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Xbox One Price Dropped to $299 Through Christmas

by William Schwartz

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The Xbox One was on sale for $299 during the Black Friday shopping period, and apparently that price cut did well for Microsoft.  The company says they saw record setting sales for the console, and it’s prompted them to extend the deal through Christmas.

From December 9th to the 26th, all Xbox One console bundles will be available for $50 with the base model costing only $299.  This includes all bundles, The Halo Bundle, The Xbox One Elite, or the Holiday Bundle.

If you’re thinking about picking up an Xbox One, this is the cheapest we’ve seen the console since 2013.  Factor in the games that are included in most of these bundles, and hardware upgrades like expanded hard drive space that the console has seen and we’ve got a product that is considerably less expensive than what was launched two years ago.

Both Microsoft and Sony appear to be doing really well this generation.  Console prices have come down pretty quickly and these affordable prices make it a good holiday gift for those who’ve been waiting to upgrade.

NPD data hasn’t been released yet, so we’ll have to wait and see who “won” Black Friday.  Sony also said they had a successful kick-off to the holiday shopping season, claiming that the PlayStation 4 is on pace with the PlayStation 2 in terms of worldwide sales.

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