Xbox One’s will be available at the price only till stocks last. (Image: Microsoft blog)
In a bid to drive Xbox One sales, Microsoft has announced “Sweet summer savings” and a discounted price of $249 in the US. The 500GB version of the console is now available for $249 on the US Amazon website, which makes it $90 cheaper than Sony’s PlayStation 4 (500GB), priced at $339. We’ll have wait and see if this drop in pricing will drive up its sales.
Microsoft had earlier announced the “Ultimate Summer Sale” on Xbox games from July 5-11. The sale featured 40 to 60 per cent discount on over 250 Xbox games. Windows 10 games also received same discounts for the first time. The company also offered Xbox One consoles with special pricing.
On the Xbox website, Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief wrote –
Treat yourself to a great deal this summer! Xbox One 500GB consoles are now only $249 while supplies last.
This means any 500GB Xbox One console is $249, including the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle, the Special Edition Quantum Break bundle with white console, and the Name your Game bundle, which allows you to choose a full game download of one of four blockbuster titles: Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay.
With blockbusters like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, and Madden NFL 17 on the way, a growing number of Xbox 360 classics playable on Xbox One, and Xbox Live, the most advanced multiplayer network, everything you love about summer is even better with Xbox One.
Prices of both consoles is pretty steep in India, when compared to the US. The Xbox One is available on Amazon India for Rs 32,799 – twice the cost as in US. Sony’s PlayStation is available for Rs 37,990 – Rs 15,000 more expensive than purchasing it from US. So, if you are in the market of buying a console; it maybe time to call in a favour from someone who is coming back from the States.