Submitted by Searcyboy20 757d ago | opinion piece

When Will Microsoft Lower The Xbox One Price?

The Tyuno Project: " It seems that some people are starting to see the new Xbox One in a different way, but still people are preferring the PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One. The main reason why people are more likely to buy the PS4 is because of the price difference. So with that being said, I wonder if Microsoft will lower the price of the Xbox One to compete with the PS4 and if so when?" (Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct, TitanFall, Xbox One)

dedicatedtogamers  +   757d ago
They aren't going to lower the price before launch. Business-wise, it would be suicide and investors would be very upset. They'll let the price ride for 6 months to a year and then drop it if it's really such a big burden.
Yi-Long  +   757d ago
They might not lower the price...
... but I think they'll have to throw a few free games into the bundle, to convince people to pay a 100 extra bucks for, technically, an inferior system (compared to the PS4, which is 100 bucks cheaper).
GusBricker  +   757d ago
A game or a free year of Xbox Live.
dedicatedtogamers  +   757d ago
That makes sense to you...but we're talking about the company that just kicked off its "Free games for Gold" promotion with a 4-year-old game that has been on sale a dozen times.
Cmk0121  +   757d ago
im a pro xbox guy all the way but they have done little to justify the price at this point, the kinect even if its as amazing as they say doesnt warrant the cost because every consumer does not want that kinect experience. as a fan its been shocking that they have remained MUM on justifying their stance in this gen, lack of info after e3 and confusing messaging. hoipe that changes and they have an ACE in the hole as for now its a PR nightmare
KaMaHKaZiE  +   757d ago

I would like to know how the Xbox is inferior, technically speaking the PS4 is just an upgraded PS3 while the X1 is a whole new system. Just wondering is all :)
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komp  +   757d ago
You see the thing in business is that *IF* Don Mattrick is leaving then you can be sure they will come out with his dirt and say "Hey everyone, now he is gone we can do all this stuff instead"

They could do the impossible under this scenario without looking like foolish U-turners.

It is a get outta jail card really in the business world and happens a lot. Even governments blame the last guy for failure every time....
CRAIG667  +   757d ago
I agree with you in regards to Governments, but I think Microsoft REALLY have to start showing a little stability at this point.
dark-hollow  +   757d ago
They could drop the mandatory kinect and release a bundle without it for $100-$150 cheaper.
FITgamer  +   757d ago
It's highly unlikely they will ever release a SKU without Kinect. It would be nice, but i don't see it happening considering how hard they are pushing the controller free navigation and snap features.
Cmk0121  +   757d ago
they cant, its built into the OS, at some point they have to ride their plan out and cant allow the consumer to dictate too much. i know they want it to sell but cant be bullied via internet yaknow
ceedubya9  +   757d ago
They really want to make sure that Kinect is in every box, and that developers know that every XBO user has one. It makes the product a bit more relevant this time around. While keeping Kinect as part of the package, I think a lot of people would be okay with that if they priced the box more competitively and made the use of the camera optional and not required to make the system run.
fermcr  +   757d ago
"When Will Microsoft Lower The Xbox One Price?"

It all depends on the sales. If they are happy with X1 sales after launch, then they won't lower it any time soon... otherwise, will probably take 6 months after launch... or launch a cheaper X1 without Kinect.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   757d ago
I personally don't think the price is bad for either console. Last year I was expecting worse, allot worse.

The fact that People flock to new Phones that cost upwards of 700$ is BEYOND crazy. And spend 6 7 hundred dollars on ipads every year is crazy as well.

Seems like consumers wanna make excuses for not purchasing these consoles because of what they do, which is game. But its perfectly justifiable to throw down 700$ for a new phone? Oh you wanna call people that ba... oh no its all the new features it has, and you can show it off to all your friends I see. When game console has those similar features/apps AND you can call people with these console's now(X1).

Just saying it makes no sense.

EDIT: To further extend my comment. Sony and MS saw a vision of offering more of what the consoles initially do, back in 05 and 06. Remember blue Ray? On paper it was genius but come launch, everyone laughed at it because of the price and "would rather buy a standalone Blue Ray" argument. Several years later success.

Several years later people laughed at MS for not having Blue Ray in the hardware. MS later announced big time apps and streaming services hitting its console. Now they just shy of 50 apps on 360, success.

If phones and Tablets are justifiable, then so are consoles now, if they weren't before.
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KaMaHKaZiE  +   757d ago
Wow you took the words right out of my mouth. I see people buying ipads for close to 800 with all the accessories but the x1 is to expensive for something that does the same and more?

Really makes no sense but then again this is N4G.
No_Limit  +   757d ago
Yea, the highest X360 Sku with Kinect 1.0 currently still retails for $400 and the Xbox One is definitely priced about what I am expecting it to be. The Kinect 2.0 alone might cost $150 so the $500 is really not that bad consider all the new tech and support of Windows 8 apps and such. This is not your cell phone or iPad, this is an investment that will be with you for 7-10 years.
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RiPPn  +   757d ago
lol @ talking about lowering the price for a product that hasn't even sold at uts announced price yet.

What will likely happen is a subsidised model announced before launch.
No_Limit  +   757d ago
Hi RiPPn, so trolling on cheapassgamer.com and getting banned from Neogaf is not enough for you,eh? Don't worry, you are safe, N4G will always welcome you with open arms. :)
RiPPn  +   757d ago
Wow, quite the detective aren't you? So what's your point? Been a member at CAG forever and was banned on GAF for satirical post. Is your comment supposed to discredit me in some way?
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No_Limit  +   757d ago
Just playing with you kido. I been a member of CAG and Neogaf myself and was surprised they banned you as I have seen worst on that site.
310dodo  +   757d ago
They shouldnt
If People are willing to pay $535 after tax for it...
more power to them

I already Paid $435 for my PS4
hurry up and release the new systems all ready!!!
Pascalini  +   757d ago
It's not that pricey

The kinect is what's costing the extra 80 pounds

Expect a price drop on both ps4 and xb1 a year after launch at the very least
fattyuk  +   757d ago
1 year after expect

PS4 to have a super bundle with PS plus, a camera, few games or even a PS4/ Vita pack

Xbox one will have a call of duty console at a stupid price and a brand new kinect 2.5 console.. in white!
jmc8888  +   757d ago
Well you do realize we are living in the greatest depression mankind has every witnessed right?

You do realize it's getting worse the last 5 years not better right?
vallencer  +   757d ago
So the economy is worse then it was back in the 40's and 50's?? I hope you don't beleive that....
stiggs  +   757d ago
@ jmc8888
"...we are living in the greatest depression mankind has ever witnessed"

I believe that the decade following the 1920s was slightly worse. It was called, uh...oh yeah, THE GREAT DEPRESSION.

2013 - "I wonder if I should preorder the PS4 or the Xbox One? Perhaps I'll just get both."

1931 - "I wonder if my family will starve to death tonight? Perhaps we'll eat the dog".

Yeah, you're right jmc8888. The current economic climate is MUCH worse.
deafdani  +   757d ago
Get some history lessons, dude.
thechosenone  +   757d ago
It's going to take years for the price to drop so don't expect one any time soon.
PositiveEmotions  +   757d ago
I dont think ms will drop xb1's price but that again ms already did a 180 twice so who knows

And i said twice because of the whole internet and the drm and now the whole indie games thing.
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urwifeminder  +   757d ago
Not a problem for me I put cash down two days before DRM was removed only owe $300 bux stuff all ps4 is $549 here xbox one is $599 if it drops a bit so be it but I was on as soon as forza was shown.
theWB27  +   757d ago
I dropped 600 bucks for my PS3 and 400 for the 360. Haven't regretted it for one day. I don't think the X1 being in between those prices is as big a deal as people make it. Plus this system does more than what the other two did at launch by a LONG mile. It's ok....it will sell. At least in the States it will.
cunnilumpkin  +   757d ago
make a Kinect-less bundle for $369 and people will be more interested

personally, I think ps4 is a FAR, far better deal at $399 even is ms did do that, but at least it would make xboxone somewhat attractive, right now...ewww.....at $499 for inferior hardware....PASS

sony has a better track record with hardware and console exclusives

that said i'm going to give them both a year to get games out and work out the kinks in manufacturing

pc/ps3 will suit me fine until then

95% of the games will be on pc anyway for cheaper prices/mods and way better graphics

I can wait

the first year of a console always sucks anyway

the only next gen console game I want is killzone shadowfall, and I can get the GOTY edition for $30 if I wait a year
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fOrlOnhOpe57  +   757d ago
If people want the console enough, they'll pay the asking price - just like I did for the launch PS3 - with no regrets.
I think until MS finally bury the DRM crap and show more good sense and consideration to its potential buyers, then it begins to level the playing field a little more.
Roper316  +   757d ago
I wouldn't take it for free so I don't care.
Tzuno  +   757d ago
Roper316  +   757d ago
think what you want but the XB1 is not allowed in my house. I don't trust MS and think they are nothing but a bunch of liars! I have no doubt in my mind that all the DRM will be patched back in once a certain sales number is reached.

I don't tell people not to like the XB1 or to not buy it but, for me personally I don't want it at 500,400,300,200,100 or free and that is that! I couldn't careless what you or any other random internet person thinks or believes!
airgangstarr  +   757d ago
i thought both consoles woulda been around 500 but u have to be competitive an ms isnt really doin that it should be a no brainer that both consoles should be selling at the same price an then ms coulda said were same price with kinect if they wanna push there kinect dont push the price up on the consumer fair enough ?
umbagumba  +   757d ago
Next holiday season.

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