After having a successful holiday season for Xbox One, Microsoft has added two new deals to offer to new customers this 2017: the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle (1 TB) and the Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1 TB and 500 GB).
The game bundles include the Xbox One S console priced at $350 for the 1 TB variant and $300 for the 500 GB version (included as an option for Forza Horizon 3). The Halo Wars 2 set is now open for preorders right before its release on Feb. 17.
The Forza Horizon 3 package, on the other hand, can be purchased worldwide by Feb. 7.
With these bundles, Microsoft is hoping that gamers who are still hesitant to pick up the Xbox One S will be convinced by these bundles that include either the Halo Wars 2 or Forza Horizon 3.
Xbox One S 'Halo Wars 2' Ultimate Edition Bundle
The Halo Wars 2 bundle comes with the following: the Xbox One S console with 1 TB of storage and the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, which is valued at $80. The game includes four days of early access, Season Pass, and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. The bundle also comes with a wireless controller and a two-week free trial at Xbox Live Gold.
Xbox One S 'Forza Horizon 3' Bundle
Another great option is the Forza Horizon 3 bundle. The Xbox One S console that the bundle comes with is available at two price points: you can either pay $300 for the 500 GB storage or $350 for the 1 TB edition. Aside from the Forza Horizon 3 game, the bundle also comes with an Xbox One wireless controller and a 14-day free membership at Xbox Live Gold.
Microsoft Big Guns: Competition Heats Up This Year
"On the heels of a record-setting December for Xbox One, today we are excited to offer even more choice for our fans with two new Xbox One S bundles joining the lineup," says Matt Lapsen, general manager for Xbox Devices Marketing.
The Xbox One S has proven to be a popular option for gamers who want to have HDR and 4K Blu-Ray on their gaming consoles. It is considerably much smaller than the original Xbox One and has an internal power supply that allows one to hide unsightly cable mess.
The price point being offered by Microsoft is on par with the $300 cost of the Nintendo Switch when it launches in March.
2017 is shaping up to be a competitive year for the console gaming industry as three of its big players have new products to push to its customers: Sony just launched the PS4 Pro late last year; Nintendo will launch the Switch this March; and Microsoft is ramping up the development of Project Scorpio.