Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console will be getting a $50 price cut in the US for a limited time in a bid to take on Sony’s rival PS4 system during the holiday season.
Announced today, the $50 reduction takes the base cost of the console to $350 and will also be applicable against special edition bundles that include games too. So, for example, the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed bundle being released on November 2 will cost just $349. Other deals, like the Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle including a custom console, custom controller, a digital copy of the game, and a few other features, for $449.
Console price wars are fairly commonplace in the run-up to the holiday period, and it seems 2014 will be no different, although there has been no word from Sony yet of any across-the-board price slashing. Microsoft’s $50 reduction is available from November 2 until January 3, 2015 in participating stores nationwide.
➤ Xbox One Available for $349 in the U.S. This Holiday Season [Major Nelson]