We are in early September, but Microsoft is already bringing deals on its new Xbox One S, which was released a month ago. No, Christmas didn’t come earlier, but you don’t have to wait until December to buy the new console that’s 40 percent smaller compared to the original Xbox One, as now you can take advantage of the new offer that Microsoft has for the 1TB variant that costs $349.
If you purchase now the Xbox One S 1TB, you’ll get a $50 gift card and a free game, but you’ll have to choose between Watch Dogs (2014), The Crew (2014), Just Dance 2016 (2015) and Just Dance: Disney Party 2 (2015). The $300 Halo Collection bundle that includes Guardians and The Master Chief Collection is also available for free for the 00GB console, while the 1TB version is also getting the Madden and NFL 17 games for free. In addition, this bundle will offer users a free one-month EA Access membership and an eBay gift card worth $50. Other bonuses include Witcher 3 and Doom.
In addition, if you need a controller, you’ll get at $10 discount until October 31, no matter if you’ll buy the 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB version of the Xbox One S. Buyers who will opt for the 2TB version of the console will get an extra controller and a one year Live Gold membership.
The original Xbox One measures 333 x 276 x 78mm and the new console is 40 percent smaller and has a built-in power supply. It comes with 4K Ultra HD, 4K BLU-RAY and HDR support and its SoC is 33 percent smaller, consuming less power, but it uses the same architecture and games run slightly better than on the Xbox One. It doesn’t have a dedicated port for Kinect, but you will be able to buy an adapter separately.