Last week, the Xbox One and all of its bundles received a price drop. This meant that gamers were able to pick up a Xbox One for as cheap as $299 and the bundles for $349, however, it looks like Microsoft has other plans. Ever since they announced that the Xbox One S was legit, I’ve seen several locations drop the price of the original Xbox One to $279. This includes many of the bundles which have dropped to as low $279 as well.
So far, I can confirm that Gamestop, Bestbuy, Amazon, Walmart and even the Microsoft Online Store have all adjusted their pricing for the original Xbox One to reflect the change.
Now that said, I don’t know if this is due to the E3 2016, the Xbox One S announcement or what. Either way, $279 is a damned good price if you’re looking to get a Xbox One. Oh, and if you got one in the past week, make sure you head back and get your $20 back.
I would also imagine that this is going to drop the trade-in value of the original Xbox One, that is, if you’re looking to trade up to the Xbox One S when it releases this August 2016 for the 2TB version.