Poll: Will you pay $499 / £429 for Xbox One at launch?

Monday, 10 June 2013 19:26 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One has just been priced for a November launch at $499 / 499 Euros / £429. Will you pay the asking price? Let your voice be heard here.

To cast your vote, simply head over to our Facebook hub and click your choice, no strings attached. We’re running this alongside other next-gen polls to try and get a handle on what you, the public, feel about PS4 and Xbox One.

Let us know what you chose below, and be sure to check out my round-up of Microsoft’s pre-E3 2013 conference and all of its game here.


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  1. CyberMarco


    500.00 USD = 377.087 EUR

    500.00 EUR = 662.764 USD

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Beta

    Not when they’re charging us £100 over the conversion rate no.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Pytox

    Nope because its 560 when you add gold on top of that not even a game included

    #3 2 years ago
  4. NightCrawler1970

    @1, i buy PS4 anyway… the hell with Xbox

    #4 2 years ago
  5. xXNapsterManXx

    It will be about 600$ in Australia and I will pay that much I’m a grown man I can pay that, but I would much rather a 300$ price with 2 year payment plan even if I pay more in the end.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. BULArmy

    First it is not known how many of the “features” announced will come to Europe, but they are totally screwing us price wise.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Tavarish

    Fuck no. Europa, especially UK, getting ludicrously shafted in pricing.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DuckOfDestiny


    #8 2 years ago
  9. Razor

    That UK price is totally out of control.

    If Sony have a similar UK price then it’ll be a while before a gen 7 console is present in my house.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    seems steep, for what’s on the table.
    I liked two games of those announced. KI’s an either-way. I was a little disappointed that we only saw two of the fighters in Jago, and Saberwulf – leaving me to wonder how far along that actually is.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. MadFlavour

    FUCK NO!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. TrickyAudio


    #12 2 years ago
  13. MadFlavour

    To be fair though, I wouldn’t take one if they were giving them away.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. MegaGeek1

    I wonder what the Canadian price will be. Even though our dollar is on par with the US dollar, I’m sure it will still be 549.99, or 599.99.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Bill_E_Talent

    Haha! …no!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. mightyhokie

    If I can scrap together the money, yes. it is an incredible piece of hardware and i want it. the bad thing is that for someone like me, one income, two kids, it is a luxury i can’t afford without some serious sacrifice. i did think that it would be $400 at most. Im disappointed in the price, but I can’t begrudge Microsoft, honestly. It really is a very impressive piece of hardware, does a lot of stuff, and I’ll get it eventually. I just wish I had the money.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ChilliPSco

    F**k no plain & simple

    #17 2 years ago
  18. dex3108

    And if i heard good Gold membership is still required for Multiplayer. They said people can play Multiplayer on our console even if we are not loged. That confirms it.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Bill_E_Talent

    @14 Nah, it’ll be $499. Game/console prices between US/Canada are at parity

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Rikki

    No, because I’m getting a PS4 first. I’ll get the XONE when the first Re-design comes out.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. aseddon130

    Yes. Yes you will. You will pay it.

    are you taking into consideration with the ‘conversion rate’ the VAT that USA pay when buying the thing??? thought not…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. undermyrules

    for that price i will by PC that gonna own that can…ridicoulus expect uber low sales on that shit

    #22 2 years ago
  23. dizzygear

    i would not pay even pay £4,29.

    #23 2 years ago

    Yes please!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. OlderGamer


    Keep in mind how much of what we saw will be actual launch games?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. daytripper

    On that showing? Nope. Not to mention all the other shit

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Francis O

    Hell NO

    #27 2 years ago
  28. manamana

    No. It’s PS4 first.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. dreamcastnews

    PS4 will certainly be 399.99

    Either way neither at those sort of prices.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Hcw87

    Why would anyone choose a console before seeing both conferences?

    Anyway, it’s both for me.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. ps3fanboy

    no games of much interest, mostly generic shooters and multiplatforms… then priced at $499 and on top of that the xbgold. plus always on, drm, blocking used games and kinect spycam…. sorry to say it but this will not end well for microsoft. sony and its ps4 will destroy tonite easily.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. pleasant_cabbage


    Well, I SAY that now but I’m such a slut for shiny stuff.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Gekidami

    Nah. Even if it was cheaper i wouldnt be interested. The games just arent there, going through what they showed off just now the only things that really grabbed me are multiplats or third party that will most likely come out on PS4 later once the MS money counter runs out (and if they dont, whatever, i can live without DR and an online-only FPS). Their first party lineup was pretty weak and knowing that MS have a very small number of first party studios, once all of this stuff is released in the first year, we’ll most likely have to wait another whole year for more first party exclusives to hit. Thats exactly how it went down on 360; decent exclusives once every two years, i dont see why that would change.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    Only CoD addicts, fanboys and moms will pay something like that for the outdated machine with few games.

    It’s not worth so far. Dead Rising 3 is good with Killer instinct and the rest is multiplatform and shitty indie games wht multiplat PC MMO’s being ported for Xbox 360 and Xbox one.

    Nothing great really. Although Titan Fall in my opinion was great you can check that game on the PC next Spring without spending…. 500$ because it is on the Source engine.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. sg1974

    You have GOT to be kidding.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Hcw87

    How is it outdated when the consoles are between 8-12 times more powerfull than their current gen? It’s no point comparing it to current PC specs, as console gamers couldn’t care less about PC gaming.

    Expecting GTX 780/i5 equivalent stuff on consoles is just retarded, imagine the price you’d have to pay for it. People are allready whining about paying 500.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Fethennour

    I will NEVER buy that piece of crap, I’m not that desperate.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. NeoSquall


    #38 2 years ago
  39. Unlimax

    PS4 for me .. And NO for you Micro$oft ~

    #34 >>>>>>>>>>>> Like G1GAHURTZ

    #39 2 years ago
  40. reask

    Ah cmon now we all know you were never getting it anyway.
    Your buddy should be on soon, ps3fannyguy. :)
    @ poll.
    I will probably wait a while before I get either as pr crap is what it is from all of them and my ps360 has lots of life in them.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Hcw87

    Sony defence league is out in force.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. mightyhokie

    some of you people are unrealistic. seriously.

    this is an incredible piece of machinery. it does all the things gamers and society have been calling for for a decade(s). MS invested a LOT of money into this. It IS expensive but it is a toy. Don’t buy it if you don’t want to, but being personally butt-hurt because they want to charge $500 for one of the most incredible machines ever built is silly. I expected $400. This IS steep for me and my family. But I don’t see MS as ‘gouging’. It is an expensive toy but put it into perspective. One day at Disneywold for a family of four is $350…just to get through the door. One day! I play at least 2 hours of games a week, plus my family watches Netflix and YouTube through the Xbox 360 for another 5+ hours a day. I paid $250 for my 360…if I did the math I bet that is less than pennies on the dollar. In the long run it is worth the money to me…IF i can afford it. But seriously people, to say ‘fuck no!!’ like this is some ridiculous personal insult to you is immature and stupid.

    And #18 is upset that you have to have a Gold membership to play online? So you don’t want to pay MS for their server usage, upkeep, etc, and you want the One to be, what, $100? Is it really too much for MS to charge $6 a month for you to use multiplayer for 50+ hours a month?

    Its a lot of money. Don’t buy it then. I don’t want to fee the trolls, but be realistic. Clearly many of you have zero idea what goes into creating something like this. MS deserves to make their money back, no? So does Sony. Both of these systems will be killer. I was over the moon about the games and the entertainment stuff as i watched this presentation and thought ‘damn…’ when they said the price. But if you want something you have to pay for it.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. stockops3

    NO NO AND NO! Only a couple of interesting games shown rest are Multi Plats, Battlefield EXCLUSIVE MAP WOWOWOWOWWOW! NO MICROSOFT! Suck my hairy beef wang if you think im paying £425!!!!!! hell no, can’t buy it cheaper in US because its region LOCKED! can’t share games I BUY! and have to be online 24/7, suck a nut M$!

    #43 2 years ago
  44. mightyhokie

    @41…it will be interesting to see what some of these folks say if Sony comes out and says they will charge $499 too.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. reask

    Is 42 an MS employee?

    #45 2 years ago
  46. stockops3

    @42 stop trying to be mr.mature and knowledgeable you know for that price and the shitty restrictions people have a right to said ‘FUCK NO’!

    #46 2 years ago
  47. wickedcricket

    Let me see:

    GTX 680 = GBP390 (aprox.)

    GTX 780 = GBP550 (aprox.)

    umm, nope. I think I’ll just upgrade Video Card.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. The_Red

    I am DYING to play Dead Rising 3 and Killer Instinct but no…
    I may be persuaded at 350 though (It feels bad to say this because the DRMs on X1 really DO hurt my gaming habits).

    #48 2 years ago
  49. manamana

    #42 epic fail

    #49 2 years ago
  50. noamlol2

    i think…

    no fucking way

    #50 2 years ago

    What? Can’t someone have a positive opinion on the X1 without being paid for it?

    Do me a favour, guys.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Lightmanone

    -Sigh- How many times do we people have to tell you.

    The prices in america are WITHOUT taxes. The prices in europe are WITH taxes and import costs and whatever more taxes are being layed on those things here. Yes, it’s more expensive here, but it only is about 30 euro’s/25 pounds more expensive.


    As to the question asked: No. I will not pay this. Unless Microsoft goes back on it’s “”always online”" feature and “used games” policy and always kinect, there is no way the X-1 will see the light of day in this house hold.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Demigod

    No and I wont go to facebook to vote either. Why do websites send their users to another competing website (for the add revenu at the least) anyway? I have never understood that.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. JavelinX

    Why buy an always-connected-fake-cloud-based-drm console for 449£? For me no way.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Silent Killer01

    Nope, $399 without a stupid kinect maybe.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. laughing-gravy

    No chance. It’s even more expensive than PS3 was at launch. They seem to be making all of the mistakes that Sony did last gen but with added DRM. Thanks, but no thanks.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. orakaa

    Wow… REALLY? 500 Euros???

    #57 2 years ago
  58. sg1974

    @51 Your whining might have had more currency if you hadn’t spent the last five years declaring anyone who disagrees with you a “Sony troll”.

    A few weeks ago I posted half a dozen comments highly favourable to MS, and one reasonably favourable to Sony. All were my honest opinion. All in the space of a few minutes, while you were also posting. You only jumped on one with the usual fanboy/troll-accusing finger. Can you guess which?

    #58 2 years ago
  59. zme-ul

    @ #52
    untrue, here in EU we have different taxes (VAT) depending on each country

    the 500 Euros is the price without VAT

    #59 2 years ago
  60. harr0w

    £29 quid more than the predicted launch price seems reasonable if your not crying about the lending/secondhand/DRM issue(which really does need to be clarified). Anyone thinking PS4 will be much cheaper are being massively unrealistic.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Phoenixblight


    Still possible has MS has been throwing money around everywhere 3 billion for AMD(what for?), almost a billion for a NFL deal over 4 years, 1 billion for retainer to persuade developers. They have to make that up somehow and why not pass that to the base they think they have.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. laughing-gravy

    where the hell have have people like mightyhokie come from? They just seem to have appeared overnight. Paid shills?

    #62 2 years ago
  63. DeVitowned

    That’s the first impression I got. Ever since the reveal last month, Microsoft shills have been out in full force trying to justify the direction the company is going. Many of which have been identified and booted off NeoGAF.

    $499.99 is a bit too high, especially when you consider the cost of XBL on top. Throw in the requirement of monthly broadband to even play the games, the reality of a strict DRM, and lack of truly killer apps, the value doesn’t justify the tag.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. sg1974

    @63 The usual alt accounts that get created when big news breaks. It will happen during the PS4 show, too.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Irani

    Of course 100% , Xbox One Is Winner

    #65 2 years ago
  66. drewbles82

    not buying with a 24hr check in, havent seen anything thats impressed me

    #66 2 years ago
  67. monkeygourmet

    No, crazy high price, although the reveal did make me feel a bit ‘next gen’. Loved Dead Rising 3 and the new Sword and Sorcery game.

    Titanfall loved amazing.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. laughing-gravy

    Wonder how many pre-orders will get cancelled?

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Lengendaryboss

    429? that money will be spent elsewhere on the games i am planning to buy for current gen, it nots over til the fat lady sings realistically it ain’t over til my consoles die.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. fearmonkey

    No…. I never wanted Kinect so I wouldnt pay $499..

    The best part is that revamped 360, yeah it’s selling for $300, same price as it is today…… no price drop.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. pukem0n

    yes, i will, definiteley.

    and i will pay the same again for the PS4 :)

    #71 2 years ago
  72. Eddie Rodrigues

    @66 My sincere HAHA towards you, may you find the light and buy a better gaming machine.

    High price on US means ginormous price in South America. I just build a strong PC, if I am to buy a console it will be for exclusives, the Xbone has none that catches my interest :D

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Cobra951


    #73 2 years ago
  74. Sylrissa

    Not a chance at that price for a non-us gamer. if Sony comes out with 399 or hell even just 450, they’ve got my business.

    Otherwise they can both shove it, and I’ll stick with what I have, until it becomes an acceptable price.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. NeutralBlade

    As of now, I won’t be buying one. There are a few factors that could possibly convince me in 3 years; maybe. First is a price drop, a non-bundled Kinect package, (meaning the mandatory requirement is removed), and if they cancel most of their restrictions.

    Seeing as Microsoft hopes consumers will just accept their strong-arm DRM, (rather than rollback their nonsense), there is a good chance I won’t be buying one at all. Unless something changes between now and Sony’s E3 info, for me it’s PC, PS4, and the Wii U.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. ysleiro


    Pardon me for being a fanatic of gaming. I’m excited for what we’ve learned today (with or without DRM etc).

    Label me a fucking shill all you guys want.

    I would pay $600 for the new consoles.

    If you are interested in knowing WHY MS priced it at $500 flat. It’s probably to put the ball in Sony’s court. Then MS lowers their price depending on what Sony does.

    #76 2 years ago
  77. CyberMarco


    I don’t think MS would lower their price in a flick of their fingers. It’s due to the mandatory Kinect that the price is so high. It could be 400$ easily without it.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. mistermogul

    Nice show from MS but price is irrelevant to me, I will not be buying.

    Anybody who does is directly allowing our consumer and privacy rights to be trampled on…

    #78 2 years ago
  79. ysleiro

    @78 MS would do just that. At a flick of their fingers.

    The console doesn’t cost them $400 to make and even if it did, MS is in position to take a loss on every console if they have to.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. Phoenixblight


    They put 3 billion with AMD, half a billion for NFL deal, 1 Billion to buy out developers for exclusives. They have put more money into the damn thing then they did with the 360. They won’t lower the price.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. Eddie Rodrigues

    @77 For the features it will use, they are most likely to not lower the price.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. ysleiro

    @81 Where did you get all these magic numbers???? Pfftt.

    Those details have not be revealed. I can’t stand people that talk about assumptions as if they were facts.

    @82 I bet they’ll lower it if Sony offers a price that’s too low for MS comfort.

    #82 2 years ago
  83. TheBlackHole

    This is for a lot of you here…

    Remind me how much your ipad cost you… and remind me how powerful the hardware is in that machine.

    Cost is relative to what you get. £429 is £70 cheaper than the PS3 was at launch, and in line with the 360.

    On top of the console, we’re getting the Kinect (like it or not) sensor, which is easily £129 (around what the original retailed for), making the cost of the actual console more like £299, which when you think about it is not at all unreasonable.

    I’m not saying it’s not expensive, it clearly is, but value is not bad for what you’re getting.

    IMVHO, of course :)

    #83 2 years ago
  84. Phoenixblight


    typical fanboy.

    #84 2 years ago
  85. Lengendaryboss

    @83 Owned By @85 :D

    #85 2 years ago
  86. viralshag

    @84, Good post, very true.

    I was going to cap out at £400 so it’s a little over what I wanted. If I can get some sort of deal with a game and maybe a Gold sub for about £450/460 then I’d be sold.

    I also have £50 in GAME credit so I would probably go there for it. My local GAME has always sorted me out so I’m happy to go there for it.

    #86 2 years ago
  87. Eddie Rodrigues

    @85 the fear of any fanboy: stats

    #87 2 years ago
  88. TheBlackHole


    I’ll probably wait for 12 months until the REAL next gen games start arriving (not the ones which are also released on current gen – if they can do current gen they’re not going to be that different).

    I imagine by then they’ll be a bit cheaper.

    Having said all that, I’ve been on a bit of a roman history binge recently (listen to the history of Rome podcast – awesome) so Ryse really hit the mark for me.

    #88 2 years ago
  89. laughing-gravy

    @84 Hate to bust your bubble but PS3 was not £499. It was £425 four pounds cheaper than Xbox one. Then people said that was expensive.

    #89 2 years ago
  90. OlderGamer

    The QTE combat doesn’t bother you TBH? If it was real time free roaming combat, I would be more interested. To me QTEs mean the focus is all story and you are more or less lead by the hand. I just don’t get into that.

    #90 2 years ago
  91. super3000

    I will buy it. great games and nice hardware.

    its launch price. all consoles take off only after price drop. it will do okay.

    #91 2 years ago
  92. Keivz

    To be fair, the pound was >> stronger than the dollar was back when the PS3 launched in the UK. The 60 gig PS3 was $599 when it launched in the U.S. while £425 was equivalent to ~$827 back then (~$662 now)!

    $499 is more than fair for what is included and was just what I expected. I’ll buy it if I finish my backlog by then (doubt it). I couldn’t care less about always online–in the (very, very) rare instance that my internet goes down there is plenty else to do.

    #92 2 years ago
  93. laughing-gravy

    @93 Haven’t seen you on here before, not another shill are you? £429 is nowhere near fair for what they showed in fact it’s a rip off. I was actually addressing someone else.

    #93 2 years ago
  94. harr0w

    @62 that’s a good point phoenix but also bear in mind the PS4 using DDR5 unified architecture in there APU which in terms of PC hardware is big custom stuff. Then theres PS eye that wont be bundled, maybe your right we will soon find out but i will be surprised if it does. As for MS splashing the cash nothing new there they have unlimited cash

    #94 2 years ago
  95. harr0w

    are some of you guys still missing the fact that kinect can be turned off from watching/listening/spying whatever the fuck it does. the only issue i can see from a personal stand point is the lending/second-hand/DRM it really does need to be cleared up for well just about everyone really?!?!

    #95 2 years ago
  96. Phoenixblight


    “DDR5 unified architecture in there APU which in terms of PC hardware is big custom stuff.”

    So? And MS is using Esram which is just as expensive currently. They also didn’t throw 3 BILLION dollars at AMD.

    #96 2 years ago
  97. CyberMarco


    “the only issue i can see from a personal stand point is the lending/second-hand/DRM it really does need to be cleared up for well just about everyone really?!?!”

    And the forced bundled Kinect that increases the cost doesn’t count?

    #97 2 years ago
  98. laughing-gravy

    @95 The GDDR5 isn’t in the APU it’s a separate unit on the board connected via a 256 bit bus. It’s so there will be no problems with overheating.

    #98 2 years ago
  99. ps3fanboy

    no i will not pay 499 for the xbone with all its restrictions….

    #99 2 years ago
  100. viralshag

    @95, I’m pretty sure the Eye is bundled with every PS4.

    #100 2 years ago
  101. CyberMarco

    ^ It is rumored to be sold separately according to a message in a PS4 commercial.

    #101 2 years ago
  102. harr0w

    @98 cybermarco personelly doesnt bother me im sure it will for some though who feel put off by it. swings and roundabouts

    @99 sorry i thought they had mounted DDR5.

    #102 2 years ago
  103. Joe_Gamer

    Well, I won’t be visiting god damn Facebook…. but I already bought a Nintendo, I might buy the PS4 and I’m definitely NOT buying the exbawkes-none.

    #103 2 years ago
  104. monkees19

    Absolutely not. I’ll wait 5 years and buy one off a friend. Looks like it’s Nintendo only for me this gen until much later.

    #104 2 years ago
  105. Keivz

    Turns out the PS4 will be $100 cheaper. Looks like I won’t be getting an XONE at launch afterall. The price difference is too large to ignore. Though with the PS4 now charging for multiplayer, perhaps I’ll just stick to PC…

    #105 2 years ago
  106. manamana

    Poll: not even for 299€

    #106 2 years ago

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