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Microsoft one-ups Sony with huge Xbox One bundle: console, 4 games, 2 controllers & extras for £310

Dealspwn: "In response to aggressive PS4 price cuts this weekend, Microsoft has issued a challenge to Sony on their own official storefront. You can now get an Xbox One, two controllers, play & charge kit, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Evolve and Halo: The Master Chief Collection with change for £310!

Let's face it: you're about to buy an Xbox One... if you don't mind buying The Witcher 3 seperately."

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Christopher940d ago

And this is how MS won April. They continue to price their stuff competitively. If this was in the U.S., I would buy that bundle for $310.

lelo2play940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

£310 is way more then $310 or 310€.
£310 is about $487 or 425€.

$487 is not cheap, X1 with 3 Microsoft games that are almost 8-10 months old and 1 game nobody wants (Evolve).
Everybody that thinks Microsoft is losing money with this bundle, think again.

Christopher940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

@leloplay: Yeah, it is. But, that doesn't change the fact that a £310 priced bundle tends to translate to a similar priced in US$ if it happens. I mean, we're not forgetting VAT and other items that normally make a £ item cost more, are we?

lelo2play940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

@Christopher
"£310 priced bundle tends to translate to a similar priced in US$"

Nop, that's not true. What tends to translate in similar priced items, are European € and US $. Console can be $399 in America and 399€ in Europe. UK £ is a different story...

Christopher940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

@lelo: There's about a 12% increase in price when you don't include VAT into the cost. That's pretty close and what I meant. I agree that my above figure of $310 is low, but the real number of about $400 is still a steal with what you're getting, which includes 4 games currently worth $150, two controllers ($50 for the extra one), a play and charge kit ($25), and an XBO ($400). Normally that would cost you $625, but for $400 that's more than 33% off and is a steal considering it comes with 3 games that a person who doesn't own an XBO hasn't played and another game that you can resell if you don't want to play it.

I also said nothing about MS losing money on this bundle. The fact is that 3 of them are 1st or 2nd party titles probably means that they are cutting their profit margin by a big deal, but they are likely coming out at least even if not $20 or so ahead.

Army_of_Darkness940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

$487.00 is a decent price for this 4 game, extra controller bundle...If I was interested in any of these game in which I'm not... well, maybe sunset overdrive but that's not enough to convince me.

badz149940d ago

When did the PS4 have price cut?

smellslikeralph940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

@lelo2play you must be really poor if u think 487.00 is a lot of money.

Christopher940d ago

***@lelo2play you must be really poor if u think 487.00 is a lot of money.***

For most people, that actually is a lot of money. Many people put themselves further into debt by feeding their gaming hobby. But, just because people attempt to live outside of their financial capability doesn't mean that $487 isn't a lot of money.

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Magicite940d ago

Is this even profitable?

Eddie20101940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

And we will see another quarter where Microsoft is losing money on it's Xbox Division.

That's how Xbox One barely wins a month in the US by 3%.

Like I said in other post, if the the exclusive Batman PS4 had not been announced in April and pre orders opened for it, the Xbox One would not have won the Month in the US (minimal 3%), which world wide the PS4 out sold the Xbox One by a huge margin as usual.

freshslicepizza940d ago

all the more reason to buy one, it's below cost.

mcstorm940d ago

Why are you making excuses for the ps4 being out sold by the Xbox one for one month. Yes there is a limited edition console that has been announced but the batman ip wont stop ps4 sales that much. Microsoft have just been doing great deals with the Xbox one and have turned it around in the us in terms of sales picking up. As for this bundle its a great deal and so what if Microsoft are taking a hit on the consoles they can afford too and don't you remember the ps4 did not make Sony any money for a long time.

Just admit its a great deal or if its not for you then why even comment? Some people really just need to stop going on and on about one their product is better than another. Go and enjoy your ps4 and let people who have a Xbox one and wiiu enjoy their consoles too as we have choice for a reason.

Eddie20101940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

You can't handle the truth.

Microsoft turned it around by 3%. they did it by giving away everything but the kitchen sink. You fanboys have a lot to brag about.

Great and very desperate deals, because if they were doing well, they would not be giving such crazy deals to get people to buy it.

They are not helping the brand by doing this, the average person buys six retail video games in a consoles life cycle. They are giving you 4, the regular every day consumer that would buy this bundle is not likely to buy more games anytime soon.

I'm a gamer and I own an Xbox One, and I think for every good thing they do with Xbox One they have been doing an equally bad thing to counter it. I'm for them doing a better job with the Xbox One console.

ThePope940d ago

The average gamer buys 6 games in the entire generation? That's just dumb. BUT install base is a big deal. All the hate you and others can bring matters little because MS is celebrating this as it means that's more people to buy games and media on their console. Say what you want nothing will change that this is good news for MS

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Xer0_SiN940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

next they are gonna start paying you to get their console. competition is great and all, but seems more like desperation now. sipping too much konami-ade i guess...

Gamble20940d ago

The Euro use to be worth more than USD, but yes recently they have been nearly 1:1. The pound is still "worth more" though so 310 translates to much more in USD.

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Spid3r6940d ago

MS can go to zero if they want too...Sony should not challenge MS this way and should take pride that they are selling very well without the price cuts.

BlackTar187940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

it still amazes me that people think MS can just lose money because one small division is tied to the major MS company.

They don't have unlimited money for VG division. People need to stop saying it like they do.

The way some of you guys talk it makes sense why we're on the forums and not bankrupting major corporations(who wouldn't get to be major with this thinking)

Ryan741940d ago

Well continue to be amazed, because they can. Its Sony who has bet the house on its PlayStation division. It'd sink or swim time for them.

xHeavYx940d ago

@Ryan
Lol, Xbox finally (and barely) wins a month after months of price cuts and special promotions, and because of that it's time to sink or swim for Sony? That's delusional.

its_JEFF940d ago

@BlackTar187 It amazes me as well sometimes, the way some talk about Xbox, as if they have an UNLIMITED well of money they can just dip into and throw around. The Xbox division has it's yearly budget, go into the RED to many years in a row and investors start to reevaluate the need for that division.

It's like giving your teen a credit card and giving them a $300 a month budget for expenses... and having them go to $600 month after month, you give them a budget for a reason. Keep going over too long and your parents might take that card away.

OT: they don't have an unlimited well of money to keep dipping into.

freshslicepizza940d ago

@BlackTar187

what is your biggest fear, that your xbox stocks are going to lose you money? i seriously doubt the system will be cut short to 4 years like the first xbox if that is another fear of yours.

phil spencer has been turning the xbox one around and prices are good so what exactly is the issue for you as a consumer if microsoft chooses to not make a profit in hopes they can recoup any losses on live memberships and software sales? the ps3 was in a similar situation last generation, they came out pricier and were the first ones to cut prices and take huge losses.

miyamoto940d ago

Dude, never ,never ever underestimate the power of the dark side of the force! That is the Microsoft Empire.

They print money out of thin air!

For example:

They lose an average of US $2 billion a year on the Search Engine Wars: Bing Vs Google and Microsoft just shrugs it ofF like loose change.

M$ has a bottomless pit of money. This is why their products are crap because the people working inside M$ just want to one up one another and see who gets paid more.

The loss the Xbox One generates is peanuts compared to how the PlayStation white shirts can not allow even one small mistake with PS4. Sony's campaign for PS4 dominance is like David versus Goliath. Sony can't afford to mess around.

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Christopher940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

MS can, but they would face a ton of fines costing them more than the loss of money on price reduction due to anti-competition laws. Just because your company makes a ton of money doesn't mean you can price out the competition. There are laws in place to prevent large companies from doing this to smaller companies or companies without as much liquid assets.

MasterCornholio940d ago

Well yeah anyone who deals with business knows that dumping isn't allowed.

Christopher940d ago

@MasterCornholio: You'd be surprised how many people on the Internet think they could just give them away.

MasterCornholio940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

@Christopher

Well a lot of people refuse to believe that. They think that a corporation with a ton of money can do anything to get to the top. What I mean by this is buying up all studios, selling their systems below cost or spending billions in marketing.

But the truth is that all of these firms (especially their investors) care about making a profit so they will not throw away their money unless there's a way to make it back. Not to mention that they are have budgets which limit what they can do.

People who believe that they can do whatever they want just because they have a lot of money are stupid in my opinion.

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breakpad940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

@Spid3r6 agree ..MS can even donate the Xone to people in order to have sales and augment their audience ..Sony should not fall to price -cuts logic and just focus on exclusives games from Japan where the quality -gaming still holds and is their strong point

AutoCad940d ago

Competition at its finest..
Bring on the games.

Dario_DC940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

I'm sure MS could give them away and wouldn't feel a thing.. Just make people pay for the games and that's it.
And people wonder how they've won the NDP, here's your answer: Crazy deals.

EDIT: If this was in France, I would buy one today for 310€.

soul-assassin-940d ago

put some decent games in the bundle.....and just maybe

StrayaKNT940d ago

Forza Horizon best racer ever made
Sunset one of the best games on 2014
And halo which has halo 1 - 97 highest rated exclusive playable on next gen consoles and mcc is working perfectly now. If you don't like these games then maybe a few anime or indie jrpgs will make you happy lol

Brettman2008940d ago

Wow Halo 1 working perfectly on Xbox One. Lol

emilijo777940d ago

yes halo 1 scored 97....15 years ago. today in MCC scored 85. Bloodborne is higher rated than any xbox one exclusive.

So last gen:

Uncharted 2 metacritic 96
LBP metacritic 95
TLOU metacritic 95

higher rated than any x360 exclusive

This gen:

Bloodborne metacritic 92

higher rated than any xbox one exclusive

soul-assassin-940d ago

Forza i will give you, but sunset one of 2014's best?? halo highest rated next gen?? Don't make me laugh. Halo's MCC review is based on previous gen scores and is a complete mess on the XB1. And you missed out Evolve, why? GOTY so far you reckon? jog on.

Halo2ODST2939d ago

Halo 1 is already available on 3 systems; pc, Xbox original & 360, why waste money on a console with barely any games, with the exception of highly available exclusives from previous gens. Burnout is the best racer , not forza

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