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Microsoft offers $75 credit to select 360 users for upgrading to Xbox One

By Justin Kahn
Jul 8, 2014
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  1. Microsoft is offering select Xbox users a $75 promotional gift code with the purchase of Xbox One. As reported on NeoGaf, the company is sending out letters to its "very best" customers via Xbox Live to notify them of the...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    Well im NOT eligible because Microsoft decided to BREAK my original, many-dollars-spent xbox live account when I tried to change its windows live ID, rendering me unable to sign in the account on the xbox or the PC without errors, even after spending 2 hours on the phone where I was told, literally, that they did not know what was wrong and couldn't help me.

    Id definitely take advantage of this and im sure id be eligible, but its not happening, apparently.
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,485   +2,038

    How about offering a $75 discount on a new unit itself, that far better value and I'm sure console buyers would appreciate it more.
     
  4. WangDangDoodle

    WangDangDoodle TS Addict Posts: 199   +71

    After all the crap they've pulled with this generation of Xbox, and the Kinect, I cannot believe people are naive enough to buy this thing. It's downright creepy. No wonder Microsoft is back-peddling and offering sweet deals.

    The red flags:
    It's always on. It's connected to the internet. It phones home (to big brother) frequently. It tracks your every move. It hears everything. It knows who you are. It can see you in the dark, and it knows if you're afraid! Seriously... it tracks your heartbeat. Yeah.

    I can't even tell whether or not I'm being paranoid anymore.
     
  5. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon TS Addict Posts: 161   +51

    The irony is that the most loyal and likely customers of Xbox brand have already purchased the console when it was $499 with Kinect since it's logical to believe that they were early adopters. The other gamers who had a source taste of MS's strategy and backpedaling either switched to PS4 or Wii U or are likely waiting for either console to offers some must have exclusives. Still, this is a good deal to get who hasn't switched over to consider the console as the price will effectively be 'just' $324. Good lesson that buying a console at launch isn't always optimal: not only will there be bugs/hardware issues to resolve (Xbox 360 RROD, PS4's poor quality thumb sticks on the DS4 controller), but if a console doesn't sell to expectations, you can expect significant price drops / new SKUs such as what we have seen with XB1. I think by Holiday 2014, we will see places dropping XB1 to $350 as even now at $400 it's still worse value than PS4.
     

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