Xbox One Titanfall bundle slashed to the same price as a PS4 by two UK retailers

Asda and Amazon both offer a sizeable saving on the Xbox One in time for the Easter bank holiday.

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UK supermarket chain Asda and online giant Amazon UK have both slashed the price of the Xbox One Titanfall bundle to £349.99. That's the same price as the PlayStation 4.

The bundle contains both an Xbox One and a digital download code for the online FPS. The regular price is for the bundle is £399.99, so that's a fairly sizeable £50 saving. It is by no means an official price cut from Microsoft, so it is almost inevitable that the price will return to £399.99 at both retailers over the next couple of days.

The Xbox One launched in the UK last November with an RRP of £429.99, but Microsoft officially cut the price by £30 after the machine had been on sale for just over three months. For the sake of comparison, it took the Xbox 360 almost two years to see its first price cut.

This latest Xbox One deal follows electronics store Maplin selling Xbox One stock for £349.99 at the start of March, but comes with two major advantages: you get a copy of Titanfall thrown in, and you don't have to buy anything from Maplin.

Are you tempted to pick one up?

Charlie Pulbrook was the UK's first Xbox One owner. He spent £429.99 and only got a copy of FIFA 14.

Discussion

1007 comments
Triton
Triton

Ouch, that has to really hurt.

stailcookie
stailcookie

It's been sold in the US for the same or just $50 over base ps4 prices as well.  I haven't gotten either, but if I do (probably won't) I'd go ps4.  MS really botched this gen mandating integration in all media and a service fee for any online functionality including access to non-gaming functions (i.e. Netflix).


They asked for this reception repeatedly, as they do with all of their products these days.

poopoohed
poopoohed

And the desperation deepens....

capernaught
capernaught

Offer is tempting. Haven't bought into next gen (current gen) yet. Was gonna go with the PS4, but the constant berating by PS4 owners on here has ruined the appeal of the system for me.

sambucca
sambucca

Argh I'm quite tempted by this. I love my PS4, but I was thinking of also getting an X1 when the price was right. I like the look of Killer Instinct and Forza. Halo 5 coming next year. Titanfall doesn't bother me in the slightest as I have it on the PC. Hmmm, got some thinking to do...

LeoKRock
LeoKRock

Cool now more people will be able to afford it.


I bought it day one, but it´s nice to see the price coming closer to what non-hardcore gamers are willing to pay

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

Anyone notice the crackhead in the TMNT jammies behind him?

Moonco
Moonco

I was hunting crocodiles with my father a few weeks ago in the Amazon rainforest when we came upon an indigenous Indian tribe who never had contact with the civilized world. They immediately took us hostage and started lighting the fires to eat us. Luckily I had a portable TV, Xbox One and Titanfall in my backpack. I hooked everything up and started playing, which made the savages go wild. They never seen such awesomeness in their lives! We were freed and flew back home.

I found out later the police arrested the entire tribe and they died in prison from diseases. Titanfall is worth every penny because it saves lives

zintarr
zintarr

Retails need to dump the excessive stock somehow...

cyloninside
cyloninside

MS is scared.... they are just giving them away at this point

bluepuppy82
bluepuppy82

Those who bought an Xbox One on Day One are fools. Well, maybe not, but it sure looks that way since M$ has basically been saying F$ck You to all those who bought this thing for $500.


nameaprice
nameaprice

Anyone else just notice the wierdo in red in that pic?

Alyzen
Alyzen

Good for those that want a Xbox One, but this really looks like desperation to me. If they weren't already bundling their best game for the system, and at some retailers giving a year of Xbox Live away (at least here state side) and this was a price reduction on the base console system it wouldn't look nearly as bad to me.


I'm just happy my PC will run anything a Xbox One can, so I can just enjoy my PS4 and the Xbox One games as well. I'm waiting to see if Nintendo can somehow drug me and swipe my debit card to buy a Wii U. Then I'd be able to play pretty much anything.

tgunzz32
tgunzz32

Ps3 wasn't price reduced out of desperation, and neither is xb1.  Traditionally these two competing consoles have shared same price points, and it is necessary to maintain that.  Plain and simple.... The overall comparable price will always be the most important factor between ms/sony..... 

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Singing to the tune of rawhide:

Falling, falling, falling

Desperation rising

Xbone

Garm31
Garm31

Why is the guy in the picture above smiling? MS just raped his wallet.

Triton
Triton

@poopoohed What for folks that bought the PortSystem4 and are playing PS3 games on their new system....

Triton
Triton

@capernaughtThey are just worried that maybe they bought the wrong system. MS has dropped the price and fixed everything they been crying about since day 1. They are stuck playing PS3 ports so they have to attack, it's all they got.

Myself, still waiting for the games to really come for both systems, however I imagine will get the X1 first before I grab the PS. Right now both the old systems are just fine.

nesky
nesky

@capernaught  Yeah~ I changed my mind about liking something because the people who like it as well are pretty passion about berating the opposition. Yep, I do that all the time... -_-

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Cool story Moonco. Glad you and your Father are safe and sound.

hystavito
hystavito

@Moonco  That was weird :).  Is it a reference to something or just an original weird story?

brgsteven
brgsteven

@cyloninside   This comment shows how dumb people really are. It was not MS that dropped the price it was the retailer. Dumbass.

stailcookie
stailcookie

@bluepuppy82  

MS has a history of releasing defective products first-gen.  Anyone who bought it, or even the PS4, day one knew the risks, or was a dummy.

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

@Alyzen  That's the biggest question mark for me over XB1. Why should I get an XB1 over PC + PS4 combo? I can't think of any reasons.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

 @Alyzen  There are places in North America that it's cheaper than the PS4 and the X1 is selling better than ever, so not desperation.

flyincloud1116
flyincloud1116

@tgunzz32  That argument might hold water if the price drops wasn't done by the retailers.  Retailer have a product just sitting on the shelves, so they lower the price to move that product.  Lower demand, so lower the price.  

nameaprice
nameaprice

@Garm31 because if he didnt M$ would immediately instate DRM on his XBONER ;)

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

@Garm31  The couple in that picture are actually smiling and laughing at him for buying the Shitbox.

psboring
psboring

Ps fanboys are ravenous. They spill on to Xbox one articles like the zombies from world war z. Just overwhelming everything.

bluepuppy82
bluepuppy82

@VegasDawg I don't need too. People that paid $500 for an Xbox One and is now seeing it a hell of a lot cheaper and bundled with a game, understand my point.

brgsteven
brgsteven

@VegasDawg @Alyzen   Very true. With all the money the people in the UK save on toothpaste they should have not issues affording a Xbox One. : )

tgunzz32
tgunzz32

@flyincloud1116  As a consumer, I really wouldn't care who drops the price, as long as it is available...  At the same time MS stores are supporting those same price deals..   

Garm31
Garm31

@EasyComeEasyGo

"The couple in that picture are actually smiling and laughing at him for buying the Shitbox"

Man: Look honey! another idiot. 

Women: How many wallet rapings is that now?

gruntn
gruntn

Xb fanboys are the same tbh, just to try and get one up on each other, they are both good systems barring ps4's vast graphic power...but they are moving away from each other as competition as xb is heading towards family multimedia in the living room devices and ps4 is aimed at hardcore gamers

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@VegasDawg  Hardcore gamers don't pay more money for a less capable console.

And yes, all consoles get price drops, but dropping by 10% after only 4 months is a pretty big deal.

brgsteven
brgsteven

@VegasDawg  I bought a day one (US 499.99) Just as I bought a PS4 day one. .  Every good gamer knows that it without a doubt, the price will go down, bundle packs, and system redesigns.  For me the price was not an issue and even if MS themselves dropped the price to 399.99 right now I could care less. Half of the comments I have read on here are people thinking that this was a MS price drop and it wasn't (bluepuppy82, for instance) 


To me 500.00 is not a lot of money. Get over it people and find something you can acually put the time you spend finding way to bash the Xbox one to good use. 

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@bluepuppy82 @VegasDawg  No, IMO people who are early adopters are mostly hard core gamers and they are usually pretty well educated on this subject.

There are 3 facts most early adopters know

1. There will be a price drop in the future

2. Better versions will come out

3.No games.

See my point?

Try and leave zintar out of this he does not seem to have a brain.