This week, Microsoft is announcing a new holiday Xbox One bundle each day. We're collecting all of the information on what will end up being nine different bundle options for shoppers this season.
The final bundle revealed this week stars a double dose of Fallout. It includes a 1 TB console, a physical copy of Fallout 4, and a digital copy of Fallout 3 for Xbox 360 (playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility launching widely in November). It will retail for $ 399 this November.
500 GB Gears of War Bundle (available in November):
Gears of War Ultimate Edition is getting its own bundle (though it's included with the 1TB Holiday package). This one comes with a 500 GB Cirrus White console, a digital copy of Gears of War Ultimate Edition, the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin, and access to the Gears of War 4 beta. It's a Walmart exclusive that will be available in November for $ 349.
500 GB Kinect Bundle (available in October):
Additionally, Microsoft is throwing the Kinect a bone with $ 499 bundle including three games that take advantage of the sensor. The 500 GB console includes digital copies of Dance Central Spotlight, Zoo Tycoon, and Kinect Sports Rivals. It will be available in October.
500 GB The Lego Movie Videogame Bundle (available in October):
The Lego Movie bundle includes a 500 GB Xbox One and a copy of The Lego Movie Videogame. Microsoft hasn't yet indicated whether this is a digital code or hard copy.
Retail price is $ 349, and it will be available in October. You can see the other bundles announced so far below.
The 1 TB Holiday Xbox One Bundle (available in October):
The holiday bundle is a 1 TB black console that comes with three different games. Included are Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay, and Ori and the Blind Forest.
This set is priced at $ 399 and will be available in October.
[Source: Major Nelson]
Tomb Raider 1 TB Xbox One Bundle (available in November):
Microsoft is taking this week to announce a number of holiday Xbox One bundles. As predicted, Lara Croft is getting her own.
The Tomb Raider bundle includes a 1 TB Xbox One, digital copies of Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the Tactical Survival Kit pack (outfit and weapon skin) for Rise of the Tomb Raider. The console is standard black version (no fancy decoration or controller).
It’s priced at $ 399 (the same price as a standalone 1 TB Xbox One) and will be available at the Microsoft Store and Best Buy. Microsoft has already announced the following bundles:
- Xbox One Elite (1 TB solid state hybrid drive and Elite controller – $ 499)
- Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition (1 TB Halo console, Halo 5: Guardians, Warzone Req Bundle, alloy Guardian model, The Fall of Reach animated series, in-universe lore documents – $ 499)
- Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition (1 TB Forza console, Forza Motorsport 6 – $ 399)
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (500 GB black console, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – $ 349)
Microsoft will be announcing more bundles throughout the week.
[Source: Xbox Wire]
I’ve been expecting this exact announcement since June (when I also stated that Microsoft would aggressively bundle this holiday season). Holding the price steady and incentivizing purchases with software that doesn’t increase the purchase price was a winning success last holiday that the company is amping up in 2015.