The best Xbox One Holiday sales

Brodie Fogg 13 December 2016


Turn this boxing day into Xboxing day with these sweet deals.

2016 marks the fourth Christmas spent with the Xbox One and the first with the Xbox One S. Thanks to a series of aggressive discounts and price cuts, the Xbox One has come a long way since its debut in 2013. With increasingly quality exclusives like Quantum Break, ReCore and Gears of War 4 making their way to the platform, the Xbox One's popularity has continued to skyrocket well into 2016. The new, slim Xbox One S will no doubt make its way on to many Christmas wish lists.

As most Aussies know, there's no better time to buy than the holidays, so we've rounded up the best deals on Xbox One consoles, games and accessories this Christmas and beyond.

Xbox One Holiday deals

UPDATE: Microsoft has announced a huge pre-Christmas sale beginning 22 December and ending 7 January. There will be daily and weekly game deals with discounts up to 60% and an extra 10% with Gold membership. If you haven't already got Gold then click the link below for more info.


$599 Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (2TB) from Microsoft Store

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$499.00 Xbox One S Gears of War 4 (1TB) from Microsoft Store

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$499.00 Xbox One S Battlefield 1 (1TB) from Microsoft Store

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Xbox One S 1TB Console - Halo Wars 2 Bundle from Microsoft Store

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More Boxing Day console deals

  • EB Games: Xbox One S 500GB + 4 games and 1 Bluray $399
  • JB HIFI: Xbox One S 1TB FIFA 17 Bundle $369
  • BIG W: Xbox One S 1TB +FIFA 17 + Rainbow Six Siege $389


Gears of War 4 for Xbox One from

A new generation of locust-smashing meatheads replace Marcus and the crew in Gears 4.

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Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox One from

The coast of Australia is your playground. Smash through red post boxes, tin sheds and narrowly avoid roos with Forza Horizon 3.

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Recore for Xbox One from Microsoft Store

Lead a ragtag gang of robots to save mankind from destruction in this Xbox exclusive from Keiji Inafune.

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Xbox One games for below $30 from

Choose from over 140 Xbox One games available for under $30, including AAA titles like Mortal Kombat XL, Batman Arkham Knight, Lego Avengers, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition and more.

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  • EB Games: $47 and under for games like Dishonored 2, Skyrim HD, Doom and Fallout 4
  • JB HIFI: $49 for the latest releases, including Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2 and Rise of the Tomb Raider


Xbox One Lunar White Wireless Controller from Microsoft Store

This special edition controller sports a festive gold directional-pad and a rubberised diamond grip.

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Xbox One Elite Controller from Microsoft Store

Are you serious about your gaming? Invest in the top of the line Elite Controller from Microsoft.

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Xbox One Wireless Controller Blue from Microsoft Store

Never lose your controller again with an Xbox One controller bluer than Dr. Manhattan's butt.

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What's likely to be on special?

Games. Lots and lots of games. Traditional brick and mortar stores like EB Games and JB HI-FI are bound to be abuzz with shoppers looking for the cheapest deals they can find, so why not avoid the rat race and do your holiday shopping online.

Stores like the Microsoft Store, Ozgameshop, Big W and Target, though not yet announced, are sure to have plenty of deals on the latest games (like Dishonored 2, Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3) and accessories (like controllers, headsets, charging docks and other peripherals).

Click here to compare the Xbox One against Nintendo Wii U and PlayStation 4

Shopping tips: Xbox One

  • When shopping for games make sure the person you're shopping for has the correct console. If you buy an Xbox game for a PS4 owner or vice versa, they simply won't be able to play it.
  • Games with online capabilities, like Destiny, Overwatch and Star Wars Battlefront are best - and sometimes only - when the user has a stable Wi-Fi connection with plenty of data.
  • Check the rating when you're shopping for games. Games are rated by the Australian Classification Board, just like TV and movies, so you can know for sure if the title is age appropriate.

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