The Xbox One hasn’t been the most extravagant of consoles the past year, with prominent focus in the gaming industry based on either the PS4 or Wii U, however Microsoft are determined to hit headlines and become the ‘One’ console to buy.
November 2nd will be the starting point for Microsoft’s even cheaper console, after dropping the price originally with abandoning the Kinect bundles, Microsoft are enforcing a cheaper price so that it grabs everyone’s attention. Despite the early starting date, the price drop is intended as a Holiday price drop and is expected to end on January 3rd 2015.
The video above highlights bundles which are sure to spark genuine interest within the gaming community – for those who may still be fans of the annual released ‘Assassins Creed’ series, there’s a bundle for the Xbox One which includes Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassins Creed Unity alongside a black Xbox One for just $349, or you can pay $100 more for the same bundle but with Kinect included. Alternatively, the new IP which I’m most looking forward to, ‘Sunset Overdrive’, is available as a Xbox One bundle too, again for the same price.
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is perhaps the most differentiated console bundle compared to the others, which seems to evoke a military and hegemonic masculine view with a pimped up 1 TB hard drive, an exclusive Call of Duty designed Xbox One and several Call of Duty specific features, as explained below:
The wireless controller looks like an artifact from the powerful battlegrounds of the future. You get the Digital Edition Personalization Pack, Limited Edition exoskeleton, and the Advanced Arsenal, which includes a bullet brass exoskeleton and the EM1 Quantum custom weapon. The bundle also includes the full game download of the Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, with early access and double XP on November 3, plus two custom weapons: the AK-12G Assault Rifle and Crossbow-B2.
The Call of Duty bundle is also available for $499, however this time doesn’t include a Kinect opposed to the other $499 Xbox One Bundle.
Now that Microsoft are offering their consoles at an incredibly cheaper price, will gamers boost up the Xbox One sales? Most probably it will, especially considering that games such as Project Spark are already released, and with Sunset Overdrive & the Halo Master Chief collection and more coming soon. Microsoft are increasing their library of games, so the cheaper price is bound to spark some interest.