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Microsoft Australia has announced a price drop for the Xbox 360, which will come into place from October 1.

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The largest price drops affect the 250GB console and the 250GB Kinect console bundle, which will both drop by $ 100. See the chart on the right for more details on the respective new recommended retail prices.

In addition to the price drop, a 500GB Holiday Value Bundle and Xbox 360 Special Edition Blue Bundle were also revealed. The 500GB Holiday Value Bundle will include a copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as well as one month of access to Xbox Live Gold. A 500GB hard drive will also be included in this bundle. The Blue Bundle will include the same games and features, but with a blue-colored Xbox console and controller. The Blue Bundle will be sold exclusively at retailer EB Games. Both bundles will have a RRP of A$ 279.

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Just days after Microsoft temporarily cut the price of its Xbox One in the UK, which for the first time made it cheaper than the PlayStation 4, Sony appears to have responded with its own promotional discount.

On Amazon, a new PS4 bundle complete with FIFA 15 can be purchased for £330, which makes it £20 cheaper than a standalone PS4 console. The move comes quickly after Microsoft began selling Xbox Ones with a copy of Sunset Overdrive for £330.

The PS4 and FIFA bundle is likely a response to Microsoft’s competitive pricing of its console, which initially cost £425 when it first launched in the UK in November, but undercut PS4 for the first time this week.

In a statement sent to GameSpot on Tuesday, a Microsoft spokesperson suggested its discount deal was temporary.

“We are always looking at ways to offer the best value for our customers,” the corporation said.

“This is a UK-only retail promotion which coincides with our upcoming releases including Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.”

PlayStation 4 is the most popular console in the UK by a noticeable margin, though the Xbox One is also selling well. More than one million PS4s have been sold in the UK alone already.

Rob Crossley is GameSpot’s UK News Editor – you can follow him on Twitter here

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Elite: Dangerous will cost $ 60 when it’s released on PC, but you can preorder the game’s Mercenary Edition right now for $ 50 and some extra rewards, developer Frontier Developments has announced.

If you preorder the Mercenary Edition, you’ll get a digital download of the game, an Eagle fighter ship docked in a secondary location in the game, and an exclusive pack of ship paint jobs. You’ll also get a digital players guide, a “day one” ship decal, a digital concept art book, and more digital rewards to be announced over the coming weeks. If you’ve already preordered the game, don’t worry. You’ll receive everything that’s included in the Mercenary Edition too.

Frontier Developments have yet to announce when exactly it will release this year, but you can start playing the game right now by buying your way into the beta for $ 75, which will get you the Mercenary edition as well. Frontier Developments CEO David Braben also recently said that the game could come to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on Elite: Dangerous, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

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