Microsoft is rolling out their November holiday deals ahead of Black Friday, giving gamers an opportunity to pick up the home console along with a free game and free bonus credits that can applied to buying another game. The deals are only available for a limited time, though, so you'll have to move fast.
The bundles were rolled out over on Major Nelson's website where it was detailed that you can get an Xbox One bundle from GameStop right now and get a free extra controller and a free game as well. What's more is that GameStop is offering a $100 store credit to anyone who trades in their PS3 with 120GB or more, or if they trade in an Xbox 360 with 120GB or more. That's not a bad deal and with a little budgetary Tetris skills you might be able to come away with to fairly new, used games.
Best Buy also has a deal involving the an Xbox One bundle, where you can also get an additional game and a $50 Best Buy gift card for free. There's a list of the different Xbox One bundles that are eligible for the deal, starting as low as $349.99 with the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle. Not only do you get Gears of War: Ultimate Edition in the bundle for that price but if you add any new game to the cart that isn't pre-owned, you'll get it for free, along with a free $50 Best Buy gift card, which can then be used to buy a used game for $50. Technically you could clean up and walk away with three games right out of the gate for the Xbox One for only $349.99. That's an awesome deal.
Amazon has a far less interesting bundle but a noteworthy bundle nonetheless. You can get an Xbox One bundle from their list and automatically get Avalanche Studios and Warner Bros., Interactive Entertainment's Mad Max for free.
Target also has a deal where you can get a free game with their bundle deal along with a free game and a $50 Target gift card.
I should make it explicitly clear that most of all these deals only last through the weekend, so you have up to until November 8th to get an Xbox One for $349.99 along with a free game and a free gift card from select retailers.
You will need to act fast before the weekend bundle deals expire.
These are some good bundle packs for people who may be strapped for cash but looking to expand their library of games into the eighth generation of gaming.
While I was originally pretty down on the Xbox One back during 2013 and part of 2014, I do have to admit that these deals actually make it worthwhile if you're still a few hundred short from purchasing a Steam Machine or if you already have an extensive Xbox 360 game collection and you're looking for a cost-effective upgrade. Keep in mind that starting November 12th more than 100 Xbox 360 games will be made backwards compatible with the Xbox One, and later on down the road there will be 100 more games added to the stash.
You can check out the whole list of bundle deals available throughout this weekend starting right now and going up to November 8th by visiting the Major Nelson blog.