[E3 2013] Xbox One Coming In November, Price Tag Revealed

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Hold onto your butts, kids. Microsoft’s pre-E3 conference just wrapped up, and during it they pulled back the curtain on the only major lingering question many of us had left: how much will the Xbox One cost? The answer to that burning question is a thoroughly intimidating $499, or €499 and £429 in European territories. At least there’s only one SKU, so you don’t have to worry about trying to find the version with the big hard drive, only to walk into a store and only see the cheaper, crappier bundle. I’m looking at you, Nintendo.

The console will release this November — after the break I have a question I’d like you to answer: now that we know plenty about the console and the games, are you going to throw down the $499 for an Xbox One?


Will You Be Getting An Xbox One?
 

The price tag is just a wee bit higher than what I was hoping for, but I suppose $349-399 was wishful thinking for an “all-in-one” console that comes packaged with a Kinect. If you’re feeling extra chatty, I’d love to hear what you think is the perfect price point for the PlayStation 4.

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  • Taboo

    $500?? I’ve always been fan of xbox, but I’m sorry I think I might be getting a PS4 or maybe I’ll just stick to my 360.

  • Canucklehead

    Hmmm let’s see $500 to watch TV? Yeah I’ll pass

    • Adam Dodd

      Don’t forget the sports! You can play them AND watch them, maybe even AT THE SAME TIME.

  • REmake

    I’m sticking with my WiiU. Got to get some new smash bros on.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I wasn’t going to buy the Xbox One anyways, but the PS4 better be at least $50 cheaper than that if they want to win the console war. Their conference is in about 5 minutes so I’ll come back after that and voice my opinions. Hoping for the best!

  • haterzwantwar

    $500 is disgusting… I’m in the UK and that’s about £320 by today’s conversion rate, yet for some reason it’s £429??!!

    Fuck you Microsoft with your ‘too big to give a fuck’ attitude, everything you’ve released about the console so far is garbage. If I even bother going next gen it’ll be the PS4. Gaming lost it’s soul when it just came down to two front runners and internet based dogshit diluted matters, the 360 was alright but I’ll never be nostalgic about it down the line.

  • wildgator25

    $500 is expensive, don’t get me wrong. But…. how people are so quick to forget that the PS3 launched with 2 price points… $499 and $599. People justified the price by saying they were purchasing a high end Bluray player. Well, all I can say is that the Xbox One comes with a high end Bluray player, a state of the art DVR/PVR with uploading available on the fly, the ability to video chat via Kinect, the best online service in the world (Xbox Live), exclusives that are way better than Sony’s offerings, acquires DLC from the majority of the major games FIRST, etc.

    $100 is not a reason to sway me from the best console available.

  • undertaker78

    There’s no way in heck I’m getting the new XBox when I can get the PS4 for $100.00 cheaper. Microsoft should feel ashamed for charging this much money for such a dismal product.