Microsoft cuts Canadian Xbox 360 console prices

Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:23pm EST
 
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said late on Wednesday it will cut the prices of its Xbox 360 video-game consoles in Canada, in a continuing battle with Nintendo Co Ltd's Wii and Sony Corp's PlayStation 3 for dominance of the gaming market.

But prices in the United States will not change, Microsoft spokesman David Dennis said, adding that each market makes its own decision on the matter.

Microsoft said in a statement it would cut the price of the Xbox 360 console to C$349 from C$399, while the premium Elite model with a larger hard drive would drop to C$449 from C$499. The more basic Arcade model is dropping to $279 from C$299.

($1=$1.01 Canadian)

(Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Rob Wilson, Richard Chang)

 
<p>A model stands at Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 display at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, east of Tokyo September 20, 2007. Microsoft Corp announced late on Wednesday it will cut the prices of its Xbox 360 video-game consoles as it continues to battle Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 for dominance of the gaming market. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>