but they are giving them away... in the UK. It's not their fault the US dollar is less valuable against the British pound
Dude, the Xbox One started at £430. This is an insane drop this early. PS4's stayed at £350 the whole time.
I'm not sure what either of your posts has to do with the fact that its still more expensive with this "deal" than it has ever been in the US. Nor do you seem to be considering the fact that this is a retailer price decision, not Microsoft's. To say nothing of the fact that you think slightly less gouging (whilst still priced well above cost) is proof of some sort of failure. I'd like to think you both had some sort of actual point when you started your replies to me, but I think it's pretty clear you're just looking to frame this "deal" in the most negative light you can for obvious reasons, and you aren't going to let things like common sense or context get in your way. It's sad, but not unexpected. $500+ USD is not practically giving them away. I shouldn't have to explain that, but obviously you need it.
It is when you remember we pay 20% VAT on everything here. Take that away and it comes to ~$400 --- Fan of metal? Don't mind covers? Check out my youtube and give me some feedback http://www.youtube.com/sircaballero
What you need to look at is where it started and where it is now.
So, someone here said it started at $430 and now is $310. $120 drop in price is a lot for 1 year, let alone within 5 months of launch.
I wish the Xbox One would have had a drop to $350 (which is kind of what it would be for the USA).
Still, the US has gotten a lot too.
-$50 drop might not sound like a lot but its something. -Brand spankin new game (which would have been a hit on its own) for free. Bundles usually come with older games...but this was a AAA (budget wise) game on release of it that was gotten free. -Some specials that gave 12 month Live for free too.
Luckily, I'm waiting for Gears of War to "upgrade" to a new console. By then, I expect the console to be had (on special) for $300-$350 and with a free game or something....and Gears seems as if it'll come in Fall/Winter 2015, so I still got a year and a half. --- Worthy Indie: Magicians & Looters -Breath Of Death -Cuthulu Saves The World -EvilQuest -Trino -Shoot 1UP -Your Doodles Are Bugged -Vintage Hero