Ahead of E3, the first Xbox One X sale is arriving on June 7
Microsoft is calling this their “biggest Xbox sale of the year.”
Microsoft is offering excellent discounts on its Xbox One lineup, including the first Xbox One X sale. There are also discounts on Xbox games leading up to next week’s E3 conference in Los Angeles, California.
For a limited time, starting on Thursday, May 7, Microsoft will slash the price of each Xbox One model by $50. In doing so, the 4K-friendly Xbox One X is now $449, while the Xbox One S is $199 for the 500GB version and $249 for the 1TB version. Controllers have also been discounted by $10.
Meanwhile, as Engadget first explained,
There are discounts on a bunch of games too, with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Sea of Thieves and Monster Hunter: World all sliding into the sale section for the first time; Microsoft is cutting the prices of some other games by up to 75 percent. Meanwhile, if you want to play those games online with your shiny new Xbox One X, you’ll need Xbox Live Gold, which you can get for $1 for a month. The same deal applies to Xbox Game Pass. All of these offers are available starting Thursday.
All discounts are available through Microsoft from June 7 through June 17.
If you’ve been waiting to buy an Xbox One X, this is a great time to do so. Most likely, we won’t see another Microsoft-issued discount on this model until the holiday buying season.
As a reminder, this week’s E3 conference runs from June 12 through June 14. Press conferences ahead of this significant event are as follows:
- EA – Saturday, June 9, 11 am
- Microsoft – Sunday, June 10, 1 pm
- Bethesda – Sunday, June 10, 6:30 pm
- Square Enix – Monday, June 11, 10 am
- Ubisoft – Monday, June 11, 1 pm
- Sony – Monday, June 11, 6 pm
- Nintendo – Tuesday, June 12, 9 am
All times listed above are for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
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