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Xbox One S prices drop even more, 500GB model now $279

Microsoft has kicked off the new year with a good deal on the Xbox One S console, making the console $20 cheaper than usual for the first two weeks of 2017.

Xbox official Twitter account announced that now gamers can purchase an Xbox One S 500GB console with a controller for $279. According to an image, this also includes select game bundles as well.

Through Walmart, both the Battlefield 1 Special Edition and Minecraft Edition 500 GB console and game bundles were already priced down to $279.

The deal is only valid for online purchases at Amazon, GameStop, and Walmart for the week of January 1-7th according to the image. Furthermore, Target and Best Buy will have the sale for the week following up until January 14th.

No doubt plenty of gamers will be picking up the Xbox One S at these discounted prices, but many will also be holding out for more news on Project Scorpio. The upgraded 4k resolution, VR-ready console is expected to take the gaming world by storm later this year. Which console will you be tossing your money at in 2017?

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Will you be purchasing an Xbox One S this year?