Users who take advantage of a recently discovered Xbox One deal won’t just save on the price of Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console itself. They’ll also get an impressive bevy of digital titles and extras available at no additional cost.
Of all places, Windows PC maker Dell is offering what’s likely to be considered the most impressive Xbox One deal we’ll see all month. For $379, shoppers at Dell’s online retail store get a classic Xbox One bundle. That price is higher than the $349 other outlets are selling the Xbox One for, but it’s what users are getting in return for that extra cash that makes this a best-in-class Xbox One deal.
The 500GB Xbox One console bundle that Dell is selling already includes Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Dell is going a bit farther by adding in copies of two high-profile Xbox One games, State of Decay and Killer Instinct. The savings doesn’t stop there though. In addition to offering these games, Dell is giving buyers a $100 promo code. That $100 in promotional credit be used towards anything that Dell sells, though users do have to actually wait for Dell to send that credit over.
Killer Instinct was one the games Microsoft designed and release for the Xbox One’s launch. It’s a fighting in the same vein as Mortal Kombat X. There’s a free version available for download in the Xbox Store now, but that version treats each of the game’s characters as add-ons that must be purchased separately. The version that Dell is giving users comes with its characters completely unlocked. To unlock all characters free players need the Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Add-On, which costs $19.99. State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition, only launched two weeks ago on the Xbox One for $29.99. It’s a survival horror game. The highlight of this Xbox One deal, Halo: The Master Chief Collection costs $59.99 digitally.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection itself is actually a pretty amazing Xbox One Deal. Launched last fall, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a huge compilation of all the Halo games to feature series protagonist Master Chief John 117. It includes Halo: Combat Evolved with high-definition graphics, a completely remastered copy of Halo 2 complete with redone cut-scenes, Halo 3 and Halo 4. Each game comes with both its single player and multiplayer experiences. Microsoft plans to make this game an even better buy sometime in the near future. Halo 3: ODST, a game that didn’t feature John 117 is being added to the game as an apology for the online multiplayer and matchmaking issues that marred the games release.
Dell isn’t requiring potential shoppers to jump through any hopes to take advantage of this Xbox One deal. There are no special memberships on the site and absolutely anyone can sign up for an account and buy this Xbox One bundle. Dell is offering 2 business day delivery on the bundle. Shoppers can also finance the purchase with a Dell revolving credit account if they’d like.
Every Xbox One includes what users need to get started. A single matching Xbox One Wireless Controller comes in the box. Also included is a single set of batteries to power that controller until users decide to invest in an Xbox One Wireless Controller Play and Charge Kit separately. These power packs come with a rechargeable battery and a long microUSB cable for charging and playing while tethered to the console. These kits are $24.99 at Amazon.
A power adapter, free trial to Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service, a single HDMI cable for use with a television or monitor and an Xbox One Chat Headset are also included.
Dell’s site doesn’t say when this Xbox One deal will end.