There are now talking about XBox 360 price cut too:
Fresh from the confirmation of a price-cut for the PlayStation 3, comes some advanced rumblings about the possibility of a similar cost-slashing coming to the 360.
The Mercury News is reporting on Microsoft's codename "Falcon" the latest internal electronics in the Xbox 360. Falcon will have an IBM microprocessor and an AMD/ATI graphics chip that are "manufactured in a 65-nanometer production process. These are cost-reduced chips that do the same thing as their 90-nanometer predecessors, but theyâ€™re smaller." And cheaper. Reducing 360 production costs could result in a price break for consumers.
The improvment may allow 360s to be physically smaller and less likely to have heat issues than the current crop.
Of course there's no official word from Microsoft about the chip-change--it's way too early for that--but Peter Moore told The Mercury News: â€œWe have a bunch of different projects that cost reduce and improve quality as you find issues, as does our competition. Once you get millions in the field, you learn about the box under all kinds of different circumstances, you can adjust and tweak what you do accordingly.â€