Microsoft Cuts Price on Select Xbox One Games, Xbox One Bundles Announced

by William D'Angelo, posted on 07 August 2014 / 8,534 Views

Microsoft has made a couple of announcements this week. The first of which is later this year there will be bundles for Madden NFL 25 and Sunset Overdrive. The Madden NFL 25 bundle is hit retail shelves on August 26 the same day the game hits stores. The Sunset Overdrive bundle has no release date, however the game is set to land at stores on October 28.

The other announcement was made earlier today. Microsoft is cutting the price of four of its first party Xbox One titles by $10 to $49.99. The four games are Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, and Kinect Sports Rivals.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.


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14 Comments

PattonFiend (on 07 August 2014)

Why would you buy a system just to play Madden?


Mr Puggsly (on 07 August 2014)

People bought a new console just to play CoD at a higher resolution. Why not Madden?


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jlmurph2 (on 07 August 2014)

Because America


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Nicklesbe (on 07 August 2014)

Not sure but it's why 90% of people in the US bought a 360


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Nicklesbe (on 07 August 2014)

Not sure but it's why 90% of people in the US bought a 360


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blessedswine (on 08 August 2014)

the only people who will buy the madden bundle are the ones who were getting the X1 to begin with. i can almost garrantee you wont see any real sales bumps due to that bundle. And god help us if we do, it will just show how many people are stupid(not for buying a X1 but for buying one for Madden)


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NightDragon83 (on 08 August 2014)

Why would you buy a new console to play FIFA? And back when the PS2 launched Madden was its biggest launch title.


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Mr Puggsly (on 07 August 2014)

Some of those games should be $40 by now. You can get them all on Amazon for about $30 - 40.


CrankyFlameBunny (on 07 August 2014)

The love they gave the early adopters of the system....


regin2005 (on 08 August 2014)

Early Adopters for ANY system gets screwed not just the XBOne in this case.


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Mr Puggsly (on 08 August 2014)

I feel the same way about PS3 early adopters.

I paid $250 for my PS3 and it came with GoW3 and Uncharted 2. That's how it goes if you buy early.


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r3tr0gam3r1337 (on 07 August 2014)

Out of the four games mentioned i can only see one actually getting a sales boost and that's Forza 5, the rest are dare i say it forgettable, Microsoft really need to do more than just cut the price of a few games, they need price cuts across the board in order to stay competitive, at the moment their just handing it to Sony!


FujiokaMidori (on 08 August 2014)

Wow... these guys are so desperate


mutantclown (on 08 August 2014)

Who doesn't own those "discounted" games? all of them have been bundled for FREE with the console one way or the other, lol


bouboumorveu (on 07 August 2014)

time for VGC to stop boosting one's sales, "This is the end..."


Shoestar (on 07 August 2014)

"The other announcement was made earlier today. Microsoft is cutting the price of four of its first party Xbox One titles by $10 to $49.99. The four games are Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, and Kinect Sports Rivals." Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome are considered first party? Unless microsoft is buying crytek...


blessedswine (on 08 August 2014)

seems like MS is starting to grasp at straws to get sales, this is the equivalent to throwing wads of TP on the ceiling to see what sticks.


binary solo (on 07 August 2014)

It'll help sales of Sunset Overdrive, but i don't expect it to help sales of Xb one. I worry for the fortunes of SO, I hope this doesn't show a lack of confidence in the game; akin to bundling Knack as a way to get increased "sales" of the game.


blessedswine (on 08 August 2014)

From what i have seen of SO it will sell good initially but i would be shocked if it broke 1.5 million total, the game just seems dumb to me, the whole premiss to the story the style of gameplay seems kinda goofy(in a bad way) but maybe its just not my cup of tea.


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HylianSwordsman (on 09 August 2014)

Probably just not your cup of tea, actually. I don't think it'll get much either, 1.5 sounds about right for a new IP on that install base, but the premise is fine. It's an Insomniac game, and the goofiness is inspired by their Ratchet & Clank games. PS4 is the next 8th gen console I'm getting, and I'd get SO if it were on that (like it would be if Insomniac didn't decide to be whores).


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NightDragon83 (on 08 August 2014)

Fun fact: Madden was the PS2's 2nd biggest launch title in North America. The 1st was The Matrix on DVD...


NightDragon83 (on 08 August 2014)

Hey Sony fans, in case you haven't noticed your 1st party launch titles for PS4 like Killzone and Knack have also gotten price cuts, both deeper and sooner than M$ dropped their prices.


ABTR (on 08 August 2014)

Like to Shoestar, bouboumorveu & Mr Puggsly 100% agree


mizorefan (on 07 August 2014)

And Zelda Skyward Sword still at full price ($59.99)....


padib (on 07 August 2014)

How Nintendo manages its pricing blows my mind.


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