You Might Want To Buy The Titanfall Xbox One Bundle Directly From Microsoft

By Viet Do . February 25, 2014 . 9:00am

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It’s already been headlined that today Microsoft unveiled an Xbox One Titanfall Edition console. Microsoft had stated that the bundle will be available at select retailers. Turns out, as of today, it’s only available at two retailers in the US.

 

You can grab the Xbox One Titanfall Edition console bundle at:

 

 

Given Titanfall won’t be released until March 11th, both retailers are offering release day shipping – always an enticing move to keep gamers from trekking to the local Best Buy instead. For Microsoft Store, the cutoff order time to receive free release day shipping is March 8th at 12PM Pacific, whereas for Amazon you’ll have to select two-day shipping at checkout. Given the extra cost involved if you don’t have Amazon Prime, buying at Microsoft Store is the way to go for those of us who are Prime-less.

 

As mentioned in the announcement post, the bundle comes with a download code for a digital copy of Titanfall plus the usual Xbox One items (Kinect, wireless controller, and headset). You also get one month’s worth of Xbox Live Gold membership – pretty much a must-have for Titanfall.

 

This of course is a slight up-yours to those who already bought an Xbox One last November with the intention of buying Titanfall. Or maybe I’m just reading into this a little bit too much, as market demand obviously dictates pricing. While this promotion can be argued as NOT a price drop, it’s safe to say that Microsoft is most definitely mulling Xbox One pricing across the board (not just in the UK, where prices drop from £429.99 to £399.99), with the PS4 eclipsing the Xbox One in sales for the 8th Gen console war.


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  • Fronkhead

    From an economist’s point of view, it wouldn’t be a disservice to the earlier adopter.

    Because the Xbox One is a ‘durable good’, consumers buy one for the services it provides in the future (hours of videogames, entertainment, etc. etc.), not the good itself (which is essentially a functionless piece of hardware without those services), so any day one buyer shouldn’t mind paying more since that’s the trade-off for being able to experience the Xbox One 4 months before today.

    Of course, it really depends on how much you value those extra four months relative to how much less you’ll pay in the future, which is different for all of us.

    However, that’s just one factor, and if the Xbox One were supply constrained it would be a different story altogether (Nintendo had no reason to drop the price of the Wii for years, and Sony have yet to need to drop the price of the PS4), but in terms of whether early adopters should feel annoyed about such a minor price drop/bundle, they have little to worry about.

    • http://dealzon.com/ Dealzon

      That is true and I wasnt really arguing that hard re: the shaft to early adopter (theres always a price to for early adopters) – but I’m positive that a price change like this within a span of less than half a year, can leave a bad taste to some people – especially given the launch titles that were available at the time for the Xbox One.

      • Fronkhead

        Oh yes, absolutely. It’s probably not as bad as what we’ve seen in the past (in the UK at least the Xbox and N64 were heavily discounted after launch, and in the latter case early adopters were compensated with a free copy of Mario Kart 64).

    • disqus_GOTHZbVHu7

      Yeah but any long time Xbox owner knows MS will screw us over so we knew this was coming. MS always rewards the wrong people. But there are no repercussions because the long time Xbox folks keep coming back for more, even the rrod fiasco didnt tick us off enough to abandon the Xbox. We must all be insane.

  • eilegz

    no reason to buy a juan yet….

    wait for the bundle

  • Adam Acuo

    Is Persona 5 coming out on the Xbox One…

  • disqus_GOTHZbVHu7

    MS store is the worst you will probably get your order cancelled with no explanation or it will take two weeks to ship. Go with Amazon.

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