Will Xbox One Black Friday 2013 deals offer better availability than the Xbox One release date madness?
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the PS4 Black Friday deals are mostly limited to games.
Sony has been very open about PS4 sales numbers and all sorts of information about the PlayStation 4. Microsoft, on the other hand, has been playing its cards closer to the chest when it comes to the Xbox One. Maybe they felt like the backlash from giving away too much information earlier in the year shouldn’t be repeated?
So, maybe we can look at the news from Sony in order to figure out what sort of Xbox Black Friday availability we might expect. While Microsoft hasn’t said a thing, both Walmart and Sony revealed they planned on having special shipments of PlayStation 4 units made available just for Black Friday 2013. It seems reasonable to speculate that Microsoft would do the same thing instead of offering discounts as a type of Xbox One Black Friday event.
But, it’s not like there won’t be any Xbox One deals on Black Friday 2013. The leaked ads indicate that Xbox One games will be the focus of any sales.
For example, Walmart shoppers will be able to pick up the next-generation versions of Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and NBA 2K14 for $49.00 each instead of the usual $59.99. Walmart is also discounting Disney Infinity Starter Pack and Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack down to $37.00 for Black Friday only. There’s also a rumor Walmart may give a $50 gift card with any Xbox One purchase.
Best Buy is also offering an early Black Friday $25 My Best Buy reward certificate if you purchase three Xbox One games. And there’s also plenty of discounts on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Rounding out the bargains, Target and GameStop are offering Black Friday deals on Xbox Live Subscriptions.
Xbox One Launch Party
The Xbox One release date has been heralded as a major success in New Zealand, England, and Europe. While no one knows for sure the level of Xbox One availability, we do know Sony sold one million on the PS4 release date.
Electronic Arts recently revealed that it expects the combined Xbox One and PS4 sales numbers to hit 10 million by the end of March 2014. But Sony says they’re expecting to sell five million units, so that seems to indicate the Xbox One sales numbers should be on par with the PlayStation 4.
The interactive entertainment universe has grown into a $93 billion industry, including sales of software and hardware for consoles, PCs and handheld devices. The console segment will grow from $44 billion this year to $49 billion.
Will you face the teeming crowds of Black Friday 2013 just to secure any Xbox One deals?