Are you having a laugh?????
how the hell isn't it a middle finger to the people who bought a console in December or january or even last week, not only did they only get an Xbox One for their money, now they have to see a £30 reduction and a AAA game thrown in, I mean Fifa and Forza 5 was only given out for the first few weeks of the console not forever, and Titanfall beats both of them games when it comes to AAA games, not only that but what about the adopters who bought just last week.
I would be absolutely hecked off at MS for doing this, it isn't literally a £30 reduction,it's £30 plus a £50 game??????
But this just proves how desperate MS is right now, and those ratios of PS4 to X1 were correct and now it's in a desperate bid to get sells. but something tells me it still wont outsell the PS4. last ditched attempt to get sells,
I don't think i have seen anything like this before in any system launch it honestly must be bad.
Most got it in a pre-order, it was sold out before Chistmas. And you can STILL get a Fifa Edition console for launch price, which is official because it has a DL code instead of a physical copy, just like the Day One Edition.
There are always going to be people who buy a console JUST before a price drop, that's nothing to do with the people who bought it at launch and in fact many like Amazon unofficially sell it at £400 standard.
I think the whole point is that sales dramatically slowed after Christmas.
And we don't know how good Titanfall will be. Is it better or more important than Fifa 14? Absolutely no chance in hell in the UK, in sales and quality. It might have more of a buzz, but Fifa doesn't need that, it just sells and has a massive European following. Is it better than Forza 5, highly unlikely.
I completely agree with you on Fifa, not Forza 5 I've seen that quality and that was rubbish 14 tracks, xbox original backdrops, no weather, i do see your point titanfall online only.
But your right they need a price drop to compete, but i still think it's a middle finger i mean this has only just come out this news, it's not like they announced it for a later date and it's been 3 months since launch lol thats bad very bad, i've never seen anything drop in price that quite, here's hoping it drops to £99 and then i may buy it but until that day o and seriously i need a remodeled version because that thing is to big and for what it does or doesn't do well is not worth my time or money at this point, but fingers cross price drop by end of the year to a more sensible price for what it offers.
Its a tiny price drop bundled with a highly anticipated game to boost sales. How is this "very bad".
Its very good for consumers
very good for MS
very good for current XBOX owning community to see that community grow in size.
The sort of people who paid £429...maybe more...to own a next gen console this early in the gen are not the sort of people who are going to get angry about a £30 quid price dropped bundle.
Price drops are simply an inevitability...the sort of people that get "angry" about this sort of thing must get angry often...because its how life works.
No what is going to make them angry is the fact, some probably bought an Xbox One in mind to play Titanfall and then 2weeks before it comes out Microsoft decide to drop the price by £30 and include Titanfall for free??
Seriously that would pee me off if i'd bought one last month thinking about it. In the UK Xbox One is being out sold by 6-1 this a massive loss for them and this is desperation to get sells back, But worse they seem to miss understand what Exclusive is and most people can get titanfall on there PC i know thats where i'll be playing it, and the worst of it is, this is only Titanfall 1, this is more like a beta and just wait for Titanfall 2 which of course is going to be wait for it, a multiplatform game because respawn want this to happen for the money and EA will do anything to get more money, so Titanfall in the long run means nothing, and this just proves my theory of how Microsoft think they honestly think short term and not long term with there exclusive, look at Dead Rising no doubt that the next one or even this one will come to the PS4 by the end of the year, and then what, all they seem to care about truely is halo, gears and fable and forza thats there sauce. good luck i say but i don't think anyone really cares that much. i mean when is the other countries even going to get xbox one lol
Isn't that a separate issue than the accusation that MS is giving the middle finger to early adopters. Because that could have happened at any point in the year.
Plus I don't really see anyone risking X1 amount of money just for Titanfall. It's unproven, NO ONE knows if it's going to be any good as a full product. Someone would have to be an absolute idiot to buy a console at launch for a new upcoming ip that might be good. Especially since they could just get it for the PC or X360.
there are many idiots in this world who would do such a thing, I mean how many people opted for a PS3 once they show the last guardian there is loads.
I'm just saying I'd be peed off to find that a week after I bought a Xbox One with no free game that a week later they announce a real early price cut with a full retail priced game, the real question is, is this going to be Microsofts answer to everything, throw a free game in when things get bad??
Ah, I see your point. But in that case, I think Last Gaudian was from a proven devloper (guys behind ICO, no?) and Sony promoted it like it was somewhat imminent. I may have considered doing the same if I was a fan of their last work.
I think MS are using free games because right now given the expense and the threat from the competition. I don't thiink they always will once the price goes down to under £300. As it is this is a limited time offer.
I predict there'll be another drop around October And the price will be somewhere between £350 and £375.
I'll get an Xbox One once the price is down to around £150-£199, I mean for the foreseeable future there is only titanfall and i'm not one for first person shooters, so for me PS4 with the multiplats being all the talk from now until E3 it seems then the PS4 was the best choice for me anyway.
The biggest middle finger to gamers who buy into the Xbox One is the Kinect I mean if they don't make the games for it, then everyone has just been done lol, and except from Kinect Sports there ain't much else on the horizon