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Will it?

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I would be kind of funny if they did.



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No way they go back to the original price after the holidays.



Xb one sales would die in the USA if they hiked the price back up. What they will probably do is start restocking the vanilla xb one at $350 hence a permanent price cut, but bump ACU bundle up to $399. Or they will launch a 1TB sku at $399 as their base sku.

There is simply no way xb one 500GB with no bells and whistles is going back to $399. MS needs to win USA, otherwise the entire enterprise will be seen as a failure and it puts the future of the console in jeopardy from opposition within MS.



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Nuvendil said:
Their earnings report is already likely to be abysmal, 


Micrfosofts earnings report is the furthest away from abysmal you'll ever get. Even if they sell ten million consoles at a loss of hundred dollars (both figures are overdoing it a fucking lot) that will only decrease the profit by 1 billion, and Microsoft earns ~6 billion per quarter (three months).

 

OT: It would be suicide for XBO sales if they did.



Hiku said:

At lest for a few weeks, they should. Or else some people might feel tricked that they jumped into it so quickly when they could have waited a bit.

That said I think they'll want to cut the price again soon after that in order to compete better with PS4 in the US.
To which I don't think Sony will respond immediately, but again wait and see what happens. If it looks like XB1 is getting a permanently increased baseline strong enough to overtake PS4 in the US, then we might see a response from Sony.

Sony will be dropping the price by at least $50 next year for sure. So it's a matter of when not if.



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Maybe officially, but I fully expect everyone to continue selling at least the non-bundled xbONE for $350.



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They must do it, as the current one was announced as temporary and they need to announce a definitive cut, to avoid any possible source of confusion leading some possible buyers that for any reason missed the timed offer to delay the purchase until a definitive official cut is announced and also because a second announcement would provide some more free advertising from media reporting it in the news.



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Odds are that decision will come down to whether or not MS thinks the increase in sales will be enough to counter losing $50 in revenue per console.

If they think kepping it at $349 will get them let's say...90k units a week, vs. Let's say 60k units at $399. Than they might say that's a worthwhile sales increase. But if it's something more like 75k vs 60k, it may not be.



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Yes.. They will raise the price come January.. Because it will be a $349 Xbox One with ZERO games.. Right now you are getting the X1 for really $279 since the AC bundled games equal about $70..

If they go back to selling the X1 only SKU.. at $349.. the price did rise..



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