Microsoft’s Xbox One S has received an official price cut in the US, with all major retailers reducing each version of the upgraded console by $50.
This means that the 500GB Xbox One S can be picked up for $249, one of the lowest prices it’s been at retail. According to Microsoft, however, the system’s new SRP is only temporary, with the pricing set to expire on December 24.
In addition to the cut, which sees the Xbox One S revert to its Black Friday pricing at many retailers, participating stores are also bundling in a selected game for free.
This means that users can pick up a 500GB console with Battlefield 1 for $249 from Amazon, while the 1TB system, which packages in Gears of War 4, can be purchased for $299. Additional bundle deals are available via Microsoft’s online store.
Microsoft’s decision comes days after a similar move by Sony to discount its 500GB PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle to an MSRP of $249.
It’s not just the consoles themselves that are receiving discounts, either: many retailers are aggressively pricing games and peripherals in the run-up to Christmas. Today, for example, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been discounted to just $19.99 on both PS4 and Xbox One, while the Xbox One Elite controller has been slashed by 25 percent.
For a full list of the best gaming deals, see our recent post on Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals.