"Microsoft's Xbox One price drop news today is a big deal and could be a turning point for the system that's lagged behind the PlayStation 4 for a year now. The $50 price cut applies to all Xbox One systems, bringing the entry-level console down to $350. That's a healthy $50 less expensive than the rival PS4. In November 2013, you needed to pay $500 for an Xbox One--and no pack-in games were available, at least not in the US. In November 2014? You'll be able to get an Xbox One and your choice of high-profile games (Sunset Overdrive, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, or Assassin's Creed Unity) starting at $350. That's quite a compelling value.
Pricing is always important, but it's heightened during the holiday shopping period, and Microsoft is smart to launch this promotion so early in November. The price drop goes into effect the week of a historically Xbox-led Call of Duty series debut (Advanced Warfare) and just one week before Halo: The Master Chief Collection arrives. If any Xbox 360 (or PS3 or Wii) owner was on the fence about upgrading to Xbox One, this price cut should make all the difference in swaying their decision."