When the Xbox One launched last November it came packed with the Kinect, and it would set you back $500. Since then we’ve seen Microsoft offer a version without the Kinect for $399, and numerous bundles. Unfortunately, despite the bundles, Kinect-less offering, and in our opinion, better software, it hasn’t been able to keep pace with Sony’s PlayStation 4.
As we head into the biggest shopping season of the year Microsoft is making another big push to move consoles off of store shelves. Starting November 2nd you’re going to be able to pick up an Xbox One without Kinect for only $349! While that sounds great, it’s actually the least interesting option. For the same $349 you’ll also be able to grab a bundle with Assassin’s Creed Unity or a bundle with Sunset Overdrive. Those are brand new games that you’ll essentially be getting for free, on top of a $50 discount on the console. There’s also a unique bundle for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that includes a 1TB hard drive. That console bundle will only be $449.
All editions of the Xbox One, with and without Kinect, will get the $50 discount. The sale runs from November 2nd through January 3rd, 2015. You’ll be able to purchase it at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Stores, Target, Toys ‘R Us, and Walmart.
If you’re holding out for a Halo bundle, you shouldn’t get your hopes up. Games that are bundled with consoles don’t show up on the NPD rankings, and we’re betting Microsoft want’s to ensure that Halo: The Master Chief Collection rises to the top of the software charts that month.
Source: Xbox Wire