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Microsoft throws in a free  Forza 5  to entice U.S. Xbox One buyers
Microsoft throws in a free Forza 5 to entice U.S. Xbox One buyers
March 6, 2014 | By Christian Nutt

March 6, 2014 | By Christian Nutt
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Newsbrief: Today, Microsoft has announced via its Major Nelson community blog that launch title Forza Motorsport 5 will be available for free as a digital download to new buyers of the Xbox One at select retailers in the U.S.

It's not hard to see this as a move to increase the value proposition of the console package, which retails for $100 more than its direct competitor, the PlayStation 4. The PS4 has outsold the Xbox One since launch, which some analysts have put primarily down to the price difference between the two consoles.


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Freek Hoekstra
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again a US only action,
Microsoft needs to think globally! England got a pricedrop, great but it was more then required after the 50/60hrz debacle and the insanely high conversion price! 399 British Pound Sterling equals 667.93$ still...

but the rest of Europe Asia? so many things are US only, and the UK "deal" is still not very good value.
there is more then the US Microsoft, open your eyes!

Jay N
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Microsoft must be worried the Xbox One's sales' momentum is slowing down to pull a fast one like this, slight though it might be. It's sad, but hardly surprising. Then again, the console isn't even out in my neck of the woods yet, and no one even seems to know when it'll launch, which speaks to the behemoth's planning capabilities.

The really interesting part will be seeing if the PlayStation 4's sales trajectory is already trending down, like the Xbox One's. The Wii U might not be in direct competition with these machines, but their predecessors certainly are.

Jeferson Soler
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@ Jay N - "The Wii U might not be in direct competition with these machines, but their predecessors certainly are." Exactly!


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