Well, now things are really getting interesting. Not three full days have passed since Sony made headlines by announcing a $100 price cut for the PlayStation 3, and Microsoft has apparently made a price cut play of its own with the Xbox 360 Elite.
Kotaku reports that the August 30th Wal-Mart catalogue shows the 120GB Elite on sale for $299. The $100-off ad is the second such ad to be reported on in the past couple weeks, suggesting that perhaps this isn’t just some twisted Photoshop prank designed to mess with prospective shoppers’ minds.
The best part about the Elite price drop (if it does in fact happen) is not that we’ll get to see Microsoft and Sony battle it out for console domination, but rather that consumers will now have two fantastic gaming consoles available to them for a very reasonable price. In fact, this could very well be the beginning of a console war truce, since single console owners can now pick up both for the original price of the PS3.
Do you think this Elite price drop is a definite go? If so, any PS3 owners thinking about picking one up?