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Wii RRP under pressure

The RRP of Wii is looking shakier than ever – as retail dramatically slashes the price of Nintendo’s console and Microsoft drops its powerful 360 Elite to under 200. The trade this week told MCV that a drop this Q4 could be the only way for Nintendo to regain its …

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Lewis: Pricing spectrum will broaden

As the industry continues to debate the rising price of software RRPs, Xbox EMEA vice president Chris Lewis has urged the trade to be ready for ‘a broader spectrum of pricing’ as the industry grows. As the industry matures then we start to see a broader spectrum of pricing and …

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Kotick could raise prices even further

With retail and consumers alike still getting to grips with the prospect of shelling out 54.99 for November’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has admitted that he would like to push prices even higher. When asked about the controversial subject as part of Activision’s post-financial …

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£54.99 Modern Warfare 2 to lead Xmas price hike

Consumers will pay more than expected for new game releases this Q4, as the weak pound and record development costs force publishers to increase trade prices. Activision has confirmed that the eagerly-awaited Modern Warfare 2 will carry a hefty RRP of 54.99 – and retailers have been warned that other …

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No PS2 price cut in UK

Sony has confirmed that despite the PS2 price cuts announced for both Europe and North America, the UK price of the machine is set to remain unchanged. An SCE UK spokesperson told MCV that neither [the European or North American price cuts] effect the UK – the price will remain …

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Nintendo powerless to up Wii street price

Wii platform holder Nintendo has told MCV that it is powerless to up the street price of the Nintendo Wii – adding to the concerns of many of the nation’s indies. MCV today exclusively revealed that Nintendo is to up the trade price of the Nintendo Wii by around 19, …

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SCEA: No plans for PS3 price cut

SCEA has denied recent reports that the company is looking to re-evaluate the price of PS3 early next year. Amongst the plethora of titbits revealed in SCEE’s leaked internal meeting yesterday was the claim that the company intends to make the European PS3 price more competitive” next March. However, a …

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Iwata doesn’t like price cuts

Nintendo’s global president Saturo Iwata has revealed why the Wii is the only current console not to receive a price drop – he doesn’t like them. Kotaku translated an interview with Touch-DS, in which the leading gaming icon stated: This is my personal thinking, but when the model’s price-tag drops …

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PS3 price could lead to next-gen defeat, says analyst

Microsoft’s recent price cuts to its range of Xbox 360 SKUs could lead to a drop in PS3 sales according to one analyst who insists that Sony must drop the price of PS3 if it is to remain competitive. Edge Online quotes Electronic Entertainment Design and Research analyst Jesse Divnich …

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US: 360 HD-DVD price slashed

With many predicting that the hi-def DVD war is fast approaching an end, and an end that will be marked with a Blu-Ray victory, Microsoft has slashed the price of its HD-DVD Xbox 360 drive in North America to $129.99. This represents a discount of $50 – and means that …

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