More competitive pricing for Xbox One downloads is "on the agenda"

"We have some great stuff planned for Xbox One this year," says Major Nelson.

Microsoft spokesperson Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb has said the company is looking at making the pricing for its Xbox One downloads more competitive

Hryb took to Reddit (via Eurogamer) to some talk to some frustrated Xbox One owners. The disgruntlement was borne out of those looking to purchase Titanfall digitally being unable to take advantage of a $10 off deal available at some US retailers for physical copies of the game.

"We are way aware of this and many of the concerns of the community - we have some great stuff planned for Xbox One this year (and beyond.) As soon as we can share some of the goodness...we will," he said.

"Is indeed on the agenda," said Hryb when asked whether Microsoft would be looking at making their digital pricing more competitive.

Xbox One users also asked for more clarity on when Microsoft's Games with Gold scheme would reach the Xbox One, the option to preorder digital games, and the ability to buy Xbox One download codes from other retailers, but these questions were not answered directly.

Microsoft launched the Xbox One back in November, and announced this week that it had shipped 3.9 million machines to retailers before the end of 2013.

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Stepn2myworld
Stepn2myworld

No publisher is ready to cut out retail completely because it has been publishers lifeblood for years. I say, go wherever the best deal is. If Microsoft digital downloads are not competitive, skip them.  

Thisisstupid
Thisisstupid

Didn't Sony want to do that with the PSP-Go and publishers wouldn't let them? 

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

This always annoyed me with my 360. Certain older and/or on sale games would be around $20-$30 in-store or less, but they would often be full price or at least $10-$20 higher as a digital download. If Steam can offer such insane sales, why can't Microsoft? 

hadlee73
hadlee73

Sounds like a good idea that should have been in place ages ago. These gaming companies keep trying to push towards a digital future but often make the digital download versions of their games cost substantially more than retail copies (especially if the game has been out for 6 months and stores have it on special, whereas digital services still sell at the release price). Sony also needs to start being more realistic in this area.

zenstrata
zenstrata

Start matching STEAM sale prices, and i'll start taking your digital sales more seriously.

adders99
adders99

I have never understood how a digital game can cost more than one that is on a disc, in a case, needs to be shipped to a store, then sold at the store...

mellow09
mellow09

There are physical games that cost less than digital games. Get that, games you can physically own and sell cost less than the same game that you don't own, you have to download and can't sell. So yeah, they probably do have to work on getting that pricing competitive.

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

Major Nelson lol


That's it. That's the punchline.

berserker66666
berserker66666

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atopp399
atopp399

Sure is a lot of crap from MS that is coming some day.

Tommi88
Tommi88

Love Xbox Live its awesome!

rasterror
rasterror

I can't wait for the gold deals to make it to the One. The Steam like sales they have are great. I just bought Tales of Vesperia for $5. Hopefully it will happen by the end of the year when there are more games out for the system.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

lol! doubtful. they keep talking about this & yet they are so far behind for reasonable pricing. their store is the worst place to buy games. way too expensive. they like to price gouge & call it a sale. they are in the same boat with Gamestop, when it comes to sale prices.

stickybun
stickybun

Keep hearing about these amazing plans.... Maybe you want to share some of them... cause right now you're getting your asses handed to you.

diggyphelps
diggyphelps

Can someone give me the address to GS headquarters? I wanna send this Johnny guy a bra, sick of seeing his pokies through his shirt every video.

cancelthis
cancelthis

n e other fun/troll worthy articles ?

thebigo3d
thebigo3d

@africandruglord 's picture when he likes a comment looks like a gorilla. Im not saying anything, im just saying, you know. 

DIGN
DIGN

If I had $1,000 I'd buy 2 Xbox Ones. No way would I waste my money on a PS4, my mom warned me about cheap Chinese knockoffs.

thebigo3d
thebigo3d

@diggyphelps When I was in London I looked for the gamespot office. They keep it under wraps.

tomservo51
tomservo51

@africandruglord I prefer the sunny parts of mordor. the shadow part is kinda depressing.