Despite the fact that the Xbox One is arguably the best console on the market, Microsoft still can’t catch up with Sony when it comes to sales. That’s not to say the Xbox One is floundering, but it became abundantly clear that the company is dedicated to growing its share of the market when it announced six (6) new console bundles this week.
Rather than cover each individual bundle throughout the week, we decided to wait until today to look back at all of the announcements and rank the six bundles based on the order we’d buy them in.
Here are all six bundles, ranked in reverse order:
Depending on who you’re buying the console for, this might indeed be your best choice, but for the average consumer, The Lego Movie Videogame is not the killer app you’re looking for (even though it’s pretty good).
It was almost a coin toss between this and the Lego bundle. There are hardly any games that utilize the Kinect on the console and I don’t know of any in development. Not worth an extra $100.
There’s nothing especially exciting about this bundle… unless you’re in the market for a white Xbox One. If so, take note that this bundle will be a Walmart exclusive starting in November.
My excitement for the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise knows no bounds, but I had to stop myself from automatically slotting this bundle at the top. You get a 1TB console, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for $399. Awesome value, but not quite the best choice.
This is basically the same as the Tomb Raider bundle, but with Fallout 4 and a Backward Compatible version of Fallout 3 instead. Still 1TB. Still a pretty great value at $399.
If I were buying an Xbox One this holiday season, this is the bundle I’d choose. Not only do you get a 1TB hard drive, but Microsoft is also including Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay and Ori and the Blind Forest, all for $399.
How’d we do? Would you have put the Fallout 4 bundle in the top spot? Did I undervalue The Lego Movie Videogame? Either way, you can check out all the bundles on the Xbox Wire for more details.