500GB and 1TB Xbox One S Halo bundles announced

Brodie Fogg 27 July 2016 NEWS


Microsoft confirms the Australian pricing and release date for Xbox One S Halo bundles.

Just over a week ago, Microsoft announced pricing and a release date for the slimmed down, beefed up Xbox One S
. Today, more details on the console's 500GB and 1TB models have been revealed.

Releasing the same day as the 2TB model (23 August), the 500GB and 1TB options will come bundled with Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 5: Guardians. Halo 5 and the Master Chief Collection are valued at $99.95 and $49.95 on the Xbox Store.

The 500GB and 1TB models will be priced at $399 and $499, respectively. This puts the Xbox One S on par with current Xbox One pricing. Whether this means we'll see further price cuts on the standard edition is yet to be seen.

$150 worth of games and a shiny new console at the usual asking price is a very good deal. It's even better value when you consider the fact you're essentially getting four games (Halo 1, 2, 3 and 4) with the Master Chief Collection.

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Like the 2TB model, the 500GB and 1TB consoles are 40% smaller than the standard Xbox One console and offer 4K HDR output. They also come bundled with the new Xbox One Wireless Controller, which introduced improved connectivity and textured grips. The new and improved controllers are usually priced at $89.95.

All three versions of the Xbox One S are available to preorder now from Microsoft Store.

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