Xbox One price drop could clear a path for new hardware

Xbox One

The Xbox One is already the cheapest its ever been, starting at $299. But today, Microsoft dropped the price on a ton of different bundles, making it a great time to buy a Special Edition Xbox One.

The discounted bundles include both the regular black Xbox One console as well as the white Special Edition version. Those looking to pick up the white console can choose between the Quantum Break Bundle (500GB) and the Gears of War Bundle (500GB), both of which cost $299 (£299.99).

Other notable bundles include the $319 (£279.99) Rainbow Six Siege Bundle (1TB) which comes with three games: Rainbow Six Vegas, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and Rainbow Six Siege. You can also pick up The Division bundle for $349, down from $399, which comes with a 1TB hard drive.

For fans of the excellent Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, you can pick up the Elite Bundle for $449, down from $499. And if you're into the Kinect, you can pick up the Kinect bundle with Zoo Tycoon, Kinect Sports Rivals and Dance Central Spotlight for $349 (£299.00).

Microsoft notes these prices are available "For a limited time" so jump on them before they're gone.

It's unclear why Microsoft is discounting its bundles but perhaps the company is clearing inventory for the upcoming updated Xbox One. There have been rumors that Microsoft may be releasing a VR version of the Xbox One to take on the upcoming PS4 update. Additional rumors include a $100 Chromecast-sized streaming device and a "lunchbox-sized" device that adds additional features.