The next-gen pricing war has begun. The Playstation 4 held one important advantage over the Xbox One. Price. And, now it’s starting to disappear. Several retailers have slashed the price of Xbox One bundles.
Wal-Mart and Best Buy are offering the Titanfall bundle for $450. The Titanfall bundle initially debuted at $500. That was already a price cut when you factor in the price of Titanfall ($60). The latest retailer price cut makes the Xbox One cheaper than the PS4, if you buy a game for the PS4.
For early adopters, it hurts. But, that’s the price we pay for buying early. It should be noted these price cuts are not official. These are retailers cutting the price, not Microsoft.
If you’ve been waiting for a price drop before getting a Xbox One, now’s your chance. An official price cut from Microsoft isn’t likely until later this year at the earliest.
Amazon took the price cut a step further earlier today by offering a $399 Xbox One bundle with Forza. The deal didn’t last long and has reverted back to $449.
Microsoft Cuts Prices on Games
Microsoft may not be officially cutting the price of the Xbox One, but they did launch a sale on a handful of games on the Xbox marketplace today. Xbox One versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Thief and Tomb Raider have seen their prices cut by 33%-55%. The sales also extend to Xbox 360 where the entire Bioshock franchise has seen price cuts along with NBA 2k12, Call of Duty: Ghosts and more.
Looks like Microsoft is trying to take a page out of Steam’s playbook with digital sales. They still have a long way to go before they can match up with Steam.