Tuesday is the day that Titanfall hits the shelves, and the big question is whether the sci-fi shooter game will get the Xbox One from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) back in the video game console battle that until now has been dominated by Sony Corp.’s (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation 4. Microsoft arranged for more than 6,000 retailers around the world to host midnight launch events in what most believe is a make or break product launch for the company.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has outsold the Xbox One by an estimated 2 million units since both products were introduced back in November. The PS4 carries a list price of $399, while the Xbox One goes for $499. To attract new buyers, Microsoft has bundled Titanfall with the Xbox One for a price of $499, effectively giving the game away with the purchase of the hardware.