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Xbox One Receives Another Official Price Cut From Microsoft

It’s been barely three weeks since Microsoft announced a $50 price cut which brought the standard 500 GB Xbox One model down to $300. In the wake of its E3 2016 press conference, Microsoft has now announced another price drop for the standard edition, bringing the console down to $280.

It’s important to note that Microsoft is calling it as a promotional price drop, which will last until October 1. The price drop is obviously in preparation for the launch of Xbox One S in August. The slim variation of Microsoft’s current-generation console was announced during the company’s E3 2016 press briefing and will cost $300 for the 500 GB standard model. In that regard, it becomes obvious that buyers will have no reason to purchase the older model over Xbox One S, unless there’s a difference in cost.

Xbox One S comes in a 40 percent smaller “robot white” box, with support for 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, 4K video and HDR video. It also comes with a redesigned wireless controller, and the addition of Bluetooth support, making it usable with Bluetooth-enabled Windows 10 PCs and tablets without any additional hardware.

Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed the long-rumored Project Scorpio, announcing that a more powerful version of its Xbox family will launch in holiday 2017. More details will follow in the months to come.

Saqib Mansoor
The odd man in the group who hates chocolate, cheese, and having to work on Sundays.


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