I think we are all agree with the X-Box status.
About the price, just check the news below.
Yomiuri Online reports that Matsushita, better known as Panasonic, will be showcasing their DVD-ready Gamecube at this year's Eł. The system will run you about $315, according to Yomiuri. Below is their translated article.
Matsushita Electric Industrial today (May16) made known the fusion machine (DVD Player and Nintendo's Game machine) will release at the middle of September. Matsushita develop the fusion machine from the help of nintendo.
An experimental model is exhibited at the international show held (E3) at 17th in American LA. Matsushita Electric Industrial is ready for the confrontation of Sony Computer Entertainment's "Playstation 2" to precede.
Sale schedule and Softwares will also be announced at this show. The fusion machineis allowed to play Nintendo's abundant Gamecube softwares and play the DVD video.
Price is around 39,000 Yen, and will use the refernce of the PS2 new model (Open Price) & Gamecube (Price Unknown) to decide the price change in the future. For the Christmas Season reason, it is planned to sell the fusion machine at Mid September as Nintendo GC.