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Walmart Is Offering Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle For Just $199

Walmart is offering the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition bundle for just $199 pre-tax with free two-day shipping. The package includes the storm gray version of the console, a matching controller and a copy of the title Battlefield 1.

Xbox One S Battlefield 1
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Xbox One S Battlefield 1 bundle is a lucrative deal

The stunning deal is available in the United States for now, but buyers must remember that the price is pre-tax, so the final price will be a bit more, depending on the state they are buying it in. Shipping is also free, but buyers might need to pay extra depending on the location the bundle needs to be delivered to, notes Gamespot.

It must be noted that buyers will only be getting the core game and not the downloadable content which has been released over the past three months. More information is available on the Walmart website. For now, there is no word on the expiration date of the deal.

Just a couple of days ago, retailer Dell also offered a similar deal for the 500 GB Xbox One S Battlefield 1 bundle paired with a $100 Dell gift, a $35 Xbox Live code and free shipping for just $280. Slickdeals recently stated that once the purchase is made, the gift cards will show directly in the cart. However, the gift card will have to be redeemed within 90 days of making the purchase.

From the description of the bundle, the Walmart deal looks pretty eye-catching, even for those who have not been ardent fans of Battlefield 1. The price cut paired with the exciting title might just be an effort to test the waters on how much sales could be increased by lowering the price of the console. If the deal ends up being popular, Microsoft may reduce the price further in the future.

In fact, there are rumors that Microsoft might cut the price of the Xbox One when the newer Xbox One X is launched in November. However, there has not been any official statement, and until then, the reports should be taken with a grain of salt.

How the Xbox One X is different

Meanwhile, buzz is building around the Xbox One X, which is being touted as the most powerful console ever and the first truly 4K home console. The price of 4K displays has come down drastically, and the technology has become more accessible around the globe. Currently, around 16% of households have a 4K UHD television, an increase of 9% from 2016. This number will only go up in the years to come, expanding the console’s potential market.

The Xbox One X is powered by eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, and it comes with 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM and a liquid-cooled vapor chamber. Further, it is equipped with AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance.

“In terms of horsepower, it’s just phenomenal, it is expensive but when you think about the price for a similarly specced PC, it doesn’t [seem] unreasonable at all to me,” says Jesse Rapczak from Ark Survival Evolved’s Studio Wildcard.

The mega-powerful console will launch in November and will cost $500 in the U.S.