As you may have heard this morning, the Kinect-less Xbox One is receiving a holiday-focused price cut of $50 starting on November 2. This applies to its Assassin’s Creed Unity bundle and its Sunset Overdrive bundle. We’ve just confirmed with Microsoft’s local representatives and sadly Australians will not be offered the same deal.
The deal is, apparently, a US only deal and Microsoft Australia has no further plans to announce at this time. I would suggest however, that a price drop in one region usually indicates that price drops in other regions will come at some point in the near future, perhaps just not before Christmas in this case.
For those of you that are looking to pick up an Xbox One, there are obviously bundles you can check out. EB Games, for example is currently selling a Kinect-less console with FIFA 15, Titanfall and Forza 5 for $529. JB Hi-Fi is selling a Kinect-less bundle featuring Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for $499. So options are out there.