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Starting next week, the Xbox One will finally be cheaper than the PS4

Xbox One Price Drop

Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft is making its biggest push yet for the Xbox One. Starting on November 2nd, every Xbox One will receive a temporary $50 discount. That includes the current standard console, the console with Kinect, the Sunset Overdrive bundle, the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle and the Assassin’s Creed bundle. Each and every Xbox One will retail for $50 cheaper.

This is the latest in a string of efforts by Microsoft to get the Xbox One back on a level playing field with the PlayStation 4. Microsoft never expected to beat out Sony’s offering internationally, but the U.S. sales have been something of a disappointment.

Sony crushed Microsoft last year when the consoles launched, but price was a major factor. The only Xbox One model available came bundled with the Kinect, bumping its price to $499 while the PS4 sold for $399. The price difference, combined with the prelaunch missteps on Microsoft’s part, gave Sony the opportunity to take the lead.

Microsoft isn’t going to let Sony win two holiday seasons in a row without a fight.

Once the price drop goes into effect on November 2nd, these will be the official prices of each new Xbox One bundle:

  • Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle: $349
  • Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle: $349
  • Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle w/ 1TB Hard Drive: $449

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.