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The name of the game is price cuts

In the war for market share, the battlefield is the price tag: All the major game consoles--PS2, GameCube and Xbox--now cost $199 apiece. Will that make video gaming more mainstream?

In the war for market share between Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, the battlefield is the price tag: All the major game consoles--PS2, GameCube and Xbox--now stand at $199 apiece. Will that bring video gaming to a more mainstream audience?

Microsoft trims Xbox price
The tech colossus fires the second shot in the video game industry's growing price war, following rival Sony's decision to make an identical cut in the price of its PlayStation 2.
May 15, 2002 
Sony shaves price of PlayStation 2
The electronics giant responds to growing price pressure in the video game industry, cutting the North American price of its PlayStation 2 game console by $100.
May 14, 2002 
Game industry girds for battle
update Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will launch new campaigns in the game console wars at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo. The main weapons: online gaming and price cuts.
May 14, 2002 
Nintendo reveals online plans
The company announces plans to bring Internet play to its GameCube, making it the last console maker to step into the as-yet unproven online market.
May 13, 2002 

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