Xbox One price set at £599.99 by Amazon, wallets weep

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xbox-one-top.jpgAmazon have become the latest retailer to take a punt on the pricing of Microsofts so-far-divisive Xbox One next-generation games console. If your bank balance is in the red, you may want to look away now.

Though Microsoft have yet to reveal a recommended retail price, Amazon have set their pricing for the console at a whopping £599.99.

To put that in perspective, the Xbox 360 launched at £209 for its basic model, with a premium model weighing in at £279. The Sony rival, the PlayStation 3, cost £425, while Sony also have yet to reveal pricing for their next-gen PlayStation 4 console.

In Microsoft’s defence, Amazon have a tendency to push their pre-order prices higher than their eventual selling price, giving them the opportunity to lower the price later on ahead of launch. It looks good, right?

The news follows an earlier pricing leak by Zavvi, who were among the first to offer pre-orders for the new console. They set pre-order prices at £399.99 – a price that was initially regarded as quite expensive but that looks positively like a bargain now.

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