Harvey Norman Has An Xbox One Deal That's Kind Of Good

Remember this bloke? How could you not. He LOVES the internet, after all. And he particularly loves selling things on the internet.

OK, so maybe I'm being a little cheeky this morning. I really need some coffee. But while I make that, let's hear Harvey out on something they're doing with the Xbox One. It's actually kind of good value.

JB Hi-Fi caught your eye last week when they decided to drop the price of a basic Xbox One (500GB model with one controller) to $399, which was even cheaper than buying a refurbished unit from EB Games. Most bundles at the time were around the $499 price, I found, and some stores still had antiquated listing for more than that.

But that was last week, a time before Sony had officially dropped the price of the PS4. Because of that, I wouldn't be surprised if we start to see more bundles and offerings around this level. But for now, this 500GB offering for $438, complete with a copy of FIFA 16, is the best around.

FIFA has always been one of those games that convince a lot of consumers to jump to a new console, and given the amount of people who have held off on an Xbox One this might be a good starting point.

But it's worth noting that JB Hi-Fi's console-only deal for $399 isn't that uncompetitive once you add a brand new copy of FIFA 16 to the equation. You're still saving money from Gerry Harvey's offer, of course, just not a massive amount.

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see how retailers manoeuvre Team Green's consoles off their shelves in the weeks prior to Christmas. Anyone want to make some bets in the comments?


Comments

    JB have new bundles including a 1TB Xbox One with Fifa 16 download code and 12 month subscription to EA access for $449. Seems to be slight better value than the Harvey Norman special but YMMV.

    EB Games has the console + Fifa + skylanders for $429:

    https://www.ebgames.com.au/xbox-one-800530-500GB-Xbox-One-Console--2-Games-Xbox-One

    Maybe this year Sony will actually get competitive rather than sitting back and letting MS do all the work. The price drop was a good start, along with the Star Wars bundle (that will be sold out come Christmas I bet).

    EBGames just listed a monster deal for Xbox One.

    Forza 6 1TB Console + Forza 6 + Fallout 4 (when released) for $499, I think this honestly trumps JB Hi Fi and harvey Normans deal. But I guess it comes down to if you want Forza 6 and Fallout.

    I'm not interested till there's deals on the 1TB version with the updated controllers. These offers are still basically stock clearance, yeah?

    For 11 bucks more at JB, you get 12 months of EA access

    But is Fifa a download code or a physical copy?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but JB has a deal at the moment for a 1TB console, includes Fifa 16, and also 12 months of EA for $449. Smashes this deal out of the park!!!

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/games/Gaming-Consoles/xbox-one-console/xbox-one-1tb-fifa-16-with-12-month-ea-access-console-bundle/801851/

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