New deal from Microsoft concerning the Xbox One. Players are allowed to choose a game they want for their new console.
You know what that means for June NPD...
Your mind instantly went to sales lmao. Now that is an amazing deal considering you can buy the latest Batman game. MS are clearly footing the bill on this one.
Lol. This should move a few Xbox One consoles and some copies of the new Batman game.
Its Xbox co-opting PS4 bundles. I don't know if it will get them June's NPD though. I mean they had Witcher 3's exclusive marketing & advertising and that didn't help them beat PS4 on the hardware or Witcher 3 software side. As far as June NPD's hardware, I think the Batman Bundle will be too much for XB1 to over come. As far as June NPD's Batman:AK's software…This deal might make it very, very close. But I think this particular advertisement started a little too late to overtake PS4 on Batman:AK software…But this will definitely make June's NPD more exciting!!!
That's all he has to play ;)
Man, I really hope they still have these types of incentives going when I'm ready to pick up an XB1. I love getting more bang for my buck. That's why I wait a long time to buy games so I can get better deals on them (with DLC included even). Only time I don't care about the price is when I get my wife to buy them for me as gifts :)
@uptownsoul.. Lol...this is a an awesome deal. A gamer would be smart to shop for a Game bundle console like a Sunset, AC, HaloMCC and walk Away with another new game for free. This will move units. To many gamers on this site still focused on monthly hardware sales. Let MS worry about sales. Only thing Im worried about right now is health, my kids and how im going to afford all these new games I want to play.
@BakPAin Who's worried about sales. I took 2 minutes to give my observation. And I'm not debating whether or not the deal is good. I'm just explaining my opinion as to why the deal is in existence.
After the announcement of BC i expect good sales of Xbox1. This is just the icing on the cake.
Yeah...and the question is how long can they keep doing this. We all saw what happened last generation with the 360; and though I figured they would have learned their lesson, it seems that MS is up to its old tricks again. Lets hope this method this time allows them to bring games at the end of this current generation.
Microsoft has been making some great deals, I hope they keep this up!
Microsoft is bracing for the launch of the Batman Edition PS4s
it's hardly a console seller...
I don't know about that. There's that pretty sweet Batman Bundle with that special edition PS4 that's coming out in June.
Depends if Sony covers the cost of the game. How much is it?
@above 399$ on amazon That basically the price of a PS4 with the game tossed in for free. Not to mention its a special limited edition Console which I'm sure plenty of people will pick up. Much like the Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition PS4 in Japan.
@mastercornholio- the $399 bundle is just the standard console with a digital copy. The custom console bundle is $449.
Yes, it means Xbox might not lose by as much to PS4 when the Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 bundle orders are sold through.
I don't think it means much. The PS4 arkham knight bundle will see PS4 dominating June. This does look like another sign of desperation from ms though. The mediocre reaction to there e3 seems to have forced them to come out and make this decision quickly
It means Sony is dominating them with that limited edition Batman PS4.
Does anyone know what retailers are participating in this
@Kayant Well they had the same promo last September around the same time Destiny launched, with the PS4 having a Destiny bundle and exclusive Destiny content,but PS4 still smashed sales. It does make me wonder if we'll see another price drop from MS this year down to $299. We already know both the XBO and PS4 have 1TB models in the works, but neither revealed them at E3, so I guess that means Gamescom for MS (which makes a lot more sense) and either TGS or Pairs week for Sony (probably $349 500GB). So I would hold out a bit longer for the Holidays, because I'm sure with COD and Assassin's Creed both having exclusive / timed exclusive DLC to PS4, MS will be bringing this deal around again if not a better one (trade in your 360 and get at least $100 off XBO), and by then I'm sure the $299 base SKU will be out. Just wait a little while longer.
Microsoft officially announced the 1TB model prior to E3 probably due in part to the Amazon leak. Retailers will have the new models next week as they started shipping on the 16'th. I'm sure that a 1TB PS4 is in the pipeline, but I've yet to hear any official news regarding it.
@King Thank you, went into pre-E3 black out so I missed that. But that pretty much confirms it for me. $399 1TB XBO MCC collection bundle $349 500GB XBO bundles So the $299 500GB XBO standalone has to be consimg sooner or later.
@ABizzel1 "Well they had the same promo last September around the same time Destiny launched, with the PS4 having a Destiny bundle and exclusive Destiny content,but PS4 still smashed sales." - I know that's what I was saying. This deal was introduced to reduce the impact of batman PS4 bundle/marketing because this will be another destiny 2.0 for PS4 like you said it will be huge although probably not as much as destiny did I feel but still very significant as shown by MS doing this deal. "It does make me wonder if we'll see another price drop from MS this year down to $299. We already know both the XBO and PS4 have 1TB models in the works, but neither revealed them at E3," - XB1's 1TB was revealed already during E3 week before the main conferences happened (it's in this story) what we have left is Sony which is probably PGS. I do see that doing another price drop in the form of a limited bundle because it's very likely Sony will do a price drop with the 1TB announcement plus marketing with the big FPS's and bundles they definitely will need something to combat that despite having Halo 5. @Septic "Your mind instantly went to sales lmao." - Well that is only one reason this deal was announced like with Destiny sometime ago ;)
No deals like this in Europe? In Portugal the 1TB X1 is 450€... without a game. http://www.xbox.com/pt-PT/x... Looks like Microsoft is intentionally trying the loose the European market.
They need to be more aggresive in Europe. Promos like these should be extended to Europe imo. Let's hope they have something planned,maybe we'll get an announcement at Gamescom.
they are and good for you figuring MS master plan out! I heard Phil the other day say you guys are a bunch of stupid faces... Just disrespectful IMO :( Why you gotta hate Europe Mr. Spencer?!
Ok is that why he saving some of the best games for Gamescom. He know Xbox needs to do a better job in Europe.
Nice. I hope we get more deals like this towards the holidays. Great promos,amazing bundles and BC push this holiday should help get more 360 owners to move over.
Why don't they just pull the pug and reduce the price to $300 considering they're giving away free games left and right? Now it's any game for free (sure, only for a week, but this is much different than usual since there's no set publisher deal). Just pull the plug, make it $300, take NPD for the rest of the year, be done with it.
Now is the time to get the Xbox!
Nope. Going to wait around the Holidays when they are pretty much giving the console away for free.
You'd think they'd have more confidence in their console after a pretty successful E3....
This deal was put into place months before e3. Confidence has nothing to do with it. Deals happen all the time and Microsoft is being agressive.
You clearly struggle to understand business then. MS are on the backfoot and whilst they might be confident in their showing, the growing lead means that they have to go above and beyond to try their best to bridge the gap as best they can. They need to be aggressive especially when they are being outsold by such a big margin.
Funny you mention it but business is what I do. These deals are usually do to poor demand and an abundance of stock. The fact that they are allowing you to choose any game instead of, say, the MCC bundle shows that they are having trouble moving units. Maybe the beat down they received from Sony last month in the US has something to do with it.
Successful E3? They got killed by Sony. Throat slit. Guts Spilled. This promotion is on Batman's release week, you know the week with that limited edition Batman PS4 that is bound to sell like hotcakes. Looks like Microsoft is seriously scared of Sony's 3rd party partnerships. I just wonder if they'll do this for every week a big Sony-partnered game launch such s BO3 and Battlefront. You would think XBOs $350 price tag and upcoming games lineup would be enough to make them confident enough to sell consoles but no, they just keep giving games away and it's likely the Xbox division is going to bleed money again this year.
Killed? What did Sony show at E3 that has anything to do with this year? I'd hardly call a Kickstarter multiplat, timed exclusive, and a bunch of games due out in 2016 killing.
@InTheLab, "Funny you mention it but business is what I do. These deals are usually do to poor demand and an abundance of stock. The fact that they are allowing you to choose any game instead of, say, the MCC bundle shows that they are having trouble moving units." ok, so as a businessman what do you do then to move stock if you think they are not moving or is allowing them to just sit there speak of confidence? please tell us all how wise you are running a business.
You make no sense what soever. I gave you the what and why already.
InTheLab, "You make no sense what soever. I gave you the what and why already." no you didn't. you started off saying you thought microsoft would have more confidence by implying they don't have any confidence because they are having a promotion to get a free game of your choice now. the reply to you was they are falling behind sony in sales so of course they need to be more aggressive. in which you responded by saying they must be having trouble moving units. you don't sound like you understand business at all because microsoft is doing what it should, by being competitive against a better product and how do you do that? by offering better incentives and/or improve your product with key software and features that will entice consumers. i always love how people are so quick to point out issues but never want to hear an answer or offer an answer to help solve those issues. "the xbox one is selling poorly against the ps4" then microsoft drops the price or offers free games and then sells more hardware. "oh they must be desperate now." ??? it's obvious some people don't want the xbox one to sell well.
Wasn't there an exactly same deal when destiny launched?
Damn, that is a tough decision. Destiny would be my personal pick but it isn't for everyone. Sunset Overdrive is so much fun, but probably won't last you more than a couple of weeks. Forza Horizons 2 offers so much if you like racing games. Probably the safest pick is Dragon Age Inquisition though, it offers so much gameplay and hard to imagine any gamer not loving it.
Since a lot of those games can be had for cheap, I feel like most people will be going for The Witcher 3 or Batman: Arkham Knight.
Witcher 3 is awesome, but I feel much safer recommending DAI when it comes to RPG's. Can't wait to try Batman.
you would recommend DA:I over Witcher 3? your nuts, that game was good but its full off fetch quests.
Surprised there wasn't a PS4 price drop announcement. Microsoft has some really good sales. At my local Sam's Club XB1s are $250.
The more Xbox One struggles against PlayStation 4, the better the deals Microsoft gives out. We the gamers win
Does anyone know what usa retailers is involved with this deal
Ms taking a loss big time.
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