Microsoft has seen its share of ups and downs since the Xbox One was released in November 2013. Although it hit store shelves with a limited selection of titles and a higher price tag than Sony’s PlayStation 4, it has come a long way since that initial debut. Console exclusives such as Halo, Forza, and Gears of War provide both casual and die-hard gamers with experiences they can’t find anywhere else. With titles such as Titanfall 2, Far Cry 5, Assassins Creed Origins, and Rocket League, you’ll want the best possible platform to play them on — and the Xbox One can deliver.
Another thing that sets the Xbox One apart is its fantastic multimedia capabilities. The Xbox One S is, in fact, one of the most affordable 4K media players you can buy. The Xbox One S and One X even boast a 4K Blu-ray player — something that Sony’s PS4 Pro curiously lacks. If you want a machine that is as capable of gaming as it is for playing your favorite movies and TV shows in crisp 4K, then Microsoft’s console is the one for you.
Best Xbox One deals
In 2016, we saw the launch of the Xbox One S — a slimmer, enhanced iteration of Microsoft’s flagship gaming system — and last year the company launched the beefy Xbox One X 1 TB console, which can play games in 4K Ultra HD (whereas the One S can only stream videos and play Blu-rays in 4K). These releases, plus some ongoing sales, mean lower prices and hot deals on Microsoft’s console. If you’re looking to upgrade to 4K resolution, or just want a future-proofed console so you can use 4K later, we rounded up some of the best online Xbox One S deals and Xbox One X deals for you to choose from:
Today’s Best Xbox One S Deals
Today’s Best Xbox One X Deals
Best Xbox One bundles
In contrast to Nintendo and Sony, Microsoft has done a considerably better job of maintaining a regularly updated variety of different Xbox One bundles and special-edition consoles purpose-made for the fanboys out there. The Microsoft Store also almost always runs deals offering an additional game of your choice when you buy one of these Xbox One bundles, letting you save even more cash and giving you some extra entertainment to enjoy right out of the box. You don’t need to pick these up in-store to get the best possible discounts.
Xbox One S Starter Bundles
If you’re not looking for a specific game bundle, then this package is unique in that it offers you a three-month Xbox Game Pass membership that gives you access to more than 100 titles you can stream from the cloud (similar to Sony’s PS Now service). You also get a three-month Xbox Live Gold subscription so you can jump right into all the multiplayer action and other benefits of a Gold membership right out of the box.
The 500GB Xbox One S console was recently discontinued as the 1TB model has become standard, so now is a good chance to score a deal on these bundles if you’re more of a casual gamer and don’t need the extra storage for downloading a bunch of games. The Xbox One S 500GB console starter bundle is available in limited quantities for $247 from Amazon while supplies last. The 1TB console bundle is also available for $286.
Xbox One S ‘Battlefield 1’ bundles
If you want to dive into the latest (not to mention massively popular) Battlefield game, check out this Battlefield 1 bundle. The package includes a 500GB Xbox One S system, a copy of Battlefield 1, and a one-month subscription to EA Access. You can grab the standard edition console bundle (which comes with a white Xbox One S) for $244 from Amazon, or you can spend a little more for the storm grey-colored Special Edition bundle which rings in at $270 from Walmart.
Subscribing to Xbox Live Gold will help you get the most out your gaming, and with this massively addicting multiplayer first-person shooter, it’s entirely possible that you won’t need to buy another game for several months. The bundle does come with a 14-day free subscription so you can dive into the multiplayer fray right away.
Xbox One S ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ and ‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ bundle
Score a 1TB Xbox One S console along with the latest entries in the Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six franchises with this bundle. Assassin’s Creed Origins takes you back to ancient Egypt, throwing you into one of the most beautifully designed open worlds we’ve seen so far. Veteran assassins will be in familiar waters here, but Origins is also a great introduction to gamers who are new to the series.
The bundle also includes the hit Rainbow Six: Siege, giving you lots of great multiplayer content to chew on. This two-game Xbox One bundle deal can be yours for as low as $295 from Amazon.
Xbox One S ‘Middle Earth: Shadow of War’ bundle
Middle Earth: Shadow of War is the excellent sequel to the hit Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Our review team gave it a solid 9 out of 10, owing to the great open-world design, deep combat system with thrilling large-scale battles, and the freedom to play how you want. The game puts you in control of the ranger Talion, but this time you’re commanding your own Uruk army in a battle to challenge Sauron.
This recently discontinued Xbox One S bundle 500GB console comes with a full digital copy of Middle Earth: Shadow of War and a one-month Xbox Game Pass trial subscription, all for $300 from Amazon while stock lasts. Xbox Play Anywhere also lets you play Middle Earth: Shadow of War on both your Microsoft Xbox console and your Windows 10 PC.
Xbox One S ‘Rocket League’ Blast-Off bundle
If you haven’t yet experienced the multiplayer sensation that Rocket League has become, you’re missing out. This 1TB Xbox One X bundle gives you the hit rocket-powered-car battling game, along with a three-month Xbox Live Gold membership so you can jump into the online action right away and a one-month Xbox Game Pass subscription for new members.
The Rocket League Blast-Off Xbox One S bundle comes in at $294 from Amazon or $299 from Walmart.
Xbox One S ‘Madden NFL 18’ bundle
If you can’t get enough of sports games, then EA’s Madden series is the gift that keeps on giving. Our review team gave Madden NFL 18 a glowing review, calling it the best football game to date. This juicy Xbox One S bundle includes a digital copy of Madden NFL 18 along with a 500GB console and wireless controller.
The Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle comes in at $229, or $50 off, from Microsoft.
Xbox One S ‘Gears of War 4’ and ‘Halo 5’ bundle
If you’re interested in a Halo bundle but you also dig Gears of War, this huge nine-game bundle is for you. Along with a 500GB Xbox One console, this package includes both Gears of War 4 and Halo 5: Guardians — two of the latest flagship titles from Microsoft’s biggest exclusive franchises.
You also get the trilogy of Gears of War Xbox 360 games, as well as Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. This massive bundle can be yours for as low as $311 from Amazon. With nine full games plus multiplayer, you’re getting a ton of content here.
Xbox One S ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ bundle and free game
Although technically still in beta, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (commonly referred to as PUBG) has become an unexpected smash hit. This highly addictive open-world battle royale-style competitive shooter drops you into an open arena where you must explore, scavenge, and fight to be the last one standing. This $299 bundle from Microsoft includes a 1TB Xbox One S console, an Xbox One controller, a full copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and an extra free game of your choice. Free games include Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, and Tom Clancy’s The Division, among others.
You also get a one-month Xbox Live Gold membership so you can enjoy multiplayer action right away, and Microsoft is throwing in a one-month Xbox Game Pass trial as a nice cherry on top. If you don’t care about the extra free game, then Amazon also has this PUBG bundle for $264 while B&H has it in stock for $283.
Xbox One X ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ bundle
If you want to get your PUBG on but just gotta have the 4K capabilities that come with the latest Xbox console, then this bundle – and one of the first we’ve seen for the Xbox One X – has you covered. You get a 1TB Xbox One X along with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a one-month Xbox Game Pass trial, and one month of Xbox Live Gold, all for $499. This is the same price as a new console, so you’re effectively getting a copy of PUBG plus some nice little extras for free.
Xbox One S ‘Sea of Thieves’ bundle and free game
This Xbox One bundle includes a full copy of the new Sea of Thieves — an open-world multiplayer pirate adventure. Build your crew, sail the high seas, and live the pirate’s life as you hunt for treasure and duke it out with other players in a vast ocean environment.
Like the above PUBG bundle, this $299 package also nets you a one-month Gold subscription and Xbox Game Pass trial if you’re a new member. You also get a second free game if you order from Microsoft.
Xbox One S ‘Minecraft’ Limited Edition bundle with a free game
The Xbox One is a very capable Minecraft machine, and if you’re looking for a way to play on your couch surrounded by friends and family, this 1TB console bundle offers a lot of value for $299. Along with a Minecraft-themed limited-edition console, you get a Creeper-inspired wireless controller, a full copy of Minecraft, the Redstone DLC pack, a vertical stand, and an additional free game of your choice if you order from Microsoft.
Xbox One S ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Hot Wheels bundle
Released in September 2016, Forza Horizon 3 was met with universal critical acclaim and is the most highly rated entry in the Forza series so far. This next-gen game combines the best aspects of racing action and open-world exploration, letting you cruise around a huge environment based on real-life locations in Australia. Forza Horizon 3 offers plenty of cars to enjoy as well — it features 350 vehicles for you to drive and customize.
This bundle contains a 500GB Xbox One S console along with a digital copy of Forza Horizon 3 for both the Xbox and Windows 10, plus the new Hot Wheels-themed DLC (which is every bit as fun as it sounds). The game is also cross-platform, meaning you can share your data between your console and PC. This discontinued bundle is available for as low as $270 from B&H.
Xbox One S ‘Gears of War 4’ Limited Edition bundle
If you’re a die-hard Gears of War fan but the standard white Xbox One S doesn’t quite get your blood pumping, this one will. On top of a copy of Gears of War 4 and a blood-red console with matching controller, the bundle also includes digital access to the entire Xbox 360 catalog of Gears games, which were among the first classics made available for the Xbox One’s backward compatibility.
You also get a huge 2TB hard drive, a nice bonus if you’re the type who finds the standard 500GB models too anemic to hold all of your games. Gears fans can now score this bundle for as low as $448.
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