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Xbox One X Gets First Price Drop Promotion; Scorpio Edition Also Restocked On Amazon UK

ThisGenGaming says "Amazon UK has dropped the price for the Xbox One X for Black Friday 2017 along with restocking the Scorpio Edition."

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bloodyspasm23d ago

I wonder how they can keep restocking the Scorpio Edition? Weren't those limited?

thekhurg23d ago

They had day one editions of original launch console well over a year after launch.

22d ago
VforVideogames22d ago

Microsoft don't know the meaning of limited edition.

RosweeSon22d ago

That was a bit different tho as sales were struggling compared to as they were saying Scorpio fastest selling console we’ve had etc etc. Sold out?... if this was nintendo we’d be hearing cries of artificial demand, when actually it’s just one company understands the word limited means you don’t produce millions.
Bit like when battlefield upgraded all players all pre ordered standard edition to the Limited Edition?... so it’s limited to 5 million?.. and there’s no standard edition now 🙄😂✌🏻&# 129299;🕹

thekhurg22d ago

@roswee

If you go back, you'll find that MS said the OG Xbone was also their fastest selling console ever. So it's kind of the exact same thing.

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Razzer23d ago

Obviously the Scorpio Edition was not nearly as limited as they let on. Major Nelson said during its reveal that when they were sold out there be no more. And yet, here they are.....yet again.

Godmars29022d ago

Holy negative Nintendo Batman!

kevnb22d ago

either that or they just didnt sell many.

spreadlove22d ago

They also said they released all of the Scorpio Editions, and MS cannot stop retailers from holding stock for a variety of promotions. Some were also delayed as there are major stock issues with Xbox One X.

Razzer22d ago

MS released all the Scorpio editions but some were delayed? lol...what? Post the links cuz none of that makes sense.

butchertroll22d ago

So, they lied just to create a false narrative how XboneX is selling good. Not the first time from them.

Btw, in 2nd week XboneX sales feel of a cliff in UK. Really, there is no numbers like for the launch week.

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S2Killinit22d ago

Seems like they arent selling that well.

RosweeSon22d ago

Because it was obviously the more popular of the 2 set ups they launched X with standard and Scorpio x edition whatever it’s called. The snazzier titled one sold more sales are stalling on what can we do restock the Limited now not so limited edition. What’s the point of a limited edition console when over half the users (at these point I guess/suggest) have the Scorpio x edition hardly makes it Limited ey.

sd1121d ago

None of them are that limited. The uncharted PS4 version was listed as limited yet I can still purchase it in numerous stores. Scorpio was limited but never that limited. Even MS said it was the fastest and highest selling xbox console they had.

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VINNIEPAZ23d ago

Maybe they learned from Nintendo about limited

kevnb22d ago

they got nothing on nintendo lol, people actually want nintendo systems.

hamburgerhill22d ago

Correction....people want Nintendo exclusives which are only found on nintendo systems.

Malacath22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

@kevnb

People actually want Xbox systems too. Seriously fanboys are a disgrace to gaming.

Instead of accepting that all 3 systems, Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox are great in their own right they resort to hating the console they don't own.

yeahokwhatever22d ago

@Malacath,
The high road seems like an easy one to take, but can you tell me at what point someone is allowed to hate a console? I hated my XBOX360. It made horrible buzzing sounds and lacked a lot of really good games found on my PS3. The 360 was a waste of my money. I hate that console. I generally hate Microsoft's passionless foray into gaming. The XBOX brand's crowing achievement was convincing people that paying monthly to connect your console to the internet was somehow a good idea. PC STILL doesn't charge you and magically people are able to play together on that.

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Cyborgg22d ago

They're available at my local target right now

rakentaja22d ago

You can still but White Lion chocolate bar, it was more than a 10 years ago limited time only.

Ashlen22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

Well buying something from ebay or resold buy some person who bought it years ago then saved it to sell later isn't the same thing as Amazon selling their first run stock.

Ashlen22d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if they had some sort of agreement with Amazon to remove them from shelves so they could make their fastest selling claim.

There seems to be a lot of false information going on about sales on this thing. Like GameStop repeatedly saying they are selling out even though they have constantly been in stock.

Kiwi6622d ago (Edited 22d ago )

Yet you can still get limited editions of games & consoles etc long after release as for example you can still get the limited edition starwars battlefront 2 console

Ashlen22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

Kiwi neither Sony nor EA had a press release stating the Star Wars Battlefront PS4 sold out... And they definitely didn't make all sorts of press releases and have their executives out hyping up the media about "fastest selling console".

If Microsoft hadn't made that statement about the Scorpio Edition I promise you I wouldn't be scrutinizing it now.

rakentaja22d ago

Limited Edition chocolate...on shelves 10 years straight and counting..........there is no logical meaning behind this sentence to them.....Limited....what is limited?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Li...

This is just one example, of many.

Kiwi6622d ago

My point is more about the fact that "limited editions" can be brought at pretty much anytime which is kind of stupid if they're supposed to be of a few in number

letsa_go22d ago

I like how these fanboys are like...well there is old chocolate that is still selling that was limited...therefore microsoft did nothing wrong. lol Pathetic and delusional as always.

sd1122d ago

They are being restocked with weekly shipments. My guess is some stores were selling out but the main warehouse has stock from each resupply.

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Real_Raw_Gamers22d ago

The simplest explanation is that not everyone who pre-ordered the Scorpio Edition went through with a purchase. So even though they were limited in numbers, they have a small number that never went through with the purchase as planned.
A pre-order doesn't equal a sale.

Kribwalker22d ago

that would make the most sense but it would not fit with these guys prerogative

Razzer22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

That theory is just as good as others. But If that is true then then number of cancelled preorders must have been quite high. This “limited” console has popped back up for sale on multiple occasions and multiple vendors.

https://www.forbes.com/site...

https://www.windowscentral....

Real_Raw_Gamers22d ago

@Razzer Well yes obviously. Any vendor that had a Scorpio Edition for Pre-order could have had cancellations. Particularly big retailers. It's not uncommon at all. If they had 1 million Scorpio's, it could have very well meant 100K didn't follow through.

Razzer22d ago

Nah....now that I think about it. None of this makes sense. Cancelled preorders would have still been resold before launch. So what are we talking about? Returns? Doubtful. Not in quantities this high.

letsa_go22d ago

I cancelled my xbox one x preorder when I realized I wasn't going to make a profit on selling it. Ebay was flooded with them and the price tanked.

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WilliamSheridan22d ago

If people cancel orders or hold back supply.

RosweeSon22d ago

Yeah limited to whoever wants one or the nearest million 🙄🤦🏻‍♂️

Razzer22d ago

Yep. Unless they actually say how many are being made, “limited” is a very loose term.

This is a real limited edition.

https://kotaku.com/behold-t...

RosweeSon22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

It sure is Razzer and yeah that’s a limited one (the PS4 in the link you posted) very nice one at that, I did have one just couldn’t afford to keep it in the collection. Sure I’ll regret it when they going for thousands Haha
Some of the club Nintendo 3ds’ and poke center consoles from Nintendo are fantastic and actually limited as well hence we never see them around haha.

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NoBatmans23d ago

Odd to see a price drop so soon even with it being a Black Friday deal if they are selling so well at full price.

Jinger23d ago

£20 price drop for black Friday isn't really all that massive... just a small incentive

NoBatmans22d ago

Never said it was "massive" simply said it was odd to see one so soon based on the fact they are supposedly selling so well at full price, if so why does there need to be an incentive to buy?

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Geeeebeeee21d ago

i thought the x was flying off shelves and out of stock.
you'd think you need stock first before you can reduce price, even if it was $1.

4 years ago when the xbo and ps4 was launched, did they offer discount during black Friday?

DJStotty23d ago

probably to sell even more? This isnt unusual in the slightest.

This is a price drop from Amazon, not from MS themselves

TGG2323d ago

This is true, which is why it says "price drop promotion" and not an official price drop from MS. It will be back to retail price soon.

SurgicalMenace22d ago

A price drop usually indicates that an item is not moving and consumers need to be motivated to buy. I know XB1X is to be heralded, but a price drop by any source is usually NOT a good sign.

Like the Forza numbers, the media leads the consumer to believe one thing while reality often paints a clearer(4K) picture. We have to understand that reviews are often a part of marketing as well, but only numbers will reveal the truth.

NoBatmans22d ago

I'm aware of who dropped the price, that's not the point, if a product is selling so well at full retail than it is actually unusual that they (the retailer) would bother lowering the price and loosing revenue on the sales. I just found it strange is all.

DJStotty20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

@surgical

So is the PS4 / pro not moving units then? Both have had a price decrease?

The one x is selling fine and the forza numbers are from week 1 sales, not after one x launch

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Bigpappy22d ago

Only that it's not a price drop. One retailer deciding to give up profit on one item as a draw to sell others is a PROMOTION. Price drop is a drop in price Batman. Use your bat senses.

andrewsquall21d ago

Or they don't want this "limited edition" console, that clearly isn't selling anywhere close to the claims in August, taking up precious space that storage for more PS4 consoles could be using.

DJStotty20d ago

exactly!!! just because amazon are doing a promotion is no indication of how well/bad a console is selling, lmao.

Anything for a quick pop at MS these days.

timlot22d ago

PS4 Pros were selling for $340 at Target last year.

Pantz22d ago

PS4 Pro had a BF sale last year when it had just come out as well. It's not odd at all.

2cents22d ago

Everything that would otherwise be celebrated news about xbox is odd to a certain demographic.

NoBatmans22d ago

@ 2cents

I would have said the same thing had it been a Sony product. Sorry if that ruins your demographic theory.

PJHudson22d ago

This is not odd at all. It's the retailers competing against each other. This is more fierce with popular products. (Not actually saying the Xbox x is that popular) Also Amazon has automated bots that match the price. Game dropped it by £20 so Amazons spider automatically follows suit.

xer022d ago

My reaction as well. The system just released... and a price drop already?

Dragonscale22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

Any sort of price drop on a brand new console is suspicious tbh. But seeing as ms never release sales figures we'll probably never know.

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DiRtY23d ago

Oh, come on!
Gaming journalism is at an alltime low.

"The major retailer is offering the console at £429.99 which is a £30 drop in price as a special deal for Black Friday 2017."

The Xbox One X is £449! You do the maths.

DiceAndRice23d ago

Wow a minor typo means "gaming journalism is at an all time low" talk about an over reaction.

thekhurg23d ago

It's the internet. Everyone is a professional over-reactor.

morganfell22d ago

And everyone in the media is a professional liar.

letsa_go22d ago

It is an xbox fanboy, over reactions are their forte.

LoveSpuds22d ago

Not seeing those kinds of deals on Ninty hardware though.

asmith230623d ago

Microsoft panicking already.

TGG2323d ago

It's not MS though or an official price drop. It's price drop promotion from Amazon which won't last long.

Cmv3822d ago

When a single retailer does this, it usually means their stock is way too high, and need to get the systems out of the warehouse. Remember, all units shipped are paid for by the retailer. They don't get their profit until the system is sold to the customer.