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Microsoft Unveils A New Xbox One X Bundle, But It’s Not For All

Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One X bundle named after the NBA superstar Stephen Curry. However, the bundle is not for everyone (not yet on sale) with the company touting it as the VIP Kit, which will be given away to today’s top athletes, influencers and gamers.

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New Xbox One X bundle – what does it include?

The Xbox One X “More Power” Curry 4 VIP Kit, the new Xbox One X bundle, is to be launched in collaboration with Under Armour. The bundle includes a pair of Under Armour Curry 4 “More Power” custom colorway sneakers, V-Mode Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones with BoomPro Gaming Microphones, the Xbox One X console, a pair of Stance Atheltic Crew Socks, a couple of Xbox One Elite controllers, unspecified Xbox One games, and 12 months of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Games pass.

“Led by Xbox and Under Armour, in collaboration with Stance, V-MODA, and Incase, the Xbox One X and Curry 4 “More Power” VIP Kit is inspired by today’s top athletes, entertainers, and influencers who enjoy playing video games and want the best experience possible,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

Though the new bundle is only for the “select press and influencers,” Microsoft says anyone can win it by following “partner social channels.”

“We’re excited to see the reaction and look forward to seeing the response across all of our collective communities who might have a shot at snagging one themselves,” Aaron Greenberg, GM Xbox Marketing said in a blog post.

Xbox One X – price justified

Microsoft Xbox One X has had a lot of excitement surrounding it ever since the console was announced. With a 30% faster CPU compared to the original Xbox One and 4.6 times more powerful GPU, the Xbox One X is surely a sight to behold. The form factor is similar to the Xbox One S. Though the latest flagship is technically smaller than the Xbox One S, it’s not lighter, notes Express. Microsoft also integrated the power supply in the console.

Powered with the 4K feature, the console is for those who have a 4K television, as well as for those without it. Kevin Gammill, who helped lead the development of the console, stated that the Xbox One X is for everyone who wants to play the best versions of various games, according to the Independent.

“That’s true if you have a 4K TV or are yet to upgrade,” Gammill said.

The Xbox One X uses its increased power to deploy a technology dubbed as supersampling, which offers similar benefits to those on old TV’s as well.

The Xbox One X comes out as the perfect console for new titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Call of Duty WW2 and Shadow of War. In addition, the console makes the older games, such as the Rise of the Tomb Raider and Gears of War 4, look more attractive.

The pricing of the Xbox One X, at $500, however, has been a matter of discussion ever since it was revealed. Nintendo Switch, released earlier this year, came with a price tag of $300. The Xbox One S costs $250, while Sony’s PlayStation 4 “Pro” model, which is also capable of producing 4K and HDR games, costs $400, $100 less than the Xbox One X. The price, however, is justified given the specifications.