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Microsoft Drops Xbox 360 Console Prices and Adds Elite Bundle

REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 27, 2009 — Xbox 360 today invites you to experience more fun, more entertainment and more ways to connect with friends and family at an even better value. Beginning August 28th, the price of an Xbox 360 Elite console will drop by $70, now priced at just $329 estimated retail price (ERP) in Canada. On top of that, the Xbox 360 Pro console will now be priced at $279 (ERP), reflecting a price reduction of $20 while supplies last.

Xbox 360 at 54.2 percent failure rate

The latest issue of Game Informer contains a surprising statistic for anyone who's ever loved and lost their Microsoft-branded home console – according to their survey, in which over 5,000 console owners participated, the Xbox 360's current failure rate due to the Red Ring of Death, E74 or other hardware failure is 54.2 percent. They also calculated the relative death toll for PS3s due to the Yellow Light of Death (10.3 percent) and Wiis, due to ... well, we're not actually sure what color the Wii's light turns to upon its demise (6.8 percent).

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