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#1 Chedeng88

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

$50 GC is automatically added to your cart when you add the console.

http://www.bestbuy.c...=3237423&loc=01

#2 Blaster man

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

Price drop/720 launch coming...soon? According to gaming podcasts I listen to, they believe MS will launch before E3.

#3 Deader2818

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

They think the next xbox will launch BEFORE E3? I find that highly unlikely.

#4 Daniel09

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:26 AM

Price drop/720 launch coming...soon? According to gaming podcasts I listen to, they believe MS will launch before E3.


It won't launch before E3, even if it was announced today.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

I'm in a weird spot right now looking to buy a replacement 360. Any advice would be appreciated. I have a 120GB Elite (fat), my Uncle wants a old-school hard drive, so I offered him mine. GameStop is offering $100 (ending tonight) credit on the console without an HDD. (I don't need to buy the system from GS with the store credit, I can use it on PSN or XBLA point cards).

So I'm looking for the best deal on the 360 right now I missed out on the amazing GoHastings deal two days ago, my Uncle said he'd buy me a new slim 360 HDD, but is this overall the best deal? Or should I just wait until the console+HDD gets a nice deal?


They think the next xbox will launch BEFORE E3? I find that highly unlikely.

Indeed, that is LOL-worthy right there. MS needs at least 5-6 months of marketing time before launching.

#6 Deader2818

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

The last system to even launch outside of the holiday season was the Sega Saturn and we saw how horribly that flopped.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:04 AM

The last system to even launch outside of the holiday season was the Sega Saturn and we saw how horribly that flopped.

Are you counting handhelds or just game consoles? Also, USA only or outside of USA?

#8 Deader2818

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

Just in the US and only home consoles.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:21 AM

When the Xbox 360 S was announced, it was available for sale that same week. So anything is possible with Microsoft.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:23 AM

A remodel of an existing console and a brand new console are two totally different things though.

There arent even any games announced for it so it would likely have a very weak launch line up if they released it so soon.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

A remodel of an existing console and a brand new console are two totally different things though.

There arent even any games announced for it so it would likely have a very weak launch line up if they released it so soon.


I agree. Hence, my theory is that the 4GB is being discontinued. Maybe a model with more RAM is coming to replace it.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:30 AM

Would make sense, 4GB is very small. Though they do use it for that 99 dollar deal with the 2 year xbox live thing.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:30 AM

They think the next xbox will launch BEFORE E3? I find that highly unlikely.


launch/leak, the words are really interchangeable :)

#14 hamcore

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:04 AM

My gfs brother bought one at best buy yesterday for $179 and got a $20 gc. We ha no clue about the gc till it rang up I didn't see any signs anywhere

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

My gfs brother bought one at best buy yesterday for $179 and got a $20 gc. We ha no clue about the gc till it rang up I didn't see any signs anywhere


It was in last weeks ad.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

I really wish Sony would pull a MS and make a system with hardly any memory and make it really cheap. I'll so pay $150 for something like that.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

I really wish Sony would pull a MS and make a system with hardly any memory and make it really cheap. I'll so pay $150 for something like that.


I know that's right. HDD's aren't hard to come buy so you could easily snag one on the cheap, and be good to go.

#18 Indiana

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Price drop/720 launch coming...soon? According to gaming podcasts I listen to, they believe MS will launch before E3.


That's not going to happen. They may announce before E3 but I expect they will want to announce at E3 so they can be the star of the show.

Launch will be in the fall I expect like every console so that they can get all the holiday shoppers.

#19 Blaster man

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

That's not going to happen. They may announce before E3 but I expect they will want to announce at E3 so they can be the star of the show.

Launch will be in the fall I expect like every console so that they can get all the holiday shoppers.


Don't argue with me, I'm not stating fact, you are acting like you are stating fact. I'm simply posting what professionals in the industry have heard. They may have said announced and not launched, can't remember. Word is that Sony will do the same. They want to beat one another supposedly. Time will tell.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

I'm in a weird spot right now looking to buy a replacement 360. Any advice would be appreciated. I have a 120GB Elite (fat), my Uncle wants a old-school hard drive, so I offered him mine. GameStop is offering $100 (ending tonight) credit on the console without an HDD. (I don't need to buy the system from GS with the store credit, I can use it on PSN or XBLA point cards).

So I'm looking for the best deal on the 360 right now I missed out on the amazing GoHastings deal two days ago, my Uncle said he'd buy me a new slim 360 HDD, but is this overall the best deal? Or should I just wait until the console+HDD gets a nice deal?



Indeed, that is LOL-worthy right there. MS needs at least 5-6 months of marketing time before launching.


I was looking for a deal on Kinect and wound up just grabbing a Kinect/4GB bundle, I bought a slim HDD case on eBay and just took my 120GB HDD out of my elite and slapped it in the new 360s bay. Works like a charm, the HDD case was only around $4. You'll need a torx #6 & #10 to open it. I couldn't find a #6 and just wound up using a small flathead and carefully removed those ones.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Price drop/720 launch coming...soon? According to gaming podcasts I listen to, they believe MS will launch before E3.


I would stop listening to that podcast.

#22 Blaster man

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

I would stop listening to that podcast.

It was Arthur Gies from Polygon. Also apparently Game Informer has a rumor about it. I don't get that magazine though.
http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=508231

edit: Also Tim Stevens - Engadget EIC - interviewed Kaz at CES and said that Kaz was hinting that the PS4 would launch prior to e3. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised when these things are announced in a couple of months.

#23 Anexanhume

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

It was Arthur Gies from Polygon. Also apparently Game Informer has a rumor about it. I don't get that magazine though.
http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=508231

edit: Also Tim Stevens - Engadget EIC - interviewed Kaz at CES and said that Kaz was hinting that the PS4 would launch prior to e3. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised when these things are announced in a couple of months.


That thread says nothing about them launching, just being announced in between GDC and E3.

#24 Blaster man

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

That thread says nothing about them launching, just being announced in between GDC and E3.


That's fine. Announce not launch. Semantics as far as I'm concerned as most people won't want to buy the Xbox 360 or PS3 once the announcements happen. IMO these sales for the 360 and PS3 more or less give credence to these rumors.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

That's fine. Announce not launch. Semantics as far as I'm concerned as most people won't want to buy the Xbox 360 or PS3 once the announcements happen. IMO these sales for the 360 and PS3 more or less give credence to these rumors.


What sales?...A gift card promo at a single retailer on a single SKU that had no pack in game/tiny $20 off holiday price promotions during the holiday when the other bundles had packed in games, plus a $50 price cut plus occasional gift card promos during the holidays....sounds like burning off some slow moving inventory before the end of BB's fiscal year vs some grand plan from MS.

MS has actually put up the prices of the 360 bundles from the holidays (back to $299 for 250gb bundle) and Sony seems quite content to keep the $250 or higher price point for their hardware for at least the near term, given they launched the white PS3 at $300 yesterday.

#26 Blaster man

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

So if they announce prior to E3 will everyone come back and apologize to me or are you too prideful for that?

#27 Anexanhume

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

So if they announce prior to E3 will everyone come back and apologize to me or are you too prideful for that?


What? Both of us are saying the sales are completely independent of any forthcoming announcements. The existence of the sale does nothing to strengthen or dismiss the claim that new consoles are being announced before E3.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

Don't argue with me, I'm not stating fact, you are acting like you are stating fact. I'm simply posting what professionals in the industry have heard. They may have said announced and not launched, can't remember. Word is that Sony will do the same. They want to beat one another supposedly. Time will tell.


HUGE difference in announcing console vs. selling it.

#29 Blaster man

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

HUGE difference in announcing console vs. selling it.


Agreed. I misstated what I meant although both have the effect of making the sales of the current console fall off a cliff which would be why IMO stores are trying to sell inventory down with discounts.

#30 murphyspub

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

Agreed. I misstated what I meant although both have the effect of making the sales of the current console fall off a cliff which would be why IMO stores are trying to sell inventory down with discounts.


That's what people believe, and I would agree, but there's no historical evidence that this is true. No console has ever been announced and released in the same year before.