Microsoft slashes Xbox One to $249 for a limited time

By: Vamien McKalin
2 minute read

Haven’t got yourself an Xbox One yet? Well, now is the time to pick one up, because Microsoft is slashing the price of the original console to $249 — presumably to make way for the Xbox One S that launches on August 2, 2016.

According to Microsoft, this limited-time price cut only applies to the 500GB version of the system and is only available to customers in the United States.

This is a solid deal we expect to last longer than the date Microsoft plans on ending the promotion. The company didn’t give a date for inventory reasons. The goal here is to make space for the new, meaning the old needs to be enticing until it isn’t anymore.

If you’ve been holding off on upgrading to the Xbox One, now is the time to strike. Still, one could gamble and wait to see if the price goes down even further.

Interested in the Xbox One? Head over to the Microsoft Store or Amazon to pick it up. If you want something more modern, the Xbox One S, which is 40% smaller is on its way for $399, though it is possible to wait until the end of 2016 to get the $299 version with a 500GB hard drive instead of 2TB.

Still not enough? Project Scorpio is just a year and some months away. We expect it to cost $499 at retail, though we could be entirely wrong.

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