Xbox 360 prices

Well the Xbox 360 prices are out, and while they are better than the current rumblings for the Sony PlayStation 3, once again UK and European customers are getting the short-end of the currency conversion stick.

Xbox 360 “Core System” – $299, €299, £209

  • Xbox 360 console
  • Wired controller
  • Detachable face-plate
  • Xbox Live Silver membership
  • Standard AV cables

Xbox 360 “Premium Edition” – $399, €399, £279

  • Xbox 360 console
  • 20GB detachable hard drive
  • Wireless controller
  • Wireless Xbox Live headset
  • High-definition AV cables
  • Ethernet cable
  • Xbox 360 Media Remote Control (limited time)
  • Detachable face-plate
  • Xbox Live Silver membership

Now $299 USD = €249 = £169 and $399 = €324 = £220 at today’s exchange rates.

That means Europeans can expect to pay 20%-23% more than their American counterparts and us Brits can pay 23%-26% more for the privilege of adopting one of Bill’s latest offspring.

I guess VAT is responsible for that but I wonder how Americans would feel paying $378 for the basic package and $504 for the top-end? ;-)

Some of the peripherals are so strangely priced I’m at a loss to explain what’s going on… The rechargeable pack and HD cable spring to mind.

[)amien

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