The Xbox Sequence S is with out query my favourite house console in years. It’s small, smooth, and runs like a Swiss watch. It’s additionally extremely inexpensive at simply $300, however one way or the other it simply bought even cheaper. Microsoft introduced earlier as we speak that the Sport Move juggernaut will probably be discounted to $250 all through the vacation season.
For that worth you get the console and a controller (additionally my favourite recreation pad in years), whereas new Sport Move members can join simply $1 for the primary month. Whereas $250 is what you will get the Xbox Sequence S for instantly from the Microsoft Retailer, some retailers are operating their very own further promotions. Goal is throwing in an additional $50 present card as a part of a sale that runs by November 19.
Whereas that makes the Sequence S even cheaper than the five-year-old base Nintendo Change, the Xbox Sequence X, which has extra storage and computing energy, will stay at $500. The one disadvantage of the Sequence S is that it doesn’t help 4K gaming, and when you don’t have a 4K TV but you gained’t be lacking that anyway. It additionally doesn’t have an optical drive, so you may’t play discs or backwards-compatible Xbox 360 video games.
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The Sequence S is the right Sport Move machine although, operating current blockbusters effectively sufficient (I accomplished Halo Infinite on one with zero complaints) and offering an inexpensive entry level to the remainder of the service’s large revolving library. It additionally has one factor going for it that Sony’s PS5 doesn’t: it’s at the moment extraordinarily straightforward to seek out. Whereas the extra highly effective new-gen consoles stay tougher, although not unimaginable to trace down, the Sequence S has been well-stocked on store shelves for months now.
So how is Microsoft promoting the console so cheaply? Effectively, in response to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, it’s dropping a ton of cash within the course of. He just lately confirmed that the Xbox Sequence X/S loses $100-200 per sale on common, even earlier than this newest low cost. It’s clearly an try to maneuver the additional items by the tip of the yr and presumably juice Sport Move subscriber numbers within the course of.
It’s additionally straightforward brownie factors simply months after Sony introduced it could really be elevating the value of the PS5 by roughly $50 in different nations. A worth hike for the Nintendo Change doesn’t sound out of the query both. And even Microsoft has gestured to elevating the costs of its video games and companies within the close to future. For now although, the Sequence S is a steal.