Here's a sobering thought: Christmas is only 82 days away. That's 82 days that stand between you and the annoyed relative who's demanding to know why you bought them a pet rock and a pencil sharpener for the third year in a row. Do you really want to be that person? Of course you don't, and Microsoft Australia has ensured you can rise above it by slashing the recommended retail prices for its Xbox 360 lineup - just in time for your imminent Christmas shopping spree.
From October 4, you can find the RRPs of Xbox gear as follows:
- Kinect Sensor, $149 (save $50)
- 4GB Xbox 360, $199 (save $50)
- 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect, $299 (save $100)
- 250GB Xbox 360 $299 (Save $150)
- Limited edition consoles $399 (save $50)
"This is the time to buy an Xbox 360," says Kimberley Francis, Head of Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft Australia. "The Xbox has never been more affordable and it continues to evolve to offer even more value for Australians."
Bonus points for putting the money you save towards a game or two for your giftee. Negative points for putting it towards pet rocks and pencil sharpeners.