Possible Xbox 360 60 GB SKU & Starter Kit

As E3 approaches closer and closer. The rumor mills of gaming companies keep on churning. With the possibility of a price drop for the Xbox 360 Pro SKU buzzing around the internet. In a leaked email to Gamestop and Blockbuster, information about a new 60GB System SKU and Xbox 360 60GB LIVE Starter Pack show up.

With the introduction of the 60GB Pro console in July, we have research that suggests it is very important to have a 60GB stand alone Hard Drive to go along with it to allow the consumer a full range of choices and values. In late October/early November (exact date TBD but most likely last week in October or 1st week in November), we will ship the Xbox 360 60GB Hard Drive, tentatively called the “Xbox 360 60GB LIVE Starter Pack”. This will be an excellent value price at and ERP of $99.99 with an 18% retail margin that contains:

  • 60GB Hard Drive
  • 3 Months of Xbox Live
  • Xbox 360 Wired Headset
  • Xbox 360 Ethernet Cable (same one that is included with Pro and Elite)

Positioning: For Xbox 360 Arcade and Core console owners, the Xbox 360 60GB Live Starter Pack offers all of the components to get onto Xbox LIVE and jump in to on line multiplayer gaming and Marketplace content downloads at an incredible value.

With the end of life of the 20GB Hard Drive and the price drop of the 120GB Hard Drive to $149.99 in September, this new 60GB hard drive will fit very well into our “Choice and Value” pillar and will fit nicely into our accessory line up.

Hopefully this rumor is true. I don’t think I’m the only one getting close to filling their 20GB Hard drive. While I feel the potential price for the Xbox 360 60GB Live Starter Kit at $99.99 is still a little steep. At least they pad the pack with additional accessories.

Source: Xbox Family

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    this is awesome idea. perfect size HD with all the benefits. some say the 20 is to small well get the starter pack.. crazy enough to buy a core or arcade? then starter pack for you as well. i think they would keep the 60gb at $350, but would need to drop the price or add in a game again to the elite.. time will tell.

  • Scott

    The starter pack for that price would seem like a good value but for 50 more you could get the 120 GB (after price drop)

  • cephiros

    Like I said what I wrote up there. The only reason the 60GB LIVE Starter pack would be better than the 120GB is because of the added accessories. However, I coud always get another Xbox 360 if my current system breaks down. I have a product replacement plan from Best Buy. In addition, I agree with you Infected. I think the price drop on the 20GB System for clearence only and 360 60GB SKU will be priced at $350. I think that might be true since we've not heard of a price drop for every SKU already out there.

  • Scott

    Not to get off subject but i love the prp plans from best buy and I would like to see the 60GB at $350 and I think both packs are going to be good for each individual that buys them

  • Desz

    Good deal.

  • Myke

    that's a good rip off. let's wait until sony cuts price of psp too. don't you think?

  • cephiros

    That doesn't make sense Myke. I won't fault you that it is not the best deal around for Xbox 360. Granted PS3 is stronger in this area because it allows you to use your own hard drives and such. However, I am probably going to get this starter pack if my 360 doesn't crash by then.

  • TheL1T1G4T0R

    I actually like the idea. If they drop the price of the Arcade version, it may be time to visit my local Target. All I need is confirmation of Halo 1 on Xbox 360 and I'm buying!