Xbox One price drops to $249 for a 'limited time'

Microsoft, once again, has dropped the price of its original Xbox One, but just for a limited time.


Microsoft continues to cut the price of its original Xbox One now that the release of the Xbox One S is right around the corner.

Starting today and for a “limited time,” customers in the US can purchase a 500GB version of the Xbox One for $249, while also picking up a copy of either Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay.

The OG Xbox One dropped to $299 just weeks prior to the start of E3 2016, which easily hinted at an upcoming announcement for a new Xbox One console. It appears Microsoft wants to continue to sell the original Xbox One to make way for the Xbox One S as we’re just a little over a month from E3 2016, and the company is announcing yet another price drop.

If this rate continues, we have a feeling Microsoft will practically be giving the Xbox One away this holiday season.

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    July 25, 2016 9:25 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Xbox One price drops to $249 for a 'limited time'

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      July 25, 2016 9:43 AM

      Shack - Should I get this cheap Xbone or should I get an xbones?

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        July 25, 2016 9:47 AM

        Do you care about 4k and a smaller physical size? If not, get this one. Performance will be identical.

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          July 25, 2016 10:07 AM

          But the 4k isn't for the games, right? I would get 4K netflix and that's about it.

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            July 25, 2016 10:10 AM

            Right, doesn't apply to the games - they would be upscaled to a 4k signal, I think. You would get 4k Bluray for sure. I assume Netflix would update their app to support 4k streams too, but I haven't read anything about that yet.

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        July 25, 2016 9:52 AM

        I would wait for the 2nd version. The dashboard (and UI in general) on this current gen XB1 is sluggish as a motherfucker, hopefully this version will be a bit more responsive.

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          July 25, 2016 10:00 AM

          The S doesn't have any more processing power, so I don't know why it would be any different. The problem is the software.

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            July 25, 2016 10:13 AM

            Oh, really? I thought it was going to get a slight bump in horsepower. Any idea when the faster one is going to be released?

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              July 25, 2016 10:16 AM

              Scorpio? Looks like Holiday 2017, but that will be a huge upgrade, not just a bump.

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                July 26, 2016 1:40 AM

                I bet it slips to 2018 :(

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                  July 26, 2016 7:13 AM

                  If they want to get back in the game and beat the Neo, they probably can't let that happen.

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        July 25, 2016 9:57 AM

        If you have even a somewhat decent PC. Its still not worth the price

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          July 25, 2016 10:08 AM

          I want to play the new rockband and a handful of things.

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          July 25, 2016 10:23 AM

          Even if you don't have a decent PC, a $200 RX480 will make it a hell of a lot better than decent gaming machine.

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        July 25, 2016 10:05 AM

        wait a year for scorpio

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      July 25, 2016 10:42 AM

      There's no reason to trigger this year. Scorpio is just going to be a better machine all the way around. I'd suspect it'll even have faster load time on non-Scorpio title just due to the better hardware.

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        July 25, 2016 10:46 AM

        I wish I could get my hands on one to see if it would fit in my backpack for travel. I would consider getting one for that purpose.

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          July 25, 2016 10:47 AM

          And by "one" I mean the S, I thought your reply was to the S subthread.

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        July 25, 2016 1:58 PM

        Since I've never had an xbone why not get the cheap one now and sell it for $100 in advance of Scorpio?

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          July 25, 2016 1:59 PM

          ya, could do that. bit of a gamble on the trade-in or or sell-off is all.

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          July 26, 2016 12:46 AM

          I'm thinking about this as well. I decided to get a TV again after years of not having one and have always wanted to play the Halo series (played Halo 1 on the first Xbox and loved it) as well as Forza 6.

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          July 26, 2016 2:33 AM


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