Microsoft is set to formally reveal its next-generation Xbox One console, Project Scorpio, this evening. But if you’re in the market to purchase the current console, the software giant has some good news for you, too: Xbox One S is now on sale for $50 off.
“Summer’s coming,” a tweet from the Xbox team notes. “Get ready to play with $50 off starting [today], June 11.”
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The tweet links to a sale page on the Xbox website that includes more details: As it turns out, select Xbox One S bundles are on sale, and if you purchase a bundle from the Microsoft Store, you get an additional game for free.
So the cheapest offerings at the moment—the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle (500 GB), Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (500 GB), Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle (500 GB), and Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle (500 GB) are all $249.00. (And are normally $299.)
But as indicated in the names, the consoles in those bundles only include a 500 GB hard drive, which may quickly fill up in this age of digital downloads and Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Pass service. If you can swing it, I recommend getting a more expensive console/bundle with a larger hard drive; they run $299 to $399 depending on capacity. Or investing in an external hard drive, I guess.
Regardless of the timing, Xbox One S is often on sale, and at this same price point. So this isn’t particularly unique.