Earlier today at E3, Microsoft announced the price point for the upcoming Xbox One console. While many people feel that $499 is too expensive for the new gaming machine, others are more than happy to fork over their hard-earned money for the Xbox.
If youre one of the latter, you can pre-order the box from Amazon. Although the major advantage to pre-ordering is that youll be more likely to get a console at launch, Microsoft is throwing in a few other surprises as well.
First of all, youll receive a "limited edition controller," although there are no details of what exactly that means. Youll also receive a "day one" decal and premium packaging (which youll probably promptly throw away). Then theres the crown jewel: a code you can use to get a "Day One" achievement. Theres no word as to how many points this achievement is worth, but itll definitely be a status symbol amongst your gaming friends.
Other online retailers, such as GameStop, are also accepting pre-orders, but have not yet shared details on what theyll include.
Will these extra goodies sway you to pre-order the Xbox One? Or are you going to take a "wait and see" approach to the latest generation of gaming and entertainment?
UPDATE: Microsoft has posted information on their Xbox site detailing specifics of the "Day One" bundle. It looks like the limited edition controller simply says "Day One 2013" in the middle, and is all housed in a nice looking box. Still, considering it doesnt cost any extra, its nice for Microsoft to recognize the early adopters, even if it isnt with anything substantial. You can see the picture above.
Source: Amazon.com | Image from Xbox.com
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