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Published on September 10th, 2008 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Xbox 360 Price Cut Causes Huge Sales Boost

Looks like the world of Xbox Live has gotten a bit larger since the recent price drop of the console. How large? Well, some retailers have notified Microsoft of between 100% – 600% sales increases since the weekend before the price drop.

That’s a pretty huge jump! Check out a bit of the release from Microsoft:

Coming off the heels of the console price drop last week, Microsoft Xbox 360 sales have surged, with retailers reporting over 100% sales lift for all Xbox 360 models compared to the previous weekend. Additionally, retailers are reporting that between Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7, some Xbox 360 models were selling at six times the rate they were the weekend prior.

At $199, Xbox 360 is now not only the most affordable next-generation console available, but it also packs more entertainment punch per dollar than any other consumer electronics device connected to your TV. Xbox 360 invites you into a limitless world where the best games, movies and TV shows live side by side with your personal pictures and music library, and the experience is ready to share anytime with friends in your living room or across the globe through Xbox LIVE.

This is completely awesome. I get my Elite and have more people to game with… I’m pretty sure Microsoft is happy about this as well, but who can complain about having more people to frag?

Xbox 360s Flying Off The Shelves After Price Cut [Kotaku]

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