Looks like Microsoft decided that a number of Xbox 360 owners require some nudging in order to upgrade to the Xbox One, so they’re sending a promotion that gifts them with a $75 promotional code if they purchase an Xbox One or Xbox one Bundle.
@Doge, you can't be serious... Anyways: I already see the XOne with too much negativity due to Microsoft's shady business practices. I know they reversed the DRM a long time ago and all that, but it still leaves a very sour taste in my mouth due to their initial intentions. I don't know if I can trust them until the next generation of consoles. They completely lost my trust this generation. $75 means nothing to me at this point. The WiiU on the other hand...Yea, I think I'll spend my money on that instead. Even thought Nintendo had a terrible first 2 years, I strongly think that this hardship will motivate them to bring out even more exclusives. It'll be like Sony's PS3 situation all over again
People usually have short attention spans and tend to lose interest very quickly in things. That goes way beyond gaming though into real world. I remember when people went crazy for shit that actually mattered like Kony 2012 and then that quickly gets forgotten. If you make a product people want they will buy it. Sure not everyone like yourself but many people simply don't know what DRM even stands for.
Disagree! You insult the intelligence of us gamers! Everyone knows DRM stands for... Draconian... Rampaging ... Microsoft.
They should give incentive to PS3 owners. Looking to get rid of my PS3 for the a X1.
@mike Ill take ur ps3. Edit: actually there is or maybe was a promotion. I remember seeing poster in front of the Microsoft store. U can trade in ur ps3 for a $100? Maybe $150 towards a purchase of a new box one.
Am I the only one who thinks the Xbox One will be half price (250$) by the time it hits the holidays?
I know people are saying they're desperate. (And it can be) But True Desperation will be the day where they give you money if you take the console for free.
MS getting more desperate by the day.
yeah its good to see them trying to be competetive
Honestly i think im one of the few gamers that actually likes DRM well not the part where i cant trade my games the part where everything is digital and i dont have to change Discs. Steam has been doing it for a while and i love it cause DRM allows them to give really good deals. The point is DRM isn't shady or something completely unacceptable in my opinion, also its nothing new either it been around for a while. For me all that matters is the games and experiences it has to offer, the slight lower resolutions don't really bother me that much. If i really wanted the best graphics i would just use my computer and honestly for me graphics resolution as long as its over 720p doesn't bother me. So what i would say to anyone looking to buy a console go buy the one with the games you would want to play and enjoy. Also I'd that like to add that i believe Sony and Microsoft are all in it for the money. There is no better company in my eyes it's just business. Well this is all my beliefs and opinions i hope you guys can respect it as i respect your opinions and beliefs.
See this is the thing, they never a aid you couldn't teade games. What they said was that traded in or traded to friends would require a fee tore license the game. $10 is what was being tossed around. The whole purpose being so developers and publishers could still get paid for there work. Now thos said this wouldnt have been done without alot of backing from the major publishers. Which is why people within the industry felt that Sony would have had to been part of the same push by publishers but changed the policy at the last minute after the negative press. This was already being done by ea but they came out and changed in the following weeks as well. Personally I have no problem with people getting paid for their hard work. Especially some of my favorite devs that I try to support. But dont act as if this was all MS doing because it wasnt. Especially since they only publish a few games a year compared to ubi and EA.
Talk about desperate.
go see a shrink
Gifting? More like begging them to switch to the Xbone.
damned if they do. damned if they don't.
Good job... MS put themselves in the hole, and they should be willing to do what it will take to get out. I have quite a few friends who have purchased, and plan on purchasing the xb1 because of the changes, and efforts taking place...
Look, they want to get back on top in the US at least. They are going to try going to throw the kitchen sink at people trying to sell their console and no one can blame them for trying. They are going completely off script. Sony has done nothing. They haven't had a price drop or free game bundle. This is very interesting to watch. Gotta wonder what those June numbers look like...
Well by the looks of it if VG is anything to go by ps4 is ahead for the whole month.
I plan on purchasing an XB1, but I have to be honest, this is starting to worry me.
Don't worry gamer, just enjoy the deal offered. There were quite a few comments throughout that downplayed store offered discounts because they wasn't coming from ms. Now, here you go (not you personally).
So many XB1 offers lately. 360 never had this many. You'd think Kinectless XB1 would be enough to make people bite but guess not.
It also shows little confidence in their new ips like sunset overdrive to move cosoles. You'd think they'd wait for sales numbers before doing this.
Nice, it seems gamers in general are slow to switch to the new gen so far. Any little incentive to get them to make the new gen jump will be good. They won't regret it, the X1 is an amazing system....once you start using it you won't want to go back at all.
Your enthusiasm is encouraging.
Gamers in general are slow to switch ?? Why is the ps4 the fastest selling console ever then ? At the eb games I manage the ps4 is flying off the shelf every time we get stock not so much the xbone tho but ppl are still switching faster than last gen.
When you got some massively deep pockets like MS does than you can afford to do this.
I love how MS gives a decent incentive to their consumers and that just means "they're desperate" While Sony continually gives incentives to their consumers and that just means "They care about us." Hypocrisy is thy name.
Apparently, the incentive to purchase the PS4 is the existence of stock. And thats good enough to sell at historic paces.
What are you even talking about lol Microsoft has been giving decent incentives for the last 8 months with giving games away, xblg and dropping kinect and there was even a $40 in store voucher at Wal-Mart that you could get a game with or spend it on anything else in store at one point and nobody is still biting...... Now they want to pay people to buy it? Lol damn just stop damage controlling for them.
Again with the "Sony fans are hypocrites", Does it hurt you when we call out microsoft? :)
MS is just trying to get people to own the X1. Xbox fans buy way more software than PS fans. The Xbox 360 sold over 863.93 million software games while the PS3 only sold 800.68 million. That extra 63 million more games multiplied by up to $60 is a whole lotta cash...as much as $3.7 billion. http://www.vgchartz.com/pla... http://www.vgchartz.com/pla...
Bringing software sale figure from vgchartz from last gen. Not too much things can be said about Xbox One I am guessing. I feel bad for you guys
When in doubt...Reach it out!
I guess you didn't think about the one year of software and hardware sales the 360 had in advance. Now, go do the math and reconsider your comment. It will make you a smarter gamer and commenter.
i got a ps4 for counting pixels i got an xbone for playing games :D
Yeah because Vgchartz can be trusted? Also Xbox 360 being out for an extra year definitely helps.
as ANY company should be doing! how dare they give incentives!
Sh*t Microsoft. Next time you develop a piece of hardware, and then have to give away money for people to buy it, just invest it into the actual silicon instead...
Apparently MS can't do anything nice for their fans online. I think its pretty cool and would be happy if I got the offer as a 360 owner.
I'd be really happy if it applies to the kinectless one then, I'd have no problem getting an Xbox One at that deal, but alas I didn't get said offer.
Yeah me either, those who did still have to buy a console at $400 at least but they get a free game or two for doing it.
Any plans for Europe?
Yeah it would be great to have that sort of deal in the UK/Europe.
Looks to be "$75 of microsoft munny". In effect, fake currency to buy digital "1" and "0"s. This would cost MS barely anything since printing digital content codes isn't very costly. In fact, only thing it should cost them is more negative PR. First, having to lower the perceived value of their hardware yet again, and second, there will be a lot of non targetted customers who won't get to benefit from this. It would seem those that already bought the console are not consider "one of MS's best and most valued customers". This should get interesting. PR team better get ready for some spin.
MS has always been generous with MS points. I remember last year they had a promotion with getting an extra $5 points with a $15 MS points purchase. I must have made out with about $100 worth of points with that deal. Kudos to MS to keep having these deals.
Thats a pretty good incentive and it lowers the price even further if you know what k mean. It's good to see Microsoft doing this because they need to match the sales levels of the PS4.
Those June numbers must be horrible.
I'm not usually one to immediate scream "DESPERATE!" at a time like this, but it seems like this is just another nudge in a long list of incentives for MS get get people buying the xbone ever since it released. And this is coming just a month after the kinestless xbone has released. And $75 is quite a significant amount. It seems MS are very unhappy with the numbers that are coming in and are trying really hard to get some sales back. I can't fault them for doing that, but it does give me the impression they don't have a lot of confidence in their product.
It would appear to be a good time to buy a X1 with giveaways like that.Unlike Sony who is at a loss when it comes to profit MS can throw offers like this around and why not.It may seem desperate but if it sells consoles then it's job done.
Just for american customers ? Deal from microsoft should come with a warning sign . They will get that money back somehow.
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