On Monday, Microsoft in part two of its press rollout of the Xbox One, gave complete details regarding pricing and details of its Xbox One system.
During E3, Microsoft finally gave pricing formation about the Xbox One and gave the details of the entertainment console that gamers and the press had been very interested in since the first press conference a few weeks ago. In its press conference, Microsoft set a very high price and full details of the Xbox One.
Pricing and Availability
Microsoft announced a $499 price point for the Xbox One and it stated that it will be available in 21 different markets in November 2013. It is higher priced than it’s competition, the Playstation 4 by $100, but gives gamers and consumers more than what is being offered on that unit. In the UK, it is priced at £429 (GBP) in the U.K. and €499 (EUR) in European markets.
Xbox One Specs and Some Details
The Xbox One as stated by Microsoft, is spec’d out to include a 500GB hard drive, a Blu-Ray player, built-in Wi-Fi, the new Kinect, A Xbox One Wireless Controller, and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.
Xbox One Bundles Announced
During the E3 press conference, Microsoft announced multiple bundles of the Xbox One later this year. The limited quantity bundles will be able to get these limited-edition commemorative bundles with the purchase of Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, or Dead Rising 3.
Included for Xbox 360 users and Xbox One purchasers later this year, Microsoft is also giving away two games per month to users of the Xbox Live system who are Gold Members. Games like Assassin’s Creed II and Halo 3 are the first ones up.
Microsoft gave consumers and the trade press the information it needed on the Xbox One and gave pricing details that some had hinted at, and some had worried about for a while. At $499, it prices itself higher than the competition, but offers more entertainment value than the Playstation 4 and current Nintendo models. Whether this is enough to launch the Xbox One into record numbers will be seen later this year.