Forget all about Black Friday, Microsoft has announced a $50 Xbox One price drop will go into effect on November 2, 2014. The Xbox One price drop date comes less than one year after the next-gen console’s original release date.
Microsoft said the Xbox One price drop was a “limited-time promotional offer.” The price decrease is being promoted as in effect until January 3, 2015, taking the $50 reduction through the holiday shopping season. If it contributes to a dramatic boost in Xbox One sales, the $50 price cut could very well stay in effect beyond January 3.
The price drop alone is great news for anyone who’s been waiting to pick up an Xbox One. And judging by the latest Xbox One vs PS4 sales figures, that represents quite a few people. At the last public count, Sony had sold two times more PlayStation 4 consoles than Microsoft had sold Xbox One consoles.
However, the $50 decrease doesn’t affect just single systems. The Xbox One price drop also brings down the retail price for special bundles such as the just-released Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundle and the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle.
The Nov. 2 price drop date coincides with the launch of the Assassin’s Creed Xbox One bundle. That bundle represents a particularly great deal with this new price drop. Included for the new $349 price is an Xbox One console, Assassin’s Creed Unity and a copy of last year’s Xbox One launch title Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. If you get the bundle that includes Kinect, you also get Dance Central Spotlight.
This new reduced price will be available throughout the United States at most major national retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Stores, Target, Toys ‘R Us and Walmart.