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Submitted by JonnyBigBoss 269d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One is Now $450 on Microsoft Store, Price Drop All But Confirmed

CraveOnline: "Just a few days ago Walmart and Best Buy reduced the price of the Xbox One from $500 down to $450. Although it seemed like a temporary sale to boost March NPD numbers, it may be much more than that." (Xbox One)

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jmaine_ph  +   269d ago
The power of the players.
URNightmare  +   269d ago
I would say that if they get rid of Kinect and offer a $350 sku without it.
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gaffyh  +   269d ago
I said since the console launched, if TitanFall wasn't as successful as MS hoped, we would see a price cut straight after. I still think there'll be another $50 cut in a few weeks.
Army_of_Darkness  +   269d ago
This is weird. Xbone gets a price cut but the ps4 gets a price increase in Canada?! Wtf Sony??
zeal0us  +   269d ago
Well selling an Kinect-less X1 SKU for $350 would be a better way to go without losing much money.

However Microsoft stated $500 the X1 would either break even or become profitable( http://www.forbes.com/sites... If the X1 is at $450 then they are definitely losing some money over this. If they are bundling it with a game then they are losing a lot more. If this price-cut is permanent then it definitely cause an uproar like the 3DS did.
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SilentNegotiator  +   269d ago
@gaffy

I'll bet the other $50 comes at E3. Maybe even a Kinect-less SKU.
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tuglu_pati  +   269d ago
Yo, just in!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/...

Amazon has the Forza 5 bundle for $399.99. There you have it folks.
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sonarus  +   269d ago
Microsoft really miscalculated here. Believing the Xbox 1 with its weaker specs and kinnect was of greater value than the PS4. $100 greater value in fact. It seems they have realized rather quickly that is not the case. Even i did not forsee a price drop this early.

However the disadvantage of being the more expensive console from the onset means that your competitor can also cut price to stay ahead. Solution for MS here needs to be swallow pride and take out kinnect. Developers still aren't lining up to do anything great on it so at this point they just need to cut their losses and accept that they aren't going to be selling a 450 machine to casuals when they are far cheaper options available.
kopicha  +   269d ago
@Army

because 1 sells, another is desperate trying to sell.
u got owned  +   269d ago
Amazon also have them at $450. That's not a bad deal considering you don't have to pay tax with them.

"Titanfall also managed to outsell inFamous: Second Son, demonstrating that the Xbox One can achieve a high attachment ratio. "

I'm not sure if this is correct, where is this author getting his info?
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BakPAin  +   269d ago
You are questioning the Titanfall sold more than Infamous, right? Because Xbox One does have the higher attach rate.
metatronx  +   269d ago
@bakpain lol higher attach rate on xbone? Are you out of your mind right now?
showtimefolks  +   269d ago
BakPAin

you must be talking about xbox360 my friend because ps4 has much higher attach rate than xbox one.

infamous 2nd son increased ps4's sale by 106% while Titanfall helped xbox one's sale spike to 94%

both are doing well but let's not jump the gun about the fact games are selling better on ps4 at the moment with much higher install base
Kavorklestein  +   269d ago
@showtime folks, that sales increase was UK ONLY dude. We don't have US numbers.
slazer101  +   268d ago
@ u got owned.

Amazon does charge tax. It depends what state you live in. As of January 1st Amazon charges tax in California due to a law that passed. Just sayin.
SilentNegotiator  +   269d ago
More like the power of supply and demand.

Anyone could have told them that demand wouldn't keep up with supply at $500. Gamers don't want to pay $500 for a console and people aren't interested in Kinect anymore.
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n4rc  +   269d ago
I love how you think you speak for everyone..

I'm a gamer, have been for 25+ years.. I had no issue spending $500 on something that will give me hundreds of hours of entertainment.

And kinect is a nice bonus.. Voice control in games and the ui is sweet plus 1080p skype.. And virtually everyone that has one likes it

Its one thing to say YOU don't have $500 or you don't want a kinect.. But comments like yours are like you're speaking for me
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SilentNegotiator  +   269d ago | Well said
I don't have to speak for the average gamer; the statistics have done that.

And yes, I was speaking of the average gamer, not you. You'd either have to be playing dumb or be a massive narcissist to come to any other conclusion. I never said Xbone had zero demand.
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KarrBOMB  +   269d ago
@N4RC

You say virtually everyone who has an XBone likes the Kinect...? Now who's speaking for everyone?

http://www.cinemablend.com/...

Just because you like it, does not mean all XBone owners do.
n4rc  +   268d ago
You said gamers dont want to spend $500.. How are you now trying to backtrack out of it?

And did you actually read that article you posted? It barely even mentions the damn kinect, so obviously that's more credible then all the actual owners praising it

You speak for yourself.. Not the average gamer or anybody else.. Simple as that
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SilentNegotiator  +   268d ago
Well obviously you're still playing dumb or else just not very bright, but I'll try to explain this one more time. I clearly stated that there was a demand, just not one keeping up with supply - thus, it's clear that I wasn't talking about every gamer on the planet plus one not being interested in buying a console for $500; just the average gamer, considering that Ps4 has sold almost twice as many units and it will still be some time before Xbone overtakes Wii U.

Statistics say that the average gamer doesn't want to pay $500 for a game system. As you put it: "Simple as that"

Oh and as for Kinect, just look at sales of Kinect last gen. Once the half of a billion dollars of ad money dried up, sales plummeted.
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Azzanation  +   268d ago
Want to explain why the PS Camera is selling out? From what your saying no one wants a camera bundled in with there system. Well guess what, you pay full price for a PS4 and a PS Camera and it works out to be the same cost as buying a XB1. No one benefits not having it bundled in, however everyone benefits having it bundled, including developers.
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SilentNegotiator  +   267d ago
The PS camera only has like, a 15% attach rate. Kinect had about 25% attach rate. Still points to a major decrease in camera interest, when gamers are actually given a choice.

"No one benefits not having it bundled in"
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The people that don't want it benefit by saving a $100. And btw, having a bunch more people with an accessory doesn't mean that more people will be interested in heavily USING it, so your 'developers will benefit' suggestion is a serious leap.
dasbeer88  +   269d ago
Still not buying it. I'll have to agree with URNightmare's comment.
Parapraxis  +   269d ago
The power of the players (picking up PS4 instead on Xbox Ones).

Seriously, be real.
Lior  +   269d ago
Going to spend my money on the samsung 4k 28inch monitor for 500 bucks and play 4k games with 780 sli, enjoy your 720p for the next god knows how many years
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Lukejrl  +   269d ago
While I imagine your display is absolutely stunning, and I would agree that arguing some of the stuff people argue about on this site makes you and I both laugh, I just need to say that no really cares what you bought, and you shouldn't care what others buy, so long as it isn't a slave. Cause, you know, that just wouldn't be kosher anymore.
tommygunzII  +   268d ago
Should make Goat Simulator look great :)
dmitrijs88  +   268d ago
Lior aka Liar.
Flames76  +   268d ago
you seem slow
showtimefolks  +   269d ago
$450 so $50 more than ps4 yet weaker than ps4. Please offer a kinect less system fro $350 if you are serious about competing otherwise stay way behind

also many of you believe MS can loose as much as it wants on xbox one just to beat sony when its not true at all. Investors are already not happy with xbox division. Xbox one isn't making profit so offering free games or dropping price won't make investors happy
Kavorklestein  +   269d ago
How the HELL do you know the exact decefits/profits of Microsoft? Nobody really knows that info... Xbox One is getting cheaper, so back off and calm down. It may get cheaper soon too. Microsoft is one of the biggest businesses in the world. They sport some of the most financially speaking- endlessly deep pockets ever known. They may be cutting the price and making LESS profit than they wanted, but they aren't hurting for cash in the first place... SONY, however, not so lucky. They had to make sure they have that great value with the PS4, or else they would be going down in flames. Microsoft may not have made people happy with some of it's decisions, and it may not be the BEST console, but it's still worth owning, and Microsoft is NOT, I repeat NOT going anywhere. In fact,I wouldn't put it past them with their endless funds to make a NEW Xbox that runs XB1 games, and is better than the PS4 if they were really THAT concerned. But they know, (as some people seem to forget) that game consoles are about the long haul, and the most powerful console doesn't always win in the long run. It's all about the games, and the amount of FUN people have with their entertainment. I'm not painting a picture that Microsoft is PERFECT like a blind fanboy, (in fact, they are far from perfect in many many ways) but I'm simply saying, get off your high horse and let more than 6 months go by before you start counting chickens before they hatch. Yes, it's likely that Sony's console may continue to have slightly more pixels to render their chickens, but that really, truly, doesn't mean a damn thing in the long run to anybody... besides people who want to measure their electronic penis in forums and comments online.
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CoLD FiRE  +   268d ago
Well, it comes with Titanfall and Kinect so practically that makes it cheaper than the PS4.

PS4 $400 + Game $60 + PS4 Camera $60 = $520
medman  +   268d ago
Wow. I guess Titanfall didn't move the needle the way they hoped. A price drop before six months have passed? Sony has them worried.
Lord Anubis  +   269d ago
they'll be in the red again. it's almost inevitable the shareholders will not be happy.
URNightmare  +   269d ago
I agree. MS is looking really desperate at this moment. Having to do this at so early in the console's lifecycle is not a good sign.
Smootherkuzz  +   268d ago
Its a chess game between Sony n MS! Which means good things for us let them Duke it out and watch a good fight. Pass the popcorn.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   268d ago
@Urnightmare or should I say @Imsomnia_84
I see you have multiple accounts buddy.

Anyway, Microsoft dropping the price of the Xbox One is great news for Xbox fans, I figurr they already made a profit from the hardware and now they will focus more on software.

I am sure im not the only one happy about these news. Even here on N4G.
aceitman  +   269d ago
there in the red already , and even giving a game away, so imagine the lost,
AnthonyJrWTF  +   268d ago
I'ma let you finish, but that's a lot of agrees for the love of grammar.
yarbie1000  +   269d ago
Just went and looked at Microsoft stock - Sure looks like investors are ready to set fire to the Xbone. http://gyazo.com/2cb3ccdfdd...

For Comparison sake
http://gyazo.com/779feb1c24...
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n4rc  +   269d ago
Even a simple Google search for msft shows their stock as pretty stable..

Up from 5 days ago..

Soooooo..... Dunno who is pretending to know something the rest of the financial world doesn't.. Lol.. Guess everyone that disagreed with you for posting factual financial data
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Lord Anubis  +   269d ago
i wasn't aware it was already made public and official. -_- to cause a stir in the market -_-

don't fret my child, you may still have a chance to dump their stock before it fluctuates again.
Alan_Shore  +   269d ago
Lol thats MS overall need data showing games division

MS as a whole are doing alot better then Sony.

Not trolling or anything but as far as i know MS were making making of xbox one per unit sold.

Was sony making money per ps4 sold? Serious question
URNightmare  +   269d ago
According to Microsoft's shareholders, MS stock value would go up if they get rid of Xbox and bing. Xbox is not doing very good compared to the competition and tbey keep spending millions to try and sell more consoles. Millions on Titanfall's exclusive deal. Millions marketing the game they paid exclusivity for, and it looks like it didn't help much, otherwise this pricecut+Titanfall wouldn't exist.

If you think Microsoft's stock value is going up because of Xbox, you are dead wrong. One thing I am sure of, the shareholders know that stock value would be much higher if Xbox didn't exist.

@uberpwnyexpress

What makes you think Sony's stock value won't go up? It went up to $40 in 2010 when things were much harder. Now they are doing with Sony what Microsoft's shareholders want to do with Xbox, get rid of what's not doing good and on Microsoft's side it's Xbox and Bing they want to get rid of. Sony already started doing that, they killed the PC's and other stuff that's not doing good and focusing on what they are good at, Movies, Music, Games, cameras, etc.

Sony is best with their games division, Microsoft is not, reason why they want Xbox out of the picture.
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Bernlock  +   269d ago
Nightmare that's hilarious. No one said that their stock is going up because of Xbox but it's certainly not going down. Guess what. Sony is in very serious trouble. I'd be more worried about their future than microsofts. Ps4 can't save Sony they don't make enough money off of it

Edit: disagree all you want but real stock holders don't read rumors on n4g and neogaf and base decisions off of that. They def don't get scared cause of a 50 dollar price drop which will only increase market share. Microsoft as a company is in way better shape.

Edit 2: what makes me think their stock won't go up??? O gee I don't know how about their 1.1 billion dollar loss projected this year!! You guys are seriously a joke
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cooperdnizzle  +   269d ago
@ uberpwnyexpress. Sony is actually doing really well with Colombia records. And Sony pictures. Not to mention there phones are selling better then they ever have. Along with the ps4 selling faster then any console of all time. So I really don't think Sony as a hole is in as much trouble as you say they are. Also they get a % of each xbone sold for the blu ray players. They have the best selling 4k tv's on the market right now. And ps plus is making them tons of money with a 50 % attach rate. Do some research before posting such bull honky
youndamie  +   269d ago
I don't see the point in comparing the two stocks. Both companies have multiple products and services that affect their respective stocks.
No_Limit  +   269d ago
Dude, everyone seems to be stock analysis all of a sudden. The Xbox brand isn't going anywhere after they spent over a billion dollar on new games for it, with a new Halo coming, the success of Titanfall, and it is a central part of their whole Windows ecosystem. That is like saying Apple will give up Apple TV because it is not as hot as their ipones and ipads.

Some of you just made me laugh desperately trying to google links on bad MS stocks. LOL
SilentNegotiator  +   269d ago
They're past their 2007 height. Nice try.
OSIRUSSS  +   269d ago
MS shareholders want MS's stock to be up there with Google and Apple! They have unrealistic expectations and the XBOX division may become the casualty of their foolishness. They know that with every passing day android erodes their base, due to MSs inability to create a popular mobile platform.
URNightmare  +   269d ago
@uberpwnyexpress

"Edit: disagree all you want but real stock holders don't read rumors on n4g and neogaf and base decisions off of that."

So are you saying Microsoft's shareholders read N4G and NeoGaf? Because they are the ones who suggested selling Xbox and Bing.

You are not making any sense and you surely lack common sense and logic. Try to analyze things before coming up with nonsense.

@No_Limit

"That is like saying Apple will give up Apple TV because it is not as hot as their ipones and ipads."

Did Apple's shareholders ever mention selling that division? That's the difference ;)

Apple TV gave them 1bn in revenue last year and they are now treating it more serious and taking things further with it. I do not own any Apple products btw, I do not dislike them either but I do my extensive research whenever I purchase something.
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BakPAin  +   269d ago
Lol...good one!

Hey didnt one of the commentators says that statistics speak for themselves?! Well there you go!
liquidhalos  +   268d ago
This site finds a new low every day
ozstar  +   268d ago
@n4rc, but EA's isn't.

In fact, while some could perceive this as maybe a reaction to Titanfalls charting/sales/bundling news, we're likely just seeing a correction after EA soaring so high.
BakPAin  +   269d ago
Big 3 are all in the red!
Azzanation  +   268d ago
You don't understand how this type of business works. Losing money on the console has been happening for decades. Putting your hardware in as many people's hands as possible means you have better chances on selling more software. Software is what Nintendo have been focusing on since the beginning of time, and they sell more software by miles. If people start buying the XB1, sure MS will lose more money on it but they will make it back with LIVE subscriptions and more Software sales.
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itisallaboutps  +   269d ago
drop kimect and sell it for 350. it will sell like hotcakes
kalbo14  +   269d ago
every price drop for a new system shall cause panic on to the investors..
MrSwankSinatra  +   269d ago
Dude it hasn't even been six months, if they're actually dropping the price this early in the game, well... That's pretty scary if you're an investor.

@uberpwnyexpress Obviously you don't know me or my knowledge of proper economics so please refrain from acting like you do, an while i would provide a proper response i can see from your comment history that your nothing more than damage controlling fanboy, so really you probably wouldn't accept my argument anyways.
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Bernlock  +   269d ago
Hahaha do you understand how stock works? The xbox being cut 50 bucks will do nothing to the stock. It's hilarious reading fan boys who are probably 16 years old try and pretend like they know about trading
T2  +   269d ago
Ah yes but not a month ago you were all saying that xbox sold at higher profit than ps4 and therefore sales didn't matter it was revenue, I guess that's one more argument out the Window huh price drop 4 months in
jasondracd  +   269d ago
lol.. so glad I could care less about any companies investors.. I thought the idea here was to discuss games. all 3 machines could sell for 10 bucks and all id care about is the next game coming for it.
IIZANGETSUII  +   269d ago
Still not buying it unless they remove that crap named Kinect
H0RSE  +   269d ago
then don't buy it...

One reasons I will never own a Playstation is because I despise their controllers, and those aren't even optional. The other reason is all my gaming friends play xbox, so until Sony lets me use XBL over their system, I have no use for it.
youndamie  +   269d ago
Shame you're missing out(Not trying to be a fanboy) You should try it out in a gamestop or target.
cooperdnizzle  +   269d ago
If a controller has such a big emphases on you purchase then you a really not a gamer. Games should come first and foremost. Whatever makes you sleep at night. I own all systems because like many people I am in it for the games. And Sony and Nintendo provide way more to the industry then the Xbox brand. Xbox fanboys will bring up the most irreverent crap to defend the brand.
BakPAin  +   269d ago
@cooperdnizzle,

Same could be said for those that dont want Kinect! Kinect is a integral part of Xbox One. Its works better with it!

The argument of price I dont defend because Xbox One is to pricey! But you guys make me laugh with all the "if they get rid of kinect ill buy it". My question to you Kinect haters is if Xbox was $350 or $400 with Kinect would you buy it or still need it gone?
quenomamen  +   269d ago
Hey those are the Exact same reasons
( plus the fact that its weaker & $100 more ) that I didnt buy the Xbone !
Thats crazy, its like we are the same person living in two different worlds, yet in the same world at the same time !! Some Twilight Zone shit right there !
Lukejrl  +   269d ago
If your that picky over a controller you are just spoiled. I am 28 years old and have been playing games hardcore since Atari. People who bitch about controllers and games controls just can't adapt like people from my generation or experience. And most of the time I believe that they simply are lazy and do not want to take the time to learn, because controllers are muscle memory based and when you play with only one all the time certainly another controller would feel weird, but just like driving a different car: you get used to it.
Chillstep  +   268d ago
What a fake ass gamer, not buying a console because you're too lazy to adapt to a controller is the saddest excuse i have ever heard that it makes me feel bad for you.
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ger2396  +   268d ago
You do know there after market controllers for ps that resemble the Xbox controller, right?
H0RSE  +   268d ago
@cooperdnizzle

Please... controller preference is one the biggest reasons console gamers choose console over PC, because they don't like using the m/kb...try harder next time.

@ger2396

Yes, I am aware of that, but it doesn't matter anyway, because there is still the second issue I pointed out... Mind you , these are only my 2 main reasons - there are other reasons like the UI, the online service, the features/social aspects, etc.

The bottom line is that PS simply doesn't offer anything I want. Between Xbox, PC and my Gamefly account, I have everything I want, and if I didn't have those, I still wouldn't want a PS. Even back when the original PS launched and their wasn't any xbox to compare it to, I was never a fan of it.

The PS has nothing for me, and don't even start with exclusives. The only platform where I actually look forward to exclusives, is PC.
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IIZANGETSUII  +   268d ago
Uhm controllers? Really? I must say i prefer the Xbox 360 controller over the One or even the DS4 but DS4 its a huge improvement from DS3, all my friends were on XBL, now they moved to PS4, smart move.
Destiny1080  +   269d ago
it needs to be at 299 with free live for 2 years and 2 free games and a 2tb hd and a second controller
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PoSTedUP  +   269d ago | Funny
....and a hdtv and a bruce willis and a football stadium and a humpback whale...
H0RSE  +   269d ago
...and the fillings out of my teeth, and a gold bar, and 2 tickets to paradise, and a free meal at Uncle Bob's Hickory Pit...
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gamertk421  +   269d ago
^classic, lol
youndamie  +   269d ago
......and Chuck Norris giving you a thumbs up....with his eyes.
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kickerz  +   269d ago
and a complementary foot massage from bill gates
ape007  +   269d ago
^^^^^^^

LOOL
stuna1  +   269d ago
And a year of free hot pockets, Mountain Dew and chicken Mc nuggets!
CoLD FiRE  +   268d ago
I'm surprised you didn't ask for a free blowjob from all Xbox Exces as well.
franwex  +   269d ago
Obviously some of you guys are NOT investors at all. The average Microsoft investor does not really care if each individual Xbox makes money or not. If an investor even remotely CARES about Microsoft's Xbox division; they mostly care about the MARKET SHARE the Xbox division has, or how much market share IT IS PROJECTED TO HAVE. Price drops are a way to increase market share, that means that more systems will be sold, stock goes price goes UP!
SilentNegotiator  +   269d ago
Obviously you don't even keep up with MS investor news if you believe that. The top investors have expressed their unhappiness with the Xbox brand losing the company money.
OiNioB  +   269d ago
"top investors have expressed their unhappiness with the Xbox brand losing the company money. "

thank god for that little piece of information for everybody to fall back on as proof right...

seriously people are making up numbers all over this comment section, MS made more then enough money last year in profit to handle Sony Nintendo and their xbox divisions financial troubles combined

Ballmer and gates own about 8% of the company between the 2 of them these so called top investors have no power here!
T2  +   269d ago
Market share? Lol! A company has one purpose. Make profit for shareholders and pay dividends, then make even more profit.
If your supposed model was true they should give away xbox for free. Look at our msrketshare!!!! 9 billion!!!
GW212  +   269d ago
Uh. Nothing you just said was correct. Literally nothing. Yikes.
GW212  +   269d ago
No. It absolutely doesn't mean share price will go up. Don't comment on what you don't know.
franwex  +   269d ago
You are right, it doesn't mean anything. I agree A THOUSAND percent with you. I meant it as an example only (I could have worded it better).

Only investor confidence can dictate stock price. Not profits or revenue. For all we know the Chairman of the Federal Reserve could eat burritos and get diarrhea before a meeting and create a stock market crash just for missing it.

Fear and greed will drive the stock price (AKA investor confidence) and I meant to say that market share might help investor confidence, but overall the average Microsoft investor doesn't care about xbox 1-since it is such a small part of Microsoft so it is negligible. Wow; I feel that I ranted...
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cooperdnizzle  +   269d ago
if sony were to cut 50 dollars off teh ps4 they would never be able to keep up with the demand. as for the stock pics those mean nothing in the hole picture, ms is doing fine in plenty of there other products but the xbone is not doing as well as they hoped, it's doing alright and they will say it's doing great but you don't cut price on a product that is making you money. so this proves that the xbone is running it to consumer interest problems. now sony is struggling with a lot of there other products but the ps4 is exceeding the sales expectations by a lot. i highly doubt that sony will follow suit and drop the price because it's selling and selling well and at a price consumer will pay. thus making them the most profit. ms is in trouble with the xbone you should not cut price with in four to five months.
No_Limit  +   269d ago
I think this was MS plan all along, sell it at a premium to the early adaptors and set a $50 price cut with a free game to go toe to toe with PS4 in the Spring. I suspect this will drive up the March unit sold for the console. March NPD should be huge for them. Well played MS, well played!

Edit below, we don't know that. They might have the system just around the $450 point without the pack -in game. Even if they are loosing money, it is the way it has been for console makers. It is like the razor blade business in which you get the razors out for cheap and even a loss in order to entice customers to buy razor blades, in gaming terms this means controllers, games, Xbox Live subscription, etc. In a competitive industry like gaming, if you don't act quick and counter your competitors, you will be left4dead like Atari, Sega, NEC in the past.
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tuglu_pati  +   269d ago
I don't know how smart it is, since they are really loosing money on this deal.
SG1_dapunisherX  +   269d ago
ms smart for that
Bathyj  +   269d ago
Well played, unless your one of those early adopters. Its a bit rude to their most loyal of customers, but that seems to be their way and they dont have much choice.

I like your razor analogy. One of the reasons I use this.

http://straightrazorplace.c...
tuglu_pati  +   269d ago
I disagree, that's a risk you take from been an early adopter.

I bought my Ps4 at $399.99 at launch so going by your logic when they drop the price its gonna be rude from them... not.
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Bathyj  +   269d ago
I'm well aware of the perils of being an early adopter as I've bought every Playstation and the first two Xboxes on day one.

A price cut 4 months in though, is a bit of a slap in the face, and shows a lack of confidence in your product.

I buy day one, because I dont want to wait, what is normally 6 months minimum to a year to save a little money. But no one expects a price cut so soon and no one can say this is coming from anywhere other than a position of weakness.

If this doesnt even sales up what their next move?
tuglu_pati  +   269d ago
Talking about it. Just found out Amazon has the Forza 5 bundle for $399.99.
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jessupj  +   268d ago
So basically you think MS priced it at $500 because they knew the early adopters would buy it regardless and purposefully took advantage of that fact. And to reward those loyal early adopters they drop the price soon after.

And you say well done to that... smh

I'll never understand MS apologists. Actively congratulating anti-consumer behaviour.

No wonder MS thought they could get away with their draconian DRM.
RiPPn  +   269d ago
I think this is pretty telling that Titanfall didn't get them the numbers they had hoped for. Crazy to see a 10% price reduction only 4 month into a consoles life, coupled with a free $60 game and that reduction become closer to 20%.
mrmarx  +   269d ago
i just unlocked the "X-BONE" jacket in Infamous Second Son. It gave me a nice laugh LMAO
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Majin-vegeta  +   269d ago
Funny how we still havent heard how many copies they have sold.

OT:If they can make x1 $300 without the crappy kinect ill get one just for KI
AceBlazer13  +   269d ago
How long's it been? 4 months? They can set a world record if it becomes official i think.
oldskoolgamer702  +   269d ago
i went out and picked up one $450 with a free game seemed fair to me
tuglu_pati  +   269d ago
I think at this price it will sell a little better, but still a bit expensive for an underpowered console.
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LAWSON72  +   269d ago
Hopefully PS4 keeps selling better by a bit so by time Halo 2 arrives I can get me a Xbone for $400, lol. Thank you competition.
youndamie  +   269d ago
I don't know why they just don't drop it to 399.99 since they are also giving you a free game. $450 console - $60 game = 399.99 console, which would put them on even ground with Sony.
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tuglu_pati  +   269d ago
You know $450-$60= $390 not $399 right? Just saying :)
youndamie  +   268d ago
Lol you're right, meant that it should be priced at 399.99. It wouldn't make sense to sell it at $390 or 389.99, just looks weird :)
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T2  +   269d ago
Sorry not even ground. Xbox must be cheaper to be even
Hicken  +   269d ago
This is far too many sources. Different retailers in different parts of the world, and even Microsoft's own store? Call me a troll if you want, but that's really not a good sign this early on in the console's life.

And yeah, it's also not good that they haven't come out bragging about Titanfall's numbers. Since that's something they like to do- based on their track record- it's suspicious that they haven't made a comment at all since the game's release.
cyhm3112  +   269d ago
what do you expect MS to say about Titanfall's numbers?
Not even the launched edition xbones has been all sold, you expect it to sell a lot? I guess not even one million Titanfall have been sold.
CoLD FiRE  +   268d ago
When Microsoft sells their console for $500, you cry that it's too expensive and they should drop the price and when they drop the price you cry it's "not a good sign"!

Which is it? Do you want a price drop or not? Oh wait! It doesn't really matter, you're just a sad troll.
Hicken  +   268d ago
Use your head, rather than your green-biased heart, and you'd see how both are true.

Yes, the original asking price for the XB1 IS too high. High enough, at least, to prohibit the mass market adoption of the console: while initial sales were very good, the rate of purchase has since dropped off significantly. Couple that with the consistently higher sales of the PS4, and the XB1 was bound to be seen as too expensive to remain at $500. There's a perceived- and actual, if I'm being honest- lack of value at that price, especially when bundled with a controversial accessory and compared against a cheaper but more powerful competitor.

It's also true that an official price cut is a bad sign. This would be the fastest price cut ever for a console, home or handheld, and it doesn't speak well of the confidence Microsoft has in the product. Obviously, it's good for consumers in that it costs them less to acquire to console, but it's a bad sign for Microsoft(and the investors some people seem to think will be happy with being dominated, when they were told they would be the ones doing the dominating). Without a doubt, they don't want to cut the price this early if they don't have to. Thinking logically, if the XB1 were doing as well as they'd like, there would be no NEED to implement a price cut.

No offense- I don't really care if you take offense, though- but did you even think about it before making that comment? Maybe you should...
OiNioB  +   269d ago
If you look at market cap I'd say investors value MS pretty high as it is.

MS sitting at $333Billion

meanwhile Sony is at $17billion

To top it off MSFT's stock hit a new 52 week high friday gone.(Yes I have shares in both)

This community is so damn delusional it's ridiculous.

Go invest in Sony FFS, your petty little comments to bash MS are hardly doing any damage as you watch your system of choice's company struggle

Turning a blind eye to Sony's financial troubles isn't going to make their problem go away.
ozstar  +   268d ago
Yes, well it really is quite obvious that you're an investor in MS, since you've cited MS's competition is Sony, rather than Google.

Well ill be using Google Docs and the cloud to write my Word Docs, while you foolishly hang on to your dream of forced OS upgrades well into the future.
OiNioB  +   268d ago
"since you've cited MS's competition is Sony, rather than Google"

I never said MS as a whole is Sony's competition, Xbox and PS4 are Competing however.

Lol at Google Docs and Forced OS upgrades, because there can't be anybody on this planet that actually like Windows 8.1 right?
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BakPAin  +   269d ago
Funny how you still have the same sony fanboys saying that if they get rid of Kinect theyd buy it, stop lying to yourself! Its just an excuse so you can talk shit about Xbox without looking to fanboyish! At $450 with a game and Kinect is great price! Plus with talks of a VR headset and Fortaleza why remove the Kinect when your gonna need it! I also believe that MS still makes $$ on a $450 Xbox One! Investors would be stupid to drop Xbox before Bing and Surface! MS= Windows+Xbox
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90Supra  +   269d ago
I was inevitable...
Why o why  +   269d ago
You must be very magnificent to know that before birth
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MasterCornholio  +   269d ago
That was quick. I thought they would wait until the summer to do this. Looks like Microsoft is worried about the competition and I dont blame them.
majiebeast  +   269d ago
They are trying their hardest not to lose the UK and US. Dont think it will help much UK price drop worked for 2 weeks before the PS4 started dominating again. They should just start giving them away with happy meals.
quenomamen  +   269d ago
Good luck with that plan, dont you know ? most toddlers prefer full 1080p games these days. Selfish little pricks.
quenomamen  +   269d ago
Yea people buy stock in companies hoping they pour millions if not billions into developing a product just to have it sit on store shelves. everybody knows this, Its economics 101. By the way anybody here wanna buy some Blackberry stock ? I hear they got couple warehouses full of phones nobody wants.
Tedakin  +   269d ago
People should buy Sony's "junk" stock instead.
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ClevelandSteamer  +   269d ago
Or could buy a R9 290 or GTX 770 for the same price and enjoy games at 80+fps at 1080p
Iamnemesis4880  +   269d ago
Your name is a great one ha :)
Iamnemesis4880  +   269d ago
Unless you live in Australia we get Screwed royally.
MajorGecko  +   269d ago
same price as a PS4 in Canada.
Games_R_Us  +   268d ago
Microsoft falls $50, PS4 rises $50.

Equilibrium price now set by the market :)

I've been reading too much economics.
shadowT  +   268d ago
In UK they already did an official price cut of the Xbox One.
Orange Juice  +   268d ago
This has to be one of the fastest price drops ever for game consoles. I guess titanfall didnt absolutely kill it with sales so now desperation kicks in.
SilentGuard  +   268d ago
Still $100 to much. With cheaper RAM and GPU should be able to undercut price of PS4. If MS is so determined to make sure everyone has a Kinect than they can throw it in for free. Many not willing to spend extra money for a needless accessory they don't want.
Dlacy13g  +   268d ago
COMPETITION is good for gamers.

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