Here’s some great news for your wallet (if you live in North America). Starting November 2nd, the Xbox One will cost $349, fifty dollars less than it’s current price and 150 dollars less than its launch price. According to IGN, the price cut will also apply to the Sunset Overdrive, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare special edition bundles. It also appears that Amazon is already applying these discounts for the Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed bundles. The deal is set to end January 3rd, 2015.
In case you have forgotten, the One was released less than a year ago but has already seen huge price slashes. Granted, the original $100 price cut came from the separation of the Kinect device from the console, as many consumers found the attachment undesirable and were willing to have a console without it. The Xbox One’s competitor, the PS4, has remained steady at $399. Whether or not this is a sign of unsatisfactory console sales, or simply Microsoft trying to massively undercut Sony this holiday season, is as of yet unknown. Either way, the latter is what is happening, and will likely work in Microsoft’s favor. Not going to lie, I was leaning towards getting myself a PS4 before this news. Now I have been given pause.
Always remember to do your research before you make a purchase folks; make sure that the console is actually what you want, and that you’re not buying it only for savings. Still, this offer is pretty enticing; this deal makes it a good time to pull the trigger on going next gen.
(Images courtesy of Amazon and the Inquirer)