The dramatically reduced price will begin as a Flash Sale promotion on the Microsoft Store, and it appears other outlets will do the same.
Microsoft reducing the price of the original Xbox One could be due to the announcement of Xbox One S, a slimmer, more efficient version of the Xbox One.
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Phil Jones of Console Deals said “This latest price cut from Microsoft reaffirms their intent to stay competitive in the UK console market despite losing ground to the PlayStation 4 early in their life cycle”
It’s worth keeping in mind that majority of future games exclusive to Xbox One and Windows 10 will be a part of the Xbox Play Anywhere service. This allows you to play games on both platforms so long as you purchase the title on one of them.
Microsoft has said “nobody gets left behind” when asked about the release of Project Scorpio in Winter 2017, which will apparently support all existing and upcoming Xbox One titles.
Regardless of Microsoft’s future plans, £200 or less is a fantastic price for a current generation console.