Buy an Xbox One, get free copy of Forza 5

Starting this week at "select" US retailers, $500 system will come with a digital copy of Turn 10's racing game.

Beginning this week at "select" United States retailers, Microsoft will include a free digital copy of Forza Motorsport 5 with purchases of the $500 system. Forza 5 normally sells for $60. Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced the news today on his blog.

Unfortunately, Microsoft did not say which retailers are participating in the promotion or how long the offer will last. You're urged to check with your local retailer for specific details. Forza 5 has sold over 1 million copies to date.

Beginning next week on March 11, Microsoft will roll out another Xbox One bundle, offering up a system and a copy of Titanfall for $500. If you're looking for a deal, now seems like a good time to jump in.

Are the new Xbox One bundles enough to get you to buy an Xbox One, or is the $500 sticker price still too high to stomach? Let us know in the comments below.

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498 comments
Lightshade308
Lightshade308

"Buy an Xbox One, get a free PS4!"

Now THAT would sell some Xbox's. Just saying.

gam3r80
gam3r80

its like polishing a turd

Eyekon313
Eyekon313

When you think the people are gonna realize Sony dont give a damn about the PS4 they didnt even wanna make one because of the money they lost on PS3.  Why you think the CEO is leaving he knows it Sony is gonna go under soon guarantee it.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

A pack in game is always welcome. Except this is a pack in code for the game. Which eats up a good chunk of the  Xbox one 's "500GB" HDD 

beerswagger
beerswagger

AS soon as i saw the xbone battery slot i said fuck them.

coasterguy65
coasterguy65

Drop the Kinect, sell it for $399, and include Forza 5 and then I might consider it.

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

Forza 5 with microtransactions, lack of day/night cycle and smaller number of cars. No thank you.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

Keep dominating in sales Sony! Maybe I will get an extra free controller with my X1 soon too lol.

SweetPandaLove
SweetPandaLove

Inb4 "THIS MAKES MICROSOFT DESPERATE EVEN THO GAMERS HAVE BEEN SCREAMING ABOUT GAME INCLUSION SINCE THE PS1 DAYS!"

Triton
Triton

Would look at this, but no support for the G25/27 wheels. Pass.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

this looks more like an act of desperation to me. Its much easier to find an xbox one than a PS4

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

Just in case the point hasn't been reiterated enough yet: get rid of the Kinect and the XB1 instantly becomes a more attractive system. MS went through the trouble of ensuring the console works fine WITHOUT the Kinect, but then makes it a compulsory purchase regardless. So pointless...

mattress805
mattress805

Still too expensive. Drop the Kinect and price it for 349$ and Microsoft

can be competitive in sales with the PS4. Microsoft lost a lot of xbox customers with their terrible May 2013 reveal and god-awful E3 '13. I know first hand. The people I play with on my 360 mostly got PS4s, as did I. 349$ would definitely lure a lot of people back. A free game is not incentive enough for most people. I'm pretty content with my 360 and my PS4 side by side. Best of both worlds; I can play Outlast on the PS4 and then jump over to the 360 and play the Stick of Truth. Microsoft has NOT convinced me of any reason to purchase an Xbox One. And i don't have cable in my room and I hate motion controls. There are millions of potential sales In the target market I'm a part of.

tehtacoguy
tehtacoguy

Do the same in Australia, but also add in a $50 price drop and i'll be a little happier.

mattress805
mattress805

Still too expensive. Drop the Kinect and price it for 349$ and Microsoft

can be competitive in sales with the PS4.

mattress805
mattress805

Buy an Xbox One get a free Surface tablet. It's about to be discontinued anyway. Lol.

Hellcanwait
Hellcanwait

Aww I read the headline wrong, thought it was Buy forza 5 and get a free Xbone...

starjay009
starjay009

The ONLY game worthy on the X1 and its free. The things desperation can do to you !!  

xcollector
xcollector

LMAO!

"Buy an Xbox One, get free copy of Forza 5"

THAN SPEND EVEN MORE BUYING THE REST OF THE GAME via microtransaction dlc

Barighm
Barighm

Apparently the Wii U outsold the X1 last month.

LickTheEnvelope
LickTheEnvelope

Take the damn kinect out already and lower the price. Sheesh.

duran1224
duran1224

I have the Xbox one and I like it. But I do have to agree that Xbox needs to drop the Kinect, give us free games on Xbox Gold and make the system cheaper.  Sony definitely has more to offer and a more powerful system with free games.

mlp071
mlp071

@Lightshade308  

Yeah i would buy that(then ebay-it X1 if anyone is willing to buy it for half a price), still waiting on second PS4 for my son..they are out of stock everywhere

Eyekon313
Eyekon313

@Megavideogamer Actually you gotta install the game even if its a disc that how they made PS4 and Xbox One.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@Tangsta03 X box record that! from what i hear is a fun feature. not worth the extra money tho.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@mattress805 C'mon really $349? The fanboy is strong with this one. Even without the Kinect an X1 has external hard drive support,an hdmi input, and a mic. If the X1 dropped to $399 tommorrow it an the PS4 would be neck and neck, at least here in America.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@mattress805  If that's too expensive you need to get a job. It's not Microsoft's fault you're too poor to buy their product. Do they look like an NPO to you?

shahdeewasahoe
shahdeewasahoe

@stage4saiyan I think it dates back to Xbone's pre-release due to microsoft's faggy policy towards their console. It may be overused, but when you think about it, XB1 really is a piece of shit.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@Barighm Some parents only allow Nintendo consoles in the home, it's true. Kids gotta game! And $299 is a lot less than $499.

mattress805
mattress805

No shit. Hard to believe that Microsoft is still chasing the 2006 Wii money! Microsoft has had four years to prove the value of Kinect. And they have not. It may be good for dance games and moving around the dashboard but that's about it. Waving your arms and hands around is just not an accurate enough form of input and and that's why motion control games feels dumbed down. Its also why 95% of all motion control games get horrible reviews. Anyone can just read Metacritic to understand that. Microsoft's biggest mistake this generation is forcing people to pay for motion controls. It Just might put them in third place this console generation. And that's where Microsoft sits right now; 3rd place.

mattress805
mattress805

Exactly. 100% agree. Most of the idiots that were part of the Xbox One are gone or have been fired. I say $349 is the sweet spot for the Xbox one. That Price point would make Xbox one and PS4 neck and neck. If Microsoft doesn't; people like myself are content with the PS4 and 360 sitting right next to each other. We won't ever pay a penny for motion controls and spec wise the Xbox one is not worth $500. Not even close to that.

psone4xbox
psone4xbox

They have a bunch on amazon today

UFOLoche
UFOLoche

@rickphoenixxx @mattress805  Not..really...all Sony has to do is remind everyone that it's a stronger overall system.  When it comes down to it, the ignorant masses(Most of the people who buy video games), will flock to the PS4 because "Bigger numbers=better system).


$350 would at least make the XBone seem reasonable.  It's a bit weaker, so it's a bit cheaper.

mattress805
mattress805

I can afford it. Lol I'm just not supporting Microsoft's shitty business tactics and their original plans I'm just not dumb enough to pay extra for shitty motion controls. Aka,,, Krapnect. You got ripped off sucker. I love my 360. Not dumb enough to spend 500$ on an Xbone. Ha. PS From reading your posts. I'm aware you're a big Microsoft fanboy. And yeah Xbone is in 3rd place rt now in the console war. Aka. Last place. Behind the WiiU. That's sad. And selling half as many Xbones as ps4s is NOT competitive by the way. Lol

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@mattress805 Most my friends are waiting for the X1 to come down to $399. They already have $399 to spend towards a console and don't want the PS4. At this moment the one has better next gen exclusives(Titanfall being the must have) so it's absurd to say the X1 needs to be priced a whole 50 bucks lower to be competitive with a ps4. Not wanting a console because it's too expensive still means that people DO want it just at a lower cost. And there are still exclusive last gen games coming out like Southpark and dark souls 2, and last gen games sell better on the 360 in most cases. PS4 and X1 sales at this point don't mean a whole lot with those factors playing a role.

Tommi88
Tommi88

@mattress805 I dont agree, Xbox One has more and better exclusives.

mlp071
mlp071

@psone4xbox  

Thanks, bought it. I will have to call my brother-in-law, he wants one to replace 360. :)

grenadehh
grenadehh

@mattress805  Yea see the way you said "Still too expensive" betrays your lie. I fail to see how Bone is in 3rd place - Wii U may have sold a few more units but it's definitely losing the race.

mattress805
mattress805

You do realize that xbox one is in 3rd place in the console war right now? If they don't lower the price.......that's where it will stay. I just bought The Stick of truth for my 360 and I'm buyimg Dark souls 2 for the 360 on Tuesday. Those are my last two Xbox 360 purchases.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@mattress805  It's.....not a Kinect title. It's a hack and slash. Also you're obviously ignorant. Titanfall on 360 is not Titanfall on XB1. It's made by an entirely different developer - there will be far more differences than just resolution. For example it will run like ass on 360 because 360 is ancient.


The only games you mention giving a damn about are all a year old or older, and aren't exclusive to PS4. And you know Dying Light will also be on Box, right?

mattress805
mattress805

Another boring racing game. no thanks. Ryse? A botched Kinect title that is nothing to brag about amd I can't stand fighting games. Your talking about launch titles, man. What is there after Titanfall ? which I can play on my 360 at not that much different of a resolution than xbox one.? Nothing that would warrant a 500$ purchase. lol. That's a rip off. I've had a 360 for 7 years and when it was about to release, there were all kind of amazing titles on the near horizon: gears of war, Bioshock, Mass Effect,, etc. I see no games like that coming to Xbox one soon. I'm not a fan of Halo but it's a great game. I think games like the Order and all the creative Independent titles that the ps4 is getting are far more interesting than another game with a 3 or 4 or 5 after the title. Plus ps4 is getting a lot of survival horror titles like Outlast and Daylight, and survival horror is one of my favorite genres. Each to his own, I guess.

mattress805
mattress805

Another boring racing game. no thanks. Ryse? A botched Kinect title that is nothing to brag about amdI can't stand fighting games. Your talking about launch titles, man. What is there after Titanfall ? which I can play on my 360 at not that much different of a resolution than xbox one.?

grenadehh
grenadehh

@mattress805  Forza, DR3, Ryse, KI, Crimon Dragon. All of these are better than PS4's exclusives because it has none. Not to mention upcoming games.

mattress805
mattress805

Like what? besides Titanfall. I can get that on my 360.