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Microsoft rolls out a few new Xbox One S bundles

by Justin Herrick | October 13, 2017October 13, 2017 7:00 am PST

Looking for a sweet deal on an Xbox? Check out one of the four new Xbox One S bundles announced by Microsoft. They’re hitting retailers around the world.

The Xbox One S isn’t losing any attention despite the Xbox One X being released globally in a couple weeks. Microsoft remains committed to both models as they play the same games. With the Xbox One X, you simply get an enhanced version of the games you could also play on the Xbox One S. Whether you plan on upgrading to the 4K-ready console or not, you’re going to have new games to play for years to come.

Microsoft’s new bundles for the existing model include popular titles like Halo and Rocket League.

An Xbox One S (500GB), a wireless controller, a limited subscription to Xbox Live Gold, and a limited subscription to Xbox Game Pass are included with a game for every bundle. So you’re getting the essentials, a free game, and trials to Microsoft’s paid services. That’s pretty good considering these bundles are priced at just $279.

These are bundles:

  • Xbox One S Ultimate Halo Bundle
  • Xbox One S Starter Bundle
  • Xbox One S Minecraft Complete Adventure Bundle
  • Xbox One S Rocket League Blast-Off Bundle

Most of them are self-explanatory as to what games they include, but there are some things to note.

The Halo bundle, an exclusive for Walmart, features both Halo 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The Rocket League bundle, meanwhile, isn’t going to be sold in the United States. And the Minecraft bundle includes downloadable content for the Explorer’s Pack and Minecraft: Story Mode Season 1 — the Complete Adventure. Then there’s the Starter Bundle, which has an assortment of titles chosen by you to download.

Each of the four bundles introduced by Microsoft are already available through the Microsoft Store and its partners.


Justin Herrick

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