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Submitted by Abriael 237d ago | news

Heavily Discounted Titanfall Xbox One Bundle Sells Out in Less than a Day at GameStop UK

Stock of the heavily discounted Titanfall Xbox One bundle did not last very long at Gamestop UK, that was selling it 30 pounds less than other local retailers, and in less than 24 hours (much less, actually) the whole allocation of the bundle at the retailer had evaporated. (TitanFall, Xbox One)

4Sh0w  +   237d ago
Good for them, my local Gamestop sucks with worthless sales and promotions. Oh well its always nice to see fellow gamers snatch up a good deal.
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badz149  +   237d ago
it was 30 pounds more expensive just last week for the console only, of course this will be sold out fast.

those who pre-ordered the XbOne pre-launch got FIFA14 at the original price and now at 30 pounds less, they will get the it with XbOne's biggest exclusive of the year. the price might still be more expansive than the PS4 but it's a damn good deal for those who was holding up for price cuts. but it's kinda like a slap in the face to those who didn't get FIFA and bought the console in the 1st 3 months too!
MethCupcakes  +   237d ago
Wrong, it's about a £110 cheaper. Microsoft took off £70-80 and gamestop took £30 more off.
TomShoe  +   237d ago
Not surprising, it's a ridiculously good deal for those who were on the fence switching from 360.

As for people feeling that this is a slap in the face, that's the opportunity cost of being an early adopter. In exchange for getting the right to play the games before anyone else, you give up the right to any future discounts and sales. I hate to be a downer, but that's something you should have thought about when buying day 1.
JohnnyBadfinger  +   237d ago
What Tom said.

Just because you bought the console at launch doesn't mean your untitled to any money back. You knew it would get cheaper as everything does. You have no whinging rights as a early adopter to complain about a price drop.

So nobody has been slapped in the face. That's just an idiotic thing to say
badz149  +   237d ago
not a slap in the face? price cut + biggest exclusive of the year just 3 month after release is not a slap in the face to you? ok.

I don't know if you guys like to just bend over to something this ridiculous but this price cut happened way earlier than Nintendo did with the 3DS and we know what Nintendo did back then to 'reward' its loyal early supporters they got free games because the cut was deemed premature and this thing with the XbOne now is exactly THAT! - PREMATURE PRICE CUT.

it might not apply to other regions but UK but I think those early supporters in the UK should get something to compensate this dick move. if not a game, why not a FREE XBL Gold for 6-months, for example?

If MS is in any way grateful for the fans and those early supporters are not simply dumb by any mean, they should demand for something. sure electronics get cheaper the longer it's on the market. but this is a console and just in 3 months? you gotta to be really dense to think that this is normal!
VENOMACR1227  +   237d ago
I got my X1 day one and in no way am I upset/angry about a price cut. The system isn't selling as well as the PS4. Cut the price, increase sales, give a major title game for free, and you'll increase sales. Sales were a joke in January and I doubt February was any better. Price cuts happen. So why does it matter if it's 1 week or 1 year after the system is out? It's still the same system, same specs, same kinect, just cheaper. I got to enjoy my X1 on day one and that's awesome. Sure I'd like to get it for cheaper, but price cuts happen, it's no big deal. More X1 owners is good news.
badz149  +   237d ago
there is definitely a HUGE problem in the mind of gamers today when the idea of "looking for the interest of gamers" like demanding something in return for loyalty is getting disagrees while the notion of "meh...it happens" got all the agrees! yeah just keep rocking those corporate dicks! they sure love blind loyalist like these!
PONTIAC08G8GT  +   237d ago
@badz

Why should a company provide you with compensation for a purchase you willingly made months ago? Do you think MS planned a price cut 3 months after launch? Did they expect PS4 to dominate like they have? No. Every single person that buys a video game or system knows the the price will eventually come down. Heck, I bought the brand new Tiger Woods game for $45 on amazon 2 days after it released for $60. Just trying to increase sales. They didn't stick it to me or price gouge me. I knew the cost, I knew price would go down.
dmitrijs88  +   237d ago
so they have heavily discounted major system seller (considering halo5 wont come out this year) of the year long before its launch?
I think it looks like MS is feeling quite insecure about X1 right now.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   237d ago
"Heavily Discounted"

Comforting words, this should help folks sleep a *bit* better.
Eonjay  +   237d ago
What are you saying? They charge 409 GBP for a regular XBox and 44.99 GBP for the game. You are saving 83 British Pounds Sterling or $138 USD. That is a very good discount. Considering the fact that last week it would have cost more for the Xbox by itself in the UK, the discount is downright massive (nearly $200 USD cheaper than what it would have cost 2 days ago for the same package)
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B-radical  +   237d ago
Should move a few console's. This game is gonna be huge.

Anyone think microsoft is gonna buy rights to the sequel? With that big wallet
hulk_bash1987  +   237d ago
I highly doubt that EA is gonna easily dismiss that potential 5+ million PS4 sales demographic. But then again you'll never know, if Titanfall pushes out enough Xbox Ones Microsoft may just open that big fat checkbook.

@below, I was under the assumption that EA had exclusive publishing rights to all Respawn's games.

http://dispatches.cheatcc.c...
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Lawboy2  +   237d ago
Respawn owns the rights to the ip...not ea
TheOmniGamer  +   237d ago
Could of said the same thing about Gears of Wars when Microsoft paid EPIC for the rights throughout the 360 generation.
Tedakin  +   237d ago
By the time Titanfall 2 comes out there'll be a lot more than 5.2 million playstations out there.
thrust  +   237d ago
Am so happy I got a xbox one so I can play this, roll on March
mkis007  +   237d ago
I would expect that MS would have to pay out to EA as if 70% (or whatever was just above reasonable) of ps4 owners had bought the game in order to lock down full exclusivity.

Not beyond them, to be honest. But I wonder if Respawn would want to cut off the player base. I mean Vince seems like the kind of guy that makes games for enjoyment first money second.
hulk_bash1987  +   237d ago
@thrust

Good on you man, I would have loved to get it along with Titanfall but I don't have the funds right now. But, the Beta footage looked like too much fun to pass up. So I decided to get the PC version instead of waiting till I get an Xbox One.
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razrye  +   237d ago
@tedakin I don't know why your getting disagrees since there is already more than 5.3million ps4's out there.
s1xt6en  +   237d ago
I think it just depends on what numbers are looking like. My question is was this deal only in the UK and not in the US?
DJustinUNCHAIND  +   237d ago
It's a good deal and a solid bundle.
DarkLord1003  +   237d ago
I think that's the proof that the main Problem of the xbox one is the price
razrye  +   237d ago
And weaker software.
Team_Litt  +   237d ago
Weaker *hardware*
Software is tops. More AAA games released and announced.
IRNMUNKEY  +   237d ago
Shock horror. Everyone has said Xbox is crap no one wants it. Its a terrible machine.

Price Drop......

Sold out! It was just the price all along not the fanboy resrolution crap!

LOL at disagrees but Xbox is going to have a huge month with price drop, Titanfall,Twitch and system updates.
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Tedakin  +   237d ago
It also skyrocketed on Amazon when they threw in Titanfall free. It's always just been the price. I mean I LOOOOVE the Xbox One, but I acknowledge it's a hard sell when it's not as powerful and costs 100 bucks more. Remember the 3DS? No one wanted it! They dropped it 70 bucks, and bam. SMASH IT! That's economics. That's human nature.
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Fishy Fingers  +   237d ago
Not surprised, easily the best opportunity to pick one up. Cheaper and bundled with the big game of the moment.
KNWS  +   237d ago
That;s a sweet deal money off, titanfall included, plus Kinect thats a bargain.

PS4 bundles doesn't include a camera usually.

This just shows price is the most important thing for people interested in buying a console.
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starchild  +   237d ago
Yeah, price has always been a huge factor for any console's success.
Games_R_Us  +   237d ago
Part of me is definately now thinking if MS really adjusts their price it could certainly have a very solid impact between the consoles and the sales race.
MiloGarret  +   237d ago
Well yes. Contrary to what many on this site seem to believe, price is the single most important aspect average consumers consider when buying new consoles, right after brand recognition/loyalty. Quality, power, exclusive content etc appeal only to a specific part of the consumer base, the one that's informed, which is to say a minority.
CrossingEden  +   237d ago
That's really sweet, this deal is fantastic, I wish I could've gotten one. (._. )
Grold2010  +   237d ago
Well I bought the day one edition of the Xbox, and I've loved every minute of it road bumps and all! am I bitter that they've dropped the price, bundled it with what's probably the best game to be released on it so far and all withing a few short months? not at all! that's business and good on MS for capitalising! I personally hope this new move sells the Xbox in droves. more people to kill come Titanfall...
ovnipc  +   237d ago
Good job MS. Both consoles are doing good and us as gamers we need both companies to be successful, we cant take sides because if its only one they can get greedy. Cant wait for TF. Kick some butt MS. The first time i played TF was like when i played cod4 was an amazing experience.
OsirisBlack  +   237d ago
I already have my XB1 but I think this is very good for competition. This should move a few more machines in the UK but it does not help them worldwide. Hopefully Microsoft is using this UK sale as a testing ground for a worldwide price drop. Without it I don't think titanfall is going to move enough boxes without the sale.

In the US with no Sale its still going to cost you roughly $600 for Titanfall + XB1 also do not let gamers/fanboys fool you the general consumer knows that the XB1 is Underpowered when compared to the PS4. My mother is almost 70 and she knew just from watching her morning shows. They also know which system is cheaper..... that does directly influence sales.

If they get the price point down to around say $350 Here in the states then we will have a real race on our hands if not its going to be rough.

Edited to add the price point was reflecting system only.
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No1up  +   237d ago
Amazon has a titanfall bundle for $500 in the US.
TomahawkX  +   237d ago
Nice, if that bundle hit North America and priced same as PS4 it would sell a boat load.
No1up  +   237d ago
woop! there it is!

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-...
candy_mafia  +   237d ago
It's a great price point for UK, but I feel this should have been the World-wide launch price. Sony have won the Hearts & Minds of the gamer, whilst MS stumbled at every turn with DRM yes, DRM no, weaker hardware and bad console design.

Having said that, £399 inc Titanfall is a steal for Xbox fans. But, even at a lesser price (£299) I'd still want a PS4. Reason being, I can see a much clearer future for PS4, and with the 1080p challenge, Xbox One now seems like 360.5 with more ram. I do hope Xbox One gains significant sales throughout this generation, because I want Sony under pressure to produce even more fantastic IP's.

This is a kick in the teeth for early adopters, but 'The bigger picture' is what MS are focused on, and the competition is good for us all :)
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No1up  +   237d ago
Microsoft biggest mis step is ELOP!! WTF?!
Phoenix76  +   237d ago
While I agree that this good news not only for MS, but Sony as well as it keeps competition going(which is cool for gamers) I do wonder how much financially this has cost MS? After all, they have paid for your game.
candy_mafia  +   237d ago
Being a digital download only free game, I think the cost to MS is minimal compared to a boxed retail copy with logistical costs.

It will show huge numbers of Titanfall sales, and I think MS are more concerned with shifting units at this conjecture.

Hope that answers your concern :)
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Phoenix76  +   237d ago
Thank you for your reply candy. But it was more of a 'query' than a 'concern' that I was asking.
skoorydook  +   237d ago
Was thinking of getting this, looks like I thought too long.

Them pesky bargain hunters.
CharlesSwann  +   237d ago
lol ... you guys have seen the UK sales numbers right?
phil_75  +   237d ago
"All 8 consoles were snapped up by the uninformed clueless kids that didn't know better"
Ra3030  +   237d ago
It was reported in the Gamestop Times that it was 6 units sold. But maybe I misread.

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