Did you survive Christmas without buying a next gen console? This may be your cue. Zavvi.com has slashed the Xbox One’s price to £409.99 – a whopping (not really) £20 off the RRP. Hopefully, it’s the snowball that starts the avalanche.
While the price has certainly been cut, so has any included games. Those considering purchasing the console from Zavvi should note it does not include any game discs or download codes, so you’ll have to pick up something to play separately. Alternatively, there’s always the free version of Killer Instinct.
Microsoft announced that Xbox One was the top-selling games console in US in December, citing industry tracker NPD as the source of its figures. The Xbox One reportedly sold around 908,000 units in December, with Xbox 360 coming in third with roughly 643,000 units sold.
“We’re grateful for the excitement and support of our fans – many purchasing their next Xbox console and many joining the Xbox family for the first time,” commented Xbox marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi.
Sony, meanwhile, has offered a cumulative total for sales of the PlayStation 4, which places it slightly ahead of Xbox One.
“PlayStation 4 remains the cumulative leader for next gen console sales in the US since the launch on November 15,” said Sony’s senior director of corporate communications, Dan Race, pointing instead to Sony’s lead in global sales of PS4 which ended 2013 with 4.2 million units sold worldwide, compared with 3 million sales of Xbox One.