Microsoft said that this price cut was met with “record-setting U.S. sales and record global engagement during the week of Black Friday.” Given the momentum that Microsoft is currently seeing with lower prices, it should come as no surprise that the company is bringing back the $50 across-the-board price cut on Xbox One consoles. The lower pricing will be in effect today through December 27th.
“With more bundles available than ever before, there’s something for every gamer this holiday,” said Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson. “Some of these bundles are nearly sold out, so make sure to take advantage of the savings while supplies last.”
In addition to the console bundle savings, Microsoft will embark on a “Countdown” games sales bonanza via the Xbox Store December 22nd through January 7th. Gamers will be able to take part in daily and weekly deals, and gain access to over 200 Xbox gaming titles at bargain basement prices.
Microsoft’s Xbox One console is closing out the final quarter of 2015 with a bang. The Xbox One was able to eek out a win against the reigning gaming console sales champion, Sony’s PlayStation 4, during the month of October. In addition, Microsoft released the New Xbox One Experience update in early November which brought Xbox 360 backwards compatibility and a new user interface inspired by Windows 10.