Microsoft is giving away games with an Xbox One purchase! But why? Plus, Brian and Colin discuss the Tokyo Game Show, "Gamergate," and Nintendo's strange choices.
Thats a tough one I think i'll need time to think this through.
Yeah same here. I dont think this question can be answered unless a board comprising some of the brightest minds is formed. Even so, by the time the question is answered, I'm afraid we will be well on our way into the 7th generation of gaming.
yeh we may have to consult some experts. @corn Lol I was thinking maybe Misterxmedia, he seems to have all the latest gossip from his "insider"* /s * http://www.dollmytee.com/20... just incase ppl didnt know his insider was actually him.
Michael Pacther? :p
"Pressurecast Forty-Two: Why is Microsoft giving away games?" Microsoft is giving away games with an X1 purchase for the same reason Sony is giving away games (Destiny) with an PS4 purchase and the same reason Nintendo is giving away games with an WiiU purchase.
The PS4 is $399 without Destiny and $449 w/ Destiny. It's a $10 savings off of Destiny. That's hardly giving it away.
@ Boody-Bandit In Europe the PS4 with or without Destiny is the same price, 349£/399€.
Is it because they're super generous, and really care about gamers? Are they promoting world peace through acts of kindness?
is anybody complaining? I'm not a fan either way but desperate or not, it's still a free game. I'm not gonna complain. http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entri...
who said anything about complaining? they are just asking the question why.
they ask "why?" like it's a bad thing. that's why!
They are including a game to try and increase sales. To walk out of a store at $399 plus tax and have your game of choice is a good thing. It also looks better than a price cut which is a sign of weakness. Microsoft has always added something to increase the value instead of cutting the price when possible.
Err 'Price cut is a sign of weakness' They did that 6 months in by removing kinect...the product they said the xbox one was built around..therefore reducing chances of any meaningful games taking advantage of kinect, screwing early adopters in the process How is that adding value? Think before you type
With the PS4 running away with sales, what are the chances Kinect would see any real development anyway? Of sales were equal between the PS4 and Xbox One, developers would be missing half their possible user base. With PS4 doubling Xbox sales it essentially kills Kinect third party support. I agree, early adopters that were looking forward to Kinect got screwed. As for my comment about adding value, you simply need to look how Microsoft priced 360 over the last 9 years. The top SKU was $399 at launch and as time went by they added a bigger HDD creating the $399 Elite console and years later added Kinect to keep their top SKU at $399. Last I checked their top SKU was $349. That's $50 off over the course of 8-9 years.
The price of the Xbox One has yet to be cut. Dropping the Kinect and creating a new SKU is not a price cut no matter how much you want to say it is.
the next thing well be .. buy a box and get a box free.. that's what the dreamcast did to try and save itself which we all know didn't work
Naaaw, Dreamcast tried to make out you could play with 6 billion other gamers...then gave you a 28.8k modem. :D Great console though.
"Why is Microsoft giving away games?" Why not? Point. Match. Me.
Why not? It just happens to be during the Destiny launch. 7-12th I like the aggressive approach. Being an underdog isn't so bad. It brings out the best in the. . . underdog :D
I remember when MS bundled the Forza 5 on Xbox 1+Kinect, same $499 price. I think that's too much of a 'loss leader' stragegy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Look at the games they're offering. This is clearly a back door Destiny bundle based on the timing....
Why? Because sales are in the gutter, and they KNOW that Destiny is going to push PS4 sales...so what do they do? Offer "any" game free to try to get people to buy an Xbox instead. Desperation move...just like their "Destiny Fragrance" misfire.
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