There are so many Xbox One S bundles for sale today that it’s hard to understand which you should buy and why. That’s what this guide to Xbox One S bundles is for.
But before you decide which Xbox One S bundles to track down, you after understand what the console is and what it is not. The Xbox One S in an upgraded version of the console that Microsoft launched in 2013. It’s smaller, and can play back 4K video on a 4K television. That’s something the original Xbox One can’t do. Each Xbox One S comes with a free game, a wireless controller and an HDMI cable.
Be careful to not confuse this console with the Xbox One X. That console plays the same games that the Xbox One S does. However, it can handle 4K games. That’s something the Xbox One S can’t do.
Read: Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: 5 Reasons to Upgrade
Minecraft Limited Edition Xbox One S Bundle – $399
The Minecraft Limited Edition Xbox One S is for Minecraft fans and Xbox console collectors. The device is painted to look like an earth block, and buyers get a Creeper controller, a console stand, the Redstone Content Pack and a copy of Minecraft for Xbox One.
This console goes on sale October 3rd. You can place your pre-order today.
Why Buy: Buy this console if you or someone you know is upgrading from an Xbox 360 and loves Minecraft.
Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundle – $349
Launching October 10th, the Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundle comes with a digital copy of Middle-earth: Shadow of War and 1TB of internal storage. Buyer’s also get the Legendary Champions War Party and Epic Sword of Dominion in-game items with their purchase. This Xbox One S bundle launches on October 10th, 2017.
Why Buy: You want to play Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and need more storage for your games.
Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 Bundle – $279
The Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 Bundle is the cheapest, easiest way to upgrade to a current generation console and play football on your TV. The console has 500GB of storage, and comes with a digital copy of the game for $279. Buyers also get a 20% discount code for the NFL Shop.
Why Buy: You love Madden and want all the features that won’t come to the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions of the game.
Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle – $449
This special edition Xbox One S comes with the same 2TB of storage that the Launch Edition does, plus it packs a digital copy of the game, a custom paint job and a custom controller for $449.
Why Buy: Buy if you want an Xbox One S and love Gears of War or don’t have an Xbox One and plan to purchase Gears of War 4 anyway.
Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Special Edition Bundle – $299
This blue Xbox One S comes with a copy of Gears of War 4 and has 500GB of storage.
Why Buy: You want an Xbox One S that’s different from everyone else’s system.
Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle – $299
The Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle includes a matte white console, 500GB of storage, 1 month of EA Access and a digital copy of Battlefield 1.
Xbox One S Storm Grey Special Edition – $299
Available only at Wal-Mart and the Microsoft Store, the Xbox One S Storm Grey Special Edition is only the second Xbox One S console bundle to get a signature color upgrade. $299 gets shoppers a digital download of Battlefield 1 and a grey controller to match their console.
Why Buy: You want a Storm Grey Xbox One S.
Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle – $349
The United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand have the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle with 1TB of storage.
Another signature colored Xbox One, this console comes with Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, a Hellfigther Pack, Red baron Pack, Lawrence of Arabia Pack, five Battlepacks for use in the game and a month of EA Access.
Why Buy: You don’t own an Xbox One and want to experience Battlefield 1. Also, you like the color green.
Xbox One Bundles: Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle $299
Available right now at GameStop, the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle comes with all the digital extras that gamers need for Mojang’s survival and sandbox game. Codes included with the 500GB Xbox One unlock Minecraft for Xbox One and the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition for Windows PCs. A Favorites Pack code unlocks seven different content packs. The included Builder Packs unlocks six more content packs.
Why Buy: This bundle is for the Minecraft fans on a budget.
Presumably, Microsoft will have something more to say about Xbox One S bundles this spring. By then, it’ll need to replace some of the free games in the bundles with fresh titles.