Microsoft takes mighty axe to Halo price point
21st Nov 2003 | 12:57
"At last", or, "About bloody time!", you would be permitted to cry as Microsoft finally bites the bullet and slices dollars off the cost of Xbox's Halo in the US. It might have taken 24 months to happen - the killer app was an Xbox launch title appearing in November 2001 - but every year of wait counts as a wave goodbye to $10 from the price label.
Yep, Xbox Halo's US price point of $49.99 has dropped to $29.99 - as of November 19 apparently - which makes Bungie's incredible first-person shooter an irresistible prospect. Well, that's if you don't already have it of course, which surely every Xbox owner in the States does? If by some chance you don't, (are you mad?) then there's now no excuse not to.
News of the hacking of Halo's price tag in the US has naturally raised hopes that a similar scheme will be taken onboard for the game in the UK and Europe. However, talking to a Microsoft spokesperson earlier today, we were informed that there are currently no plans to follow North America's lead.