Xbox One To Get a Cheaper Model This Year? More Rumours Emerge
Written Friday, January 31, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
The Xbox One rumours keep coming thick and fast, with the latest bout of speculation coming from a so-called 'senior publishing source'. Apparently, said source seems to think that a cheaper Xbox One model will surface sometime in 2014, in a bid to make the console a more competitive prospect in comparison to PS4.
Rumblings about various models of Xbox One, such as a disc-less system with a bluetooth adapter and a 1TB HDD model surfaced yesterday care of ubiquitous forum NeoGAF. According to an article on Kotaku, Microsoft is looking to take legal action against the perpetrator of this huge mass of rumours, which suggests some of what's been leaked could well be true.
Should a cheaper model of Xbox One see launch as per the rumours, it would likely retail for $399, as Microsoft looks to make up ground lost to Sony and PlayStation 4 in console sales. A lower priced Xbox One would put the consoles on an equal footing cost-wise, though it may transpire that Xbox One is subject to a price cut later in the year regardless, as the cost of manufacturing the console gradually falls.