Tenner Off A Core Xbox360 Now Official

GamesIndustry.biz are reporting that that Microsoft have now officially cut the RRP of Xbox 360 Core to £199.99. The price cut will be effective from today. The price drop of just £10 is the first time the hardware has lowered in price since the system launched across Europe last December.

Many UK vendors had already started selling the lower-spec version of the next-gen system but today the cut was made official as GI.biz has received confirmation of the reduction today from retailers in the independent, supermarket and High Street entertainment sectors. They say “The Core version has dropped by £10 today – they’ve issued it directly so it’s not been driven by retail,” a spokesperson for a leading entertainment retailer explained.

Microsoft UK seems to want to stay very quite on the matter by refusing to answer any question. Earlier this week they commented: “Retail price is set by our retail partners. Retailers are already selling Xbox 360 Core System from £199.99, which we believe is outstanding value to consumers.