Xbox One Bundle Deals ( Desperate? ) PS4 Bundle Deals ( Deals For Gamers?)

#1Exodus_PrimePosted 8/5/2014 7:41:48 AM
The social gaming pipeline has begun spreading spew since Xbox One has announced MADDEN and Sunset Overdrive bundles $399.99. Saying that Microsoft is desperate because they are "giving" away their games in a bundle instead of charging for them.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/05/white-xbox-one-could-be-headed-to-retail-with-sunset-overdrive?abthid=53e0d6ad5c7c095d6f00000e



Meanwhile Sony actually charges for the games bundled with their consoles at $449.99. This isn't about which bundle is better or what company is better. This is about Is Microsoft really giving them away because of Xbox One sales? or because it's a good deal for first time adopters?

Is Sony charging for their bundled games because they are ahead in sales? Is that a good deal for first time adopters? What do you think?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-glacier-white-playstation-4-destiny-bundle-glacier-white/6731019.p?id=1219238306702&skuId=6731019&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=6731019&extensionType=pla:g&s_kwcid=PTC!pla!!!80286745719!g!!47516520279&kpid=6731019&k_clickid=7f9a834a-d855-b5a8-5a25-00007e82c271&kpid=6731019


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#2Bryant187Posted 8/5/2014 7:50:45 AM
You save either way, with X1 you save $60 and PS4 $10. Trolls just like to spin anything positive MS is doing to negative. Regardless both are offering decent deals. Though X1 seems better for new adopters due to just paying for the console and getting the game free. Still PS4 is still decent cause you do save some money. Regardless both companys are doing well this gen and I'm excited to see were we end up in a few years.
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#3adonfrazPosted 8/5/2014 7:56:54 AM
Microsoft is behind so..yeah, they're offering better bundle deals and policies likes Games for Gold/No Gold paywall for apps. If Microsoft makes moves and becomes competitive with the PS4, then Sony will have more deals and offer more value for their product.

It's good for everyone.
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#4nableetPosted 8/5/2014 8:00:36 AM
The MS bundles actually make them worth it, the PS4 bundles only give you $10 off, which is only "Ok".

I wouldn't say the PS4 bundles are for the gamers, just that they command a healthy sales lead and are under less pressure to cut the price as demand is high.

MS is, effectively, offering a price cut. As you are getting more value for the same price as normal. It makes it a more attractive deal, but the reason why they are doing it is surely because of where they sit sales wise. That is why people say it is "desperation".
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#5AceAndJunpeiPosted 8/5/2014 8:15:27 AM
I think the double standard on this issue is bizarre, but TC himself displays double-standards all the time here so he shouldn't be throwing stones from a glass house.
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#6Exodus_Prime(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2014 8:25:35 AM
AceAndJunpei posted...
I think the double standard on this issue is bizarre, but TC himself displays double-standards all the time here so he shouldn't be throwing stones from a glass house.


I think you're confusing me with yourself XBRO.


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#7AceAndJunpeiPosted 8/5/2014 8:27:15 AM
Exodus_Prime posted...
AceAndJunpei posted...
I think the double standard on this issue is bizarre, but TC himself displays double-standards all the time here so he shouldn't be throwing stones from a glass house.


I think you're confusing me with yourself XBRO.


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#8OMGWYATTPosted 8/5/2014 8:47:08 AM
It isn't a double standard, it's a false equivalency. They aren't in the same position, one console is selling much better than the other, therein lies the major difference.
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#9iamdanthamanPosted 8/5/2014 8:51:22 AM
If the position was swapped and MS was charging $450 for their bundle and Sony was charging $400 for theirs, you can be sure that the trolls would be here telling us all about how MS takes advantage of their consumers and Sony only cares about giving gamers the "best value".
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#10BERZERKER17Posted 8/5/2014 9:18:37 AM
These bundles are EXCLUSIVE only to the Xbox One®. PC's or Sony Playstations aren't going to cut Miscrosoft® this time!!
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