Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One was the best selling console in the United States again for the month of December, which takes their winning streak in that region to two straight months. In light of that, they also just announced that they’re dropping the price back to $349, just two weeks after they brought it back up to $399 when the holidays ended.
Phil Spencer also took the time to make a short video discussing their recent success and what we can expect from Xbox in 2015. It’s not much you don’t already know but he also touches briefly on their commitment to gaming on Windows, which we’ll hear more about next week at the Windows 10 event.
I think $349 is a great price for the Xbox One, even without any bundled games, but where was this decision two weeks ago? After such a successful run at that price, why take the price back up for just two weeks and then drop it again? Anyone who bought the console over the past two weeks will surely be upset that they missed out on a $50 savings, considering that’s almost the price of a brand new game.
Regardless, this is definitely the price point that suits it the best at this particular point in time. It’ll be interesting to see how the Xbox One fairs on this side of the new year.