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    Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    However this isn't an RRP cut, from the official £349.99, its just a 'promotion'.
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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    Guessing Microsoft are testing the water to see if the price drop is sweet enough to encourage sales and then make it permanent.

    Think they need to get more family games / kids games on the One and then make a family bundle - currently the Xbox One only appeals to the mature (+16) market.

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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS
    Is anyone tempted by the latest price cut?
    Dunno about anyone else, but personally, not really.

    If I had been hovering on the edge of buying, it might tip me over, but I wasn't, so it doesn't. And it's not significant enough to make me really tempted.

    Mainly, when it came out I took a hard look, but concluded it wasn't for me, for a number of reasons, some of which have been addressed. First was 'always on', and that system update seems to address that, but I still have questions about how updates would then work, if in 'energy-saving mode'.

    The biggest initial was Kinect. I always said I'm NOT having an always-on Kinect in my home, and I'd need convincing I needed Kinect at all. As it was built-in initially, I'm paying for something I wasn't convinced I wanted at all, and would not tolerate being always-on. Now, I believe, there's Kinect-less version. So, maybe that's been addressed.

    So MAYBE if I looked seriously at it again, MAYBE I might be interested. But even at £300, I'm not convinced I'm interested enough to spend the time looking at it again. £200 and I'll think about it. But I'm not holding my breath on that.

    One question would be .... can I use it for offline gaming, with no internet connection, or does it require a net connection to work? Another is .... can I find, and buy locally, single-player offline games that interest me, without a net connection? Yet another is whether an MS account is required? The wrong answer to any of those and my interest is zero, regardless of price.

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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    If it was £200 and there was a killer app (like Gears of War), then I might be tempted. Until then, not really interested. Which is a shame as I thought it had so much potential but ended up being woefully under spec and the list of exclusives were really "meh"
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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    Tempted to get a 2nd console at that price for the kids to play on

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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    There have been loads of deals for sub £300 including games recently, so £299 is 'meh' but of that in turn reduces the 'actual' price of the bundles in the shops then...maybe.

    I'm invested in the Sony eco-system though so it would take lot for me to move over and lose all of that.

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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    Seems like a meh price to me. Still seems expensive for what it is. £300 would replace half my budget gaming PC (I'm a poor dad currently) and give me a lot more bang for my buck - Got a newish Ps3 and old 360 for sofa sessions when graphics don't matter as much.
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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    To me both the one and PS4 are a bit to underpowered and neither has the killer apps to make me want one.

    I am more likely to buy a Wii U currently.

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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    I've just sold my PS4 after not switching it on on 6 months or so.

    This console generation leaves a lot to be desired when trying to tempt an avid PC gamer away from his platform of choice. I've always had a console as a kind of mop up platform but I can't see much point of doing so this time around.

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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    i am a hardcore xbox 360 fan. i would never buy a xbox one due to all the problems it has had from the day it was launched. sony ps4 is the way to go if u want problem free gaming

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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    A few days ago, I was emailed by Xbox with a pretty good offer of an Xbox One (no kinect) plus two games (Evolve and Halo: Master Chief Collection) for £249. I do play on my 360 a fair bit and I imagine they were targeting active Xbox 360 gold players? The only problem for MS/Xbox, is that I bought the PS4-Last of Us bundle last August.. I would taken up their Xbox One offer 9-12 months ago!

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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    I have started building up my XBox One library by adding free games with my XBox Gold account, but as yet I am still undecided on either or not I will ever buy one.

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    Re: Microsoft Xbox One price cut to £299.99 in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by smcglade View Post
    i am a hardcore xbox 360 fan. i would never buy a xbox one due to all the problems it has had from the day it was launched. sony ps4 is the way to go if u want problem free gaming
    I would say looking at the designs of the 2 consoles the PS4 is much more likely to have a problem this time around, in many respects the xbox one design is rather safe after the 360 problems.

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