Xbox One Discounts 2016: Get 80 Percent Off On Console Bundles With Extra Controller & Free Ubisoft Game

By Arvin Matthew, Parent Herald June 02, 03:02 am

Do you smell that? That's the scent of Microsoft's new Xbox One clearance sale. The Washington-based tech giant is now offering its current-gen home-entertainment system at 80 percent off, plus an extra Xbox One wireless controller and a free select game from Ubisoft.

Take Your Pick

Game Rant pegged the total value saved at $140, depending on which bundle plus free Ubisoft game you select. The 1 TB Xbox One console will already be bundled with one of these recent titles: "Rare Replay," "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition," "Halo 5: Guardians," and "Ori and the Blind Forest."

Meanwhile, choices for the free Ubisoft game include "The Crew," "Just Dance 2016," "Just Dance: Disney Party 2," "Watch Dogs" and "Assassin's Creed Unity." Prices of the aforementioned bundles do vary on Microsoft Store, with the biggest price drop being the 1TB Xbox One "Rainbow Six Siege" bundle which is now worth $319, down from $400.

With regards to the lowest-priced deal, the "Name Your Game" bundle lets interested takers pair the 500GB Xbox One console with one of these following games: "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition," "Rise of the Tomb Raider," "Rare Replay," and "Forza Motorsport 6." This customized bundle will only set you back $300.

Suspiciously Early

According to Game Informer, it's not surprising for Microsoft to roll out enticing Xbox One discounts this time of year. However, the price drops have arrived earlier than expected. The company usually unveils its clearance sale at the annual E3 event, which is usually held in the third week of June.

Second Thought

As good as the deals are, interested takers should think twice before purchasing them. PC Mag reported that Microsoft may introduce some new consoles at E3, with global releases expected later this year. Rumor has it Microsoft is currently putting the finishing touches on a mini version of the Xbox One as well as a next-gen flagship console that supports virtual-reality gaming.

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