Microsoft announces UK price cut for Xbox 360 and announces Xbox 360 Elite

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It might still be some time before Christmas kicks in, but already the next-gen consoles are making a play for your festive cash. And it could be less cash than you think if a price wars hots up between now and December.

Microsoft is getting in early with a new price and a new package for the Xbox 360 from this Friday. An Xbox 360, which includes a 20GB hard drive and one wireless controller, will be reduced by £30 to a recommended price of £249.99. The entry-level Xbox 360 Core console will be reduced by £20 to £179.99. Then there’s the Xbox 360 Elite. For £299.99, you get a 120GB hard drive, HDMI interface and a gloss black finish.

Microsoft is also making available a range of add-ons, which include an Xbox 360 120GB hard drive for £129.99, an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller in sleek black finish (to match the Xbox 360 Elite) for £32.99, an Xbox 360 Play & Charge kit for £14.99 and finally, an Xbox 360 rechargeable battery in black, offering more than 25 hours of gameplay per charge. That retails for £9.99.

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Dave Walker