New generation consoles are expensive. I got one from FNB to make it hurt just a little bit less, but thanks to the two year repayment scheme, it looks like I’ll have to wait a while longer before I can get Microsoft’s new console. However, it might just be getting a bit easier to buy it in cash.
Over on NeoGAF, the following image has appeared showing a new price of €349.99.
Considering the #xboxgamescom perhaps this is part of the big announcement that they’re teasing? Slashing another €50 off the price would certainly make the console even more appealing in the new launch countries. Perhaps this will boost the flagging sales and help Xbox One gain more retail success. It has been struggling compared to the PS4, although it’s not as if the number of consoles bought is bad – it just isn’t as impressive as the PS4’s.
Is price the main issue keeping people from grabbing the Xbox One? Will bringing the price down to that level make people finally choose it over the PS4? Can we really still say it’s all about the games, or is it also all about the price and offering?
I’m already rather impressed with the price point for the Xbox One when it comes here next month. R6299.99 isn’t too bad for a new console, it’s actually a very good price if you factor in the free digital games that are bundled. However, if we see a price cut overseas, we might see the price coming down below R6k. If that happens, I might just have to pick one up.
Last Updated: August 4, 2014