A bevy of major retailers in the US have followed Walmart's lead in lowering the price of the Xbox One to $450 with an included game, with Microsoft's own retail stores being the latest to join in the unofficial price reduction.
The Microsoft Store website is advertising "Limited time savings" of $50 on previouslyannounced console bundles including downloads of either Titanfall or Forza Motorsport 5. There is no such "limited time" warning on similar price drops for costlier, game-and-accessory-filled Xbox One bundles at the retailer, which are down anywhere from $45to $70.
Microsoft's retail stores join major retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, and Target in offering the console/game bundles at the reduced $450 price. Amazon briefly listed the base Xbox One system at $450 and reportedly let users get that price down to $400 with a coupon code; the site is now listing the base system at $480 and the Titanfall bundle at the standard $500. GameStop has yet to budge on the initial $500 price for either the standard console or the console/game bundles.