Are we ready to see a price drop for a next generation system come so soon?
As a consumer there’s no news or rumor more joyful then one about a price drop, especially a price drop on something still relevant and new as the Xbox One. Releasing nationwide on November 22, 2013 with a hefty price tag of $500 dollars, the Xbox One game system came with a basic unit a controller and a Kinect monitor. Understanding that the ONE was a next generation console, consumers and myself seemed to be fine with the pricing. I know the people I spoke to personally on Black Friday wanted to price to be a bit lower. In a time where the economy is still recovering, it’s interesting to see that Microsoft was going to charge the consumer such a huge price to buy a piece of hardware not that different then the current generation system Xbox 360. So you could imagine my surprise when I heard that there was a price drop for the system coming. Reported by IGN earlier last week, there was speculation that the XBOX ONE will be releasing a $400 unit possibly without a disk drive. What does this mean? Well to start things off, this would imply that we would have to now download all of our games straight from the Xbox marketplace. This brings up another point. Why not get rid of the Kinect unit entirely and drop the price to around $350-$400? Essentially we’re paying an extra $100 bucks for a piece of hardware that still needs to be fixed and updated. At the end of the day, if any of this is true, consumers and myself could expect to see the new $400 dollar version of the Xbox one hitting stores sometime this year. So what do you think about the price dropping news/rumors? What ever it is, please write your thoughts below and let me know. See you all next time.