The Xbox One X is a powerful console, but with a price tag of $499.99 upon release, even the hardcore graphics hounds had to be cautious with their wallets. That caution may subside during E3 2018, as Microsoft announced Monday that the Xbox One X is getting its first major discount, plus a ton of other deals for games and accessories.
The Xbox One X is $449.99 (instead of its usual $499.99) from June 7-June 23, and will be available at the Microsoft Store and “select retailers.” I wouldn’t be shocked if that price stays at $449.99 after the sales period, as it’s pretty unusual to see big console manufacturers push the price back up after such a decently sized discount.
There are two deals for the lesser-powered Xbox One S, including the 500GB version for $199 and various 1TB bundles for $249. Microsoft is also offering one month of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for $1 each. Xbox One controllers (usually $59.99) will be $10 off, too.
If you’re jumping for some game discounts, Microsoft will be offering up to 75 percent off select titles, including Monster Hunter World, Sea of Thieves, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Microsoft is clearly looking for a win during the week of E3, and if it can get a new wave of players invested in its Xbox Game Pass program or the Xbox One X, it can help reverse a narrative that Xbox is playing catch up to PlayStation.
Xbox Game Pass allows players to pay a monthly subscription ($9.99 a month) for digital access to over 100 games, including Gears of War 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5, and a number of older titles.