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vd0man 08-17-05 08:06 AM

Price of Xbox360 and GameBoy Micro announced

$299 for the system without Hard Drive and a wired controller.

$399 for the system with 20GB Hard Drive, wireless controller, microphone headset, ethernet cable, and remote control.

GameBoy Micro: $99.99

No mention whatsoever of it including a Play-Yan. :(

Flay 08-17-05 08:14 AM

The Xbox360 pricing and discussion is in the sticky at the top of the page:


DamingR 08-17-05 08:37 AM

That's pretty big news. Probably deserves its own thread.

Maxflier 08-17-05 08:43 AM

Originally Posted by DamingR
That's pretty big news. Probably deserves its own thread.

Definately.I'm sure i am not the only one who doesn't wade through all the crap in that thread all the time to check and see if there is a post about the price being announced.Thanks OP.

DJ_Longfellow 08-17-05 08:49 AM

It's on the first page of that thread also....but I like its own thread too.

dick_grayson 08-17-05 08:49 AM

I didn't think they were making any "wired" controllers.

Decker 08-17-05 09:09 AM

Ouch! $400 is a heck of a lot of money for a console, but I can't see myself buying the cheap version without a hard drive. What is everyone planning on doing?

gimmepilotwings 08-17-05 09:12 AM

I plan on waiting for the first major price drop. I am hoping that the prices go down to $250 and $300 respectively. I may get the 360 at those prices. $400 is way too much for a console.

Groucho 08-17-05 09:13 AM

I agree that $400 is too much for a console, especially considering it doesn't come in with built in wireless networking. That should have been a no-brainer.

joeblow69 08-17-05 09:17 AM

The thing that annoys me, is the wireless adapter will be $99. So if I was going to go xbox, I'd get the $399 version + $99 + $59 (1 game) = $560 + tax to play 1 friggin game. Oh Yeah, plus whatever the xbox live fee is. I think this just made my "Xbox or PS3" decision for me. If I'm going to spend that much, I'll just wait for the PS3.

Here are the accessory prices, from evilavatar.com:

Faceplate ($19.99, 19.99 Euros, 14.99 GBP)
Hard Drive (20 GB) ($99.99, 99.99 Euros, 69.99 GBP)
Memory Unit (64 MB) ($39.99, 34.99 Euros, 22.99 GBP)
Wireless Networking Adapter ($99.99, 79.99 Euros, 59.99 GBP)
Wireless Controller ($49.99, 44.99 Euros, 32.99 GBP)
Play and Charge Kit ($19.99, 19.99 Euros, 14.99 GBP)
Rechargeable Battery Pack ($11.99, 14.99 Euros, 9.99 GBP)
Controller ($39.99, 34.99 Euros, 24.99 GBP)
Headset ($19.99, 19.99 Euros, 14.99 GBP)
Universal Media Remote ($29.99, 29.99 Euros, 19.99 GBP)
Component HD AV Cable ($39.99, 29.99 Euros, 19.99 GBP)
S-Video AV Cable (US) ($29.99)
SCART AV Cable (Europe) (24.99 Euros, 17.99 GBP)
VGA HD AV Cable ($39.99, 29.99 Euros, 19.99 GBP)

Josh H 08-17-05 09:18 AM

I've never paid more than $200 for a console, so there's no way I'm getting a 360 anywhere near launch.

And I agree with Groucho that $400 is too much for a console, especially when you're going to have to pay more for wireless unless you're one of those techies with a nicely wired house or a slob that doesn't mind ethernet cables strung throughout the house. :D I guess college students in dorms will be a ok though.

Groucho 08-17-05 09:20 AM

$99 for wireless Networking! :lol:

dick_grayson 08-17-05 09:20 AM

I'd go with a PS3 but the ps2 controller is too uncomfortable and small for my hands. I prefer the controller-s a lot more and sadly, the controller may end up being the deciding factor on which one to go with. maybe I could get used to the ps3 bananaphone thing.

darkside 08-17-05 09:25 AM

I like the Xbox 360, but man that is out of my price range right now. I would also have to buy the wireless adaptor to go with it so I will have to go on the waiting for a price drop list. The HDD is a must so I wouldn't buy the $299 set.

Speaking of overpriced. $99 for the Game Boy Micro? Good luck with that Nintendo. :lol:

Oh well, I guess the Micro is priced along the same line as the 360 Wireless adaptor so maybe it is a good value. :lol:

These companies have lost their minds.

DJ_Longfellow 08-17-05 09:27 AM

Well, I sure you can use ANY Wireless adaptor, so you don't have to get the overpriced MS one. I bet you could just plug a wireless router and save cash

PixyJunket 08-17-05 09:27 AM

Fucking W! -eek-

Josh H 08-17-05 09:30 AM

Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow
Well, I sure you can use ANY Wireless adaptor, so you don't have to get the overpriced MS one. I bet you could just plug a wireless router and save cash

I doubt it. You'd need their adapter for the 360 to pick up the wireless signal.

Hell, you may need you're own wireless router, the adapter may just be like a notebook card. i.e. just an antenna to pick up the signal from your router.

I believe that's how the X-box wireless works, but I haven't looked into it recently as I didn't have much interest in Live this gen.

DJ_Longfellow 08-17-05 09:32 AM

I'm almost positive it plugs into USB....there is a picture of it in the XBOX360 thread...check first page. OF course you will need a wireless router to connect to on your PC though.

It's just a small adaptor.

Josh H 08-17-05 09:39 AM

Still, as another poster said in the 360 thread, it's not likely MS would put drivers on their for other companies usb adapters.

And as I said, they're as greedy as all big companies and need to make up the money they lose on each console. Forcing people to pay $100 for a wireless adapter is a good way to do so.

darkside 08-17-05 09:45 AM

When Microsoft said they were not going to lose money this generation they weren't kidding.

If the wireless adaptor is USB you can probably use one of the ones they sell in stores with it. However, those were $60-$70 the last time I looked at one for my PS2.

Michael Corvin 08-17-05 09:46 AM

forget the hard drive for a moment. The cheapo doesn't even come with component cables! $40 for those. I thought this was the generation of hi-def gaming, MS? I guess not. Add in the wireless controller + hard drive(for $60 more) and it makes the cheapo worthless in my book.

MS is insane.

Groucho 08-17-05 09:47 AM

I've seen wireless-g USB adapters for $20. However, whether these will work on the 360 is doubtful.

joeblow69 08-17-05 09:51 AM

Poor GameBoy Micro :( Maybe it should have gotten it's own thread :lol:

joeblow69 08-17-05 09:57 AM

Originally Posted by Groucho
I've seen wireless-g USB adapters for $20. However, whether these will work on the 360 is doubtful.

Newegg has a Linksys 2.4 ghz wireless access point for $47.99 - $30 MIR. That's probably the cheapest way to get your XBox 360 online wirelessly.

Come to think of it, I might just buy one of these now, just in case I need it in the future!

Josh H 08-17-05 09:57 AM

Doubt the Micro would have gotten any more play in its own thread. No one is interested in it as it's absolute pointless if you already have an SP or a DS. Hell, totally pointless even for those without as the SP is already too small to play comfortably IMO.

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