Xbox One Titanfall Edition announced for $499, comes with 'free' copy of the game

Based on the comments we've seen so far, Titanfall seems like it will be a success. While it's not everyone's cup of tea, the general response has been extremely positive and it looks like this might be the killer app the Xbox One needs, similar to what Halo and Gears of War did for previous Microsoft consoles.

It looks like Microsoft believes the same thing, and to help ride that wave, they've created the "Xbox One Titanfall Edition" to help convince people who are on the fence that they should purchase the console. The console will come with a custom Titanfall box, but the device itself will look the same. It also includes a code for a free download of Titanfall when it's released on March 11th and a free month of Xbox Live Gold. If you order by March 8th, Microsoft promises delivery on the release date. As Microsoft announced when it revealed the Xbox One U.K. price cut, the bundle will retail for £399.99 in that country.

Since the price is the same as the standalone console, it seems like a no-brainer to buy this edition. We expect that Titanfall will push the Xbox One ahead of the PS4 in terms of sales in the nearterm, although both consoles will live long lives like that of their predecessors.

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That's so cheap... They couldn't even put a Titanfall sticker on the system? C'mon now...
Havent bought a XB1 yet and don't think I will for quite a while now...

I'm just going to get the 360 version of the game. It runs on the Source engine, something we all know the 360 handles well, it'll play the same and will probably look about the same anyway, if you don't notice a difference between 720p vs 1080p or 60fps vs 30fps then you probably won't notice a difference here either.

"We expect that Titanfall will push the Xbox One ahead of the PS4 in terms of sales in the nearterm"
Wake me up when that happens.
If at first you don't succeed, give a game away!

"The console will come with a custom Titanfall box, but the device itself will look the same"

Thank god for that. I was looking at this bundle but was worried it'd include some tacky designed console or controller.

efjay said,
Still overpriced, match the PS4 or don't bother.

Wake me up when you can control your DVR and TV with your voice. Saying "Xbox Mute" when the phone rings is worth the $40 alone ($499-$60 for Titanfall-$399 for PS4=$40).

Fezmid said,

Wake me up when you can control your DVR and TV with your voice. Saying "Xbox Mute" when the phone rings is worth the $40 alone ($499-$60 for Titanfall-$399 for PS4=$40).

That gimmick only appeals to a small number of people though.

what said,

That gimmick only appeals to a small number of people though.

Most of the voice commands in games are gimmicks (right now, anyway). However controlling your TV with your voice is not (although I do wish you could raise/lower the volume faster...)

I get so tired of the whole price difference thing. Apparently for a lot of people its worth 499. I own both and to be honest the XO has been worth every penny and I kinda feel like I havent gotten my moneys worth out of my ps4. My xo is being used all the time where as theres no point in turning my ps4 on till It gets more games to blow 60 dollars on as ive beaten the 4 games i have and now my ps4 is just a big paper weight for a month or so till the next game hits.

Fezmid said,

Wake me up when you can control your DVR and TV with your voice. Saying "Xbox Mute" when the phone rings is worth the $40 alone ($499-$60 for Titanfall-$399 for PS4=$40).
This novelty wore off for us in about week. Not only was the Kinect missing our voice commands, it would randomly do a voice command when we were just watching tv not using the Xbox. The Kinect can be great, but right now, it's not worth the extra $100.

JHBrown said,
This novelty wore off for us in about week. Not only was the Kinect missing our voice commands, it would randomly do a voice command when we were just watching tv not using the Xbox. The Kinect can be great, but right now, it's not worth the extra $100.

Really? The only thing mine has trouble hearing is "Xbox On," so that part's rather annoying. Other than that, we haven't really had any issues (it occasionally misses a command, but that's the exception).

I'm also really enjoying Battlefield 4 with the Kinect -- standing by a corner and leaning right or left to shoot enemies is pretty cool. Not sure if the novelty of that will wear off or not though.

Fezmid said,

Wake me up when you can control your DVR and TV with your voice.
What kind of DVR are you using? When setting mine up, I wasn't able to schedule recordings in OneGuide. Did I miss an option somewhere? I still have to use my DVR's guide to schedule a recording, and would like to get everything to work on the One. It's been a headache so far, the Xbox One doesn't seem to add much for me.

Voice control is a gimmick for me, and I own the Xbox One. It 'can' be useful, but apparently they didn't code for southern accents, because half the time it can tell I said Xbox but then ignores anything else I say.

RabbitPunchies said,
What kind of DVR are you using? When setting mine up, I wasn't able to schedule recordings in OneGuide. Did I miss an option somewhere? I still have to use my DVR's guide to schedule a recording, and would like to get everything to work on the One. It's been a headache so far, the Xbox One doesn't seem to add much for me.

I use DirecTV's DVR -- and no, you can't schedule recordings and stuff (yet?), but you can use the basic DVR functionality - pause, skip forward, play, rewind, fast forward, etc.

"The console will come with a custom Titanfall box, but the device itself will look the same."

Oh Boy! haha

At least you get the game for free, but they could have at least bundled the Titanfall branded controller.

I am not sure what you are driving at? It's a lot of value coming out of this bundle. Kinect, free month to try Titanfall, and console. Also, the controller is just skin, no?

It's the same basic controller, it has no special functionality but it's not a skin/sticker. The front and handgrip plates are white plastic with a printed design to match the Titanfall universe.

The point I'm getting at is that they call this the "Titanfall Edition" Xbox One. What makes it an 'edition' if it just includes the game? If I buy the game too, does my xbox immediately become the "Titanfall Edition"?

In the past, special edition consoles were usually decked out to match the game. It was an awesome thing, to have a cool looking console that differed from the drab black or white that normal ones came in.

This is more just a rerelease of the base console with the game included, like the FIFA version in the EU at launch. Its not the "Titanfall Edition" they made it out to be.

Lastly, with 360 is was more than a sticker as well, usually they customized the console sounds, theme, and even the material was changed (the Halo 4 version was made of blue plastic that you can see into and included blue lighting).

I agree with you, I was just letting minster11 know it was more than a skin.

It's probably too early to expect full console designs as they build up their inventory to meet demand for their expansion into EU territories. Even Sony have only applied a small decal to the HDD cover on PS4 for MGS GZ instead of a full console design.

A step into slashing prices on digital download game. I saw an articles over the weekend that GameStop had to drop the price on Ryse to $38 from their usual $55 used game because of MS pressure with dropping the game to $40.

minster11 said,
A step into slashing prices on digital download game. I saw an articles over the weekend that GameStop had to drop the price on Ryse to $38 from their usual $55 used game because of MS pressure with dropping the game to $40.

Good, it's not like gamestop shares any of the money with devs on used games so if the digital prices can stay competitive all the better.

I'm so glad I didn't get the day 1 edition.

I sort of feel bad for the early adopters who got x1 for titanfall, but that's the risk of being an early adopter.

I got the first edition one. Please don't feel bad because I truly use it to the full extent. I bought COD ghost over the weekendon X360 for $40 and got another copy of $10 on XOne.

They release bundles like this all the time. Many for the 360. Hard to tell what they will do. I am sure there will probably be a Halo 5 bundle as well.

Don't feel bad. I've been enjoying my X1 since day 1. Playing games, watching movies. It's been a fun experience so far, and I have no regrets with not waiting for the better deal.

May have been better to offer a physical copy as an option. I know lots who do not like digital copies and prefer physical media.

Good price non the less tho

Hard to argue with options, but I much prefer digital copies (though I do wish they were priced more competitively). Mainly because I hate the space discs take up and always having to go find them, swap them, plus they can be damaged, etc.

Has to be installed before you can play it anyway plus then you will automatically have the most up to date version, so it's not that big of a deal unless you have a stupid ISP.