Xbox may at least do a temporary price cut on Series S sometime this this year, Series S is maintaining stock now in most locations, for instance it has been in stock on Amazon US for more than 2 months straight, and in most of Europe for even longer. Since supply is no longer an issue for Series S (aside from a few countries), a price cut would be a smart way for them to drive up demand for it later this year. Likely a drop to $250 starting in November to coincide with the release of Starfield and ending in early January, a $250 Series S would move huge numbers during the holiday season combined with the effect of having a Bethesda game like Starfield as an exclusive, they would pretty much be guaranteed to have one of the highest hardware sales quarters for the October-December quarter in Xbox's 21 year history, exceeding not only Holiday 2021's 4.2m but possibly coming in 3rd place ahead of Holiday 2009's 5.2m and Holiday 2012's 5.7m, but behind Holiday 2010's 6.9m and Holiday 2011's 7.5m.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 18 February 2022
I don't think Series X or PS5 will see any price cuts until after supply has caught up to demand, which considering recent reports of the semi-conductor shortage lasting throughout the whole generation, might not be until 2024 or later. Switch probably won't see a price cut until Switch 2 released, assuming that Switch 2 will come it at Switch's current $300 price point, they will probably want to drop Switch to $200 and Switch Lite to $120-150 at that time, so that Switch 2 isn't cannibalizing late Switch 1 sales too badly.