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Xbox Update 2015: Important Announcement Coming? Microsoft Sets January 21 Date

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Microsoft's Xbox One was recognized as the United States' best-selling console in November and December 2014, according to the Xbox Wire. This success may be attributed to the console's $50 price-cut, which had been effective over the holidays.

As a result, the company seemed to be outpouring with gratitude. Xbox corporate vice president of marketing Mike Nichols expressed, "We are thankful for all the excitement for Xbox One this holiday and proud to offer more fans the amazing games lineup, Xbox Live gaming community, and continual innovation that Xbox One fans have come to enjoy."

Fans are guaranteed that fun doesn't come only on holidays. Needless to say, more may be expected from the top-selling platform in the future.

To start off 2015, the Xbox Wire announced that a new (but very familiar) offer for those planning to get an Xbox One will be available. From participating retailers, fans in the U.S. can purchase the console for a price of $349 once again, beginning Jan. 16.

The outlet also informed that the Xbox team had been working to develop the platform experience across an array of devices. As you may already know, PCs will soon run the highly-anticipated Windows 10. More can be expected from Xbox head Phil Spencer in the upcoming Windows event on Jan. 21.

"Battlefield Hardline," "Evolve," "Ori and the Blind Forest," "Rise of the Tomb Raider," "Screamride" and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" are among the list of exciting titles players can look forward to this year.

Back to the Xbox One's performance in the last two months, Game Rant reported that the console has beaten Sony's PS4 and Nintendo's Wii U. Are these rivals bound to launch discount offers, too?

On the downside, the outlet noted that many have expected the Xbox One's price to stay as promoted. Microsoft lifted the discount on Jan. 3, 2015, but this shouldn't be a surprise since it was announced beforehand.

Note that the new Xbox One discount is still a promotion, meaning, its price may increase again depending on Microsoft's plans. Looking at the calendar, we see that the console sold at its original price for around two weeks -- shorter than the holiday sale that went live on Nov. 2, 2014.

What do you think about the re-launch of Xbox One's discount? Are you planning to make a purchase this time around? Sound off in the comments section.

Check out Phil Spencer and the Xbox team's plans for 2015 below.

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