Titanfall Bundle confirmed - $500 with TF and a year of XBL

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#1 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

The Xbox One has effectively gotten its first pricecut. This ought to boost the sales of the HW a bit everywhere, especially in the US.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/02/24/microsoft-unveils-500-titanfall-xbox-one-bundle/

Microsoft's Xbox One has been selling well to date, but still lags behind Sony's PS4 with its $100 higher price tag. Now, they’ve crafted a new package that isn’t technically a price cut, but might as well be. Microsoft has just announced a limited edition $500 Titanfall console bundle, where the One will come with a free download of the game starting March 11th.

The news first broke in Australia where a news site let an embargo slip, then it was confirmed for the UK, and now the US, and it seems like this is going to be a coordinated promotion across a number of major territories.

#2 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

good bundle but both target and Walmart have been offering similar bundles with gift cards for the padt few weeks. Titanfall is their only big exclusive for the next few months so it will be interesting if it can carry the Xbox like Halo did.

#3 Edited by Randolph (10344 posts) -

Good to know their taking this seriously. I knew they were going to have to do something to take a bite of the cost of this whole setup if they wanted to have this game move hardware, because previous to this it would have been the system by itself at $500, the game at $60, and a XBL subscription of choice. (keeping in mind that without it the game is unplayable) This certainly makes the game moving hardware not so incredibly expensive for someone who doesn't already have it.

#4 Edited by bowchicka07 (1069 posts) -

This is something I've been looking for. I wonder what other titles will get their own Xbox Ones and bundles.

#5 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18047 posts) -

I still wouldn't shell out 500 bones for an Xbone, no matter what's bundled with it, especially a game that's also on PC

#6 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

You'd figure that if they were going to make a Titanfall bundle, they'd throw in the Titanfall controller.

Still, a good deal is a good deal. If I didn't buy at launch, that would likely be enough bait to make me bite. :)

#7 Edited by dvader654 (44752 posts) -

They slashed the price in europe by 30 pounds and are giving Titanfall away as well.

That was quick.

#8 Posted by Archangel3371 (15139 posts) -

Wow, that's a great deal. It essentially makes the Xbox One a $380 purchase.

#9 Posted by Metamania (11955 posts) -

I still wouldn't shell out 500 bones for an Xbone, no matter what's bundled with it, especially a game that's also on PC

Plus, Titfanfall comes out on 360, so why even bother?

#10 Edited by Randolph (10344 posts) -

@Metamania said:

@Black_Knight_00 said:

I still wouldn't shell out 500 bones for an Xbone, no matter what's bundled with it, especially a game that's also on PC

Plus, Titfanfall comes out on 360, so why even bother?

Xbone version will be better, and I see more of a long term future for the Xbone servers than the 360 ones. Still, it's an online only game, and as such has a limited lifespan. Especially considering EA's habits, at most the Xbone version has five years to live. So getting the game like this is the best way for console gamers who are interested to get it. Being a disposable game, people may as well get the digital version.

#11 Posted by Teuf_ (30805 posts) -

Well it's not really a price cut, but it's still good to see them reacting to the price issue. I'd actually consider getting it myself, but I think I would rather play Titanfall on PC.

#12 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

Oh wow. So you get a year of XBL as well? not bad.

I feel stupid for buying this thing on Day 1 now. I have only played 6 hours of Ryse and like 5 hours of Forza so far.

#13 Edited by TwistedShade (3119 posts) -

@S0lidSnake said:

Oh wow. So you get a year of XBL as well? not bad.

I feel stupid for buying this thing on Day 1 now. I have only played 6 hours of Ryse and like 5 hours of Forza so far.

1 Month of Xbox Live, not 1 year.

Also if you haven't played it already Dead Rising 3 is an awesome game.

#14 Edited by Ish_basic (3887 posts) -

@S0lidSnake said:

Oh wow. So you get a year of XBL as well? not bad.

I feel stupid for buying this thing on Day 1 now. I have only played 6 hours of Ryse and like 5 hours of Forza so far.

Me, too. Should have waited. This is a great deal. Didn't expect it to do so bad that we'd see this kind of move this quickly.

I beat Ryse twice, little bit of KI. DR3 just bored me. Loved the original, but the franchise has just degenerated into Dynasty Warriors with zombies. Course, I haven't used my PS4 much either.

#15 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18047 posts) -

@Black_Knight_00 said:

I still wouldn't shell out 500 bones for an Xbone, no matter what's bundled with it, especially a game that's also on PC

Plus, Titfanfall comes out on 360, so why even bother?

I didn't even know it was coming out on 360. Man, that version is going to suck nuts.

Also, lol @ "Titfanfall", Meta

#16 Edited by Bigboi500 (28804 posts) -

Not bad Microsoft, but you can do even better. Drop Kinect or drop the price by $100 with free Gold for life and then we'll talk.

EDIT: "Titfanfall" what game is that? Sounds interesting!

#18 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

@Metamania said:

@Black_Knight_00 said:

I still wouldn't shell out 500 bones for an Xbone, no matter what's bundled with it, especially a game that's also on PC

Plus, Titfanfall comes out on 360, so why even bother?

I didn't even know it was coming out on 360. Man, that version is going to suck nuts.

Also, lol @ "Titfanfall", Meta

They have a skilled team on it (Bluepoint Games) but while those guys will no doubt make the best port possible, the fact that MS hasn't even shown it hints that what is possible might not be very good.

#19 Edited by huerito323 (1371 posts) -

I still wouldn't shell out 500 bones for an Xbone, no matter what's bundled with it, especially a game that's also on PC

It's completely irrelevant if it's on PC to a console gamer. If you have a gaming PC and a console, then that's good for you. But not everybody has that luxury, or maybe don't care for gaming on PC.

This is a great deal.

#20 Edited by Metamania (11955 posts) -

Har har har. I got it wrong. Sue me. :P

But if I had 500? Probably wouldn't spend it just for TITANFALL! :P

#21 Posted by Areez (6278 posts) -

Well played MS. Not a bad idea to bundle a digital copy of one of the most anticipated games of 2014.

#22 Posted by Bigboi500 (28804 posts) -

@Black_Knight_00 said:

I still wouldn't shell out 500 bones for an Xbone, no matter what's bundled with it, especially a game that's also on PC

It's completely irrelevant if it's on PC to a console gamer. If you have a gaming PC and a console, then that's good for you. But not everybody has that luxury, or maybe don't care for gaming on PC.

This is a great deal.

For a console gamer, the Xbox 360 is still much more relevant than the Xbox One will be for years to come. Xbox One version of Titanfall will sell a minute fraction of what the 360 version will sell. I mean who is gonna spend $500 for a very small visual upgrade just to play one game?

#23 Posted by The_Last_Ride (68827 posts) -

That's nice, now can they release it for my country aswell?

#24 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

That's nice, now can they release it for my country aswell?

I didn't think you were interested in getting an X1. No?

#25 Edited by Archangel3371 (15139 posts) -

@huerito323 said:

@Black_Knight_00 said:

I still wouldn't shell out 500 bones for an Xbone, no matter what's bundled with it, especially a game that's also on PC

It's completely irrelevant if it's on PC to a console gamer. If you have a gaming PC and a console, then that's good for you. But not everybody has that luxury, or maybe don't care for gaming on PC.

This is a great deal.

For a console gamer, the Xbox 360 is still much more relevant than the Xbox One will be for years to come. Xbox One version of Titanfall will sell a minute fraction of what the 360 version will sell. I mean who is gonna spend $500 for a very small visual upgrade just to play one game?

Well it could also be enough of a catalyst for those who are also interested in other games on the Xbox One as well.

#26 Edited by killatwill15 (845 posts) -

@Randolph: nah disc only,

if you get digital you are stuck with it

#27 Edited by Randolph (10344 posts) -

@Randolph: nah disc only,

if you get digital you are stuck with it

When the servers go down it won't matter what version you got.

#28 Edited by The_Last_Ride (68827 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

That's nice, now can they release it for my country aswell?

I didn't think you were interested in getting an X1. No?

I want it for Forza, but the way it looks atm, i won't be getting it. Buying it 1000 bucks atm isn't something i am interested in. I am a big fan of the series. But i don't even know if it will come here this year

#29 Posted by TwistedShade (3119 posts) -

Should update the Title as it's only 1 Month not 1 year.