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spemanig said:

Well that's gonna piss my friend off. He just bought one (sorry) less than 10 days ago. Right after the price went back up.


Just bring the receipt to the store he bought it from, they should honor the price drop and refund him $50 since it was within 14 days. Some places even do 30 days.



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DerNebel said:
jlmurph2 said:
DerNebel said:

Like every game they threw into one of their bundles for free.

Except the quote is referring to NPD. Which doesn't count bundles.

In what world does NPD not count bundles?

in the world of software sales. They don't count the bundled games as software sales.



Euphoria14 said:

Just bring the receipt to the store he bought it from, they should honor the price drop and refund him $50 since it was within 14 days. Some places even do 30 days.

jlmurph2 said:

Then tell him to go to the store to get his money back. 

Just did.



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spemanig said:

Well that's gonna piss my friend off. He just bought one (sorry) less than 10 days ago. Right after the price went back up.


He still has a few days to get his money back I believe. Also why would he wait till after the price cut was over to buy one xD



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Conegamer said:

I don't see why they'd drop the price otherwise.


They were getting facerolled in the most important market to them.

They had no choice. If they were losing $30-$50 per system at a pricepoint of $350, keeping up with the PS4 in America and keeping an air of postivity round the platform would be more than worth the losses. Losses which are to be padded out by massive 360 and Live Gold profits.



Now, if I were in the market for an XBox One this year I would hold off on buying one. They tried to raise the price again to $400 and if that worked they would have waited for the holidays again and did the $329-$350 deals. If Sony drops the price of the PS4 this year then you could expect XBox One to get cheaper than it was in 2014.

This is of course only if you feel you could wait. If you want it now then by all means pick one up.



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DerNebel said:

In what world does NPD not count bundles?

As far as I know they count the hardware from bundles but not the software.



DexInDaJungle said:

He still has a few days to get his money back I believe. Also why would he wait till after the price cut was over to buy one xD


He didn't want one until after the price drop, obviously. He isn't a hardcore gamer. He doesn't keep tabs of this kind of stuff.



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BHR-3 said:

ps4 will be on top in jan npd though

Yea, I think so, too.  This sudden reversal (or 180 ) on the price rise is very telling.  Seems sales dropped quite a bit since the rise.  I think Amazon makes it seem not so far apart, but that is only because Amazon has had it $15-$20 cheaper than anywhere else, so if you're going to buy one online they are the place to get it.

I'm also wondering if this will make a difference in the PS4 winning the following 9-10 months.  As in, will the XBO sales pick up enough on the slower months to pass the PS4, especially with all the exclusives coming out for the PS4 in the next few months, or will it follow a sales pattern closer to the Wii in its later years.  Sell ok during the first 9-10 months, but have really great sales during the holiday season.