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Xbox One S bundles will be $50 cheaper starting tomorrow (updated)

Select bundles are dropping to $249.
Nick Summers, @nisummers
June 10, 2017
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Microsoft's Xbox One S is getting a $50 price cut in the US tomorrow. That brings the regular, non-bundle price down to $199, which is $50 cheaper than the 1TB, gold PS4 "slim" which Sony announced last week. It's not clear, however, if this is a permanent price cut or a limited-time offer. (We've reached out to the company for clarification.) Clearly, this is a move to push Xbox One S sales ahead of Project Scorpio's launch. The new, high-specced system will be Microsoft's focus this holiday, but the One S could still serve a purpose, and be successful, if it's dramatically cheaper.

Update: Microsoft has clarified the announcement for us. The tweet below refers to select Xbox One bundles, including a 500GB model with Battlefield 1 and a 1TB model with Forza Horizon 3. The new deal means all 500GB bundles are $249 this week and all 1TB bundles are $299 this week.

The new pricing will coincide with Microsoft's E3 press conference tomorrow. Sony is holding its own the next day (June 12th), so will have a chance to counter-punch if it feels the PlayStation 4 needs to be marketed more aggressively. We're hoping to actually see Project Scorpio tomorrow, along with a final name and pricing, which will show just how serious Microsoft is at taking down the PlayStaton 4 Pro. The system's specs are certainly impressive, but it needs a price-point and software to match. If Microsoft fails on either, there's every chance players will ignore it.

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