Microsoft Declines Comment on Rumor of 360 Price Drop in May

Rumors of a soon-to-be released black and enhanced Xbox 360 Premium (code name Zephyr) just won’t go away. According to sources from German gaming site Xbox-Archiv, Microsoft will cancel the $299 Xbox 360 Core model, reduce the price of its current 20 GB Premium model to $299 (Euros), and release the new black Zephyr this May for around $400. The newly rumored machine sports a 120 GB hard drive and HDMI. Keep in mind all of Xbox 1’s price drops occurred in the spring, with two out of three in the middle of May.

Word broke last December suggesting that Microsoft was finally turning a profit on each 360 sold outside of overhead costs, so it’s plausible this could happen two months from now. If a reality, this would put even more pressure on the already struggling $500-600 PS3, not to mention the $250 Wii. Looks like Microsoft is in prime position to lead the aggressive pricing party. Rather than deny the rumor outright, Microsoft PR rep Arne Meyer declined comment when contacted by GigaGamez, saying “Microsoft does not comment on rumor or speculation.”

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