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News Microsoft confirms Xbox One price and release date

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 10 Jun 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Blogins

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    Very very expensive launch price and no mention of storage capacity yet!
     
  3. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Price of additional pad ? Price of a game (console game being more expensive than their pc counterparts) ? Without me microsoft ...
     
  4. Blogins

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    Also the new Halo IS NOT due out on 5th November as is mentioned in the article!

    That baby is coming next year.
     
  5. Cei

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    The rumours of £250 were with a subsidised subscription, rumours that were dismissed pretty quickly. £429 is at the high end of estimates.
     
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    thats about what I expected. They're packing in a Kinect as well so a fair bit of hardware there
     
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    499 Euros IS NOT 499 USD. Nor is 429 GBP. The differences are abismal! Are you sure it's not 599 USD? Even still, it's a rip off. Also, those prices must be without VAT.

    I'd rather spend my money elsewhere.
     
  8. TheStockBroker

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    Can't wait :)
     
  9. Stanley Tweedle

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    It's always the same. Something costs $400 in the US and it's usually £400 in the UK.

    So the question now is whether the PS4 will be even more expensive or if they'll shock everyone and price it lower than the egg box?
     
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    £429 is higher than I expected and no mension of game or pad costs could easily hit £600 for just 2 pads 2 games and console, add in your Xbox gold sub and your fast approaching £650.

    All eyes on Sony now if its sub £350 they will blow them away, I expect it to be the exact same price for the record.

    Also makes amazons 2 pad 2 games 1 console for £599 seem accurate enough. Wonder if that's the bargin pre order going at the moment.

    Was expecting a subsidised price with rumours of sky and phone company's looking for a piece of the action. At those prices it will be a shock to many parents if they want one for Christmas.
     
  11. Flibblebot

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    At today's exchange rate, $499 = £320. Even taking into account that US prices don't include sales tax, £320+VAT is still only £385.
    True. Doesn't make it right though.
    Frankly, £400 for a console is too much, even if it does all the singing and dancing stuff that MS says it's going to do.

    MS seem to have forgotten that we're in a recession, and most families won't be able to afford that much - remember that the 360 was only £280 when it launched in the UK, and we're looking at a new console that's almost £150 more.
     
  12. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Amazon UK claim that XboxOne has more pre-orders registered than PSBore has.

    Halo, TitanFall and KILLER INSTINCT!!!! What a launch, can't see Fony topping any of that even with a cheaper price of £300!
     
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    I just wish Sony had the balls to launch the PS4 at £300 or so, it would work out in the long run but they probably want more money sooner rather than later.
     
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    P3 launch price was £425 back in the day , xbox 360 was £279
     
  15. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Extra tax for video games consoles ? The one PS3 avoided because it was sold as a computer because it could run Linux ?

    Even with minimal salary, you are looking at half month salary to buy XBOX One. While it hurts, it is not that much either. I love when people complain "Windows costs too much", "XBOX costs too much", "XY costs too much" - and then go out on Friday and waste similar amount of money on booze, or smoke that money on cigarettes.

    Different exchange rate back then as well, it was $599/€599. You don't have a luxury of that good exchange rate now.
     
  16. Flibblebot

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    Not extra, VAT is sales tax charged on (almost) everything in the UK.
    And who can afford to drop 50% of their salary on anything, let alone a console?
    The US price for Xbox360 at launch was $399 not $599. Similarly, Euro pricing was €399.
     
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    It's not 50% of anyone's salary, it's 1/26th of someone on a "low" salary.
     
  18. faugusztin

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    OMG. There was an extra import tax on game consoles in EU, at least back in the time PS3 was launched (not sure if it still exists). VAT is not a sale tax, far from it; and no need to explain it to me, we have the same 20% VAT here in Slovakia as you in UK.

    Put away 10% of your salary over the next 5 months ? Or 5% over the next 9 months and buy XBOX One few months late ? Don't tell me you can't save 50GBP per month (12.5GBP per week).

    599$/€ price was for PS3.
     
  19. Harlequin

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    aged 18 a full time job on mimimum wags you get £10395 , and you`ll pay a slittle tax and national insurance on that (not a lot though)

    so all things considered , this would cost aroud 5% of your yearly wages , or around 50% of your monthly wages...
     
  20. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Oh and by the way, there is one more thing - warranty. In US XBOX has 1 year warranty, not sure about UK, but here in Slovakia it is 2 years, which is again something which unfortunately increases the price.
     
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