Microsoft to drop console’s price this week; bundles it with Titanfall.
Next-gen console Xbox One will soon be available for the lower price of £399 ahead of Microsoft's Titanfall bundle in March, following months of speculation that the machine was losing ground to its cheaper rival from Sony.
Only three months into the current generation of home consoles and Microsoft plans to slash the price as of February 28, as well as courting fans by offering an Xbox One bundle with the much anticipated Titanfall at no extra cost from March 11.
While the Titanfall bundle will be a worldwide release, Harvey Eagle,marketing boss of Xbox UK, said that stepping down from the steeper price of £429 only applied to the UK.
“At Xbox, we believe there’s never been a better time to join the new console generation,” he explained in a statement.
“To help our fans do just that, Xbox One will be available at the new UK estimated retail price (ERP) of £399.99 from February 28th. And while supplies last, fans will also get Titanfall – the most anticipated game of the year – included in the box.”
Only earlier this month Microsoft employees tried to dismiss the waxing rumours of a price cut, with Chief of Staff for Devices and Studios Group Aaron Greenberg warning: “don’t believe everything you read on the internet” (via Forbes).
Those of you looking to take advantage of the cheaper price should take a look at our round-up of hottest upcoming titles for Xbox One, in which our own Adam Gell gushes about Titanfall:
"If you’re tired of the same old same old that keeps getting churned out, year after year, then Titanfall could be your saving grace," he commented, adding: "it gave me loads of ‘wow’ moments that I just haven’t had in an FPS for quite some time."