I told you not to buy the Xbox One just a few weeks ago, when Microsoft announced a few interesting deals on its current model, making the console cheaper than ever. The reason was pretty simple. A better Xbox One version launches in early August — the Xbox One S — so you should hold on to your cash for that one. But Microsoft has done the unthinkable: it already reduced the price of the “old” Xbox One yet again. At $249, it’s cheaper than ever and it’s a very attractive option if you’re not looking to spend $399 on the Xbox One S.

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That’s right — for a limited time, you’ll be able to take advantage of a special $249 price. For that sum, you’ll get an Xbox One console with 500GB hard drive, one controller, and a game of your choice. Game bundles include various popular titles such as Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Rare Replay. The selected game will be available as a free download after your purchase.

The deal is valid while supplies last, and stores including Best Buy and Amazon will sell the console at Microsoft’s new $249 price point immediately. Here’s a link to take advantage of the deal on Amazon right now.

If it matters, the Xbox One S pictured above launches August 2nd. For $399, you’ll get a console that’s 40% smaller, packs a 2TB hard drive, a new controller, a vertical stand, and support for 4K Ultra HD video as well as HDR.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.