With the holiday season passed, many customers who wanted an Xbox One S may now have one. To sweeten the deal for potential new customers in the slow period after the January Sales, Microsoft has some new bundles. The Xbox One S is now available with Forza Horizon 3 or Halo Wars 2.
Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing title that has won plenty of praise from critics. How Halo Wars 2 fares remains to be seen, as the real-time strategy game is not released until February 21. With that in mind, only the Forza Horizon 3 bundle is currently available.
Gamers can pick up what Xbox One S with Forza and 1TB storage for $349.99 through microsoftstore.com. Microsoft says it is also available from select retailers in the United States. The company adds that a $299 option with 500GB storage will be heading out on February 7. This bundle will also be rolled out worldwide.
As for the Halo Wars 2 bundle, customers must wait until deep into next month. The Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle is available for pre-order now, although Microsoft is only offering a 1TB option at $349. As the name suggests, the bundle comes with Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, which will cost $79.99 when launched.
The Halo Wars 2 bundle is sweetened with the Season Pass, a digital download code for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and a 14-day trial membership of Xbox Live Gold. Microsoft says customers can get this bundle on February 17, days before it is released to other customers at launch.
Xbox One S
Microsoft launched the Xbox One S back in August 2016. The company has been losing heavily to Sony's PS4 in terms of sales. However, since the launch of the sleeker and higher spec'd console, Microsoft has started clawing back ground.
The Xbox One topped sales in the U.S. during the closing months of 2016. In December, the company says it had its best-ever Xbox One sales. However, during 2016 Microsoft still lost out to Sony in overall sales around the world.