Just in time for the Black Friday deal season, Microsoft announced a $50 price drop coming to all major retailers for Xbox One consoles and bundles last week. While most stores ended up offering the deal early on some bundles, we are now seeing the discounts live across a number of retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Store, Walmart, Target and more.
Starting at $349 for the entry level Xbox One without Kinect, Microsoft’s latest console is now $50 under the regular price of Sony’s PlayStation 4. But keep in mind you can easily find PS4’s on eBay for $360 shipped, and we have seen them drop to $350 previously so don’t be surprised to see them go even lower as the deal season continues.
However, there is a way to get Xbox One for even less…
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Signing up for Microsoft’s text message alerts will net you a one time use 5% off code. With today’s $50 drop and the additional 5% off, the entry level Xbox One drops from $349 down to under $333 shipped. Reports suggest there are no restrictions and it should work on the discounted Xbox One consoles. You can text Play to 29502 to redeem your code (once you have received the code and discount you may want to unsubscribe to the service as it can get filled with other MS content you may not appreciate).
Target REDcard holders can also receive the same 5% off treatment on Microsoft’s newly discounted consoles, but you won’t find the Sunset Overdrive option or the AC: Unity with Kinect bundle.
Adding a 12 month Xbox Live Gold membership to your cart with purchase of the 1TB Advanced Warfare bundle at Amazon will drop the price down to $39.99 shipped. But for those looking at some of the other bundles, you can pickup a 12-month Gold membership for $40.90 shipped right now on eBay by itself.
As for accessories, Amazon has the Xbox One Stereo Headset for $49.99 shipped (Reg. $80) and the Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces headset for $69.99 (Reg. $90).
Xbox One without Kinect $349 (Reg. $399)
Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle $349 (Reg. $399)
Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity w/ Kinect Bundle $449 (Reg. $499)
Xbox One 1TB Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle $449 (Reg. $499) (released on November 3, 2014)
Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle (white) $349 (Reg. $399)
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