£30 console pricedrop and free copy of Titanfall for the UK

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#1 Edited by Adrian79 (221 posts) -

Man I wish I hadn't "jumped ahead" on launch day.

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#3 Posted by BRich (509 posts) -

Eh, I got free Forza 5 (or Fifa) on launch day so this is just a 30 pound cut in the U.K. Still a great idea to push Titanfall even harder in all regions.

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#4 Posted by SuperSambo (3105 posts) -

@adrian79: Ha, the comments in that article are hilarious. A struggling system is receiving a £30 drop in price and a different free game, and people are losing their minds!

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#5 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Ace that's only $665.

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#6 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10476 posts) -

They should start calling it the Titanbox or Boxfall, the branding of the XBone is so poor and the branding of Titanfall is so strong.

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#7 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1283 posts) -

There is a Titanfall bundle for the states now too. Pre-ordered it today.

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#8 Posted by Nezza (387 posts) -

It is pretty amazing to see history repeating itself, what 13+ years later? I remember when they did the same thing with the original Xbox, only it was a fair bit more than £30. Us owners ended up being given a couple of games and an additional joypad.

I was an original Xbox owner and a 360 owner from launch. Other than 1st party titles on PS3, I bought nearly my entire last-gen catalogue on 360. I'm basically exactly who MS should be looking to retain as a customer, yet I bought a PS4 at launch and not a One. Why? Well massive price difference (that even with this price drop hasn't been bridged), and because of the 1080p vs 720p discrepancy in many of 3rd party titles arriving at launch as the main reasons.

I'd make the exact same decision today as, whether justified or not, MS have an image problem on their hands. Their console is still more expensive, is perceived as less powerful than the PS4 and that perception is only being backed up as 3rd party titles released after launch (Tomb Raider, MGS Prologue) still have that lower resolution.

Unless you really, really are interested in Titanfall I genuinely can't see why someone looking to buy a console today would choose an Xbox One unless they are offered a sweet deal.

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#9 Edited by Arjailer (105 posts) -

Really quite annoyed by this. Yes I got FIFA with my XB1, but only because the Forza bundle was gone before I even knew about it, not through choice (I couldn't give a shit about FIFA - haven't even downloaded it yet). Including a game I actually want makes it feel more like an £75 drop to me :-(

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#10 Posted by Gargantuan (1905 posts) -

Still no word about the scandinavian launch?

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#11 Edited by GIyn (205 posts) -

@nezza said:

It is pretty amazing to see history repeating itself, what 13+ years later? I remember when they did the same thing with the original Xbox, only it was a fair bit more than £30. Us owners ended up being given a couple of games and an additional joypad.

I was an original Xbox owner and a 360 owner from launch. Other than 1st party titles on PS3, I bought nearly my entire last-gen catalogue on 360. I'm basically exactly who MS should be looking to retain as a customer, yet I bought a PS4 at launch and not a One. Why? Well massive price difference (that even with this price drop hasn't been bridged), and because of the 1080p vs 720p discrepancy in many of 3rd party titles arriving at launch as the main reasons.

I'd make the exact same decision today as, whether justified or not, MS have an image problem on their hands. Their console is still more expensive, is perceived as less powerful than the PS4 and that perception is only being backed up as 3rd party titles released after launch (Tomb Raider, MGS Prologue) still have that lower resolution.

Unless you really, really are interested in Titanfall I genuinely can't see why someone looking to buy a console today would choose an Xbox One unless they are offered a sweet deal.

YES! I remember my copy of dead or alive 3 and some other game I can't remember. Amped maybe?

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