Microsoft has just announced that starting on November 2nd, the Xbox One’s price will be dropping a full $50 to $350 for the Kinect-less versions. This $50 discount looks to be applied to all of the Xbox One bundles including the new Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One bundle, as well as the Assassin’s Creed bundle. And even the upcoming Limited edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle that features a 1TB hard drive, custom console, custom controller, and Limited Edition exoskeleton for $449.
Microsoft has said that this temporary price drop will end January 3rd, but it’s not a crazy idea to see them continue the price drop if the sales numbers rise.
This is big news for Microsoft and the Xbox One because for the first time ever, the Xbox One is priced lower than its main competitor, the PlayStation 4. This has led to a massive sales lead for Sony and it seems that Microsoft is looking to make a big push for this big holiday season with games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, and Forza Horizon 2 that are already out, and to prepare for the big blockbusters like Assassin’s Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Grand Theft Auto V.
Just for reference, the Xbox One launched at $499.99 where the PlayStation 4 was released at $399.99. Things changed when they offered a Kinect-less Xbox One and there was parity in pricing between the two consoles, but now things have changed and we’ll only have to wait a few months to see how this temporary price drop goes.
The question is, will Sony drop the price of the PlayStation 4 $50? I certainly hope so, because the more consoles sell, the more games people will buy, the more noobs I can own in NHL 15.
The temporary price drop will be available at select retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Stores, Target, Toys ‘R Us and Walmart.
Source: Xbox Wire