Free Forza 5 now included with Xbox One Day One Edition in the UK

UK retailers offering choice between Forza 5 and FIFA 14 when preordering Xbox One Day One Edition.

UK retailers have begun offering free copies of Forza Motorsport 5 to those who preorder a Xbox One Day One Edition.

At Gamescom 2013, Microsoft announced that those who preordered an Xbox One Day One Edition in Europe would receive a free download code for EA's FIFA 14 when the console launches, but Amazon UK, ShopTo, and Game are now all offering customers the option to purchase a SKU with the latest iteration of Turn 10's racing franchise bundled instead.

While the Xbox One Day One Edition was previously sold out at most retailers, Microsoft corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi said earlier today that the company had found a way to create additional units. "Because of the great progress that we've made by moving to full production and because of the demand we've seen, we've found a way to create a few more Day One SKUs."

The Day One Edition of the Xbox One is only available via preorder, and contains a commemorative controller and an exclusive Achievement.

Microsoft is yet to confirm if its latest promotional offer will be made outside of the UK.

The $499/£429 Xbox One will launch in 13 territories, including the US and the UK, on November 22.

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phexism
phexism

I pre-ordered this console before Forza was even available will this "Code" give you the option between the two? I'm guessing it will and it's stupid of me to ask but whatever... 

dbene
dbene

I would love to have both a PS4 and an Xbox ONE but I feel guilt as an almost 40 year old man spending that much money on game machines....lol. I also always have a bunch of trouble deciding which system to get a game for (when it's made for both).............................

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

Well, I live in the USA. I'm a big fan of Forza. I have all four games in my collection as I'm typing this. I don't mind spending $80 on the Limited Collectors Edition. I already got it reserved.

jark888
jark888

One free game of your choices should be bundled with all newly launched console.

whatshannenin
whatshannenin

November 22, 2005 Xbox 360 released for $399.99 - United States

December 2, 2005 Xbox 360 released for €399.99 - Eurozone

I just wanted to let people know it's been done before, but Jedi has the right idea.

engenderreality
engenderreality

Fanboy logic:

1."The other company is offering something we don't have. DESPERATE!"

2. "We get something you're not getting. HAHA YOU SUCK"

So many hypocrites on this site. Can't we all just enjoy the competition? More competition the better off the consumer is, which is us......


XbotSlayer221
XbotSlayer221

Please Please Please buy our crappy console!!!

NexApex
NexApex

Wow, where is the love for the US? Guess they feel they have us in there back pocket. Why not give to the country that has supports you the most?

Noonewarrior
Noonewarrior

Why not give everyone a free game with pre-orders what makes Europe/UK so special?

bigsmoke1705
bigsmoke1705

so p!ssed off rite now ive been lookin a xbox one bundled with forza 5 all night sold out everywhere im that mad bout all of it  ive now cancelled all my microsoft products.last week sh!tty amazon changed my xbox one bundled to sh!tty fu!king fifa 14 and i fu!king hate football if i dont get a free copy of forza 5 ill never buy an xbox product again and this is coming from some one that spends over a £100 a months on microsoft stuff (eg.games,arcade games,xboxlive,dlcs) + i had to buy an xbox 360 last friday because my xbox 360 broke after a 1 1/2 years and b4 that xbox broke on friday morning i had just bought an xbox controller to come home to try the new controller out to find that the xbox was broke and i needed a new one after me just buying a brand new controller fu!k you microsoft 

masfima1
masfima1

sweet deal, I wouldn't mind if they threw a game in with my pre order

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

I wonder what's next .. Free 2Nd Controller?

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

wow thats a good one , get the xbox and play the awesome forza 5

the13stuff
the13stuff

Let us know when they lower the price, throw in a year of Live, change their corporate attitudes and disconnected ways... Then we might not laugh...as much.

REALJOKER
REALJOKER

In the UK we pay £429 for the xbox one which is equivalent to $699 and also Microsoft wants to steal europe gamers from Sony.

REALJOKER
REALJOKER

In europe especially in the UK we pay more for the xbox one. We have a strong currency

Game__Raider
Game__Raider

Ok this is some garbage. I know its not a huge deal to some people but why is Europe the ONLY continent to get a free game with its console purchase? Why is Microsoft literally just giving the middle finger to America. Recently I have been consdering switching my pre-order over from the PS4 to the Xbone....but I'm not so sure now.

steelmouth
steelmouth

Com'on MS where is the love for the rest of us

Bowser05
Bowser05

Undermined is what I meant.

Bowser05
Bowser05

I'm really glad we just keep getting shorthanded here in America...now by an American company too! Sweet.

Quisqueya809
Quisqueya809

If you're listening Microsoft, I am talking on behalf of all the loyal North American Xbox owners and fans here, that you please treat us with equality! When you decide to give stuff away why not take care of the hand that feeds you? I love Xbox and Xbox Live and I've been on since day one of the Live Service! I think I and all of us here in North America can also use some love! So give us Forza 5 and we will go to war for you as we do here in this website! Thanks from all us Xbots

jark888
jark888

@dbene I'm sure many of us have experienced that. It should be better when console war end. I have an idea for it, but don't want to start controversy by sharing it here.

ixmardukxi
ixmardukxi

@jark888 Perhaps a wallet card that funds your digital wallet with 60$, you then can choose whatever game you want :P

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

@engenderreality 

I agree with you totally. I have zero interest in buying a PS4. I don't even bother going to the Sony pages on NO WEBSITE. I'm a Xbox guy, period. Looking forward to Nov 22nd.

sethschroeder07
sethschroeder07

@Jedi_Ferveo Except the system cost more in Europe than they do here in the US.... SO I wouldn't want this change.

Gully_Bear
Gully_Bear

Because The UK is paying more for the console. US pays $499. UK pays £429 = $662

Gully_Bear
Gully_Bear

US pays $499 for console. UK pays £429 for console. £429 = $662. From the simple mathematics that's a $163 difference in price so the UK deserve the free game.

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

@bigsmoke1705 Apart from your ridiculously terrible language, for no reason other than not being able to speak without profanity.  You know that 12 month warranty on electronics in any European country can be challenged.

The consumer protection laws specifically in the UK say that it has to be fit for purpose and you would have a reasonable expectation of the console lasting longer than only 12 months.  I think the general guideline is that the company has no real leg to stand on up to at least 24 months.  So challenge the shop that sold you your 360 (as it's now entirely the sellers responsibility, not the manufacturers) and get yourself a replacement (to sell) or a refund.. take them to court if they won't negotiate and they will lose (unless the failure was due to something you've done).

engenderreality
engenderreality

@Rattlesnake_8 If they weren't giving away free games you'd say " At least sony is giving free games to their customers!" 

Grow up.

arqe
arqe

@REALJOKER same goes for playstation prices. are you getting ps4 200£ ? no you paying 349£.

engenderreality
engenderreality

@Game__Raider I think it might be because they're getting it later.

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if they announced a free game for US pre orders closer to launch. 

steelmouth
steelmouth

@Quisqueya809 lol I thought those who have been on LIVE the longest where given some rewards in the past and if you been there since day one then by default you been there the longest anyhow I agree with all your points

REALJOKER
REALJOKER

@arqe @REALJOKER I am currently only getting the PS4. Both this consoles are expensive especially the games. yh and I am paying £349.

arqe
arqe

@aajep I dont care about console prices np because i play on PC and either way i sell after playing for 3-5 month. Also you can make even money on console if you play your cards smart.

aajep
aajep

@arqe Move away from turkey then, Sony can't do anything about the taxes. And if they lower the price they will just loose money.

arqe
arqe

They will sell nothing with these prices in Turkey , currencies gone crazy. Turkey gets console from UK. 349 for Ps4 and 429 for Xbox One.

Lets do the math

Ps4 - 349£ = 1150TL - And then add tax + shop prices it will come more than 1500TL. which is 800$

And same math for xbox one more than 1800Tl.

And minimum wager in Turkey is 800TL. And house rents starts from 500Tl. And lets add there a0re worse countries than Turkey in this manner.

But im looking from the bright side. Not working for minimum wager.