Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle: What's in It and How to Pre-Order

Build up your enthusiasm for the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle with our guide to pre-ordering and its contents.

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Are you interested in Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One X console but more interested in putting that extra $100 toward games? Check out the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle, a package that includes a slimmer Xbox One complete with a 1TB hard drive as well as Minecraft, everyone's favorite blocky builder. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle: how much it costs, when you can get it, and the hardware perks of Microsoft's most svelte hardware.

Contents of the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle

Besides the requisite Xbox One S and a digital code from Minecraft, this bundle includes:

  • A limited-edition Creeper Xbox Wireless Controller
  • Minecraft Redstone Pack (digital code)
  • Xbox One S Vertical Stand
  • 14-day trial for Xbox Live Gold
  • One-month trial for Xbox Game Pass

The Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle releases on October 3, roughly one month ahead of the Xbox One X.

Differences Between Xbox One S and Other Xbox Models

There's a lot of excitement around the Xbox One X, and with good reason: it's the most powerful console ever made (to date). But the Xbox One S is no lightweight. All Xbox One games are compatible with every Xbox model—the launch console from November 13, Xbox One X, and the Xbox One S. Out of the hundreds of titles available, over 100 are exclusive to the Xbox platform. There are also hundreds of Xbox 360 games in Microsoft's growing list of backwards-compatible titles.

Additionally, the Xbox One S features a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray player for players who desire the ultimate home-viewing experience. When you want to stream content, the S also offers 4K video streaming. Audiophiles will love the console's Premium Dolby Atmos and DTS:X capabilities.

Contact your local retailer to pre-order the Minecraft bundle, or to pre-order Xbox One X.

Long Reads Editor