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Thinking about buying an Xbox One? You should know what prices to expect so you can spot a good deal when you see one. The Xbox One started out quite expensive, but has seen several price drops and is now more affordable.
You’ll find three Xbox models on the market right now:
- Xbox One
- Xbox One S
- Xbox One X
Though Microsoft has discontinued the original model, you can still buy it used. Note that the prices in this post are standard retail prices and don’t include special bundles, sales, etc.
How Much Is an Xbox One?
- The original Xbox One, despite its discontinuation, sells used for about $200-$230 at major stores and includes 500GB of storage.
- The Xbox One S, which features 4K Blu-ray support and 4K video streaming, usually costs $279 for a 500GB system and $350 for a 1TB model. Most Xbox One S systems are sold with a game bundled in.
- The new Xbox One X (the most powerful console ever) costs $500 and includes 1TB of space.
Which model is right for you depends on your gaming interests. All three systems can play all Xbox One games, are backwards-compatible with Xbox 360 games, and make great media players. However, the Xbox One S offers the best value for the money, as the Xbox One X is aimed at hardcore players and the original Xbox One is only available used.
Don’t forget that if you plan to play online, you need to factor in an Xbox Live subscription to your costs. The standard price for a year of Xbox Live Gold is $60, though you’ll often find discounts on that. And if you buy an Xbox Game Pass with an Ultimate subscription, you’ll get the Xbox Live Gold membership bundled with it.
Remember, whichever Xbox One model and subscription you end up with, you’ll need to learn how to sync an Xbox One controller to your console.