So we've seen the numbers with both consoles breaking 3 million units the XONE being openly available and the PS4 being still hard to find and the Wii U selling around 4 million in total after the $50 price cut and over a year on the market, the next big step after the software line up this year is who do you think will blink first on price?
Working in retail part time I have to say what I hear from customers the number one reason people aren't buying the XONE even though its available is the price point, and while $399 is not a small amount of money its a lot easier to stomach than $499. While I know its absolutely too early to be talking price cuts especially from the early sales numbers I have to say I'm guessing near the end of the year we'll be seeing at least a $50 cut on the XONE, if not both consoles to both goose sales and to stay competitive.
We've seen it repeatedly over the last generation of consoles and handhelds that competitive price cuts have helped sales immensely. From the major price cuts and redesign of the PS3, the drastic early price cut of the 3ds, and the well timed and needed price cut of the Wii U it seems pretty likely that we'll be seeing a cut from one or both its just a question of who when and more importantly how much.