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MS is doing what that have to do. ..they know that late gen buyers biggest purchase influence is the answer to "what did my friends buy?". if xbone get's blown out in the first year MS might as well start focusing on their next gen plans because changing public perception mid-gen is almost impossible.



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A £30 price cut is to small. You won't have people turning their head for a £30 price cut. They should have gone down t £369 to have a real impact or even down to £350 onto the PS4 price.



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Its a sale... not a price cut. Clearing out initial stock. On to of that, people who got an Xbox day one also got a free game.



I wouldn't call it utterly brilliant. It's a step in the right direction.
It's a small price cut with a digital copy of a game you can't keep playing after a month without paying another 35 pounds.

What would be brilliant is announcing a $349 XBox One at E3 with a cheap USB microphone instead of Kinect 2.0. Keep the voice commands, lose the bloated price for the as of yet useless camera, and offer the full Kinect 2.0 separate with a Kinect game pack in. Giving options is brilliant, staying the course is not.



The Xbox one was selling well but falling far behind the PS4. Something had to be done, at the "expense" of some people. If they bring it to the US (which seems quite likely) it could boost sales through the roof. It may not be the definitive answer to the Xbox one's troubles but...



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Saw this coming since XBL Silver



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As a launch buyer I'm really not pissed off, I'd like something (who wouldn't) but don't care much if I don't get anything.

I much prefer MS trying to make the XBO a success so it doesn't fall rapidly behind and start losing out exclusives/hard to get them.



 

kowenicki said:
Can anyone point me to someone (a confirmed owner) who is "outraged"?

Early adopters get stiffed.

Always.


360 didn't dip below $299 for 2 years ($279 Core) when they were phasing out old (RROD ridden) models, and introducing the Arcade, Premium, and Elite.

PS3 didn't dip below $499 until 1 year after release with the 40GB model.

Wii didn't drop price for 3 years.

PS2 didn't drop price for 2 years

XB/GC dropped price in 6 months, but the PS2 was just in utter domination of them

But for the most part, the early adopters haven't been stiffed. There's a significant amount of time between launch and the first price cut. Sure, the people who buy consoles a month before the first price cut get the short end of the stick, but there isn't much other precedent to say that early adopters always get stiffed (unless you think nobody should buy a console until a year after launch to take advantage of a price cut. Because that sure would look good to MS/Sony/Ninty stockholders and developers). But in the case of the XBone getting a price cut within the first 3 months? That is stiffing the early adopter.

But in the grand scheme of things, it's only the UK. Ultimately, it's not that big a deal, since the prices are the same everywhere else. Plus apparently, the XBone is just "on sale" for the TF release, instead of being an official price cut.



kowenicki said:
Landguy said:
kowenicki said:
Can anyone point me to someone (a confirmed owner) who is "outraged"?

Early adopters get stiffed.

Always.


I myself could give a shit.

I've been using my XB1 for 3 months and have enjoyed it.  What difference does it make to me what someone else pays for it?  I've got it now and worrying about what the price is now is a waste of time.  All electronics prices go lower over time.  If they drop the Price of the XB1 now, or 6 months from now, what is the real difference?  Nothing.

Just my take...

same here.

same everywhere from the people i have spoken to.

So much of all of this. I wouldn't care if the price dropped $100. When you are an early adopter you understand this and anyone that would be "outraged" would either be ignorant to how things work or just an asshole that likes to bitch about things..........or very young :)

 

Either way, MS will probably come with a real price cut soon because they are getting beat down ATM. Unless Titanfall can save the day....OG Halo style.



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BMaker11 said:
kowenicki said:
Can anyone point me to someone (a confirmed owner) who is "outraged"?

Early adopters get stiffed.

Always.


360 didn't dip below $299 for 2 years ($279 Core) when they were phasing out old (RROD ridden) models, and introducing the Arcade, Premium, and Elite.

PS3 didn't dip below $499 until 1 year after release with the 40GB model.

Wii didn't drop price for 3 years.

PS2 didn't drop price for 2 years

XB/GC dropped price in 6 months, but the PS2 was just in utter domination of them

But for the most part, the early adopters haven't been stiffed. There's a significant amount of time between launch and the first price cut. Sure, the people who buy consoles a month before the first price cut get the short end of the stick, but there isn't much other precedent to say that early adopters always get stiffed (unless you think nobody should buy a console until a year after launch to take advantage of a price cut. Because that sure would look good to MS/Sony/Ninty stockholders and developers). But in the case of the XBone getting a price cut within the first 3 months? That is stiffing the early adopter.

But in the grand scheme of things, it's only the UK. Ultimately, it's not that big a deal, since the prices are the same everywhere else. Plus apparently, the XBone is just "on sale" for the TF release, instead of being an official price cut.

The PS3 dropped $100 in the USA after 7 months ($599 to $499)

in the UK after 7 months it got a £75 cut and at the same time a new version with a slightly smaller HDD was introduced for £126 less!!

A Ps3 could be had for £126 less after just 8 months in the UK

this is equivalent to the ONE being available for £300 by July this year.

 



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