Across the Atlantic, British buyers will (as usual) be paying more for the software in direct comparison to the U.S., but the discounts on offer are much steeper. Whereas the advance payment offer in the U.S. cuts the price of a Home Premium upgrade from $120 to $50, the equivalent U.K. deal from some retailers is a two-thirds price cut, from £150 to £50.
There may also be savings on offer for those in the U.K. who wait until release. Itís reported that the official £150 price for a Home Premium upgrade will be cut to £79
between the October 22 release and the end of the year. Depending on currency fluctuations, that means thereís even a slim possibility the system will be slightly cheaper in the U.K. than the U.S. for a couple of months.