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Xbox One Prices Crash in Wake of Xbox One S Announcement

Posted by Ken Barnes

Rock bottom

Microsoft announced the upcoming Xbox One S console at their E3 press conference on Monday and, as expected, that's had a knock-on effect at retail with regards to the price of the currently available models.

With the new console due to launch in August at varying price points (depending on the size of HDD you go for), retailers are clearing out old stock to make way for the new box which will - more than likely - become the de facto purchasing choice at retail the very second it hits the shelves.

As it stands, Amazon UK is selling the 500GB Xbox One FIFA 16 bundle, which comes with a month of EA Access, for the incredibly low price of £208.99. GAME have slashed their bundle prices to around the £230 mark. This essentially means that you can get an Xbox One for roughly the same price as a Wii U, which retails for £199.99 with a copy of Splatoon at Amazon.

These drops are entirely understandable, given that the lowest priced Xbox One S will retail for £249.99 in the UK for the 500GB model, £299.99 for the 1TB, and £349.99 for the 2TB. Even still, if you're not bothered about having a smaller console with a 4K Blu-ray drive, now could be the time to take advantage and pick up an original console.

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User Comments (10)

Tasuki

#1

Tasuki said:

@SuperKMx: Prices are also getting slashed here in the US Gamestop is selling refurbished Xbox Ones 500 gb for $219 and new ones for $275. Very very tempting now to pick one up.

freaksloan

#3

freaksloan said:

I already have two, I don't need anymore.

The S does nothing for me. Could care less about 4K and size doesn't matter.

Tasuki

#5

Tasuki said:

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi Mostly exclusives at this point, and a few Multiplayer games like Black Ops 3 so I can play with friends. The exclusives I am looking at are, Ori and the Blind Forest, K.I., Raiden V, and Rare Reply.

Tasuki

#6

Tasuki said:

@Ryno Yeah its more of the issue as to when we I have time to dedicate to another console. But luckily my retro collection is just about done.

KelticDevil

#9

KelticDevil said:

I will be getting the white Xbox One Slim this year. Smaller, looks all sorts of sexy, good HD space, & has the new controller.

Then I save for Scorpio. Or as I like to call it....."Neo Killler".

xVAKAR1ANx

#10

xVAKAR1ANx said:

I have finally ordered an Xbox one s, it's like coming home after skipping the Xbox one for so long.

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