With August 2nd bookmarked as the launch of the Xbox One S, the original One is receiving an incentivised price drop to lure more gamers to the next generation of consoles. It seems that Microsoft is wanting to clear the inventory ahead of the mid-summer launch of the updated console. The One S will be Microsoft’s chance to beat Sony’s PS4 with a new 4K-enabled console that a lot of TV owners are looking forward to.
Perfect time to upgrade?
With the Xbox One S starting at $299 USD, the only reason to hold out for the new model is if you have a 4K enabled TV or monitor. For only $249, you can upgrade to an Xbox One. If you still haven’t been convinced of the value, Microsoft is including a bundle with your choice of four games; Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay.
That’s right, for only $249 you can get yourself a brand new console with your choice of 4 games that each have a solid reputation.
In terms of pricing for the new One S, Microsoft will be monopolizing the different storage options that are included in the console. For $299 you can pick up the smallest 500GB size. The more expensive models include 1TB and 2TB of storage, and they retail for $349 and $399, respectively.
Console wars? Not even close
Most recent reports are concluding that the PS4 sales have reached a whopping 40 million. With those kinds of numbers, the term “console wars” won’t really have any merit in 2016. The Xbox One has barely hit 20 million sales and the amount of people that have switched to Sony’s offerings is outstanding.
With the price drop down to $249, Microsoft is desperately trying to grab more market share by basically giving the consoles away at a loss to the company. Whether this price drop will actually give them the results they need is still a mystery, but it’s likely that hundreds of thousands of people will snatch up the console after seeing the overall value.
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