MS reduces price of Halo
But only in North America for now.
Microsoft has cut the price of Halo on Xbox in the US from $49.99 to $29.99, although is at pains to point out that this does not make it a "Platinum Hit" - the Xbox Classic budget label's US equivalent. Obviously Microsoft still wants to wring some more cash out of their biggest game, and we'd imagine they plan to give it a proper budget release around the time Halo 2 comes out next year.
It's also worth noting that although the price of the game has been dropped, the actual content remains exactly the same and no Xbox Live support has been or will be added to the game, despite recent web-wide speculation. Nevertheless, Halo remains one of the console's pillars of strength and a consistent performer.
Although there's no word on a similar reduction in price hitting the UK, with the game already reduced to £29.99 in most places, we're not holding our breath - a drop to £19.99 would put it squarely in Xbox Classics territory, and it would be odd if the game reached budget status in this region before the US - where it was released some five months before the European Xbox launch.