There’s no doubt the Xbox One X is a powerful system. But, to ruin a quote from Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben, with great power comes a great big price tag. With a suggested retail price of $500, Microsoft’s newest console iteration isn’t cheap. If only you could find a good deal on it… Turns out, right now you can. With this deal through Newegg, you can get a 1TB Xbox One X console, plus a $50 gift card, for $490. The sale ends May 12.
The deal effectively saves you $60 off the sticker price of the Xbox One X, which just so happens to be the price of a new game or a second Xbox One controller. You can see Newegg’s Xbox One game selection here. Alternatively, Amazon is running a massive sale on digital copies of some of the biggest Xbox One games around.
Why get an Xbox One X? For starters, it can run a growing list of Xbox One X-enhanced games in 4K. It can even make older games, like Red Dead Redemption, look incredible. It’s also the only game console on the market that can play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs (sorry, PS4 Pro owners).
In GameSpot’s Xbox One X review, Jimmy Thang wrote, “While the Xbox One X is an expensive box, from a hardware standpoint, you’re getting a very powerful and capable machine. You’ll be hard pressed to build a comparably powerful PC for $500. On top of that, you get a 4K HDR Blu-ray player, which can cost several hundred dollars on its own.”
And if you need some help deciding which Xbox One is right for you, the review offers various scenarios as well:
“Should you get an Xbox One X? That answer should largely depend on whether you’d be happy with the console’s library of games. You can check out a list of all the Xbox One X-enhanced games here. If you’re happy with the lineup and are thinking about jumping in, allow me to outline three different scenarios for you. If you game on a 1080p TV and don’t have any plans to upgrade to a 4K one, the Xbox One S is going to be a better fit for you. While you will get some graphical enhancements with the X, you don’t really get your money’s worth if you don’t have a 4K HDR TV.
“But what if you already own a 4K HDR TV and an Xbox One? In this case, I’d only recommend getting the X if you have the disposable cash to spare for the increased visual fidelity and performance benefits. If you have a 4K HDR TV, don’t have a current gen console, and are looking to purchase one, however, the Xbox One X is a great choice.”
If you’re sold on an Xbox One X, visit this Newegg page before May 12.
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