Will you buy an Xbox One at $399?

#1 Posted by GravityX (865 posts) -

With MS lowering the price and removing Kinect to $399

Will you now buy an Xbox One?

#2 Edited by melonfarmerz (1283 posts) -

Nope. If the PS4 and Xbox are the same price, there's no incentive to get an Xbox instead of a PS4. Waiting for the first console to hit 300.

#3 Posted by turtlethetaffer (17198 posts) -

Nope. I have no interest in owning the piece of shit that is the Xbone.

#4 Posted by lundy86_4 (44336 posts) -

Absolutely. I have access to my bro's around 90% of the time (hooked up in my room, unless he wants to play it). I've played it a decent amount, though I took a break with the PS4 for Killzone and Tomb Raider.

#5 Posted by navyguy21 (13063 posts) -

Already have one..........havent turned it on in almost a month..............so no :P

#6 Posted by Indicud (745 posts) -

It's a significantly weaker PS4 at the same price, no.

#7 Edited by Heil68 (47221 posts) -

Already own one, now I feel a little jaded since I wish I could of bought mne without the beyond useless garbage that is known as kinect(lol)-The joke of the industry and gaming and now MS has officially shit canned it into oblivion.

#8 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3807 posts) -

I wouldn't buy one now. Not much for compelling games.

#9 Posted by LadyBlue (3985 posts) -

I'll wait for the $350 bungaloo on black friday. Nothing you really need to play right now.

#10 Posted by Gue1 (11417 posts) -

even if I got one for free I would only trade it in for a PS4 or games.

#11 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

given the hardware and current software library:

no.

#12 Posted by navyguy21 (13063 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

Already own one, now I feel a little jaded since I wish I could of bought mne without the beyond useless garbage that is known as kinect(lol)-The joke of the industry and gaming and now MS has officially shit canned it into oblivion.

Kinect is brilliant for voice commands tho.

Kind of bummed about it not being bundled. Devs no longer have the incentive to get creative with it.

The right move would be to lower the price to 399 and keep Kinect. Couldve gone a lot further.

Sure, theyd lose money NOW, but they would broaden the base and appeal of the console while attracting creative minds.

Kinect is useless for hardcore games but has huge potential in the creative use arena.

#13 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (17570 posts) -

Eurogamer reports it at $349.....tempting. Never mind. That's 349 British pound.

#14 Edited by princeofshapeir (15203 posts) -

With the PS4 you at least have a console with the strongest hardware of the three 8th-gen consoles and a higher potential for a strong first-party lineup later in the console's lifetime compared to XB1, if last gen was anything to go by. What does XB1 have going for it? The price would need to be significantly less than a PS4 for it to even be considered.

#15 Edited by psone4xbox (64 posts) -

I got one for 399 with kinect and titanfall so I'm set for now..

If the ps4 adds a game for 399 or drops the price, I'll pick one up too...

#16 Edited by Heil68 (47221 posts) -

@navyguy21 said:

@Heil68 said:

Already own one, now I feel a little jaded since I wish I could of bought mne without the beyond useless garbage that is known as kinect(lol)-The joke of the industry and gaming and now MS has officially shit canned it into oblivion.

Kinect is brilliant for voice commands tho.

Kind of bummed about it not being bundled. Devs no longer have the incentive to get creative with it.

The right move would be to lower the price to 399 and keep Kinect. Couldve gone a lot further.

Sure, theyd lose money NOW, but they would broaden the base and appeal of the console while attracting creative minds.

Kinect is useless for hardcore games but has huge potential in the creative use arena.

I'm sorry I disagree. The only voice command I use is to turn it on and off and sometimes it doens't work on first try.

Everything else pisses me off when it doesn't pick up the first time and if you have a room full friends or kids, forget about using them there.

I wouldn't miss it one bit and I certainly have not and dont plan on playing any Kinect(lol) only games. And you are absolutely 100% correct that devs will be thinking twice about making games that only use it, since I'm guessing from here on out that sale of the thing will be drastically reduced as people will buy the cheaper unit.

#17 Edited by Animal-Mother (27137 posts) -

I'll be getting my xbox 1 at $199 on june 9th

#18 Posted by santoron (8058 posts) -

I said before the gen started that this time around I was sticking to one console, though I've been known to "bend" such rules before.

Basically we're going to have to see a sizable increase in truly exclusive AAA developed games for me to consider grabbing an XB1 before it's a legacy machine I get off a bargain bin. Without that, it's a weaker platform than my PC and PS4, and almost all of its games can be played on one of my other machines.

I've been assuming MS was going to get serious about acquiring more studios and franchises for a decade now. It's time for them to start growing their first party again.

#19 Posted by lostrib (42811 posts) -

lol, no

#20 Edited by NathanDrakeSwag (5772 posts) -

There is no reason to buy one. Every multiplat plays better on PS4 and MS doesn't have any good 1st party studios.

#21 Edited by SerOlmy (1805 posts) -

Possibly, around Xmas time. There are really no games out that I would want on the consoles until AC: Unity comes out at the end of October. But if I can find a deal for $350 during the holidays, then yeah I can definitely see buying it. I lump Sony into the same group as EA in terms of arrogance and general asshattery so i can't really see buying a PS4.

#22 Posted by navyguy21 (13063 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

I'm sorry I disagree. The only voice command I use is to turn it on and off and sometimes it doens't work on first try.

Everything else pisses me off when it doesn't pick up the first time and if you have a room full friends or kids, forget about using them there.

I wouldn't miss it one bit and I certainly have not and dont plan on playing any Kinect(lol) only games. And you are absolutely 100% correct that devs will be thinking twice about making games that only use it, since I'm guessing from here on out that sale of the thing will be drastically reduced as people will buy the cheaper unit.

The only issue i have with voice commands is the turn on command lol. All others work on the first try as long as i have the app installed. Sucks that it doesnt at least go to the store if you dont have the app so i dont spend 10ms yelling like an idiot lol.

I agree that Kinect isnt for everyone, but i look at it like i do VR for PS4. Not everyone will use it but it has the potential to be amazing.

By not bundling it, devs dont have the incentive to say add in the ability to read my emotions in a survival horror game to more accurately issue scares, or having your facial expressions effect peoples responses in an RPG. That is what i was excited about, now that excitement has diminished.

#23 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9471 posts) -

No, I will never buy one no matter the price.

#24 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9471 posts) -

@SerOlmy said:

I lump Sony into the same group as EA in terms of arrogance and general asshattery so i can't really see buying a PS4.

LOL there is reason EA and Microsoft partnered up. They are both scum.

#25 Edited by chessmaster1989 (29756 posts) -

Nah, maybe when the price goes down some more and it gets some more games though.

#26 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2351 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

There is no reason to buy one. Every multiplat plays better on PS4 and MS doesn't have any good 1st party studios.

that is why I sold my xbox one and got a ps4....i noticed my friends ps4 multi plats looked a lot better.

#27 Edited by WitIsWisdom (3870 posts) -

Wish I had not believed all the talk about the big wigs behind the X1 saying they were never going to can the Kinect.... after all the lies, I still believed... fool me once.. fool me twice.. fool me three.. four.. fi... ok, well, I guess I am a sucker. lol

I still have NEVER connected my "Kinect" and it still has the plastic wrap and sticky plastic siding....

I would gladly return it for $100... no need to comp me a game :P

I'm not upset... it is just funny (in a gruesome cruel kind of way) that once again MS is giving it full force without lube to early adapters.

However, that said.... I realize that products change, and making money is the bottom line... MS is still learning the hard way, but it appears they concede yet again... My bottom line? They sure aren't winning any friends with their business practices which makes me feel as though they would not think twice to stop support of the X1 ALL TOGETHER if this doesn't change THEIR bottom line.

I kind of get the feeling this is their last console... but then again, all of he big three have had ups and downs.

MS is just putting off that desperate.. "we don't care about our customers" vibe once again. I don't mind the cuts... they are expected, but a pat on the back to early adopters would be nice... its not like they didn't pay out the butt for Kinect tech and Titanfall ads. All I'm saying is that they aren't doing a good job of showing they care about their install base they ALREADY HAVE, and if I feel this way as someone who owns all three consoles and isn't a fanboy, I could see this turning ugly for MS fast.

#28 Edited by AzatiS (8164 posts) -

@GravityX said:

With MS lowering the price and removing Kinect to $399

Will you now buy an Xbox One?

Sorry but PS4 is still more appealing for same price tag ...Some might argue about exclusives but theyll come , you know theyll do for PS4 plus you know that youll get the best exclusives when it comes to both quality and variety let alone quantity till next gen.

Now aside that why to play major multiplatforms at 720p and not 900p or even 1080p or why to not play with better graphical performance or with better frames the very same titles on the very same price tag? If someone for example come to you and say " You want to play X game on 720p or 900p.30fps or 60 , with low graphical settings or medium ? " i think 100% of you youll choose the best version. And almost quaranteed for 90% of multis , PS4 has and will have till next gen the best versions of the very same games on exactly the same price tag. So the choice for multiplatform gaming is so easy.

So if Sony clearly wins on multiplatforming war and its 99.99% sure that youll get amazing support for years to come ... Its pretty easy what to choose when 2 products costs the same.

X1 is for those that CANT live without HALO or Gears or the ones that are brand loyal otherwise i cant think a single reason why to favor X1 over PS4. Except if you got the money for both consoles , that make things way more simplier.

For me X1 would have been appealing if its price tag was -100$ than PS4 considering its way less powerful , providing subpar quality to major exclusives and lack the variety of exclusives Sony can bring on.

#29 Posted by Kuromino (1400 posts) -

Price drops are always good (for my wallet anyway), but I'm sure there will be another price drop on the way. Once it's around $299, I'll consider it, but only if there are enough games that interest me.

#30 Edited by no-scope-AK47 (3053 posts) -

No the ps4 even at the same price has 1080p and more exclusives psn+ still cost less and has more games. Honestly what does the xflop aka the x180 have ??

#31 Posted by lundy86_4 (44336 posts) -

@no-scope-AK47 said:

No the ps4 even at the same price has 1080p and more exclusives psn+ still cost less and has more games. Honestly what does the xflop aka the x180 have ??

Personally? More games. Shit, i'm playing a game that I already played on the 360 ATM.

#32 Posted by SerOlmy (1805 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine:

Eh, it boils down to several things to me. I am ambivalent towards MS whereas i actively dislike Sony. I like Halo more than any of the Sony exclusives. XBL generally has better networking than PS+. All my achievements are on XBL, which is minor, but I still like to have them (I just broke 10k points recently). And I prefer the Xbox controller to Dual Shock. All that combined swings me in the direction of XBox One.

If MS moves forward with what they are planning to allow games devs to knock out certain background functionality to free up hardware for rendering, then the gap will be closer to the PS4 as well. Besides I'm a PC gamer at heart, I run the multiplats with much better visuals on my PC, consoles are for exclusives and games that have better console MP communities (like the AC series).

#33 Edited by Demonjoe93 (9759 posts) -

Just aren't enough games on it for it to be worth the price to me.

#34 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (7157 posts) -

Considering I have a PS4 already, probably not. Maybe in the future though...

But I know a lot of people who will definitely buy it at this price, especially since it's actually $50 cheaper than PS4 here in Aus, and comes with Forza.

#35 Edited by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

If I had the money, I'd be ready to buy one at $500.

There is already Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5 and Titanfall that I'm interested in. Both Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive have me interested.

What am I interested on playing on the PS4? N++.

#36 Posted by aroxx_ab (10792 posts) -

If enough good exclusives coming out i will buy it sometime, but today? HELL NOOOO:P

#37 Edited by Cloud_imperium (6346 posts) -

Nope . No compelling exclusive game on any console . And purchasing a console for multiplatform is bad idea since I already own PC .

#38 Edited by Bigboi500 (31309 posts) -

Yes. Probably around the holidays or sometime next year. Kinect and always-on internet requirement were the things keeping me from purchasing one. Congrats to Microsoft for (finally) doing the right things.

#39 Posted by pelvist (5246 posts) -

Honestly, you would have to pay me to have one.

#40 Edited by Heil68 (47221 posts) -

@navyguy21 said:

@Heil68 said:

I'm sorry I disagree. The only voice command I use is to turn it on and off and sometimes it doens't work on first try.

Everything else pisses me off when it doesn't pick up the first time and if you have a room full friends or kids, forget about using them there.

I wouldn't miss it one bit and I certainly have not and dont plan on playing any Kinect(lol) only games. And you are absolutely 100% correct that devs will be thinking twice about making games that only use it, since I'm guessing from here on out that sale of the thing will be drastically reduced as people will buy the cheaper unit.

The only issue i have with voice commands is the turn on command lol. All others work on the first try as long as i have the app installed. Sucks that it doesnt at least go to the store if you dont have the app so i dont spend 10ms yelling like an idiot lol.

I agree that Kinect isnt for everyone, but i look at it like i do VR for PS4. Not everyone will use it but it has the potential to be amazing.

By not bundling it, devs dont have the incentive to say add in the ability to read my emotions in a survival horror game to more accurately issue scares, or having your facial expressions effect peoples responses in an RPG. That is what i was excited about, now that excitement has diminished.

Well I have the damn thing, hope MS continues to put out apps and improve voice recognition.

#41 Posted by Netret0120 (2871 posts) -

Give me one with XBL and games and ill play it. Use my hard earned money on it? Nope.

#42 Posted by AppleBeatsPC (50 posts) -

@GravityX said:

With MS lowering the price and removing Kinect to $399

Will you now buy an Xbox One?

I already own 3, but I may as well purchase an extra for the bathroom since I can't Kinect while on the toilet.

I'm calling it now, the console war is over. Microsoft has won, and the X1 will skate to an easy victory. At just $499, the X1 was a supreme value when compared to the PSbore, but now that the X1 has shred some weight, it will blaze itself further into 1st place and completely finish off the PS4, and eventually get Sony to file bankruptcy.

#43 Posted by lamprey263 (25607 posts) -

Depends on how this year's E3 goes. At the moment I like what the Xbox One has in its line-up, Dead Rising 3, and despite reviews Crimson Dragon and Ryse, and Titanfall. I'm looking forward to seeing more of Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive at E3. Nothing on the PS4 interests me at the moment, nothing that's released except maybe the multiplats, and I've yet to see any real big disparity on that end except maybe the latest Tomb Raider which I already have on the PS3 anyways. But like I said I'll wait to see where things go at E3. I've no real interest in The Order from what I've seen, hopefully they have something else on the burner besides that and Drive Club.

#44 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7876 posts) -

I'm going to get one with Kinect when I pick one up 7 or 8 years from now.

#45 Edited by VERTIGO47 (6356 posts) -

Definitely yes. But not now, not getting any console anytime soon. E3 will likely be the deciding factor for which BIG 2 I'll be getting first. I don't give a shit which console does 1080p or 4K or 6D super eye bleeding out of this world graphics. I care more about the games. Congrats to MS for finally listening and finally getting their heads out of their asses.

#46 Posted by Solid_Link22 (5688 posts) -

nope. Im happy with my PS4

#47 Edited by Basinboy (11413 posts) -

Already did last November

#48 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3255 posts) -

As of now, no. I have a ps4 and I don't even play it...

#49 Edited by Stevo_the_gamer (43241 posts) -

If the Black Friday deals are right, I'll jump in for $300-350.

#50 Posted by Slashkice (13643 posts) -

$399 is still too much for me since it doesn't have any games I want to play yet.