Microsoft “prepared to cut Xbox One price”, Says Pachter
Now that Microsoft has reversed most of their controversial policies, they still have one thing that puts the PS4 ahead of them, the price. Microsoft will be bundling the mandatory Kinect in with the system, that is required for you to operate the system, which really brought the price up to $500 bucks. Michael Pachter believes that Microsoft is willing to cut the Xbox One’s price if sales fall too far behind the PS4’s.
“Microsoft intends to offer a more robust hardware bundle than Sony will offer, and Microsoft is convinced that consumers will ultimately appreciate the value proposition presented by Kinect,” Pachter told investors, CVG reports. “Microsoft has not done a particularly good job of communicating the value proposition to consumers, but today’s announcement will remove an impediment to the company’s ability to get its message across.
“We are confident that with six months of focused messaging, Microsoft can fully level the playing field with Sony, and we expect the Xbox One to sell as many units as the PS4. If we are wrong, we think that Microsoft is prepared to lower price next year.” A lot of gamers have already went ahead and pre-ordered the Xbox One following Wednesday’s announcement, were you one of them?