Screamin Deal: XBOX 360 HD DVD Player Only $79.99!

Posted by Tyler Pruitt on February 6, 2008 
Filed Under: Deals, Format War, HD DVD, Retailers

Get ‘em while their hot, Amazon is selling the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on drive for $79.99! You might want to get in on this deal fast, as they will probable sell out at this price. We wonder if this will happen at B&M retailers as well? Remember that you also get the 5 free HD DVD movies by mail with this player.

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16 Responses to “Screamin Deal: XBOX 360 HD DVD Player Only $79.99!”

  1. Jonsson on February 6th, 2008 4:12 am

    Oh my god it’s a FIRE SA…ehhh…okay I’ll shut up.

    Anyway, if one follows the link given they claim it costs 179.99$ ?

  2. Ryan on February 6th, 2008 5:10 am

    Aw, I was trying to be the first to claim fire sale … I guess it’s getting to be too mainstream a term these days …

  3. Mehar on February 6th, 2008 8:29 am

    Wow if this turns into a retail thing then it will spur HD DVD player sales for Xbox users, assuming no one is losing money, and that is close to base price.

  4. C on February 6th, 2008 8:32 am

    MS has officially dropped the price of the 360 HD add-on to $129.99.

  5. Merrick97 on February 6th, 2008 8:55 am

    Best Buy has lowered the online price to $120.


  6. wysiwyg on February 6th, 2008 9:24 am

    So if Microsoft drops MSRP to 129.99, that’s a firesale? So does that make it a firesale too if PS3 drops MSRP to 299.99?

  7. Brad on February 6th, 2008 9:37 am

    Amazon lists the price as $155 + S/H, not $79.99!

  8. wysiwyg on February 6th, 2008 9:55 am

    Amazon sold out of the 79.99 already since at least 6am PST.

  9. Dave Cowl on February 6th, 2008 9:55 am

    Perhaps there was a pricing error…

  10. Merrick97 on February 6th, 2008 10:42 am


    bluray is winning the format war, so them selling it for cheaper would be going for the kill.

  11. Belard on February 6th, 2008 10:53 am

    Amazon is down to $155.67…. still higher than an actual Toshiba SA unit…. so not worth it.

  12. dan on February 6th, 2008 11:49 am

    119.99 at best…prob same in store since they are pretty consistent with prices.. so…worth it

  13. wysiwyg on February 6th, 2008 2:51 pm


    Microsoft did it due to customer demand and their sensitivity to pricing and reiterated their support for HD DVD. So it’s not like it’s a firesale.;title;1

    Bluray’s winning, and HD DVD is losing. But bluray hasn’t won yet, and HD DVD isn’t dead yet either.

  14. Jonsson on February 6th, 2008 10:42 pm

    Come on wysiwyg, regardless of what the reasons for the sale are/where do you really think they would say anything else than that piece of corporate BS?

    Hot air comming from the mouth of a corporate representative means nothing, actions do.

  15. Belard on February 7th, 2008 2:26 am

    wysiwyg – you said “So if Microsoft drops MSRP to 129.99, thatís a firesale? So does that make it a firesale too if PS3 drops MSRP to 299.99?”

    Er… no. The PS3 is a complete unit. While its game collection is finally getting good and has almost as much TITLE space in stores as the 360, the PS3 is gaining value and it makes the 360 cost more money.

    360-Pro/Halo = $350/400 (Wow, MS charges $50 for a green model – you’d think they’d at least put in a 40 or 60GB HD – THAT would be some value)

    Vs a $400 PS3 with HD playback ability, double the HD size (40gb instead of 20gb) Wireless network (Add $90 for xbox) $40 for a 512mb memory unit when today’s USB flash keys are 1GB for $10~15. But adding the $120 HD-DVD drive and that standard 360 = $480~600 (Depending on 360pr/Halo / HD-DVD / wirless combo)

    And of course the 20GB is rather tiny.. how many complaints are on the net about having a few gigs left when the UNIT IS NEW for music, videos and demos? Add $180 for the special 120GB drive add-on. Or for those who bought the NO-HD version, $90 for the whimp 20GB drive)

    Loud drives, limited output (USB pass through) messy cables (between the HD-DVD and 360), another power supply, sucking up more space… the add-on drive is low-value. When HD-DVD dies, we’ll see these things fire-sale for $20 and still they won’t very usable.

  16. Mehar on February 7th, 2008 4:00 pm

    I don’t know why people complain about the 360′s drive noise, I rarley hear it, and thats only if I try to tune in for it.

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