Quantcast
Why MS had to do a price cut on Xbox One and give Titanfall for Free

Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Why MS had to do a price cut on Xbox One and give Titanfall for Free

MS is really having a hard time with the Xbox One now.

Titanfall was supposed to be their saviour and that would push hardware a lot, you might want to ask yourself why is MS actually giving the game for free. This game has been hype as the COD killer, the next best thing. They even had a article saying they had 2 millions players when the Beta was released. So why would MS consider probably taking some lost on the Xbob One by reducing the price (only in UK), and also give away Titanfall for free  (For new buyers in a bundle) which propably will cost them more money. To make matters more alarming MS claims after the last NPD numbers that they are selling the Xbox One 2.29 time faster than the Xbox360. So why???

Here are the reasons that MS needed that desperated move. MS announced in the latest report that they shipped 3.9 Xbox One and 3.5 Xbox 360. As of February 15 they have around 400K available for the Xbox One and close to 1 millions Xbox360 if we are to take VGC as accurate. While every week sales are going down and down. We are close to the end of the quarter and those are things MS can't afford and take no chance to let those things happen specially when PS4 is going to claim to be the new home console gen Leader at the end of this month.

1)With the Xbox One not selling and retailers having a hard time selling them, they will not accept more shipment and accept only limited shipments. MS can't afford to have a quarter report with almost no Xbox One or Xbox360 shipped.

2)With Titanfall coming out in March, but Infamous coming out a week later, MS can't afford to have NPD shows that PS4 has outsell the Xbox One on the month of  Titanfall, they can't take a chance to let that happen at all.

MS is currenlty making money out of the Xbox One and really didn't need a price cut and give away their best potential system sellers for free. Investors are currently looking for excuse to pressure the shutdown of Xbox Division. A quarter report that includes very few shipments of Xbox One and Xbox 360, where Sony Claims to be the new leader of home console in just 5 months, and Sony winning NPD in March with TitanFall launch would be a disaster. With this move now the only claims they will have to deal with is Sony being the new leader of home console in just 5 months. And would also show inverstors that the Xbox One is catching momentum the way they have been selling in March cause March is going to be huge for Xbox One.



Around the Network

Wait, giving Titanfall for free? You mean with the console bundle, right? If not, I might be missing some things.



Let's be clear here,, Xbox one is behind Ps4 in sales..
It's obvious MS wants Xbox one to compete with ps4. What's the best way of doing it? With one of the most anticipated title of the year along with a console price cut.

Yes, it is desperation but at the same time it is Genius from the other side. In the UK, xbox one sales will have a higher chance of going up [considering all those 360 owners waiting to make that jump].

By How much sale ? that remains to be seen.



Praise the One.

SweetTalia said:

Yes, it is desperation but at the same time it is Genius from the other side. In the UK, xbox one sales will have a higher chance of going up [considering all those 360 owners waiting to make that jump]. 

I don't really see how it is genius. I mean, it's quite a solid move but it's not very complicated. Microsoft was already going somewhere big with Titanfall anyway, this bundle can't really be a surprise.



Wait, the pricecut is in whole world? Or only the UK?



Once you entered you won't be the same anymore. A blog about life.

http://seetheworlddifferent.wordpress.com/

Around the Network

Because of whiny babies. Even a free game and $100 isn't good enough for some. They will still cry about Kinect being included. Of course most of the whiners had no intention in buying one in the first place, but that is overlooked, due to mob mentality.

So lets thank the whiners who kept bashing it. We now have free Titanfall and eventually $100 off. Maybe the bashing will have a negative effect on their agenda and actually make Xbone a success.







VGChartz♥♥♥♥♥FOREVER

Xbone... the new "N" word   Apparently I troll MS now | Evidence | Evidence
ImmortalHelixFossil said:
Wait, the pricecut is in whole world? Or only the UK?

UK only .. Well for now.



Praise the One.

Squeezol said:
Wait, giving Titanfall for free? You mean with the console bundle, right? If not, I might be missing some things.


Thanks,

I edited the content



I've actually been wondering if EA are really the masterminds behind this. If you look at all the hype on forums for Titanfall it's really one of the few things the Xone has over the PS4 right now. This means that EA basically has them by the balls and can demand bundling or retract exclusivity for this or future Titanfall games. EA have pushed their weight around when they were in advantageous positions before, I don't see why they would be passive right now when Microsoft needs them so much. I'm not trying to make EA out as some sort of demon, but as a business they can't afford to be an altruistic saint either.



Titanfall bundle is effectively a 60$ price cut for the rest of the world and additional price cut for the UK, where the XB1 is floundering. Thus its cheaper than ps4+camera+60$ game and then cheaper than ps4+camera in the UK.
MS needs a kinect killer app to make it seem less burdensome, or assume a greater loss.
The ps4 isn't 100 dollars more powerful than the XB1.



In this day and age, with the Internet, ignorance is a choice! And they're still choosing Ignorance! - Dr. Filthy Frank