Microsoft has announced a temporary Xbox One price cut on Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb’s blog.
From Sunday, March 20th, all Xbox One consoles sold in the US will be available starting at $300, a reduction of $50 off the usual price. This is the lowest price Microsoft has ever sold the console for and reduction of $200 compared to its launch price in November 2014 when Kinect was included as standard.
While the price cut is a temporary one, Microsoft has not yet said when the promotion will end and the console’s price will return to the usual $350.
The Xbox Spring Sale will also begin next week, a one-week promotion starting on Tuesday, March 22nd. A range of discounts will be available 0n both PC and Xbox games, in addition to TV and movie content available via the Xbox Store.
Exact details of the sales have not been confirmed but discounted titles will include Fallout 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Halo 5: Guardians, Rainbow Six Siege, and the recently released Far Cry Primal. Some discounts will exceed more than 60 percent. Additionally, backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games will be on sale as well.
150 offers will be available all told.
Microsoft has recently laid out its plans for the future of the Xbox platform. Many first and third party games will be available for free on PC to those who pre-order the Xbox One version as Microsoft expands its version of cross-buy. Xbox head Phil Spencer has also suggested that Xbox consoles could receive iterative hardware upgrades in a similar fashion to Apple devices.