UK gamers might be pleased to know that Microsoft has officially reduced the price of its new next-generation Xbox One games console by £30 in the UK, or not if you have just bought an Xbox One.
The latest Microsoft Xbox One games console is now available to purchase at just under £400 and is now a little closer to the price of Sony’s PlayStation 4 next-generation games console which is currently priced at £350 in UK.
The Microsoft Xbox One is powered by a customised AMD Jaguar 8 core processor equipped with a graphics processor that is tailored for Direct X 11 graphics. Together with 32MB of high bandwidth embedded ESRAM which is supported by 8GB of RAM, that when combined offer support for full HD video in 1080p and the new Ultra HD 4K video standard.
The Xbox One games console also offers full 7.1 surround sound support and launched on November 22nd 2013 around the world and is priced at $499.99 in the US, £429.99 in the UK and 499.99 Euros throughout Europe and $599.99 AU in Australia.
Since its launch Microsoft’s Xbox One console has been playing catch up to sales generated by Sony’s PlayStation 4 console which is outselling the Xbox One around the world. It will be interesting to see whether this latest price drop makes any difference to the number of Xbox One consoles being purchased, or whether Microsoft needs to drop the price even further to increase sales of its new console.