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Xbox One gets “temporary” price cut amid upgrade rumours

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The rumors are swirling about what Sony and Microsoft will be showing off at E3, with both companies rumored to be unveiling a mid-generational upgrade to their consoles. So, we might be seeing a new slim-line version of the Xbox One, along with some upgraded hardware. I suppose it makes sense that they’d slash prices on the old ones, right?

Yup, that’s exactly what Microsoft is doing leading up to E3. The Xbox One is getting a $50 price cut, but only until E3. That’s right, it’s a “limited time” price cut, although in the past whenever Xbox One has seen a temporary price cut, it has become a permanent price cut soon thereafter. And in this instance, it would make sense – get people to buy what is soon to be old stock at a cheaper price before they announce the latest and greatest version of the console at E3.

As an early adopter, it can be really frustrating when companies make these kinds of announcements. What’s the point of supporting your favorite console from the start if a couple years later there will be an upgrade. You know, other than the couple years of improved gaming experiences, obviously. Then again, every time a game is released, gamers across the internet moan about frame rates and resolution-gate. I suppose Sony and Microsoft figured that they’d make stronger devices now that the technology has advanced that much further.

No news yet on whether we’ll be seeing a local price cut as well, but I can’t imagine we will. We don’t get our consoles from the US of A, and our pricing is already made as competitive as possible considering our unpredictable exchange rate. But would a price cut convince you to pick up and Xbox One, or are you going to wait and see what gets announced at E3?


Last Updated: June 1, 2016


  1. Admiral Chief Protector

    June 1, 2016 at 08:16

    Raru has XBOXONE on special currently…


    • HvR

      June 1, 2016 at 12:39

      Raru also answered the question “what is the Best of Show Lazygamer E3 award worth?”


    • Dresden

      June 1, 2016 at 19:57

      I also see Evolve went for R25 a pop xD


      • Admiral Chief Protector

        June 2, 2016 at 07:29

        Yeah, Evolve player base doubled yesterday!


  2. Jonah Cash

    June 1, 2016 at 08:24

    Mmmmm… I have one and it doesn’t get used at all. I use the controller on my PC which is nice.


    • Ir0nseraph

      June 1, 2016 at 08:26

      Mine is bieng used as the Netflix device of choice at the moment, the PS4 is getting all the attention.


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 1, 2016 at 08:28

        Why not use Netflix on PS4?


        • Ir0nseraph

          June 1, 2016 at 08:30

          The PS4 is for gaming man, so it deserves a break 😛


          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 1, 2016 at 08:30

            Expensive streaming machine XD

          • Ir0nseraph

            June 1, 2016 at 08:32

            Yes only quality products, and the xbox is great at streaming 🙂
            To be honest if my wife didn’t get it for me as a gift, I would probably be upset for buying it.

          • Jonah Cash

            June 1, 2016 at 16:54

            I am upset for buying it. All the exclusives are going to be better on my PC…

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 1, 2016 at 09:17

    But I thought Boners were all powered by clouds? Why does it need new hardware? O_o


    • Gardos

      June 1, 2016 at 13:47

      Clouds are in short supply. Climate change man, it’s a killer!


  4. GooseZA

    June 1, 2016 at 09:40

    Have one already and love it. Will be pretty miffed if Xbox 1.1 is real as the system is only 3 years old. If it’s possible to upgrade in a modular way like Phil was suggesting then that’s ok I guess, but yeah, forking out full price for another console so soon – especially when games here have just hit R1000 and live has tripled in price month to month – doesn’t sit well.

    Granted I don’t have to upgrade, but, shiny!


  5. crizz1066

    June 1, 2016 at 13:57

    What else are they going to throw in, to shift the piles and piles of unsold vcr’s???? It’s hardly a temporary price cut either. Just like all the other temporary cuts which stay!!!! Nothing they put out is true or 100% real. It’s all just, spin spin spin!!


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