When Microsoft told us
that the new 802.11n adapter for Xbox 360 would be "another choice for consumers," we began to develop these crazy hopes that it would give consumers the choice
to pay less than a hundred bucks for wireless 360 connectivity, either through a lower price point for itself
or with a price drop on the existing wireless adapter.
If GameStop's listings
are any indication, however, that's not to be. According to the retailer, the new device will sell for the same $99.99 as the current Wi-Fi adapter upon its release on November 3. Though there's still hope for the price on the existing adapter to drop, it too is currently listed at $99.99. Basically, consumers will now have the choice of which wireless protocol they prefer.
[Thanks, Jugger G]