Microsoft is preparing for the roll out of the slimmer Xbox One S edition later this summer, and to take care of the remaining stocks of the base Xbox One they are offering further discounts on the original model. You can now get a 500GB Xbox One with a free game for $280.
This raises a few questions about Microsoft's pricing scheme. The Xbox One S will retail at $300 for 500GB variant; $350 for 1TB variant. and 400 bucks for the 2TB model. There's only a $20 difference between the base model and this one, which in truth doesn't make the current model a very attractive buy.
Xbox One S and Project Scorpio were two of the highlights of Microsoft's E3 conference. The latter is coming next year aimed at 4K gaming. The Xbox One S meanwhile a is slimmer, sleeker version of the original Xbox One, with added HDR and 4K Blu Ray video support for a great movie experience.
So for a difference of 20 Dollars you have a bunch of new features plus a more "mobile" version of the Xbox. Personally, if we do a head to head comparison, I would suggest waiting for the One S to launch at least and grabbing it rather than the base model, or perhaps even hold out for Scorpio towards the tail end of next year.
During E3 last week Microsoft announced that purchasing Xbox One titles will now mean you get a free digitize copy of the game for Windows 10 as well. With that and this discount in mind is it enough to get you involved in the Xbox as a platform?