Xbox One Titanfall console bundle drops to $450 at Walmart & Best Buy

It's not a price drop. But, two retailers are now selling the Xbox One Titanfall console bundle for $50 less than retail price.

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It's not a price drop. But, two retailers are now selling the Xbox One Titanfall console bundle for $50 less than retail price. According to Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, you'll be able to get the bundle for $450 at Walmart and Best Buy.

Because it's not an official price drop, neither retailer is allowed to show the price on their website. "As a retailer, we set our own prices independently, but some manufacturers restrict how we may communicate those prices. In some cases the manufacturer does not allow us to show you our price until you take further action," Best Buy says. "Walmart has decided to offer this product to you at a price well below the manufacturer's minimum retail price. Because of this, the manufacturer requires that you take a couple additional steps before you can see this special low price," Walmart also points out.

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    March 21, 2014 12:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox One Titanfall console bundle drops to $450 at Walmart & Best Buy.

    It's not a price drop. But, two retailers are now selling the Xbox One Titanfall console bundle for $50 less than retail price.

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      March 21, 2014 12:04 PM

      Now that it's down to $450... I'll still pass it up!

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      March 21, 2014 12:07 PM

      Everything is fine, nothing to see here.

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      March 21, 2014 12:11 PM

      Has EA released sell through numbers yet?

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      March 21, 2014 12:12 PM

      Andrew, Walmart is calling this a "rollback", and that typically implies this is the price from now on at the store... soo.....

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        March 21, 2014 12:13 PM

        Yeah, and Microsoft officially tweeted it out...

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          March 21, 2014 12:18 PM

          Best Buy is doing the "add thing to the cart" thing that implies a temporary reduction, so IDK...

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      March 21, 2014 12:22 PM

      So it's a "sale" then?

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      March 21, 2014 12:23 PM

      Also, on both sites this applies to the non-titanfall bundle as well.

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      March 21, 2014 12:29 PM

      Man. I'm still pissed about the 1.

      I tried to cancel with amazon when it first came out but they were in processing forever and shipped it. Decided to keep it since I got it, and regret it to this day. Early adopter for xb1 : fail.

      Don't regret my ps4 at all though.

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        March 21, 2014 12:43 PM

        Would Amazon not take it back?

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        March 21, 2014 12:45 PM

        first... world... problems?

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        March 21, 2014 12:52 PM

        looking at the libraries it'd seem the XB1 has way more exclusives at this point

        dead rising 3
        forza
        peggle 2
        titanfall
        plants vs. zombies
        ryse

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          March 21, 2014 2:42 PM

          Max: The curse of brotherhood
          Killer Instinct

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        March 21, 2014 12:56 PM

        Why do you regret your purchase? Was it something that you were going to buy later, or did you get sucked in with early-adoption fever?

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        March 21, 2014 12:58 PM

        While I'm more than a little disappointed that they haven't gotten their act together with the resolution and graphical fidelity stuff, (it should be able to handle similar levels as the ps4) I don't regret getting the one at all.

        I'm glad I got a PS4 also, but I have always enjoyed the design philosophies that end up on the microsoft platforms too much to go without an Xbox One.

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        March 21, 2014 1:21 PM

        There are plenty of fun games out for it. What makes you regret your purchase?

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        March 21, 2014 5:50 PM

        amazon allows you to either refuse delivery or return it. that ones on you man

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          March 21, 2014 6:37 PM

          This, seriously. Could have just returned it.

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            March 23, 2014 4:38 PM

            Amazon charges a restocking fee if you return it just because you didn't want it.

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      March 21, 2014 12:58 PM

      Wow, so even people who bought the Titanfall bundle last week can now have buyer's remorse!

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        March 21, 2014 1:11 PM

        Or just get the price adjusted...

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          March 21, 2014 2:37 PM

          I just ordered on on Tuesday and got today. Not sure if Amazon would adjust the price for me if they drop theirs or not.

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            March 21, 2014 2:39 PM

            Yep, they will. Why? Because you could just return it for a full refund and rebuy it.

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      March 21, 2014 1:46 PM

      Sounds like they're trying to get some more units out there to get word-of-mouth going on Titanfall. The question is, how will the bros like it?

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        March 21, 2014 2:42 PM

        i'd say it's pretty bro-friendly. bros love mechs.

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        March 21, 2014 5:14 PM

        More like trying to move inventory that nobody wants to buy.

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          March 21, 2014 5:28 PM

          Can't go down without a fight!

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          March 21, 2014 5:47 PM

          That is such a dumb console warrior attitude. Those consoles have sold great, and the game has sold great from everything I have seen.

          I guess they could hold the console out of everyone's reach like Sony did. I got both consoles as soon as I could, only difference is that the PS4 launch was a fucking logistical joke... again. They didn't prepare for demand.

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            March 21, 2014 6:06 PM

            Microsoft would have supply issues too, if people actually wanted to buy their console. As it is, retailers are taking it upon themselves to cut pricing to move units.

            They're sitting on unsold units from the Holliday season and had to take the titansfall SKU as well. Something has to give in the face of pitiful demand to clear inventory so here we are, price cut city.

            Meanwhile Sony is moving every unit they can ship.

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              March 21, 2014 6:26 PM

              Do you define "pitiful demand" as "less demand than there is for the PS4"? Because sales in the US for both consoles have been very similar, just look at the sales numbers for February.

              The difference is that MS is not selling in nearly as many countries right now, hence their lack of supply issues in the US.

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                March 21, 2014 6:39 PM

                As of late feb I read it was 2:1 Sony favor. Total sales that is.

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                March 21, 2014 7:01 PM

                Pitiful demand defined as "so much stock clogging up retailer inventory chains that they need to cut prices just to get units out the door already".

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                  March 21, 2014 7:07 PM

                  Sounds like you're commenting on supply, not demand? MS probably expected to be selling a bit better than they have been, or perhaps they overshot supply on purpose to ensure there would always be units in stock when their big exclusives started to hit.

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                    March 21, 2014 7:31 PM

                    If retailers are cutting the price just to get rid of inventory, that is all you need to know.

                    That said I don't know if this is retailers or MS cutting the price.

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                    March 21, 2014 7:46 PM

                    Ah yes, retailers are cutting prices on their own because Microsoft just doing too good a job at giving them units, not at all because they're having trouble selling them!

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                      March 21, 2014 8:30 PM

                      Fucking console warriors man. So sad

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                        March 21, 2014 9:33 PM

                        Warriors? its fanboys, as in BOYS.. and facts is facts..use just NPD numbers is like saying the rest of the world doesn't exist.. Both systems are way to expensive for basically no games right now IMHO. Titanfall has pushed the BOne sales up in the US (one week so far) to almost match Sony (good sign for the BOne).. Sony is still selling more with no AAA game right now, fanboy or not, Sony is outselling the BOne. With Titanfall its almost a dead heat in US (now) but other countries its not even close. One thing i think is funny is how either manufacture uses the region it sells well in for stats.. 360 sold better in US so they used it for marketing, Sony did better in non US regions, so they used that.. In the end the 360 and Ps3 ended up being almost even I suspect this gen will too. So spin it however you want. we are months in, which one sells more is non factor right now unless you want to play fanboy.

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                        March 21, 2014 11:04 PM

                        Which part is the sad part

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                      March 21, 2014 11:03 PM

                      Obviously they are having trouble selling them! I just don't see what a sale by two retailers has to do with the overall demand for the console; the NPD sales numbers for both consoles are so similar. You will note that Amazon is not participating in this price war, despite being one of the top sellers of consoles in the country.

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              March 21, 2014 7:29 PM

              Man you are crazy. Go look at the stats, xbox one is doing really well actually. Both of them are. Davesilly

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                March 22, 2014 3:25 PM

                That's basically what I was trying to say. They both have done very well. Last I had heard, they had done very similar numbers in dollar amount. It just strikes me as a bit console warriorish to go saying nobody wants the xbox.

                That's simply not true.

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      March 21, 2014 5:42 PM

      I think I'm going to buy one - the normal/Forza version is marked down too at best buy. The price is on the shelves so it's at least on sale for a while.

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        March 21, 2014 5:53 PM

        If you do, try to report back to chatty somewhere if Forza is worth buying. I really like the last one, but everyone says the microtransactions are atrocious.

        But then again, all the weekend confirmed crew hated Ryse : Son of Rome. So I didn't get it until a couple of weeks ago, but I kind of really like it. Unfortunately, I found that I was more akin to indie Jeff Mattas' opinion on games than the rest of the crew post show.

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          March 21, 2014 7:01 PM

          Forza is great. You don't need to buy the cars if you don't want to.

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          March 21, 2014 7:02 PM

          I was going to buy it but I suddenly remembered my discount for Dell store is now 17% and not 10%, so I can get the Forza bundle with an extra controller for $6.50 more than Best Buy just for the Forza (or Titanfall) console.

          Then again I could get 17% of PS4 instead maybe... if it would come up on the site on my PC and not just my phone :/

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            March 22, 2014 3:20 PM

            If you can get a 17% discount off of a PS4 ( that's what I'm see, I think ), go for that. I really do like the Microsoft platform philosophy in general, and the games that end up on their systems, but the PS4 is worth investing in and the Xbox hasn't gotten their crap together yet.

            If you can get them both this gen, I think it would be the best solution. If I read what you were getting at right.

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      March 21, 2014 7:03 PM

      aitoo who thinks that's a lot of money?

      I feel like the ideal price for a console is ~$250.

      That's what my gut says. My gut knows what's up.

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        March 21, 2014 7:08 PM

        iirc, the Sega Saturn was $600 on launch. Dreamcast I think was high too. Neo Geo was like $650 in 1990 and games were $100 a piece.

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        March 21, 2014 7:33 PM

        If hat is the ideal price for a console the industry is going to crash and consoles are going to go away.

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        March 21, 2014 8:30 PM

        even the wii u is more than that

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      March 21, 2014 7:53 PM

      My guess is MS is behind this, trying to see if they can move inventory at a lower price point.

      With a game, this is a good deal, without one, it's still a bit overpriced.

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      March 21, 2014 8:27 PM

      $50 off still isn't worth it to me if Titanfall is the only game I want to play on it.
      Really, who buys a console for just one game?
      You want to interest me MS? Its easy.
      Games, games, games.
      And make it when I pay $60 for a game, its the whole game, not something I have to pay another $600 on unlocking the rest of it.

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        March 21, 2014 8:37 PM

        There's a few other games I'd play on it. Madden. NHL 15 in a few months. Tomb Raider I think I rather play on a console. Forza looks good, micro-transactions or not...

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      March 22, 2014 10:19 AM

      Still nope. There is nothing compelling about the Xbone to make me jump from my x360 other than graphics.