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Pressurecast Forty-Five: Will The Xbox One Soon Receive A Price Drop?

Will the Xbox One receive another price drop? Microsoft has announced a UK price cut. Is this a sign of things to come? Plus, Destiny’s future DLC leaks, Playstation Home closes, and Rockstar announces new GTA V features! All that and more on this week’s Pressurecast!

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lelo2play1212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

I suspect the X1 will get a price drop at E3 2015.

$299/299€ and $399/399€ (Kinect version) by summer 2015. $100/100€ price drop 2 years after launch would be perfectly normal.

SniperControl1212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

I think it will drop to under £300 this Christmas or January sales, that is all i am waiting for, get the X1 below that price and i will happily part with my hard earned cash.

Highlife1212d ago

If they wait to E3 2015 Sony could match them. If they want a shot at catching up they need to be cheaper than ps4 in price now.

no_more_heroes1212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

$400 or the Kinect SKU and you have a deal, MS.

Applejack1212d ago

I thought the X1 already price dropped to $400 dollars but it doesn't include the Kinect.

DrKarateChop1212d ago

Correct. Microsoft has stressed that the Kinect-less Xbox One is a different product. They've really tried to avoid the words "price cut"

no_more_heroes1212d ago

Like DrKarateChop said, the Kinect-less SKU is a different package that's $100 cheaper than the main package. It was never a price cut, since the original Kinect SKU is still the same price as at launch (in the US at least).

Highlife1212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

But it is a price cut. If you get the kinect on its own its 150 xbox 399. Somewhere there is a $50 cut.

150+399 does not equal 499

Blues Cowboy1212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

It needs to be cheaper than the PS4 to compete, really. There has never been a point when the most expensive machine has also not been the most powerful. It's a nonsense.

However, the UK price drop is a great start, and should help things along nicely. great move, especially with those awesome Christmas games.

DrKarateChop1212d ago

Historically, the cheap console wins every time. Who won last-gen? The PS3 or the Xbox 360? The Answer is the non-hd Wii.

sweendog1212d ago

wrong the Gamecube was cheaper than the PS2 and more powerful and that didn't win

DrKarateChop1212d ago

Of course there are exceptions but they are few and far between. The case of the GameCube is because they launched a year after the PS2. The cheaper dream cast launched a year before in an odd spot much like the wii u. That does not discount the frequency of this pattern.

Masterchief_thegoat1212d ago

In us it does need a price cut like $350 with tmcc bundle will sell like hot cake this nov make it happen M$

Whitey2k1212d ago

if x1 does get a price drop whats to say sony will counter it and price drop the ps4

GodGinrai1212d ago

"whats to say sony will counter it and price drop the ps4"

Nothing. Ms will just have to go lower. The question is which company can afford to go so low that they can withstand selling at a loss for a while. I would say MS is in a better position, financially to do that.

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