Best Buy Offers Free Halo 5: Guardians Controller With $299 Xbox One Purchase

The silliest thing you could do this holiday season is pay full price for a barebones game console. Okay, maybe it's not the absolute silliest -- going door-to-door singing Halloween songs while dressed up like Santa Claus would rank somewhere up there -- but it's certainly unnecessary with Microsoft and Sony pushing so many promotions. One of the latest is a free Xbox One controller offer at Best Buy.

For a limited time (and we don't know how long), Best Buy is offering a free limited edition Halo 5: Guardians wireless controller for the Xbox One when you purchase from a select batch of Xbox One game console bundles. Sold separately, the sweet looking themed controller would normally run $70 (MSRP).

Xbox One Halo 5 Controller

Don't worry, Best Buy isn't limiting the offer to just its highest priced bundles. Here's a list of ones that qualify:

  • 500GB Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle - Black: $300 (down from $350)
  • 1TB Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle - Custom: $450 (down from $500)
  • 500GB Xbox One with Kinect Bundle - Black: $350 (down from $500)
  • 500GB Xbox One The Lego Movie Videogame Bundle - Black: $300 (down from $350)
  • 1TB Xbox One Holiday Bundle - Black: $350 (down from $400)
  • 1TB Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle - Black: $350 (down from $400)
  • 1TB Xbox One Elite Bundle - Black: $450 (down from $500)

Every single Xbox One system that qualifies is already marked down, and most of them come with at least a free game. It should also be noted that the Halo 5: Guardians bundle comes with a free Halo 5 controller of its own, so with Best Buy's freebie promotion, you'd be getting two of them, plus a themed console to match (and of course the game itself).

Xbox One Halo 5 Guardians Bundle

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to jump into the Xbox One scene, now is it. In addition to the marked down prices and various promotions, Microsoft recently rolled out what it calls the "New Xbox One Experience" (NXOE), bringing a Windows 10-based user interface to the console, plus upgraded features and faster performance.

On top of it all, the list of backward compatible Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One continues to grow. Microsoft recently added 16 more titles to the mix, bringing the total number to 120 games.