Choose ye poison
Best Buy is making a last-ditch effort in getting an Xbox One S into the hands of those who are on the fence. If a new console system is on your Christmas shopping list, the big box electronics retailer is offering some interesting bundle choices — plus one great incentive.
Xbox One S Christmas Bundle Deals at Best Buy
- Xbox One S Bundle + Samsung 55″ 4K Smart TV + Controller — $749.98
- Xbox One S Bundle + Lenovo 15.6″ Laptop + Controller — $449.98
- Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle + Controller + 3 Mo. Xbox Live Gold — $254.98
For those just wanting an Xbox One S, one of the best deal online as of writing is probably at Best Buy. If you grab a Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle, you’ll get a free additional controller plus three months’ worth of Xbox Live Gold for only an extra $5. For a slightly better deal, instead of adding the free controller when Best Buy has a pop up screen, add two of these Xbox One S Blue Controllers at checkout and pay $279.97 (best overall value).
In the interesting bundle department, Best Buy is now offering a bundle with a giant HDTV or a Lenovo laptop. These bundles will cost a bit more, but the value is just as good or even slightly better.
The Xbox + TV deal pairs the Xbox One S Minecraft or Battlefield 1 bundle (your choice) with a big screen Samsung 4K Smart TV (your choice, depending on price). The cheapest HDTV to pair it with is still a good 55-inch 4K Samsung unit and after all is said and done will cost you $749.98 for everything. That same 55″ 4K Samsung TV would cost you $699.99 if you bought it separately at Best Buy anyway, so you’re essentially paying $50 more for an Xbox One bundle with a free second controller slapped on top of that for good measure.
The Xbox One + Laptop deal is also an excellent option. The Core i3 6th-gen PC in this bundle is a better-than-basic laptop with a fairly large 1TB hard drive and it normally runs $330 at Best Buy. Add in the Xbox One S bundle plus the free controller you get with it, and you’re savings $180 vs. buying everything separately. Not bad at all, Best Buy.