Microsoft is already selling Xbox hardware console at discounted prices by bundling up with yearly Xbox LIVE gold subscriptions in US. According to the recent reports from MCV UK, Microsoft is planning to sell Xbox One at discounted prices by bundling them with Sky TV subscriptions in UK.
Sources familiar with the situation tell us that Microsoft is in talks with the broadcaster to sell Xbox One with Sky subscriptions. The device could work as a set-top-box or companion device – but most importantly the console could be sold at a hugely reduced cost.
The move may already have been signed off. We could even get official confirmation as soon as Monday night, when Xbox opens E3 with its yearly press conference.
Microsoft and Sky are a great partners in Xbox space as they have constantly delivered apps/services in the last few years. So, I would not be surprised by if the above report becomes true. Sky is the leading non-terrestrial UK TV broadcaster, reaching over 10m subscribers via satellite broadcast and this deal could give Xbox One a great boost in UK among consumers.
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