Make the next-gen jump with our favorite Xbox One and One S bundles

Brandon Widder
Digital Trends
best xbox one bundle deals s
best xbox one bundle deals s

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Note: Because pricing and availability frequently changes, it’s possible some of the deals listed below may no longer be available or will only be available on select dates.

Microsoft has seen its fair share of ups and downs since Xbox One launched in November, 2013. Although it hit store shelves with a limited selection of titles and a higher price tag than Sony’s PlayStation 4, it’s come a long way since that initial debut. Console exclusives such as Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4 now provide both casual and die-hard gamers with experiences they can’t find anywhere else.

More: Beat the summer heat with one of these five great PlayStation 4 deals

Microsoft also launched the Xbox One S, a slimmer, enhanced iteration of the company’s flagship console. Luckily, that means new console bundles for enthusiasts looking to upgrade, and price drops on the classic Xbox One models for those that don’t care about 4K resolution.

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (1TB) | Black Friday Special ($300)

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If you’re looking to buy an Xbox One for that special someone (or yourself) this Black Friday, the console will be packaged with one of several big-name releases so you can experience “current gen” in all of its glory. This particular bundle includes Gears of War 4, one of the biggest Xbox One games of 2016, and it features cross-play with Windows 10 in the game’s campaign. We suggest picking up Gears regardless of which bundle you pick, as its intense campaign, cooperative Horde mode, and addicting competitive multiplayer make it easily one of the best values this holiday season. The package also includes backward compatible versions of all previous games in the series. This offer is now available and will last through November 28.

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Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle (500GB)Gears of War 4 | Extra controller | Black Friday Special ($250)

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gears-4-bundle-battlefield

If you’re willing to sacrifice an extra 500GB of storage space with your Xbox One S this Black Friday, you’re might want to consider Dell’s incredible Battlefield 1 bundle. The package includes a 500GB Xbox One S, Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4, and an extra controller for $250. The original price for this bundle is $420, and with two massively addicting multiplayer shooters included, it’s very possible that you won’t need to buy another game for several months. Just make sure that you also get an Xbox Live Gold subscription so you can get the most out of both games!

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Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle (500GB) | $75 gift card or controller | Black Friday Special ($250)

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minecraft-bundle-deal

The Xbox One is a very capable Minecraft machine, and if you’re looking for a way to play on your couch surrounded by friends and family, the deals offered at Kohl’s and Sam’s Club this Black Friday will be your best option for snagging the console. At Kohl’s, a 500GB Xbox One S, Minecraft, and a $75 gift card will only be $250, while Sam’s Club is offering the same bundle, swapping out the gift card for an extra controller, for $250, as well. The extra cash you save will be perfect for buying Minecraft: Story Mode to keep your zombie killing, world building adventures going long after you stop playing the main game.

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Xbox One (500GB) | Gears of War: Ultimate Edition | Free game ($250)

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Gears Bundle

The last-gen Gears of War was a standout for all sorts of reasons, mostly due to its compelling single-player campaign and addicting online play, both of which benefited from a superb use of narrative and sound. The Ultimate Edition takes those same hallmarks and outfits them with 1080p visuals and frame rates that breath new life into a nine-year-old title. Although Target offered the go-to Gears bundle on Black Friday — the company previously offered a $60 gift card alongside your console purchase — a wealth of stores now offer the bundle at a $50 discount in an effort to compete with Microsoft’s Spring Sale. However, Microsoft still offers the best deal, considering you also land a copy of Assassin’s Creed: UnityThe Crew, or Watch Dogs with your purchase. There’s never been a better time to wield a virtual chainsaw.

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Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition (2TB)Gears of War 4 | All Xbox 360 Gears of War games ($449)

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Gears Xbox One S Bundle

The remastered Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was just an appetizer for the main course: the hotly-anticipated fourth sequel to Epic Games’ genre-defining third-person shooter. Epic has passed the reins for this latest entry to Microsoft-owned studio The Coalition, which cut its teeth on the recent remastered edition of the first game. On top of the new game and a badass, blood-red console with matching controller, the bundle also includes digital access to the entire Xbox 360 catalog of Gears games, which were among the first classics made available for the Xbox One’s backward compatibility.

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Xbox One S Halo Collection (1TB) | Halo 5 | Halo: The Master Chief Collection ($300)

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Halo Xbox One S Bundle Thumb

It wouldn’t be an Xbox without Halo. Halo 5: Guardians brings the series’ cinematic campaign and explosive multiplayer to a whole new level. The bundle also comes with a digital copy of The Master Chief Collection, which features remastered versions of the first four games in the franchise. Whether you’re a nostalgic fan looking to relive their favorite gaming memories or series neophyte who looking to catch up on the Master Chief’s galaxy-spanning saga, there’s no better way to break in a new Xbox than strapping on your power armor and blasting some Covenant goons.

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