Microsoft slashes the Xbox One price in America

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It’s no secret that the Xbox One is currently lagging behind the PlayStation 4 in sales in pretty much all territories and Microsoft has decided that it isn’t going to sit around and watch Sony gallop away into the distance.

On the very same day the excellent Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, was released they have announced that for a limited time only the Xbox One in America will be receiving a $50 discount.

The discount applies to any and all version and bundles, but special mention was given to the following

  • Available on Nov. 2 in the U.S., the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle for $349 ERP and Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle with Kinect for $449 ERP features Assassin’s Creed: Unity as well as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Xbox One. The Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle with Kinect also includes Dance Central Spotlight.
  • The Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle, available in limited quantities now, features a sleek white console and wireless controller, a digital copy of Sunset Overdrive, and special Day One edition in-game items – available for $349 ERP.
  • The Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle for $449 ERP available starting Nov. 3, features a 1TB hard drive, custom console, custom controller and Limited Edition exoskeleton, plus a digital copy of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition.

The Sunset Overdrive white console is one of the sexiest consoles I’ve seen in quite some time and the idea of picking one of those up along with Sunset Overdrive for R3834 (plus tax) is seriously appealing. I can see this promotion shifting an absolute ton of Xbox Ones in America, especially with Halo: Master Chief Collection coming out soon. Whether it’s enough to change the tide of the greater battle is still yet to be seen.

The promotion starts on the 2nd of November and is scheduled to run until the 3rd of January 2015

According to the video the availability and timing outside of the US will vary which strongly implies this will be rolled out to more areas. I’ve tapped up our local Xbox rep but at the moment they are unaware of any localised promotion. We will bring you the news if and when that changes though.

[Update] An unrelated promotion is being help by kalahari right now where you can get the White Xbox One console plus Sunset Overdrive for R5999

Last Updated: October 28, 2014

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