with products, they can care less which nation the company is from or if the product itself is foreign, PS2 outsold the original Xbox by a landslide.

    BTW, when you said that some of the sale units were replacements, THEY WERE NOT. Thats not the way console sales are calculated.

    I'm not a PS hatter, In fact I still believe PS2 is the best console I've ever bought. I'm just frustrated that people keep saying false things to try to hype up the PS3, the PS3 has been an epic FAIL from Sony from the beginning, maybe when they make "PS4" or whatever I'll come around.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what a punal

    Comment by Anonymous

    still think you're a super maricon...

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:18 08/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, and the Wii outsold the Shitbox by what? 50 million?

    Comment by bob

    fact - you're a beanie homo

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That girl in the pic isn't getting a RROD, she's just fooled by the Scarecrow's realistic faux-crashing tricks.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:30 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    how long does a xbox 360 typically last before the RROD?

    00:25 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You'll never know....

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    Comment by eon789
    00:58 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Depends on whether or not your an idiot and leave it on all the time. RROD = Overheating.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:21 08/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wo what, you need multiple consoles just to play 12h a day?

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    08:56 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Xbox Originals"....

    People remember the original Xbox! LOLWUT

    Comment by Jaska
    20:54 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ooooh... Now I gotta think over getting another Xbox 360 to get the HDMI :)

    What does this have to do with ps3 slim? its same crap in slim size, It's not real a threat for Xbox 360 o_o

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your absolutely right.A slimmed down version of a console with next to zero games still equals an empty goose egg.

    Comment by Big Snot in Your Mama’s Nostril
    21:12 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was going to get an Arcade just to play some JRPGs but then a couple of things happened:

    - I tried the demo of Last Remnant on PC and turned out it sucked
    - I discovered the difference between western and JP versions of Star Ocean 4: they took out the anime drawings for the US version so that sucks
    - I read reviews that Enchanted Arms and Infinite Undiscovery sucks
    - I was hyped by Lost Odyssey but then watched some gameplay trailers and its too photorealistic for my taste so that sucks
    - It seems the Bandai Namco JRPGs eventually get ported to PS3 with more content, so that sucks for Xbox 360 owners
    - PS3 price finally one where I took the bait, so it sucks to be Microsoft

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:15 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bandai Namco is loyal only to one system and country.You see how they region lock all the really go titles?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No PS3 games are region locked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:17 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if the 52% Xbox 360 failure rate is because MS' repair depot is "re-working" the bad units insufficiently carefully, and then shipping them back out as "warranty replacement units"?

    I'm fairly happy with my new PS/3. ($300.00 for the 80GB 'fat' model), because it was easy to put Linux on it.

    There's a certain 'cool' factor:

    "Dude, I need to check my website. Have ya got a PC I can use?"

    "Sure, in the living room."

    "I don't _SEE_ a PC in here..."

    "It's the PS/3. Keyboard and mouse are under the table. Just turn on the projector, turn on the PS/3, and face the long wall."

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    Comment by Philo
    09:20 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't get a PS3 just so i can use linux on it, that beats the purpose of a gaming console, If you want a gaming console just so you can install Linux on it, you're better off just building a low-end computer with those $300.

    This all comes down to which games you wanna play, and get the console that has those games, functions other than gaming functions are simple extras that you can do without.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You should be glad, the PS3 slim has his linux function stripped.

    Comment by Booger
    21:32 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know what else? Suddenly a Wii looks like a total rip-off...

    Nice and stylishly tiny, with reliable but very outdated hardware.

    Like Apple.

    Comment by seppel
    22:11 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WII is shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Less outdated than this troll

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Their software is the reason a piece of out dated shit out sells everything.Can you say ten more year of pokemon?

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    Comment by NoobsDeSroobs
    20:47 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have had no trouble with my console. It had frozen twice, but that is it.

    My friends too. I don't know what you do to it, but damn, don't put it under your pillow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    YOU Mister just won 3 Internetz plus an COMPLETELY RROD FREE XBOX360.
    Now we show you that this console will never have a shitty RROD.
    "Tom boot up the console"
    "I think the Console is broken"
    "Because there are 3 Red Lights and the Console started smoking...."
    "Holy S....!?"

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:12 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Microsoft: "No, we aren't THAT mean"

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    Comment by GHS
    20:14 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well either way, this is a good chance for me to finally get a 360.

    Avatar of Philo
    Comment by Philo
    01:00 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, Console wars can go on, I'm Getting an Xbox 360 Elite for $299!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why $299 when you can get it at $199 when the console wars is over and they move on to the XBoot 720 ?

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    20:25 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember. This is how all tsunderes act like.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:32 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    20:53 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha tsundere

    Comment by ( . Y . )
    02:30 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    IYAAN~~ MOE~ MOE~~~

    Comment by rincewind
    05:03 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want a K-on! game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    MOE MOE KY~UN !!!

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    Comment by Philo
    09:11 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Theyre already working on one for what i heard on 4chan, some sort of guitar hero-like game, but then again 4channers are on crack so...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you start to believe 4chan?
    poor Philo..... :o

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:42 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i want an awesome strike-witches game for either the PS3 or the XBOX360.
    but "grabbing" the WII version wouldn´t hurt either.... if you know what i mean :-D

    Comment by Hikikomori-Kun
    Comment by JeremyRPG
    19:57 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing at all, really Microsoft?

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    Comment by Shaawin
    06:17 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Microsoft doesn't need to make it cheaper. they just need to make it better. stop manufacturing in mexico. leave it to the chinese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Kamanashi
    10:20 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I love my 360 and all, but it does suck having to send it in for repairs. the other 2 we have in the house are newer models though and they haven't broke.

    Comment by Nathaniel
    10:54 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the Chinese do make the 360.

    Comment by Somersaulting Wookie
    21:18 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Microsoft is denying any sins they've comitted so far.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol and yet sony is dead last? Sonyfaboys might as well face the ps3 is a frail shit system in comparison to the ps2.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:34 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sins... what sins... I don't know what you're talking about... >_>

    Comment by Ch1nGFuX
    10:49 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    RROD 50% proc. and we have to stick around with their OS for our comps just cuz its the "ONLY" OS that can support DirectX

    Comment by Avery
    20:29 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll admit to owning a ps3 and being a bit of a fanboy.... that having been said a monkey could draw the correlation between the two events. Frankly speaking if the crapbox wasn't such an unreliable system i would have plunked down the $$ for one simply because of the exclusives.

    Comment by jcs
    02:39 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The xbox pricecut has as much "nothing to do with" the ps3 slim as the sixaxis has "nothing to do with" the wiimote unveiling.

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    Comment by Panik
    05:39 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It could be entirely true that it has nothing to do with the slim. In fact, it could be true that Sony is releasing the slim with the same motivation Microsoft currently has, that they want it out before the holiday season.

    Companies have more than competition to worry about.

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    Comment by Kamanashi
    04:14 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But haven't you learned by now? Sony does no wrong in the eyes of the industry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's why their games and graphics suck the d.

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    Comment by Kamanashi
    10:18 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I just want the PS3 and 360 to beat the Wii. PS3 and 360 are my favorite consoles and I would lose all hope for the gaming community if the Wii ended up winning in the end.

    Comment by Sexual Chocolate
    11:17 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would like to see the Wii win. Sure, video games are more detailed and complex and so on. The way the user interacts with the console never changes, ever. Well, the shape of the controller does.

    I would love to do away with a mouse and keyboard and control my PC a different way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sexual Chocolate's reason for the wii winning is the reason i want it to fail. i hate how the wii's popularity is mostly based on the controller and how you interact with the game rather than the games themselves

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    Comment by Xero
    01:40 29/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if you believe that i have a iTablet to sell ya

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