Tesco is flexing its considerable pricing muscles (or should that be pricing guns?) in the console arena when it comes to the launch of the new version of the Xbox.
The Xbox 360 Slim will be offered at £189 by the supermarket giant, cut from the RRP of £200. Tesco is also offering double clubcard points on the purchase, and free delivery.
This matches the price Amazon will be flogging it for when the revamped console is released on Friday. Other retailers, such as Play and HMV, are asking the full £200.
The new Xbox has a slimmer profile (the clue is in the name), but also a number of other extras – it runs quieter, comes with a 250GB hard drive, built-in wi-fi and a special port for the upcoming Kinect motion controller.
One issue upgraders should bear in mind is that the old Xbox hard drive isn’t compatible due to size issues. Microsoft is selling a hard drive transfer kit to enable you to port over your data which retails at £15. (Or you can DIY it with your own USB drive).