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Xbox One S Receives Official Price Cut in the US

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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.

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  • OC Guy

    great price! Now is the time to get an X1 if you don’t have one already! 4K bluray is just the icing on the cake!

  • LordCancer Kain

    i might have to go back to xbox to play with friends, the playstation community is abysmal.

  • Ucouldntbemorewrong

    Wow that’s a great price but gotz too many games already, another system with a list of games would be daunting. 2016 man… just so many games it’s ridiculous!

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Wow. This is a really good deal….!.! Just glad that I held out this long as I missed the deals previously.

    This is such a better deal than the POS Pro. With so many more features available for a much better price point.

  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    Damn! Where were those price cuts the previous months when they thought they were turning the tide agaist the PS4?

    The king returned in November and M$ had to start to gave away the console again…In the end that is good for gamers anyway but the timing is nothing if not transparent.

    • PEDROVNONE

      Well, as the News says, PS4 discount came days before MS take the same discount, so Sony were in advantage. And do not forget that Sony won in November thanks to PS4 Pro model and its was only around 100 thousand units more in advantage, neck and neck with PS4, according to the NPD.

      Souce: http://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-november-sales-1-million

      • QUIMICOMORTAL

        See? That’s just it! How convenient that those reports come from Windowscentral of all places. Not a Sony site, not a neutral site, but Windowscentral with no real sources cited but just a “trust us, it’s real”.

        Ok, let’s pretend the sources have it right, where were they when MS started hiding sales info? Why didn’t they say how many copies did halo 5 shipped when MS hide the sales with hardware and extras? Why didn’t they told us the exact advantage MS had in sales the previous months?

        This whole gen the MS propaganda has been filled with hypocrisy and cowardice staring from MS top brass itself.

        • PEDROVNONE

          Some want to discuss about sales… In the end none of this is important. No game will be good because of a high number in sales, and I’m not going to accept easily these postponements of games provided by sony because it has 50 million consoles sold.

          We shouldn’t worry if these companies are enriching, after all we won nothing with that. And if we consider the profits, Microsoft is among the 5 most profitable/wealthiest, and what does that suggest? Nothing.

          • QUIMICOMORTAL

            You are completely right!

            I just don’t like the hypocrisy, but in the end you are totally right, that doesn’t change the quality of a game.