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

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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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Good old competition at work here.

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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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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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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/2014/02/24/xbox-one-official-399-99-console-price-cut-hits-uk-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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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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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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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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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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So tempted by this. Wasn't really interested in Fifa or Forza, but Titanfall!

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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.

 

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Hope there is some damage control for early adopters in UK. I fancy a free game :p :laugh:

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Hope there is some damage control for early adopters in UK. I fancy a free game :p :laugh:

 

It's not so much the console price difference of ?30, but the RRP of the actual games. Say you bought the console at ?429, you now have to shell out ?42 for Titanfall - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Arts-Titanfall-Xbox-One/dp/B00D781WO0 I hate the game prices at the start of a generation.

 

?399 vs ?471.

 

They could give all early adopters a discount on a digital copy of Titanfall, maybe 50% off? What is the digital price anyway? Probably ?54.99, maybe ?49.99? (?54.99 here - http://www.titanfall.com/buy)

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Well for now at least, seems like MS is willing to cut prices in ways that dont include removing anything from the package. Bundling games or simply cutting the price are in use at the moment.

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It's not so much the console price difference of ?30, but the RRP of the actual games. Say you bought the console at ?429, you now have to shell out ?42 for Titanfall - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Arts-Titanfall-Xbox-One/dp/B00D781WO0 I hate the game prices at the start of a generation.

 

?399 vs ?471.

 

They could give all early adopters a discount on a digital copy of Titanfall, maybe 50% off? What is the digital price anyway? Probably ?54.99, maybe ?49.99? (?54.99 here - http://www.titanfall.com/buy)

 

That's just the market taking advantage while they can. You have a handful of games worth buying with nothing on the calendar for months. Jack the price and rip everyone off is their intentions (N) I won't be buying any titles new until we see the old RRPs return.

 

Microsoft could definitely win a lot of hearts back with a free game though. 50% isn't really gonna cut it for me personally, I'm still paying out more when I've been screwed by an early price drop.

 

 

Well for now at least, seems like MS is willing to cut prices in ways that dont include removing anything from the package. Bundling games or simply cutting the price are in use at the moment.

 

Yup, puts them in the same boat as Sony with losing money. Definitely makes the price war more interesting :P Wonder if it will be enough though :iiam:

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That's just the market taking advantage while they can. You have a handful of games worth buying with nothing on the calendar for months. Jack the price and rip everyone off is their intentions (N) I won't be buying any titles new until we see the old RRPs return.

 

Microsoft could definitely win a lot of hearts back with a free game though. 50% isn't really gonna cut it for me personally, I'm still paying out more when I've been screwed by an early price drop.

 

 

 

Yup, puts them in the same boat as Sony with losing money. Definitely makes the price war more interesting :p Wonder if it will be enough though :iiam:

 

GAME will probably refuse to sell the XB1 at ?399.99  :laugh:

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Bought my Xbox One on Saturday  :cry:

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Yup, puts them in the same boat as Sony with losing money. Definitely makes the price war more interesting :p Wonder if it will be enough though :iiam:

Wait, I thought Sony was making a small profit on the ps4 just as MS was on the X1?

As far as it being enough, probably not.

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I would say that Microsoft owes nothing to people that bought the console before the price drop. Potential price drops are just another risk that the early adopters choose to accept in order to have the console earlier.

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I would say that Microsoft owes nothing to people that bought the console before the price drop. Potential price drops are just another risk that the early adopters choose to accept in order to have the console earlier.

 

You're right they don't owe them anything, but they'll face massive criticism if they don't. 

 

I'm not too fussed, got a launch edition with FIFA, shortly after Dead Rising 3 (issue with my disc drive) and then a month of Live thrown in for good measure. If they do a bonus  (Y)

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I would say that Microsoft owes nothing to people that bought the console before the price drop. Potential price drops are just another risk that the early adopters choose to accept in order to have the console earlier.

 

They did it with the original Xbox. You got a choice of games IIRC, granted the cut was bigger.

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