If you’re in the market for an Xbox One this holiday season, you picked a hell of a time. From November 2nd until January 3rd, Microsoft will be working with a list of specific retailers to offer a $50 discount on all versions of the Xbox One console–even the new bundles!
The Xbox One console will be offered at $449.99 bundled with a Kinect, or $349.99 without, but there are better options out there. Everything is better with free games, right?
-The Xbox One Limited Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle is available starting October 28th, alongside the exclusive’s retail launch. If you wait until November 2nd, you can pick it up for $349.99. This Kinect-less bundle comes with a limited edition white Xbox One console and controller, as well as a digital download of Sunset Overdrive–complete with its full set of Day One bonus items.
-Available on November 2nd, the Assassin’s Creed Bundle comes with digital downloads of both Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for $349.99. If you opt to pick up the same bundle with a Kinect for $449.99, you’ll also receive a free download of Dance Central Spotlight.
-Available on November 3rd, the Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle will go for $449.99. This comes with a limited edition Xbox One console that features a 1TB hard-drive, a custom skinned console and controller, as well as a digital download of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Day Zero Edition.
Currently this offer is only scheduled for North America, but the list of participating retailers are as follows: Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Stores, Target, Toys ‘R Us and Wal-mart. If Microsoft decides to spread the love and bring the savings to other territories, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
With not one, but two massive console exclusives in Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, as well as offering the only Call of Duty bundle this holiday season, slashing the Xbox One console price could be Microsoft‘s trump card in narrowing the sales gap with the Playstation 4. They’ve already reported a double in sales figures during their last quarter, so here’s hoping Team Green can keep the momentum going.
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