XBox One and Playstation 4 consoles will be up to $50 cheaper by 2014, and games should drop in price as well. How long should you wait to buy an XBox One?
With the next-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox One arriving on November 15 and November 22, respectively, the obvious question is: When can you find a deal on them? Unfortunately, the answer is a little bleak; you shouldn't expect any deals at all on the base console, and don't expect them to see any Black Friday discounts the following week. However, based on our historical data from the release of the previous generations, we do expect to the prices of these consoles to fall. Your patience won't do anything to bolster your 1337, day-one gamer cred, but will save you some leet loot.
After the PlayStation 3 was released in November of 2006, it took four months until we saw the larger, 60GB model get discounted 9%. It took the smaller 20GB version four more months to see a discount, but when it did, it was also 9% off. Since there is only one version of the PS4 this time around, we're predicting that we'll start seeing sales on it sooner rather than later; in March, expect to see the PlayStation 4 drop to as low as $364. For many of you, four months might sound like a long time to wait to save $36 off, especially if you're champing at the bit to play the next-gen games, consider this: games will still be there in four months and in five months, many of those games might be as cheap as $20.