Microsoft cuts 360 price in Japan

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The Japanese arm of Microsoft has announced that it is to cut the price of both of its Xbox 360 hardware bundles in Japan and introduce a new pack to try and win over Japanese consumers throughout the busy Christmas season.

Effective from November 1st, the existing Core bundle will drop by YEN 2,000 to YEN 27,800 ($245) whilst the Premium console will drop by YEN 5,000 to YEN 34,800 ($305).

In addition, a limited edition 20GB Value Pack is heading to Japanese retail and will include Microsoft duo Forza Motorsport 2 and Viva Piata. It will retail for the same as the Premium machine, though it will not include an HDMI cable.