This story has been spun into a negative somehow with people saying it's a middle finger to early adopters in the UK and I wanted to explain why it isn't.
The deal is, a £30 price reduction AND Titanfall thrown in.
Versus the £429 price tag the 'early adopters' were paying, However, I don't know if the following point just got lost or was simply forgotten by people outside of the UK.
But everyone who pre-ordered the console in the UK got either Fifa 14 or Forza 5 thrown in.
Now for the early adopters, this the Titanfall part of the deal, because they still got a decent game at launch.
So it is literally just a £30 price reduction, which is a sweet spot, because MS need to reduce it to under £400 realistically, but without pissing off the early adopters. And £30 isn't really going to piss anyone off.
If it was £40 to £100, that would be way too much of a reduction.
Fifa 14 is a big deal in Europe and will sell way more than Titanfall. And Forza 5 is probably the highest scoring launch game this gen. Also Titanfall is a multiplayer only game, so it's less useful to most buyers.
Even now you can still get non 'Day One Edition' Official Fifa 14 X1 bundles for the same price of £429.