Christmas is coming early for gaming fans who may have always wanted to put their hands on a new Xbox One system but have bulked at the nearly $400 price tag. For you penny-pinchers, or people with penny-pinchers in your close family, circle of friends or as significant others, Microsoft is giving you a break this coming holiday season with special prices on their latest gaming system, and that includes exclusive bundle packs that feature some of this fall’s most anticipated new games. In the console wars, being the first to cut prices is usually seen as a sign of weakness, but with a successful launch last fall and over 5 million units shipped so far, it maybe that Microsoft just wants to ensure that it’s a very Xbox Xmas.

So what’s the skinny? In a press release, Microsoft outlines that the new price-point for the Xbox one system will be $349. That’s $50 off the regular console, and upwards of $150 off the special, limited edition bundles. The price goes into effect November 2 and will be available through to January 3.

“Fans don’t have to wait for Black Friday this year to enjoy great savings on Xbox One. We’re offering our best price yet, with unprecedented choices and value, so more people can play on Xbox One this holiday,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft corporate vice president in the release. “We’re gearing up for one of our biggest holidays ever and we are thrilled to offer fans up to $150 in savings on Xbox One and some of the biggest blockbuster games of the season.”

Those blockbuster games include the Xbox release of Destiny and Sunset Overdrive, new editions of Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and Dragon Age, as well as the latest entries in key sports franchises like FIFA and Madden NFL. The aforementioned special sets will include an Assassin’s Creed bundle (both with and without Kinect), a bundle for Sunset Overdrive, and a bundle for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (which features a controller with an exoskeleton).

“We want this to be an unforgettable holiday season for Xbox fans around the world,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “Only on Xbox One can you play some of the most anticipated exclusives, newest blockbuster franchises and innovative independent games of the year. We’re pleased to start the season off early with an incredible portfolio that includes millions of hours of fun for gamers and their friends.”

The new price for Xbox One should be available through all major U.S. retailers – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Stores, Target, Toys ‘R Us and Wal-Mart – starting this coming Sunday.

What do you think Bastards, are you now more or less likely to buy an Xbox One or request/give one for the holidays? Sound off below.

Source: Coming Soon

Category: Videogames

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