Aussies To Miss Out On Latest Xbox Price Cut?
As reported yesterday, Microsoft’s Xbox One has received another price cut – but only for American customers.
While Microsoft’s American site displays the console’s new RRP of $249 USD, the Australian site still lists the $399 AUD price point (approximately $299 USD) the Xbox One was cut to in June.
ChannelNews reached out to Microsoft for clarification, who indicated that the price changes won’t affect territories outside of the US.
Word is that the price cut is motivated through a desire by the company to churn through the company’s remaining stocks of the console before they release the new model, the Xbox One S, next week.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that effort will extend to potential-Australian customers.
We also reached out to local retailer EB Games to ask about the price cuts and received the following response:
“There has never been a better time for customers to get into the gaming console market. We are seeing heavy activity from both PlayStation and XBOX and hope this continues for the foreseeable future. As for any specific activity, we are looking forward to the release of the new Limited edition 2 TB XBOX ONE S next Tuesday and the just announced 500GB and 1TB XBOX ONE S bundles on August 23.”
The above statement doesn’t really shed a whole lot of light on the situation – we took it to mean that, disappointingly, the $50 cut to RRP cut won’t apply down under.