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#1 Ironman273

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 20:37

Xbox One gets a price cut in the United Kingdom, drops to £409.99

Written by Hammad Saleem on January 20, 2014 - 02:50PM

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Xbox One topped the sales charts in December with 908,000 units, but it appears to be a good thing if you're one of those people who didn't manage to snag a console yet. If you're based in the UK, you will be in luck as a few retailers, including Zavvi and The Hut, have dropped the price of the Xbox One to £409.99. This is £20 less than the official price offered at the Microsoft Store UK.

 

Obviously, this may not be a very big discount, but considering that it's been a few months since Microsoft took the wraps of its next-generation gaming console, it is still a decent discount for those who want to save every single bit of their hard-earned cash. The offer posted on both retailers doesn't include any games, so you have to get on with the purchase or choose an Xbox One bundle that comes with a few games. Microsoft and several other retailers are offering various bundles that comes with the console as well as addictive games.

 

If you're fine without the bundle and want to get the games separately, it's your choice. Simply head over to Zavvi or The Hut to get your hands-on the console. Also let us know if you find a discount on the Xbox One at any other retailer, including the game bundles, using the comments below.

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 20:38

This is simply a retailer specific drop, not exactly a price cut...

 

Zavvi/The Hut uses the same distributors, prices are often identical across the sites.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 20:41

Ahh.. makes sense.  It's still £429 in the Microsoft Store so you're right.  Still, £20 is £20... ;)



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 20:51

It's also very different in the UK. The big 3 don't set prices, retailers do. Eventually this could/will probably lead to others following or including an extra game/accessory to sweeten their offer.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 21:21

Good old competition at work here.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 21:28

why does the news anymore run with a sale price at a specific retailer as a company is cutting prices OMG its all over now! BS they do now days... just because one places put something on sale doesn't mean 1) MS is failing and 2) Mean it's a system wide price cut...



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 23:01

PS4 gets a $20 price cut* in the US on launch day
XBO gets a $25 price cut* in the US on launch day


*only if you have Target credit card. :p

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 15:03

Xbox One: official £399.99 console price cut hits UK on February 28, includes Titanfall

Monday, 24th February 2014 14:03 GMT By Dave Cook

 

Xbox One will receive an official price-cut in the UK on February 28, and while stocks last you’ll get Titanfall free of charge.

 

There’s never been a better time to #JumpAhead – from 28.02 pick up an #XboxOne in the UK for £399.99

— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) February 24, 2014

 

In a press release sent to VG247 today, Harvey Eagle, Marketing Director, Xbox UK said, “At Xbox, we believe there’s never been a better time to join the new console generation. To help our fans do just that, Xbox One will be available at the new UK estimated retail price (ERP) of £399.99 from February 28th. And while supplies last, fans will also get Titanfall – the most anticipated game of the year – included in the box.”

 

The Titanfall bundle comes with a regular Xbox One console, Kinect Sensor, standard Xbox One wireless pad, an Xbox One chat headset, one month of Xbox Live Gold and a download code for Titanfall.

 

You can pre-order the bundle here.

 

What do you make of that deal then? Fancy it?

 

http://www.vg247.com...on-february-28/

 

Where's that fine handsome man who said this was coming weeks ago? Oh wait :o That was me me ;)

 

Munky = king of deals :p



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 15:07

In the US you can now get an Xbox One with Titanfall included for $499.

 

http://xbox.microsof...ero_PreorderNow



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 15:10

Just so I'm sure, is that a price cut of about £30? Although considering that Titanfall looks to be going for about £40 on its own I guess that's an overall saving of £70? When I look at it like that it seems more appealing for customers. And with the current pricing for a PS4 and a game being somewhere between £389 and £480 (wow, that's quite a range...) it seems even better for those that are torn between which console to get.

Note: The prices I mentioned above are from Amazon.co.uk.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 15:10

Losing the UK at launch was a sore loss for MS (with the XB1 releasing first), especially after the 360's success. This was needed, but I'm sure the early adopters will be a little butthurt.

 

Its expected, but it would be better if they put in a physical copy. It needs up to 40GB for digital.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 15:18

Losing the UK at launch was a sore loss for MS (with the XB1 releasing first), especially after the 360's success. This was needed, but I'm sure the early adopters will be a little butthurt.

 

Its expected, but it would be better if they put in a physical copy. It needs up to 40GB for digital.

Fifa or Forza were offered at launch, so this is only £30 off. Not nearly enough imo.

Dont forget that the original Xbox saw its price slashed by £100 (from £300 to £199) only one month after launch so early adopters can hardly feel too miffed. 



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 15:22

Losing the UK at launch was a sore loss for MS (with the XB1 releasing first), especially after the 360's success. This was needed, but I'm sure the early adopters will be a little butthurt.

 

Its expected, but it would be better if they put in a physical copy. It needs up to 40GB for digital.

 

I think it'll be a download code. Just from the size of the box, I'm not sure it could include a DVD box without changing the design. But I agree, it's really annoying it's not a physical copy. Only saving grace from my X1 nightmare was I got a physical copy of Forza in the end. Couldn't care less if Fifa was digital :p



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 15:24

So tempted by this. Wasn't really interested in Fifa or Forza, but Titanfall!

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 15:24

I think it'll be a download code. Just from the size of the box, I'm not sure it could include a DVD box without changing the design. But I agree, it's really annoying it's not a physical copy. Only saving grace from my X1 nightmare was I got a physical copy of Forza in the end. Couldn't care less if Fifa was digital :p

 

It is definitely a download code.

 

By the way noticed this in the American PR, so no luck for the states long term just now,

 

Of course, this is an incredible deal, only offered to celebrate the launch of Titanfall, for a limited time.