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firehawk12 June 10 2013 07:09 PM

Xbox One: $499
 
Figure people would just want the headline. The Xbox One is 499 in the US!

Haggis and tatties June 10 2013 07:18 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
But dont fret all you non US people, MS have been thinking of you.

EU €499.
UK 430.

lol

Sheep June 10 2013 07:26 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
Quote:

Haggis and tatties wrote: (Post 8228080)
But dont fret all you non US people, MS have been thinking of you.

EU 499.
UK 430.

lol

If it's this bad for the UK and EU, I can't wait to see how badly the Australians get screwed on XBone pricing.

Chemahkuu June 10 2013 07:31 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
The PS4 is listed on Amazon UK for 600, and now the XBO for 430.

Ouch.

MacLeod June 10 2013 07:36 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
That's a huge difference in price. PS4 will have to drop to at least 500 in the UK to make it competative. Yes the XBox 1 does have issues, but If I was voting with my wallet it would be the XBox 1.

TheGodBen June 10 2013 07:46 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
Quote:

Chemahkuu wrote: (Post 8228137)
The PS4 is listed on Amazon UK for 600, and now the XBO for 430.

Ouch.

I can almost guarantee you that is a placeholder price, the XBO was listed at the same price the other day. The PS4 will launch in the $400-450 range.

Chemahkuu June 10 2013 07:48 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
Quote:

TheGodBen wrote: (Post 8228206)
Quote:

Chemahkuu wrote: (Post 8228137)
The PS4 is listed on Amazon UK for 600, and now the XBO for 430.

Ouch.

I can almost guarantee you that is a placeholder price, the XBO was listed at the same price the other day. The PS4 will launch in the $400-450 range.

Yup, with a similar markup for the UK market bringing it to around 430-480 here or so.

Haggis and tatties June 10 2013 07:50 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
That suits me, i just bought a boat....i mean a Wii-u. lol

TheGodBen June 10 2013 07:57 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
Nah, 340-380. The higher prices in European markets are partly down to VAT (which isn't included in US prices by convention) and EU environmental taxes on electronic goods. A direct dollars to euros conversion is normal these days.

Chemahkuu June 10 2013 07:59 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
Quote:

TheGodBen wrote: (Post 8228272)
Nah, 340-380. The higher prices in European markets are partly down to VAT and EU environmental taxes on electronic goods. A direct dollars to euros conversion is normal these days.

At the current exchange rate, $499 is 320. The UK XBO price is 430, 110 more.

Jax June 10 2013 08:04 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
With VAT should be 384, WTF MICROSOFT.

MacLeod June 10 2013 08:19 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
The UK taken for a ride again when it comes to prices, what a surprise. Though I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes available at 399.99 in the UK.

TheGodBen June 10 2013 08:52 PM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
Quote:

Jax wrote: (Post 8228311)
With VAT should be 384, WTF MICROSOFT.

Like I said, the EU has tougher environmental policies on electronic goods, one of which imposes the costs of collecting and recycling electronic products at their end of life onto the manufacturers, thus making that service free to the consumer. Electronics sold in the EU also must meet stricter environmental standards during manufacture. This makes the cost of selling electronic goods in the EU higher than in the US, so they typically charge more here.

Microsoft are still probably making a profit in that direct price conversion, but it's not as much as it first might seem.

MPH June 11 2013 12:23 AM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
Quote:

MacLeod wrote: (Post 8228395)
The UK taken for a ride again when it comes to prices, what a surprise. Though I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes available at 399.99 in the UK.

Well I think I will keep my 360 thanks, 400:eek:

JirinPanthosa June 11 2013 12:47 AM

Re: Xbox One: $499
 
$499 for a system whose games force you to pay again for every console you play it on, most of the games have monthly subscription fees, and is targeting its appeal to casual gamers.

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