XBOX 360 owners still hesitant to purchase XBOX ONE, even with $100 price cut!!

#1SolnotPosted 6/3/2014 1:58:02 PM
http://www.geekwire.com/2014/survey-xbox-360-owners-still-hesitant-purchase-xbox-one-even-100-price-drop/

While some stores are seeing increased interest for the Xbox One following the console?s $100 price drop, a recent survey shows that most Xbox 360 owners are still hesitant to upgrade their systems.

DealNews polled more than 900 of its readers last month and found that only 21 percent say they are more likely to purchase the Xbox One now that there is a cheaper, $399 version without the Kinect. Xbox 360 owners are also a bit weary ? 58 percent said they won?t buy the $399 Xbox One, which hits store shelves June 9.

The survey also revealed that 43 percent of Xbox 360 owners have still not bought an Xbox One or Playstation 4, which retails at $399, due to price.

?This could mean one of a few different things: A) Users think $399 is still too much for the Xbox One, especially without the Kinect; B) These players have become happier with their 360; Or C) They don?t really know what they want,? wrote DealNews features editor Benjamin Glaser.

It will be interesting to see how much Xbox One sales increase, if at all, after the $100 price cut. The Xbox One still trails the $399 PS4 in worldwide sales, while Sony?s console has held a sales lead in the U.S. for the past four months.

Xbox exec Phil Harrison told OXM last month that lowering console prices and increasing demand will help the Xbox One ecosystem overall. His thinking is that the more gamers there are on Xbox One, the more developers will be enticed to make Xbox One games.

Still, Harrison added that Microsoft remains committed to Kinect ?as the premium way to experience the Xbox One vision.? In fact, Xbox head Phil Spencer told CNET that the decision to offer an Xbox One without the Kinect will actually result in more Kinect unit sales in the end. Microsoft plans on selling a standalone Kinect in the future for that purchase the $399 Xbox One.

DealNews also found increasing interest in PC gaming and that 17 percent of respondents have played a single game for at least 20 hours straight.
#2EllesarienPosted 6/3/2014 2:02:19 PM(edited)
900 people that read DealNews eh? Damn...MS IS doomed then.
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#3Brakis1882Posted 6/7/2014 6:39:41 AM
I won't buy either console in the first year, they are prone to technical failure and no games. After a year plus they work most of the kinks out and you have games to play.
#4WartPig_Posted 6/7/2014 6:56:27 AM
never buy a console at launch


*link to YT "game launch rock" vid*
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#5nableetPosted 6/7/2014 7:00:29 AM
Until more games are out that you can only play on the new systems then people have little incentive to switch. Price, hardware performance and plenty of games still on PS360 is kind of a great reason to wait it out.
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#6TheGam3925Posted 6/7/2014 7:01:18 AM
I own a 360 and I am still hesitant to buy an Xbox One lol.
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#7Jiggy101011Posted 6/7/2014 7:13:16 AM
Happens every gen, I remember buying a 360 early on yet I would still pop in Halo 2 and play that because there wasn't too much out at launch. Right now a lot of the games available on 360/ps3 look almost identical to their One/PS4 counterparts. Once more exclusives come out for next gen consoles only that is when you will see a big switch.
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#8EoinPosted 6/7/2014 7:18:01 AM
The Kinectless SKU isn't really much of a price cut. It's really not that far off the recent deals for Xbox One with Kinect and Titanfall included. It's arguably less value than that bundle for anyone who wanted either or both of those two things.

As such, I think that the Xbox One still has a price problem. The new Kinectless SKU doesn't solve that problem, and it's not meant to. It's meant to solve a different problem.
#9ComradeRyanPosted 6/7/2014 9:38:47 AM
I am planning to transition from an Xbox 360 & PS3 to just a PS4 in the eighth generation. I am waiting for Star Wars: Battlefront to be released.
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#10uniquebadgerPosted 6/7/2014 11:16:41 AM
Why would the ones holding out still rush out and buy a next gen console when almost every game being released still is hitting the old gen as well?

A smart consumer who has been waiting will continue to wait till a good bundle comes along or a true exclusive comes out that they actually want.

I feel like even if I didn't have my PS4 and X1 right now that I wouldn't be missing out on much at all.