Xbox One price cut ahead of ‘slim’ console launch at E3 2016

Microsoft appears to be clearing out some Xbox One inventory with a price cut ahead of the expected ‘slim’ console launch at E3 next month.

The bundles, which include a 1TB console and one or more games, now starts at just £279, down from £299 on the Microsoft Store.

The best deal appears to be a 1TB bundle with Forza 6, Tomb Raider, Halo 5 and a £25 gift card for £279.

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Many of the bundles, like 1TB console with Tom Clancy’s The Division and a free game of your choosing, are down from £369.

In the US, there’s a $50 price cut for the 500GB console plus a game bundle, which is now £299. In Europe, base price is now 299 Euros.

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The price cuts come as Microsoft is reportedly preparing to reduce the size of the console by 40 per cent. The company may also offer a 2TB hard drive for the first time when it takes the stage on June 13.

Microsoft is also said to be plotting a Roku-like streaming box that would enable users to play Xbox One games remotely on other screens.

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