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The Xbox One is cheaper than ever, but you still shouldn’t buy it

Published Jun 15th, 2016 7:45AM EDT
Xbox One S Price Deals
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If you haven’t bought a Xbox One yet, there’s really no point in doing so right now. Sure, it’s cheaper than it ever was – and practically a steal at $279, or $20 in savings compared to the previous discount. But you’d be better off waiting until August and pay $399 for the Xbox One S instead.

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Microsoft’s new Xbox One pricing scheme is available right now, and the offer is valid through October 1st. There are various bundles priced between $279 and $349 on

  • $279 Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle (500GB) – down from $349
  • $279 Xbox One Name Your Game Bundle (500GB) – down from $349
  • $279 Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle (500GB) – down from $349
  • $279 Xbox One Special Edition Gears of War Bundle (500GB) – down from $349
  • $279 Xbox One The LEGO Movie Videogame Bundle (500GB) – down from $349
  • $279 Xbox One with Kinect (500GB) – down from $399
  • $299 Xbox One Triple Game Bundle (1TB) – down from $369
  • $299 Xbox One Spring Bundle (1TB) – down from $369
  • $299 Xbox One Rainbow Six Siege Bundle (1TB) – down from $369
  • $299 Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle (1TB) – down from $369
  • $329 Xbox One Tom Clancy’s® The DivisionTM Bundle (1TB) – down from $399
  • $349 Xbox One Elite Bundle (1TB) – down from $499

However, you should keep in mind that the Xbox One S has additional processing power compared to the Xbox One. It also supports 4K Blu-ray disks and Bluetooth controllers. The Xbox One S is available for preorder right now, and ships at some point in August.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.