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Microsoft cuts Xbox One price to PS4 challenging £399

Plus you get a free copy of Titanfall
Mon Feb 24 2014, 16:33
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MICROSOFT HAS CUT the price of the Xbox One games console, chopping £30 off its price in the UK.

Microsoft's latest games console has been priced at £429 since it went on sale. Since that time it has sold in decent numbers and the games that have been released for it have also moved well. Now a £30 price cut will put it in better competition with the Sony PS4 rival, which costs £349.

One hotly expected game is Titanfall, which has been so thoroughly hyped that a fancy controller was created to celebrate it.

Titanfall is part of the price-cut party and Microsoft will bundle copies of the game with the £399 Xbox One games console for as long as stocks last. The price cut will take effect on 28 February. Tempted gamers might want to cool their gigantic rocket boots for a couple of weeks, though, as Titanfall doesn't come out until March.

You can pre-order the sub-£400 Xbox One games console with Titanfall now, according to Microsoft. In the meantime, this means that you must stay cool, and not rush out and buy one for £429.

"At Xbox, we believe there's never been a better time to join the new console generation. To help our fans do just that, Xbox One will be available at the new UK estimated retail price of £399.99 from February 28," said Harvey Eagle, marketing director for Xbox UK.

"And while supplies last, fans will also get Titanfall - the most anticipated game of the year - included in the box."

The Titanfall package includes the Xbox One games console, Kinect, one month of Xbox Live Gold membership, a digital copy of the game and a standard controller. The Titanfall beta was a hit, and two million people had a go at it.

Sony has sold over 5.3 million PS4 consoles. In January, Microsoft announced three million units sold. µ


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