Xbox One S is On Sale Again

Posted on September 3, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 8 Comments

Xbox One S is On Sale Again

As is so often the case, Microsoft is running a sale now on Xbox One S bundles, this time ostensibly to celebrate the end of summer.

Basically, most Xbox One S bundles are $30 to $50 off plus they include a free game of your choice. You can purchase them at Xbox.com or the Microsoft Store, of course, or at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart.com.

Bundles on sale include:

In addition to the console bundles, Microsoft is also offering $10 off select Xbox Wireless Controllers, or $10 off 3-month or 6-month Xbox Live subscriptions with a new console purchase. That said, I don’t see any controllers on sale on Xbox.com.

Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links, but many have prices slightly lower than what Microsof claims. –Paul

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8 responses to “Xbox One S is On Sale Again”

  1. tomzen

    With the Xbox One X imminent, any ideas on One S price drops for Q4?

    • aelaan

      In reply to tomzen:
      From a marketing perspective I would not expect this to happen, see the Ps4 and Ps4Pro. What you can expect in Q4 is companies getting ready for the Christmas season where I would easily see the Ps4 and Xbox Slim go below $200. Remember that with the X version you get in fact more hardware, I would expect the Xbox X to go for around 529 with a game or maybe 499 without games if they are really brave around Christmas time at few select outlets (Canadian dollars...)


  2. Peter Vassiliou

    The Xbox One S is a good console, especially if you have a FullHD TV. People that don't care about graphic quality and want a good all around system should get the Xbox One S.

    I always had a PlayStation and last May I made the mistake to get an Xbox One S. I own a Sony 4K TV. The Xbox works well, but not as good as the PS4. I prefer the Sony OS, the UI, the menus, the customization options. Everything on the PlayStation is better to me.

    I got the Ps4 Pro today and I was immediately happy with it. The controller, the games (Uncharted)..

    I also love PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) and the difference between the PS4 and the Xbox version is big. In total the PS4 destroys the Xbox, at least in my case. I understand why the PlayStation has outselled the Xbox. Nevertheless, the Xbox is not bad. I hope that one day Microsoft will rival Sony. I don't think that the Xbox One X will do that. The OS needs a lot of work. It doesn't really allow much customization. Its menu system is complicated (for me) and doesn't bring gaming and multimedia into the foreground, but instead focuses too much in the online collaboration features.

    Sony has done so many things better than Microsoft, that unless someone is really into the Microsoft ecosystem, there are few reasons to get an Xbox..

    • aelaan

      In reply to petvas:
      I have both devices, I am a gamer geek what can I say. However the one thing I wish Sony would spend some time on is the interface and in their cruddy networking setup. Xbox is much better i.m.n.s.h.o. ;-)
      Also with Xbox the integration between my PC and my Xbox is much better and let's not get into the controller comparisons. However I do like playing on both. With the PS4Pro and the Xbox X I will hopefully see the gap closing and by golly I hope to see cross play coming in the next two years.


      • Peter Vassiliou

        In reply to aelaan:

        Different people, different tastes. I like the PS controller more. I also prefer the UI of the PS4. It allows me to create folders and group apps. It also allows me direct access to what is really important to me.

        Another thing is the PS Store in comparison to the Xbox store. I prefer the layout of the PS Store. It doesn't make me search hard for new demos or new games. The Xbox store's layout is crowded and I don't like it.

        At the end of the day what is important to me is the whole package, and currently the PS4 Pro has it. Microsoft has a way to go..

    • webdev511

      In reply to petvas:

      Except that an Xbox One S is also a 4k Streamer AND plays 4k UHD blu-ray, something that's missing on the PS4Pro. Even so if your console of choice has the titles and streaming services that you want, then game (and stream) on!

  3. webdev511

    It's a sale this week, but once the Xbox One X is released, I'd expect the 500GB "S" will settle at $250 for the normal price. The "S" might drop to $200 in limited quantities for Black Friday, but even over the holidays I expect it to be $250 with some rediculious number of games, controllers bundled with it.

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