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Wow, those bundles are awesome, MS have gotten very competitive.
desperate for sales lol
isn't the xb1 beating the ps4 in australia , or it was very close the last numbers from down under .
Tbh you have an argument. This is x1s first year....on its 3rd price drop and has been giving away games since before titan fall released. Though I think its a numbers game right now. X1 has yet to win a month in sales....not even China exclusive launch helped then grab a month. They need good or press and winning the holiday sales would help. But IMO the wiiu with smash may give that console the win. Ps4 has ALL MOMENTUM THOUGH. it 1st party lineup is minimal but it will have the best 3rd party games as far as definitive versions goes so it has that edge. X1 has the MCC and that plus these bundles will make sales for sure....still tho I predict a close race ps4 barley beating wiiu with x1 in a very close third. Desperate maybe but I believe all of them are desperate to sell consoles...its just ms predicted that x1 would sell more than it has.
@King "Barely beating the WiiU" You really beleive Smash will do what Mario Kart couldn't? I don't even think it will be in the ballpark of PS4 numbers.
Not really desperate. I'd bet that those free games are digital downloads. How much is that costing MS?....not much at all. They save on physical discs. That's how Steam has ridiculously low prices on their games. MS knows what they are doing.
Maybe I'm just old but I remember when a console came with a game from Day 1 and included TWO controllers... Honestly, the desperate/aggressive things is definitely there (and it's a good thing). PS3 did the same thing early on (not this early though) with MotorStorm and I think Uncharted had a bundle..? Bundles are great (and even Sony has them at the moment, so I'm not sure why some think this is super desperate on Microsoft's side of things)
Microsoft should bring those bundles to Europe. 529 AUD = 372€ for X1 with FIFA + 4 other games + 12 months Xbox Live. Just goes to should how Europeans are being robbed. I was interested in the 399€ X1/Sunset bundle... I'll wait for a much better bundle. No rush. Give me 5 games + 12 month live and I'm in.
Good deal for the Aussies, enjoy.
Reeks of desperation....... For those disagrees................pleas e explain why it is not a move that does not show desperation
So why is it when Sony has a price cut or when they do bundles its "good business"?
How many price cuts has Sony done? I've only seen retailer price cuts. Also their bundles are at discounted price not giving the games away for free. @bleedsoe9mm I didn't realize we were getting hypothetical. I responded to the current situation. Sony isn't doing price cuts and they aren't giving games away for free. Pretty much every game released on the Xbox One has been given away for free at some point.
Sony has not initiated a price cut for the PlayStation 4 yet. Whereas to be fair Microsoft has already initiated two, considering the unbundling of Kinect. Pulled that question out of your a$$???
@FITgamer so if sony responses to the one xb1 price cut ms has done and goes to 350$ , are they desperate as well ? just curious competition is good for consumers we all should be happy if all 3 of these companies are trying to give away all of their hardware and software too us for next to nothing .
For the bundles, they don't give away games. They don't mark down the console and pack in a game. And the price cuts are retail cuts not manufacturers cuts.
Not desperation because sales or the console aren't bad. People forget that Sony doing better isn't Microsoft doing badly. I would argue "strategic price-reduction" as its purpose is to close the gap between the two and stimulate a sales surge. Sony can (possible still will) outsell them in the meantime, but if the gap closes (or doesn't increase at the same pace) then Microsoft did it's job.
IS not desperation because MS make too much money to be in that situation. they do it because they can and because they refuse to no give a fight.
Not a bad deal. If MS drops the price to $300 and includes this bundle here, I'd consider buying one.
If you ask me, Microsoft needs to really get their head in the game in a different way, try to make the console appealing in a more unique way. I think they need to focus on getting backwards compatibility on the Xbox one. With Xbox 360 games, the library is automatically the largest of any of the new consoles, and they could maybe include all of the games that have been given away with games with gold for xbox 360 as a starting point.. and maybe make some of the best 360 games be free on Xbox one if they aren't already owned. Then, once you have all those games running well they could focus on making sure other top games like Platinum hits, ETC. work well on the 360 emulator for the Xbox one, until eventually, almost everybody who is sticking with an xbox 360 gets yet another reason to upgrade. Just the fact that it would be a free emulator is a win over PsNow (which is wallet abuse)... and combine that with the fact that these games could actually be enhanced when they re-code them, and you have PS now showing up to the party- D.O.A.- and then they don't have to do any more price cuts to make the console more appealing.
If you ask me, Microsoft needs to really get their head in the game in a different way, I think they need to focus on getting backwards compatibility on the Xbox one. With Xbox 360 games then the library is automatically the largest of any of the new consoles, and they could maybe include all of the games that have been given away with games with gold for xbox 360 as a starting point.. then once you have all those games running well you focus on making sure other top games work well on the 360 emulator for the Xbox one, untill eventually, almost everybody with an xbox 360 gets yet another incentive to upgrade.
wow you guys find anything to complain about. who cares if it's being desperate because guess what it just means we as gamers win, but i guess some of you just cant see that far
MS should offer a free game to all the people that paid $500 for xone less than 12 months ago with no games....you know, it most loyal fanbase.
They did. I got Halo: Spartan Assault, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Guacamole! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Crimson Dragon, Strike Suit Zero, Super Time Force and Chariot all for free with my Live subscription. People who purchase for a discounted price today don't get to download those for free. And these bundles are Kinect-less so I got extra hardware (that I use frequently)
Oh No!!! Sony match this they will lose everything they made selling 10 million ps4 lmfao that's funny.... Ok Sony time to match play haha
LOL why not just sell it in a trift shop then.
wow but to be honest i think the biggest draw to xbox over there is the news that microsoft will be bring azure servers to the country. online has always been crap for both consoles but now with azure if you clearly want the best online experience you're going to buy an xbox one over there.
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