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Microsoft slashes Xbox One pricing to $349 – 1TB version announced

Microsoft has announced today that it’s dropping the price of the 500 GB Xbox One to $349 and will make a larger version of the console with 1 TB.

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If you’ve been patiently sitting around waiting for the price of the Xbox One to drop, now is your chance to get one because the company announced today that it’s dropping the price of the 500 GB Xbox One to $349, along with the announcement of a 1 TB version of the console.

The 1TB Xbox One, which will be sold for $399, comes equipped with a new matte finish controller with a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack. To compensate for the high price tag, Microsoft’s even hooking you up with a free copy of Halo: Master Chief Collection.

Xbox One new controller


According to Microsoft, here’s some of the updates the company made to its controller:

With the updated controller, in addition to the volume and mute controls on gaming headsets, you’ll also have the option to adjust headset volume, mic monitoring, and voice and game audio balance through the Settings menu on your console.  We’ve also improved the quality of audio coming through the controller and increased the maximum audio volume on headsets used with this controller, based on fan feedback. All existing controller accessories will work with the updated controller, including the Stereo Headset Adapter for those who want the convenience of fingertip control for their audio. In addition to audio improvements, we’ve fine-tuned the bumpers for more consistent performance anywhere along the full surface of the bumper. And we’ve enabled wireless firmware updates on the updated controller which eliminates having to connect the controller via USB cable to receive updates

The 1TB model of the Xbox One will be available starting June 16, however, the price drop for the 500GB version is effective today. Click here for more information.

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