Judging by today’s reveal of the Fallout 76 Xbox One X bundle, Xbox One X Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V Bundle, two Forza Horizon 4 Xbox One bundles, and two Shadow of the Tomb Raider Xbox bundles, Microsoft is well aware that bundling games and the hardware you need to play them can elicit certain feelings of desire. There are more Xbox One X and Xbox One S bundles coming this fall than the law should allow.
The $299.99 Xbox One S Shadow of the Tomb Raider Bundle and $499.99 Xbox One X Shadow of the Tomb Raider bundles will both come with a digital copy of the game and a month of Xbox Game Pass. Each launches September 14th.
Microsoft hasn’t given the Xbox One S and Xbox One X Forza Horizon 4 bundles a unique paint job either. Both come in their standard colors with a month of Xbox Game Pass for $299.99 and $499.99 respectively. These consoles launch on October 2nd.
Next is the Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle. It doesn’t have a custom paint job and has 1TB of storage. If you buy this Xbox One, you get 1 month of Xbox Game Pass and 1 month of Xbox Live Gold. This bundle launches on November 14th.
No, this tidal wave of Xbox One bundles isn’t yet over. Microsoft has three more. The Xbox One S and Xbox One X Battlefield V bundles come with deluxe copies of Battlefield V and a month of Xbox Game Pass. They’re priced the same as the others: $299.99 for One S and $499.99 for Xbox One X.
And that just leaves the Xbox One X Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V Bundle. It’s an Xbox One X with 1TB of storage, a Digital Deluxe Edition of Battlefield V, 1 month of EA Access and 1 Month of Xbox Game Pass. It’ll cost $49.99 when it arrives at stores on October 16th. Of all the consoles that were announced today, it’s safe to say this one will be the hardest to get your hands on.
Unfortunately, none of these consoles are available for pre-order yet. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when you can buy them. In the meantime, I suggest you save up your spare change.
I should say, bundling consoles with must-play games is a great idea. Shoppers get everything they need for one price and you encourage a few people to choose your console over a rival where that same experience would have cost more money. I think that this is an awful lot of choices to wade through on your way to the cash register.