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The Xbox One X gets its first discount during E3

The most powerful console on the market will soon be a bit less expensive

Xbox One X angle view of corner with power button Austin Pikulski/Vox Studios

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console on the market right now, and it’s also the most expensive. But Microsoft is dropping the price on that system and offering a few other interesting deals around E3, and they’re worth checking out.

Starting June 7, the Xbox One X will be going down to $449.99 from the original price of $499.99. This discounted price will be available at the Microsoft Store and “participating retailers” through June 23, although we wouldn’t be too surprised if this ended up being a permanent price drop. We also wouldn’t count on it, so grab one during the sale if you’re in the mood to buy.

Here are some of the other deals that Microsoft will be offering through those dates:

  • 500 GB Xbox One S console for $199
  • 1TB Xbox One S bundles for $249
  • Up to 75 percent off select games, including first-time discounts on newly released titles such as Monster Hunter: World, Sea of Thieves and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • One month of Xbox Live Gold and/or Xbox Game Pass for $1
  • $10 off controllers

A bunch of games will also be on sale, although we don’t know exactly how much they will be discounted.

Microsoft does describe the sale as offering “amazing deals on over 300 games including those blockbusters you’ve been meaning to pick up like Battlefield 1, FIFA 18, NBA 2K18, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Forza Motorsport 7, Destiny 2, Super Lucky’s Tale, Monster Hunter: World, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Sea of Thieves.” Certain season passes and DLC will also be on sale for 50 percent off or more.

Microsoft is really hoping it can get you excited about the Xbox family of consoles during E3, and these sales give you a good excuse to pick up hardware if you see something you like during the show. We’ll see if the other console manufacturers offer similar deals.