Microsoft noticed Sony's holiday discount for PlayStation 4 and has decided to match it. They've cut the price of all Xbox One bundles from now until December 26th.
Each Xbox One bundle is now $50 cheaper, with the least expensive being $299. Here are some of the sample offerings you'll find in stores:
Microsoft will be supplementing these hardware deals with a huge sale on digital games that will run until after the holidays. Here's the company's description of this "Countdown" sales event:
Starting Dec. 22, you can visit the Countdown sale to view over 200 deals on the greatest games lineup in Xbox history. Fans can enjoy the convenience of digital games with weekly and daily deals counting down to the New Year, and for the first time ever, the sale will last until Jan. 7. In addition, a number of national retailers will offer their own holiday deals, so check with your local retailers for more information.
Earlier this week, Sony cut the price of two PS4 bundles from $349.99 to $299.99. Microsoft's move today seems like a clear attempt to keep pace. Both companies know that December is a crucial sales month and they're pulling out all the stops. It's great news for gamers looking to upgrade to a new console on the cheap.
Xbox One outsold the PS4 in North America in October, which Microsoft attributed to new exclusives like Halo 5 and Forza 6. The November sales haven't been announced yet.
Are you getting a new console this holiday season?