Microsoft says it does not intend to compensate those who paid full price for an Xbox One in November following yesterday’s price cut.
Microsoft’s machine arrived last year for 429 with a free game included in a limited number of SKUs, or in vanilla form for the majority. In February the RRP was cut to 399 and a free copy of Titanfall was thrown in to the mix.
As of June 9th the console will cost 349.99 when purchased without Kinect.
But any hopes that gamers may be in for 80 worth of goodwill from the platform holder have been dashed, with Microsoft rightly pointing out that early adopters will always pay a premium as all products decline in price over time.
"No,” was the flat answer offered by a Microsoft spokesperson when asked by Eurogamer if any sweeteners were being planned. As with many first generation products, the offerings can be expected to change and evolve over time.
Kinect remains an integral part of our vision. Xbox One is better with Kinect, making games, TV and entertainment come alive with premium experiences."
Microsoft’scorporate vice president for devices and studios Yusuf Mehdi echoed the sentiment to Polygon, stating:"Our view is that the Xbox One with Kinect is the premium experience. The things you are able to do are pretty magical. I think that (early adopters) are hopefully delighted as well with their usage."