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$299 Xbox One S bundled with free copy of Halo 5, launches Aug 23

If you're a Halo fan and want to pick up an Xbox One S, Microsoft has a great deal just for you

By Derek Strickland from Jul 27, 2016 @ 13:25 CDT

Microsoft is offering a particularly attractive Halo-themed Xbox One S bundle for $299, and Redmond also reveals when the 500GB and 1TB Xbox One S models will launch.


Although I've questioned Microsoft's coercive tactics regarding the Xbox One S' staggered launch, I have to give the company props for its new Halo bundle. The Halo Collection Xbox One S bundle comes with download keys for Halo 5 and Halo Master Chief Collection, and is priced at $299 for the 500GB model and $349 for the 1TB variant. The 500GB and 1TB Xbox One S models will launch August 23. Sadly it looks like the 1TB bundle has "very limited quantities" and can only be purchased at Microsoft's brick-and-mortar stores or the Microsoft Store website.

Microsoft also has a 1TB Xbox One S bundled with Madden NFL 17 for $349 for sports fans out there. The Madden bundle only comes in 1TB options so you won't enjoy the lower admission cost, but you do get some extra goodies like seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs, a free month of EA Access, and a voucher for 20% off your next NFL order.


One thing to note about the Halo bundle is that both of the games are absolutely huge. I'm talking 80-90GB huge, and they take absolutely forever to download. So if you plan on getting the 500GB Halo Xbox One S bundle make sure you think about picking up an external HDD sometime, because you're going to have a good portion of your drive filled up quite fast.

All versions of the 500GB and 1TB Xbox One S consoles will be available on August 23, whereas the most expensive $399 2TB Xbox One S is available on August 2. Check below for a breakdown of what's included with each bundle.

Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle

  • 500GB - $299
  • 1TB - $349 (exclusive to Microsoft Store, limited quantities)
  • Halo: Master Chief Collection download code
  • Halo 5 download code
  • 14-day free Xbox LIVE Gold trial

Madden NFL 17 Xbox One S Bundle

  • 1TB - $349
  • Madden NFL 17 download code
  • 7 Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs
  • 1 month of EA Access free
  • 14-day free Xbox LIVE Gold trial
  • Promo code for 20% your next order from
  • Bundles purchased at GameStop come with physical copy


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