NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Microsoft has fired the first shot in this year's video-game price wars, cutting the price of its Xbox console by $30 to about $150 in the United States. The price cuts will go into effect Tuesday. Industry analysts and some Microsoft officials have been expecting Microsoft to cut the price for its Xbox for some time, but at $149.99, the new price is lower than some had expected. Source: CNN/Money Maybe now I will buy one... again. After all Ninja Gaiden sounds killer, and very hard.