Microsoft slashes gaming console prices, announces Halo 4 RRP

Microsoft slashes gaming console prices, announces Halo 4 RRP

Price changes in time for major title launches

Microsoft Australia has slashed the recommended retail prices of its Xbox 360 standalone consoles and Kinect bundles by $50 to $150, its largest price drop in Australia.

The new RRPs, which may vary depending on the retailer, are:

  • Kinect Sensor - $149
  • 4GB Xbox 360 - $199
  • 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect - $299
  • 250GB Xbox 360 - $299
  • Limited edition consoles - $399

All prices come into effect Thursday, October 4.

The price-drop comes just prior to the key retail period in the Australian gaming industry, which sees a wide array of major titles being launched from October until Christmas.

One of those products is Halo 4, which Microsoft has said will retail for $89.95 for the standard edition, with the limited edition at $129.95. The game launches on November 6.

“Coming later this year the Xbox will continue to deliver new innovative experiences with the launch of Xbox SmartGlass and Internet Explorer on the console, transforming the way people access and consume content on their televisions and other devices like their phones and tablets,” Microsoft Australian head of interactive entertainment, Kimberley Francis, said.

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