Microsoft continues to cut down pricing of the original Xbox One console.
They have already dropped the pricing one and now it is the second time which allows gamers to purchase the console for just $280.
It is a steep price for the machine but the idea is to push the next generation platform named the Xbox One S. The old console is powered by a 500 GB console and has plenty of games lined up for it. It also ships with the Kinect bundle but the additional component might cost extra at the moment. Microsoft didn’t push the virtual reality peripheral much as it didn’t have enough new titles to justify the price tag.
The new $280 Xbox One bundle includes Quantum Break, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Lego Movie, and a choice of game. The choices include Forza 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rare Replay and Gears of War Ultimate Edition. A list of Kinect enabled games are also part of the bundle along with the Kinect camera. Titles bundled include Dance Central Spotlight, Kinect Sports Rivals and Zoo Tycoon.
Microsoft also announced a complete price cut of $50 on every Xbox model available in the market. The overall cost of the console is $300 making it an attractive buy for most people. The PS4 and Xbox One race continues but it is taking a new turn as the most exclusive console titles are now being shifted to Windows 10 machines. Forza 6 and Gears of War 4, the most celebrated exclusives on the console is now coming to PCs this year.
In other news, it is speculated that the slim and more powerful Xbox One S console is getting launched this December. Microsoft refuted the statement claiming that it is more of a placeholder and not an actual launch date. Christmas holidays seem to be the perfect point for the company to come up with its new platform. It will allow them to promote sales and reach a wide group of holiday shoppers.
The existing discount on the Xbox One console seems to be permanent so that they could get rid of stock and introduce the Xbox One S to the market. Everything seems to be falling in place for Microsoft. Sony is focusing more on games and virtual reality at the moment with some good titles slated for launch. There is hardly scope for an ultimate winner this time around.