Xbox One worth drops to $299 simply in time earlier than unveiling slim Xbox One at E3
Microsoft simply dropped the worth of its gaming console. The Xbox One now prices $299 within the U.S. with a 500GB onerous drive, or €299 in Europe. For $319, you get a 1TB exhausting drive. And bundles additionally get a $50 worth minimize.
Apparently, this information comes proper earlier than E3. Microsoft is about to announce a new, slimmer Xbox One. Rumor has it that it ought to be forty % smaller and include a 2TB arduous drive. (Perhaps Microsoft goes to drop the Blu-ray participant?)
Subsequent yr, Microsoft might additionally announce a extra highly effective Xbox One. So the slim mannequin is simply an middleman step to maintain issues recent forward of the vacation season later this yr. Sony can also be set to launch a extra highly effective PlayStation four ‘Neo’ later this yr.
Immediately’s worth drop could possibly be a approach to clear up the stock earlier than making room for the slim Xbox One. Or perhaps Microsoft needs to be extra aggressive in terms of pricing as the corporate is lagging behind Sony relating to consoles.
Sony lately introduced forty million gross sales for the PlayStation four. Microsoft has stopped reporting unit gross sales, however VGChartz estimates that Microsoft has bought round 21 million Xbox One models thus far.
Both method, Microsoft goes to inform us extra concerning the new Xbox One at its E3 convention on June thirteenth.