In addition to announcing an Xbox One with double the storage of its predecessor, Microsoft is also making the Xbox One price cut it first introduced during the holiday season a permanent fixture on store shelves.
In the same post as it announced the new 1TB Xbox One on Xbox Wire, Microsoft confirmed that the $350 Xbox One that its offered since late November will stick around for the foreseeable future. “We’re also pleased to announce that starting today, the $349 USD price on all standard Xbox One 500GB consoles will be permanent in the United States and select regions,” the press release reads.
Costing $399, obviously 1TB Xbox One buyers are saving in the long run. 500GB Xbox One users should find themselves in need of a USB hard drive to store new games to avoid deleting favorites any day now. Microsoft hasn’t said if the 500GB Xbox One and Xbox One + Kinect bundles will include the revamped Xbox One Wireless Controller. The controller that those consoles ship with today forces users to purchase a Stereo Headset adapter to use their own headphones with the console.
Microsoft hasn’t made any pricing changes to the $499 Xbox One with Kinect sensor bundle.