Competitive Xbox One Digital Pricing "On the Agenda" Says Major Nelson
Written Friday, January 24, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Having pushed up the prices of first-party Xbox One digital games ahead of Christmas, there's a glimmer of hope that Microsoft may actually introduce competitive pricing for digital games on the Xbox Games Store on Xbox One, following a post in a Reddit thread from Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb.
"We are way aware of this and many of the concerns of the community," Hyrb wrote in response to a troublesome Titanfall promotion on the Microsoft Store. "We have some great stuff planned for Xbox One this year (and beyond.) As soon as we can share some of the goodness...we will."
Quizzed as to whether said "great stuff" might incorporate lower, more competitive prices for digital downloads, the Major responded: "It is indeed on the agenda."
At time of writing, the majority of full retail games on Xbox One's digital store cost between £49.99 and £54.99, prompting savvy consumers to find better deals online or on the high street. And the less said about Angry Birds Star Wars for £35/$50, the better.