Walmart selling 'Titanfall' Xbox One bundle for $450

Microsoft recently began selling a bundled version of its Xbox One console with the first-person shooter "Titanfall" for the device's standard $500 price, but now Walmart is taking the deal a step further and knocking off another $50.

As spotted by Dealzon, Walmart is offering the console-and-game bundle for about $450 when customer's add it to his or her digital shopping cart. According to Polygon, a Walmart representative said the discount applies to any store that carries electronics and that it will be available for a limited time, not just a single day. An exact time range was not specified, however. The deal follows a recent Microsoft Store website promotion where users could apply a code to receive the bundle for $400, though that deal only worked for a limited amount of users, so it's not clear if it was offered in error.

"Titanfall" has received positive receptions from gamers and critics alike, with Metacritic's aggregate review score sitting at 86 out of 100.

Source: Walmart via Dealzon | Image via Respawn Entertainment

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tytytucke said,
why do you own stock, work on the team or something?

What incentive is there to innovate if there is no competition? Nintendo isn't exactly knocking on the door of the A league right now so it's down to Microsoft.

I don't even own a XB1 nor do I plan to but the industry as a whole thrives with competition.

DeltaXray said,

What incentive is there to innovate if there is no competition? Nintendo isn't exactly knocking on the door of the A league right now so it's down to Microsoft.

I don't even own a XB1 nor do I plan to but the industry as a whole thrives with competition.

Well there is plenty of competition and Nintendo is trying the innovative method while failing miserably. Competition is obviously a good thing, but at this point there is nothing to fix these under par consoles. The ps4 and one are merely just upgraded specs of last generation. They played it safe by not adding anything I would consider innovative. Lowering the price and giving away games doesn't make the consoles any better, although it does boost sales.

It is highly unlikely that they will upgrade either console. They will probably make add-ons or more "gimmicky" things as people often call them. Its a disappointment to the majority of the gamers out there who have little to no reason to "upgrade" to a next-gen gaming console. Don't forget the casual gaming audience that the wii and 360 had. They are not going to be buying these expensive console. This is a huge lost market.

Maybe pc gaming is making a come back? for a reason? or am I thinking of mobile?

The sales of the xbox 360 in the first 6 months were 10million units sold vs xbox one estimated 4million in 4 months in the busy part of the year.

I would really like to see amazon or another company release a "game changer" to the market. Then Sony and Microsoft might actually try something innovative and risky with the consoles. As long as the big 2 are butting heads I don't see that happening.

Oh man!
I have Star wars Edition of Xbox 360. Didn't want to spend another $500 for Xbox One. but this deal is too good to pass, so I went online and ordered one for pick up.

I'm really curious as to how well the console + game is selling even at $499. Many of the people I know getting Titanfall already had the console since launch in anticipation for it.

dead.cell said,
I'm really curious as to how well the console + game is selling even at $499. Many of the people I know getting Titanfall already had the console since launch in anticipation for it.

I hope they're doing better than Amazon seems to indicate. Maybe amazon is way off of the market in general but looking at the Best Sellers list in video games the XBox One Titanfall Bundle is way down at 15 right now compared to the PS4 at 5. Titanfall for the Xbox One is 19 compared to Infamous Second Son (the highest ranked PS4 game) at 2. These rankings are updated hourly so things may change but I've been looking at it about once a day since the Titanfall launch and it's stayed roughly the same (slight shift here and there)

PhilTheThrill said,

No, it doesn't.


Yes it does back in primary school: $450 - $60 (titanfall) = $390
I didn't even count kinect (if you consider playstation eye) ($60) that means its $330

I totally agree with you, IF you see value in Kinect and Titanfall...which I don't. I'd much rather buy an Xbox1 without that stuff for $330. But, that's Microsoft's problem.

VeganPowers said,
I totally agree with you, IF you see value in Kinect and Titanfall...which I don't. I'd much rather buy an Xbox1 without that stuff for $330. But, that's Microsoft's problem.

bad for you because most people like it. I personally like kinect because there is so much fun when friends are over. stuff like zoo tycoon or kinect sports which is free with live membership. then for late night I like to play titanfall with my friends online. I wonder if you don't care why do you even bother comment on XBOX One article????

trojan_market said,

bad for you because most people like it.

And by "most people" you mean you? The whole rest of your post is just about how you personally like it (which is great you do) but it no way backs up this statement. I seriously doubt you've run a comprehensive survey or are in any way in touch with what "most people" think. Figuring out what "most people" think is a VERY difficult thing. Sales certainly don't indicate that "most people" like it. The Kinect v1 for the 360 didn't sell really great (even with exceptional reviews) and the Xbox One isn't fairing so well against the PS4 on the strength of the Kinect. If "most people" liked it so much they'd probably be crushing the PS4 and not having to bundle games for free and cut their pricing. I think this is a great deal and as a gamer I hope it works for MS and causes competition between the consoles to heat up but I don't think it's even remotely true that "most people" like the Kinect. Heck "most people" probably don't even know what Kinect is.

trojan_market said,

Yes it does back in primary school: $450 - $60 (titanfall) = $390
I didn't even count kinect (if you consider playstation eye) ($60) that means its $330

Can you buy the console on it's own for $390?

Nope.

I bothered to comment on X1 article because I am very interested in an X1 but I don't see the value in it YET because it is still being bundled at a price I don't like with stuff I don't want. It's fine, because Dark Souls 2 on X360 will keep me very happy for a long time. To be fair, PS4 doesn't do it for me yet either and here in Canada it just got even more expensive. At least Microsoft is heading the right direction.

I don't see the value in Kinect because I paid $130 at launch for the first Kinect- my wife used it a few times for Dance Central but prefers DDR on a dancemat, other than that it only interrupted TV shows with faulty voice commands, until I unplugged it for all eternity- total pain in the butt. I don't want to be forced to pay for Kinect2 no matter if it's 'new and improved'.

Cool except Titanfall is online only and therefore useless to me. How about a $450 Forza bundle? Microsoft make this $450 price official I command you

Does that also mean Titanfall is unplayable with this bundle unless you also buy an XBox Gold sub? I'm tempted but that pushes the price back up to $510.

Xbox live gold subs can be found online for well under the 50-60 retail price. I am pretty sure I have not paid more than $35 in years. My sub is good until 2016

icwhatudidthere said,
Does that also mean Titanfall is unplayable with this bundle unless you also buy an XBox Gold sub?

To answer your question directly since no one else seems to be: Yes.
Without Xbox Gold Titanfall is unplayable.

jerzdawg said,
Tech this puts the xb1 at a better price than the ps4 (if you were planning on picking up titanfall).

Even if you weren't planning on buying Titanfall $450 for the Xbox One with Kinect is still cheaper than the PS4 with the $60 PS4 Camera. I have a PS4 myself and no desire to get an Xbox One but I can still acknowledge that as a good value.

Yep and if you want titanfall and and you feel like your being forced to pay for kinect then its perfect. Just told my friend about it cause he was waiting for a price drop on either and he went out and picked it up.

I kind of feel bad for the people who paid $500 for just the console. First they throw in a $60 top tier game and now they chop an extra $50 off the price. $450 for the console plus Titanfall is a SWEET deal though. They should throw in some perks for those early adopters who got in before these deals like Nintendo did when they dropped the price of the 3DS and offered the "Ambassador Program" to those who paid the higher price.

Asmodai said,
I kind of feel bad for the people who paid $500 for just the console. First they throw in a $60 top tier game and now they chop an extra $50 off the price. $450 for the console plus Titanfall is a SWEET deal though. They should throw in some perks for those early adopters who got in before these deals like Nintendo did when they dropped the price of the 3DS and offered the "Ambassador Program" to those who paid the higher price.

Don't feel bad -- I've had a ton of fun with the extra time I got with my console :p

techbeck said,
How things work. You but a new PC, Car....few days/weeks/months later the price is lower.

Depends on the industry. Generally with consoles the price isn't dropped within 4 months of launch.

Sure new bundles may launch but not at the same price as the base console. It's usually something like a $5 or $10 difference from buying the items separately. So a Titanfall bundle for $550 would be "normal", you get the combo for $10 less then buying them individually but you still pay more then the people who bought just the console. Giving away a $60 game for free and then chopping $50 off the price is a much bigger deal. As I mentioned it's more similar to Nintendo's price drop for the 3DS. Apparently they thought it was a pretty big deal too because they offered customers who paid the higher price the "Ambassador Program" to compensate. If it were a year out maybe a price cut would be expected... less then 4 months is a bit crazy.

Competition is fierce. I mean, if I were Microsoft and I couldn't beat out the Playstation in the US even, I would be worried as well. I'm interested to see what March will hold for us.

Inb4 hurr durr better than 360 argument. That's not the point.

Depends on the industry. Generally with consoles the price isn't dropped within 4 months of launch.

Depends on the company selling it. MS doesn't control what Walmart sells their console for. If WalMart wants to sell it for $1 and take a gigantic loss, they can do that. If they want to sell it for $1000 and have nobody buy it, they can do that too.

Walmart buys the consoles in bulk from MS at a pre-negotiated price and after that it's upto them to sell it for whatever they want to and to put it on sale whenever they want to.

-Razorfold said,

Depends on the company selling it. MS doesn't control what Walmart sells their console for. If WalMart wants to sell it for $1 and take a gigantic loss, they can do that. If they want to sell it for $1000 and have nobody buy it, they can do that too.

Walmart buys the consoles in bulk from MS at a pre-negotiated price and after that it's upto them to sell it for whatever they want to and to put it on sale whenever they want to.


You might want to read this:

http://consumerist.com/2014/03...-are-always-the-same-price/

The article is about games but it applies to the consoles themselves as well. If Walmart wants to keep receiving shipments of Xbox Ones they can NOT sell them for whatever price they want. They must have gotten approval from MS to put them on sale or they are risking MS cutting shipments to them in favor of other retailers.

Romero said,
You're right, for some of us it is increased: http://www.neowin.net/news/son...da-no-increase-for-xbox-one

Yeah, I feel for you :-( I hope you either got yours before it went up or didn't want one in the first place. I guess when you're selling something as fast as you can produce it you can afford to do that. Let's hope this Walmart sale and the Titanfall bundle close the gap and makes this more competitive again so neither company would dare do that.

Asmodai said,

You might want to read this:

http://consumerist.com/2014/03...-are-always-the-same-price/

The article is about games but it applies to the consoles themselves as well. If Walmart wants to keep receiving shipments of Xbox Ones they can NOT sell them for whatever price they want. They must have gotten approval from MS to put them on sale or they are risking MS cutting shipments to them in favor of other retailers.


Except that it does vary based by publisher / company. Tons of products go on sale like a day after they get released.

If they can't put them on sale, then they offer other incentives. Like for example, Target cannot sell an iPad for cheaper than Apple sells it. But what they can do is offer you a $100 target gift card when you buy the iPad. So even though its on sale, it technically isn't on sale.

-Razorfold said,

Except that it does vary based by publisher / company. Tons of products go on sale like a day after they get released.

If they can't put them on sale, then they offer other incentives. Like for example, Target cannot sell an iPad for cheaper than Apple sells it. But what they can do is offer you a $100 target gift card when you buy the iPad. So even though its on sale, it technically isn't on sale.


I'm not saying that stores can do NOTHING but your post seemed to imply that Microsoft had zero say in what price the Xbox One is sold for when in fact they put a great deal of pressure on retailers to maintain a common price. It all likelihood Walmart got this sale cleared with Microsoft or maybe Microsoft even suggested it. Now WalMart is huge and maybe they just took a calculated risk that MS wouldn't deny them inventory for selling below the normal price but generally speaking selling a recently released game or console below the launch price without the manufacturers approval is a great way to lose future shipments and in some cases may even put you in breach of contract for a distribution contract the retailer signed to get on the distribution list in the first place.

Well let's be honest here, MS isn't going to cut out WalMart from selling their console regardless of what they do. MS needs all the shipments they can get. Cutting out one of the biggest electronic distributors would be foolish and dearly cost them.

But yes they could have a contract, who knows since those are usually secret. But a lot of contracts could also state that "allows retailer to adjust the price of device by so much".

-Razorfold said,
Well let's be honest here, MS isn't going to cut out WalMart from selling their console regardless of what they do. MS needs all the shipments they can get. Cutting out one of the biggest electronic distributors would be foolish and dearly cost them.

I totally agree, that's the same point I was trying to make with my "Now WalMart is huge and maybe they just took a calculated risk..." comment. I doubt they did though, if I had to bet I'd bet WalMart just got it cleared with MS, no big deal.
-Razorfold said,

But yes they could have a contract, who knows since those are usually secret. But a lot of contracts could also state that "allows retailer to adjust the price of device by so much".

With video games and consoles they typically don't allow the price to adjust down within a certain timeframe from release though. I doubt that timeframe has expired for the Xbox One already. That's why it's referred to as "MINIMUM retail price maintenance", they are setting the minimum sale price but often retailers can charge more. I believe that's happening right now with the PS4 camera, many retailers are raising the price on them because demand is exceeding supply. (which is shocking to me because the camera is not all that interesting at all at this point.)

ACTIONpack said,
Lets see if this will help with the xbox one sells.

it will help as long as Titanfall is in the spotlight. Right now is almost the only reason to buy one.

ACTIONpack said,
Lets see if this will help with the xbox one sells.

Xbox One sales are going fine. Currently in the lead (at least in the UK) and actually more profitable thatn the PS4 currently. I'll post a source if i can refind it but it was a credible one... honest.

Competition is all good and i'm totally expecting Second Son to give the PS4 the top slot for a while again.

gonchuki said,

it will help as long as Titanfall is in the spotlight. Right now is almost the only reason to buy one.

Forza is good too.