E3 2018 is only days away at this point and, to celebrate, Microsoft is holding a sale on all things Xbox. From hardware to software, this "Big Fun Deals" promotion even includes the first ever discount on the Xbox One X.
Over on the Major Nelson blog, Microsoft is touting the "biggest Xbox sale of the year," so maybe now would be a good time to do some super early holiday shopping. This sale includes headsets, controllers, a whole bunch of first and third party games and even the Xbox One X, which is being marked down by 50 bucks.
The blog post states this upcoming sale, which begins on June 7 and runs through June 23, is being hosted in honor of the upcoming E3 games conference in Los Angeles. The Xbox press event is set to go live on Sunday afternoon, but you can start celebrating early by claiming big discounts on all sorts of Xbox goodness.
For starters, that $50 savings is for any Xbox One console at participating retailers. That includes the 500GB Xbox One S, 1TB Xbox One S bundles and the Xbox One X console. You'll also be able to save $10 on controllers, and expect additional discounts on various Xbox One headsets.
If you still haven't taken Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass for a spin, Microsoft will be discounting both services to $1 for the first month. Or, if you've already had those services and are considering coming back to the fold, a buck will get you 30 days of renewed service.
But what good is all of that hardware without games to play? It looks like games will be on sale for up to 75 percent off across first and third party offerings. While final prices have not yet been revealed for individual games, the sale includes "hundreds of titles" including PUBG, NBA 2K18, Sea of Thieves, Forza 7, Assassin's Creed: Origins, Monster Hunter World and Battlefield 1. Supposedly some big titles will be up for grabs for as little as $19.99, so it can't hurt to check out the full list when the sale goes live on Thursday.
Finally, dozens of add-ons will be discounted 50 percent or higher, including season passes, expansions and smaller DLC. There's no word yet on what, specifically, that list includes but, again, it couldn't hurt to circle back on Thursday and see if anything is available for games you're currently playing.
If you're looking to save even more money, you might want to take advantage of the new Mixer Direct Purchase feature. If you're watching a game broadcast on mixer, you can now purchase said game and its other content from directly within the app. Doing so provides a reward for the person streaming the video and, for a limited time, you can get $5 in Microsoft Store credit by making a purchase of $10 or more through the Mixer app.