Shades of 3DO

Has everyone seen the rumor that the 360 will cost over $450 at launch? Hopefully it's just crazy talk because nobody is going to want to pay that. Even though that have that one killer game. You know. That game. That makes you want a 360 at launch. Enough to buy it even though you know it's going to be obseleted by a HD-DVD version later.

I truly, truly don't undestand what is going on in Xbox land. I only know one person who seems even vaguely excited and that person is not an early adopter so it doesn't matter.

I'd consider a $299 console, but if it comes in over $400 fuck them. That's insane.

EDIT: Now the word is that the bare bones is $299 while the pimped version is $399.