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Report: White Xbox One Coming, Also $50 Price Cut

By - Source: KitGuru | B 16 comments

Hmm, we might be seeing a white Xbox One arrive in October, and perhaps, just perhaps, a price cut right before then.

KitGuru has reported that Microsoft is going to introduce a white Xbox One later this year. Whether it will be available as a standalone option is unclear. However, the white variant will be available in the future paired with the game Sunset Overdrive, a third person shooter developed by Insomniac games. It looks like the Kinect sensor will not be included in this bundle.

The white Xbox One (with Sunset Overdrive and without the Kinect sensor) will be available for $399. It's known at this point when this bundle will be available, although we do know that Sunset Overdrive will be available on October 28.

KitGuru predicts that a white version of the Xbox One will make it slightly more popular, but that it won't help sales by much. There is a rumor on the web that Microsoft will be announcing a $50 / €50 price cut at Gamescom 2014 for the standalone Xbox One. Unfortunately, TechRadar was told that the original listing was an erroneous posting, and that Microsoft has no plans to cut the price. This seems like a fairly typical response, as Microsoft would be cannibalizing a lot of its sales if the public were to figure out that there is a price cut right around the corner, so let's not dismiss this one just yet.

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    mobrocket , August 5, 2014 11:17 AM
    Sorry the XB1 wont help you with streaming your pirated movies
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    edlivian , August 5, 2014 11:24 AM
    Get a chromecast, problem solved
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    vagrantsoul , August 5, 2014 11:26 AM
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    Sorry the XB1 wont help you with streaming your pirated movies


    But it also won't help me stream the stuff I've shot myself, encoded and ripped from my private collection as a space saving measure, and files i've downloaded LEGALLY from one vendor or another... not really seeing anything to get me away from my ps3 and tversity, especially with a new gaming/design rig
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    Merry_Blind , August 5, 2014 11:52 AM
    I don't really like the design of the console in black, but in white, I have to sey it's pretty sleek. The controller looks good as ever though.
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    gggplaya , August 5, 2014 12:27 PM
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    X1 and PS4 both totally underpowered for todays games and those coming in the next 5 years. What about 4K TV???? Why can't I stream movies from my DLNA home server to X1? Thing is a joke, I'm pissed. So many features missing for a so-called multimedia machine. Not even close. They want you to subscribe to all of their services and spend tons of money. Not happening, I rent movies and rip them to digital files... have like 3,000 HD movies. Why the hell can't X1 handle this task?????



    You realize that's illegal with huge fines.

    Also, when you're only rendering in 1080p, it requires much less system power.

    Also, when you're trying to meet a price target and still make a profit, power and price have to be balanced. For $400, you essentially get a fairly powerful computer that can play games. Try and buy a PC anywhere close to that with more power.
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    josejones , August 5, 2014 12:57 PM
    I HATE white!!! I would much rather have silver or a brushed aluminum color. But, I won't be buying until XBox 1 finally upgrades and finally does what they should've done in the first place.
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    Genox , August 5, 2014 12:57 PM
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    X1 and PS4 both totally underpowered for todays games and those coming in the next 5 years. What about 4K TV???? Why can't I stream movies from my DLNA home server to X1? Thing is a joke, I'm pissed. So many features missing for a so-called multimedia machine. Not even close. They want you to subscribe to all of their services and spend tons of money. Not happening, I rent movies and rip them to digital files... have like 3,000 HD movies. Why the hell can't X1 handle this task?????


    I could build you one easy.

    You realize that's illegal with huge fines.

    Also, when you're only rendering in 1080p, it requires much less system power.

    Also, when you're trying to meet a price target and still make a profit, power and price have to be balanced. For $400, you essentially get a fairly powerful computer that can play games. Try and buy a PC anywhere close to that with more power.

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    ntrceptr , August 5, 2014 1:53 PM
    WDTV works fine for me, streams any file format I have shared on my home network. My console is for gaming enough said. Forget 4k TV that isn't gonna be a standard for many many years.
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    Cazalan , August 5, 2014 2:13 PM
    I've seen XBone + $50 Live coupon for $399, which basically makes it $349 to start.
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    joaompp , August 5, 2014 3:19 PM
    I bought my Xbox One with Kinect brand new from Ebay for $425 delivered, and I feel that was a fair price for the system, but I'm starting to regret my purchase because Microsoft's is just flailing about with all their policy changes. Pick an agenda, have some balls and stick to it.
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    littleleo , August 5, 2014 4:15 PM
    Another $50 off they must be selling well. APUs are just not that good for gaming, period.
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    Antimatter79 , August 5, 2014 4:24 PM
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    I HATE white!!! I would much rather have silver or a brushed aluminum color. But, I won't be buying until XBox 1 finally upgrades and finally does what they should've done in the first place.

    I agree, brushed aluminum would look really nice, but it would also drive the cost back up. If they did a special edition in brushed aluminum, I bed it would be back up to a $500 price tag, but it better have a controller to match, if it could be made without being able to get dented easily.
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    alextheblue , August 5, 2014 7:56 PM
    I like the white one. Matches my Dreamcast better, especially with the white controller. :)  If they do drop price and/or include the right freebies, I just might pick one up eventually.
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    I HATE white!!! I would much rather have silver or a brushed aluminum color. But, I won't be buying until XBox 1 finally upgrades and finally does what they should've done in the first place.

    I agree, brushed aluminum would look really nice, but it would also drive the cost back up. If they did a special edition in brushed aluminum, I bed it would be back up to a $500 price tag, but it better have a controller to match, if it could be made without being able to get dented easily.
    Dented easily? They wouldn't use real aluminum. A limited production run of real brushed aluminum models would be expensive as heck. It would be better to have a limited edition with faux brushed aluminum or maybe a darker steel look.
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    CaptainTom , August 5, 2014 10:04 PM
    It needs to be $300 before its price makes sense relative to the PS4's...
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    vagrantsoul , August 11, 2014 10:55 AM
    Guess they're still recouping the R&D and tooling costs... agree that it should be going a little lower, maybe another small bump down (or incentive packages) for Christmas...
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