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    So, how long before the first price drop I wonder?
    As much as I'd like one, with kids it's simply not an option at the moment, but once the price has come down a tad then I will give it serious consideration, although it would have to be around the £300 mark.

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    It wont drop below £200 until the NEXT xbox is coming out, because of the Kinect being a requirement (though, since I set mine up, I unplugged it and not had it on since). I dont use voice commands, I dont use the record feature, I just play games and watch TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    So, how long before the first price drop I wonder?
    Microsoft and Sony don't need to drop the price of their new consoles since they are selling every single console they make (unlike Nintendo ).

    At most, you'll probably only see £20 or £30 knocked off the price. Definitely not £100's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Microsoft and Sony don't need to drop the price of their new consoles since they are selling every single console they make (unlike Nintendo ).

    At most, you'll probably only see £20 or £30 knocked off the price. Definitely not £100's.
    Not £100 yet, but they will. Once they gain momentum with game sales they can afford to.
    At the moment the high price is down to the initial demand and the fact that games sales will be slower due to lack of games and (relatively) low levels of console ownership.
    Once the console has reached sales levels in the ten/twenty million+ level then they will probably then drop price to encourage those who couldn't afford to be early adopters and especially when they revise the chassis in 24 months or so (as they will) there will be plenty of Mk 1's going at a reduced rate.
    This is the time period I'm looking at.

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    I personally think the first price drop won't be until end of this year (Christmas) or beginning of next year, but it will only be about £30-£50.
    They'll make the next gen XB1 by the time it goes down atleast £100.

    I love using my Kinect, walk in the room and tell it to turn on, half the time, the controller is on next to me and I'm still talking to it (which my house mate thinks is a bit weird), it's just so easy and the face recognition is an excellent feature I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    especially when they revise the chassis in 24 months or so (as they will)
    Microsoft probably will release a revised Xbox One in order to reduce their own production costs, but with the Xbox 360, they didn't release the 'S' model until four and a half years after the original. If EA is correct, the XB1 and PS4 will have a much shorter lifespan so surely there will be less incentive to significantly discount the consoles?

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_technical_specifications#List_of_revision s

    ^ The Xbox 360 had a lot of revisions due to the GPU problems and the first version lacked an HDMI port. I don't think we will see as many this time.

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    I reckon Microsoft will cut the price down to £350 in order to match the PS4 by Xmas next year. I think it's likely you'll have to wait another 2 years before you see any significant price cuts to either console below that figure though. They might start bundling free games with the systems though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
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    Nope... I'd have my Xbox now if I were!
    Very very interesting!.....
    Last edited by wensleydale; 7th January 2014 at 02:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Microsoft and Sony don't need to drop the price of their new consoles since they are selling every single console they make (unlike Nintendo ).
    Dont tell the Game staff that, they have hundreds of xboxone sitting around they were trying to flog me at the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Microsoft and Sony don't need to drop the price of their new consoles since they are selling every single console they make (unlike Nintendo ).
    Erm...Wii U Outsells Xbox One The Week Before Christmas According To VGChartz - Forbes

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    Only because it was out of stock everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew_91090 View Post
    Only because it was out of stock everywhere
    Well the did sell 3 million of them Microsoft Reveals 3 Million Xbox One Sales In 2013 - Forbes

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    Notably, the Xbox One is still not for sale in Japan. But Microsoft has never mounted much of a threat in that region. (According to the below chart, the PSP sold nearly 9,000 units in Japan, while the Xbox 360 sold a paltry 688, lower than any other system currently for sale in the region. There is little reason to believe the Xbox One will change this.)
    Not even on sale in Japan yet lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew_91090 View Post
    Not even on sale in Japan yet lol
    Seriously - is it worth the advertising losses to even bother?

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    Just gunna put this out there... Assassins Creed IV - Black Flag AMAZING!!!

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