After a year of lagging behind the dominant PlayStation 4, the Xbox One finally took control in November by taking over the top spot in the NPD. Initially coming bundled with a Kinect at $499, Microsoft removed the peripheral to reduce the price to $399. The major power play came in November when it was revealed that Microsoft was reducing the price of the Xbox One by $50 to $349 for the holiday season. However, sadly that discount has now come to an end.
As of yesterday, all Xbox One bundles are no longer discounted by $50. This means that the Assassin’s Creed Unity bundle that is the most promoted of the bunch now costs $399 once again. There is also the Assassin’s Creed Unity bundle with Kinect that is once again $499 as well.
This is quite disappointing news, as many thought that Microsoft would announce this past week that the cheaper price would become permanent as a result of the positive sales numbers over the last couple months. There is a very good chance that the Xbox One won December as well, with the best first party offerings between it and the PlayStation 4, but we’ll have to wait a little while longer to find that information out.