Xbox One gets £20 price cut at UK retailer

Suggests console stock is starting to become more readily available in Europe.

UK retailer Zavvi has cut £20 off its Xbox One price.

Spotted by VideoGamer, the online retailer is currently selling the Xbox One hardware on its own for £409.99. The RRP of the console is £429 in the UK.

The price reduction suggests that stock of the console is now beginning to smooth out and become readily available in European retail channels.

Microsoft recently announced that the Xbox One had sold over 3 million units worldwide.

Meanwhile, Zavvi remains out of stock of the PlayStation 4--the retail expects its next shipment to go out at the end of January.

"Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013," said Xbox executive Yusuf Mehdi at the start of January. The Xbox One launched on November 22 in North America, the UK, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and New Zealand.

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Daniel Billington
Daniel Billington

Sorry I didn't get that, I was too busy laughing at the little kid trying to talk smack. Oh wait...

deadpen
deadpen

Is there a price cut on "pictures" of the xbox one, or are they still £750 exclusives for dumbass ebayers

Josh Couch
Josh Couch

Microsoft is trying whatever to sell them in the UK, fact is they aren't selling so well over there.

Paul Pope
Paul Pope

Can I get a £20 refund then?!?!

Mike Rodriguez
Mike Rodriguez

PlayStation people....... STOP JOINING OUR FAN PAGE!!!!!! You don't see me on you're crap ass page!! Losers, can't look away can you??? Just buy an XBOX ONE already!!!

Trevor Merrill
Trevor Merrill

They ran out of fanboys to sell to...PS4 won't get a cut anywhere for at least 2 years. Even if you ignore the fact that the console is overpriced and the company is an asshole, there's still this:

Anthony Carbone
Anthony Carbone

Its desperation to sell units noone is buying...you see, ppl dont want xbox none it cant handle native 1080p, had no games, horrible controller, us gamers are all going Ps4

Andrew Barker
Andrew Barker

I'm happy with my Xbox one. Played with a ps4... it was Alright

Daniel Billington
Daniel Billington

Awww, somebody struck a fanboy nerve. It's ok Adam, if you enjoy the $500 Xbox 360, nobody can take that away from you :)

Mat Heeley
Mat Heeley

When people take one side... They don't care about anyone, they just want your (our) money.

Patrick Sayet
Patrick Sayet

no surprise here, Microsoft has so much money in stock they could sell it for 50$ and have some good years ; problem is international law that forbids selling at a loss, which of course they don't care

BoozerX
BoozerX

Two months after launch?

Why they took so long?

Tommy Mcdaniel Jr
Tommy Mcdaniel Jr

im still waiting for more game no sense saving 500 dollaras up for a console with zero games that intrest me

Dustin Hall
Dustin Hall

I would maybe think about an Xbox One if it had a considerable price drop, until then it's PS4 all the way. I do feel bad for some friends who have purchased x1, but it was mostly because they couldn't snag a PS4 in December. X1 isn't a failure yet, but it certainly is heading in that direction.

destroyerman455
destroyerman455

Europe is mainly Sony territory so it isn't surprising that price drops would start there. However, I don't think they're having sale troubles overall since it's only one retailer doing this.

Mike Shipley
Mike Shipley

ONE retailer drops the price and that means X1 is a failure? Lol SonyPonies.

Dale Runkle
Dale Runkle

That was quick. It makes me think that MS is having launch troubles.

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

Yeah, no wonder I was broke all the time! lol

Baz Beale
Baz Beale

Oh I mean to make sure sony didnt get it...cos pc users can play it :-)

Jay Blueridge Sumilhig
Jay Blueridge Sumilhig

Leo Milan .... i dont buy ps4 for Titanfall.. i buy it coz its better than Xbone... i'd like Titanfall to be on my PC. . .

Baz Beale
Baz Beale

Both machines have had a very poor line up of titles... I bought my ps4 on launch night. But I knew that going into it....ive been playing more on my ps3 due to January's sale... But come feb 5th and upto march theres decent games coming....and thats for both systems...but like alot of people have said its whats inside the machines that count and x1 is nothing to shout about in terms of real quality

Mat Heeley
Mat Heeley

Ooooh such a price drop... Not. It's still considerably cheaper in America! It's definitely not worth paying that much for something made with the cheapest materials and that doesn't even have the highest specifications that are available to date. When will people stop being morons and stop paying too much for too little?

Jim DiTullio
Jim DiTullio

wouldn't pay anymore than 100-150.00 for it. Not a Penny more

Shammara Blanchard
Shammara Blanchard

PS4 people, chill out. You were getting smoked all last--gen. Act like Sony has been in the lead before.... XBox One people, hey. Your system is not doing very well right now. It may have lead December sales but that is mostly because PS4 was sold out. A price drop from anywhere within two months is not a good sign. And both of the systems are lacking games, like most consoles at launch do. Not a one of these games out for both systems justify buying one of these just yet.

Shammara Blanchard
Shammara Blanchard

Lol, yeah because playing Rise and Dead Rising 3 is any better of an option. Lol, say what you want about Killzone but it is a much better game than any exclusive out for XBone now. How is that remodeled economy going in Forza? I could care less about this debate really but if we talk about the shortcomings of one, then we must talk about the other. And the truth? They both don't have many games right now.

Steph Mclorinan
Steph Mclorinan

Ryan Griffin, unfortunately i have a thing called a job that i need to go to, ill play it when i get home ;)

Leo Milan
Leo Milan

he would if it had any games besides flopzone and knack to play ROFL...xbox one is sooo much better

Nuttanon Prasartkul
Nuttanon Prasartkul

MS should give away xb1 for free to someone who manage to made good advertise for them not 3$

Peter Pinon
Peter Pinon

Doesn't matter. You're still paying too much.

Ryan Griffin
Ryan Griffin

Shouldn't you be playing it? Instead of talking about it?

Sean DeMarco
Sean DeMarco

Do they also get $3 more off if they say something nice about the console?

Tommi88
Tommi88

Buy it! I love my Xbox One its awesome! :)

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

 I wish there was a way to turn off the facebook headless zombie comments.


Anthony Prows
Anthony Prows

You can't trust anybody that says good things about the Xbox One now that it has come out that Microsoft is paying people to post good reviews on YouTube. That just shows that even Microsoft knows that it's garbage.

tc0072
tc0072

Yep, the resolution looks about right for an Xbone game.


Thanks for your input Xboner and don't spend that $3 all at once.