This is not the first time Microsoft is discounting the Xbox One ever since the hype about the Xbox One S started gaining traction.
In fact, the Windows OS maker has in the past three months made three changes to the pricing of the Xbox One, with the latest being the third. Initially, the 500GB version of the console was reduced to $299. This was later reduced to $279 and at the moment, you only need $249 to grab yourself a brand new 500GB Xbox One gaming console. If you remember very well, this price is half what the console was valued at the time of its launch, which is less than three years ago.
While many might be happy at the sight of this news, it is important to remember that the deal is here for a limited time, but there is no mention of the exact period. In addition, the announcement stated that only those in the U.S. can take advantage of this offer, which is a huge disappointment for enthusiasts in other regions.
As it is increasingly becoming a norm for gaming consoles to come bundled with games, the latest Microsoft offer on Xbox One also includes any of the Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rare Replay, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Forza Motorsport 6.
In case you haven’t heard, the Xbox One S will be here as from August 2, but only the 2TB version will be available for purchase at a cost of $399. As for those looking out for the 500GB and 1TB versions, keep following us and we’ll let you know when Microsoft is ready to start selling them. They will cost $299 and $349 respectively.
Honestly, the new Xbox One S, other than being smaller in size, having a larger 2TB storage drive and being able to stream 4K videos, it doesn’t bring anything major to the fold. If you are after a first Xbox, the newer One S would definitely be the go-to choice, but for those looking for an upgrade from an existing Xbox One, it is better to wait for the upcoming Xbox Scorpio. Microsoft announced this console at the E3, but it won’t be here until 2017.
Sony is also rumored to be working on a PlayStation 4 Neo, which could be here this fall. If this happens, there is no doubt that the Xbox One S will be going up against the Neo. But for now, you can take advantage of the limited Xbox One deal while it still lasts.